Custom Holiday Cards: Make Your Greetings Personal This Festive Season

Holidays are the season when you give holiday cards to show you care and wish people the season's best. What better way to make the holidays extra special? Give away personalized cards you designed yourself.

PrintRunner makes it possible for you to have elegant and vibrant holiday cards to give out during the merry season. Choose from 4 types of paper, card sizes, and fold options. Choose the best specs for your cards and configure with our easy-to-use calculator. Even envelope options are available.

With PrintRunner it’s so easy to have custom holiday cards. Just upload your design and we'll tell you if your file is print-ready with our free proofing service.

So when that special time of the year comes, remember that with us, you can replace plain cards with your own!

Keep the Holiday Spirit Alive Even Through Great Distances

While holiday greetings can be made online or over the phone, nothing beats the personalized touch of custom holiday cards with handwritten notes. These customized cards show the recipients that you care enough to take the time to personally greet them and wish them well. Whether you’re sending holiday cards to family members, potential clients, or loyal customers, the gesture is sure to be an unforgettable one to warm the spirits. Here are a few tips to consider to make sure your message lands the right way:

  • Get the holiday right – Take the extra effort to be considerate and know what holidays your recipient celebrates. While this is not always required, it does convey consideration and respect on the part of the sender. Nevertheless, you can always count on a universal greeting like ‘Happy Holidays’ or ‘Season’s Greetings’.

  • Keep it professional – If you’re sending holiday cards to clients, customers, and vendors, keeping it short and sweet never fails. Also, remember to keep personal information to a minimum.

  • Be sincere – It's important to strike a balance between concision and adding a personal touch to messages. However, it never hurts to convey sincerity with a quick personal note as opposed to just signing your name below a generic salutation. Adding that extra touch sends a message to the recipient that you’re reaching out and spreading good tidings.

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Print With Premium Materials

Custom holiday cards come in two (2) material options: 13 pt. cardstock and 14 pt. cardstock. What’s the difference?

The number determines the thickness you will want to choose for your printing needs. The higher the point, the thicker the cardstock.

13 pt. matte recycled cardstock is made with 100% recycled paper. It is lightweight yet durable for card printing. This material comes with a smooth, matte coating that lends an elegant finish.

14 pt. cardstock is a popular choice for holiday card printing. This material is stiffer than regular paper, but more flexible than paper board and durable for back-to-back printing. Available in uncoated, gloss, high-gloss, and matte options.

If you’re not sure which material works best for your print project, you can request a free sample kit. The kit contains our most popular print products and cardstock materials. It also includes information about sizing and folding to help you decide which customization options suit your requirements.

Holiday Card Printing FAQs

How does my holiday card order qualify for free shipping?
As long as you order more than $39.00, your order gets free ground shipping. Please note that orders from Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada may have extra charges.

What is turnaround time?
Turnaround time is the time it takes for us to print your custom holiday card order and get it ready for shipment. It does not include weekends, holidays, and transit time. Click here to learn more about PrintRunner’s turnaround time information.

Do the holiday cards come with envelopes?
You have the option to add envelopes to your holiday card order. We offer blank envelopes, as well as envelopes in seasonal colors like green and red.

Do you do special printing and finishes for holiday cards?
Yes. We also offer special printing options like metallic printing, spot UV finish, and silk coating. Metallic greeting cards are perfect if you want to add sparkles to any design. You can add spot UV to highlight design details and create an embossed effect. Silk greeting cards have an elegant texture that suits classic or minimalist designs.

Is there a minimum quantity for holiday card orders?
Yes, the minimum order quantity for holiday cards is 100 pieces. We recommend ordering more than the minimum if you’d like to save on the unit cost for each card.


14 pt. Glossy Cardstock

Sturdy stock with reflective coating to show off vibrant colors on both sides.

14 pt. High Gloss UV Front, Glossy Back Cardstock

Sturdy stock with mirror-like coating for highest vibrant effect on the front with reflective finish at the back. 

14 pt. High Gloss UV Cardstock

Sturdy stock with mirror-like coating for highest vibrant effect on both sides.

14 pt. Uncoated Cardstock

Sturdy stock used for its excellent writability. Colors may look less saturated.

14 pt. Matte Cardstock

Sturdy stock with dull, non-reflective coating for an understated and higher-end look and feel.


Download Blank Print Templates

Set up your print file with correct trim and folding lines by downloading a blank template for your preferred design software. 

Final Dimensions
5" x 7"
Half fold to 5x3.5
5" x 7"
Standard Unfolded
6" x 8.5"
Half fold to 6x4.25
7" x 10"
Half fold to 7x5
7" x 5"
Half fold to 3.5x5
7" x 5"
Standard Unfolded
8.5" x 6"
Half fold to 4.25x6
10" x 7"
Half fold to 5x7
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November 13, 2020 by WinsupplyRobin ( OR )
“I ordered holiday cards for a third of the price than other companies! They were printed and shipped way faster than expected and the quality of the cards exceeded expectations!”
November 9, 2018 by Shan
“I ordered on Monday and on Wed. the prints were delivered!”
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December 3, 2022 by Janelle Robertson ( MA )
“I’ve been happy with the quality. Liked it when the free shipping had a lower threshold.”