Here’s where to find wrapping paper and Christmas cards in Singapore, whether you want to purchase the cutest cards on the market or make your own photo cards!
Christmas cards are one of the most underrated features of the holiday season, in our opinion. They’re a wonderful way to reach out and reconnect with friends and fam all over the globe — a way to truly make the world feel just a little bit smaller when we might otherwise be sad about the distance.
Not sure where to find just the right Christmas cards? Whether you want to support a worthy cause here in Singapore or you’d like to design your own online, we’ve picked out the best of the bunch for some major holiday inspiration. First we’ve listed out local merchants and designers, followed by global websites with more reach. We’ve also let you know where you can find wrapping paper!
Click through our gallery to see where to find the best Christmas cards in Singapore!
Featured image via The Paper Bunny
Each year this artist mama produces Singapore-themed charity Christmas cards, with all proceeds going toward both local and global charities. This year the proceeds will be split between The Nature Conservancy and Safe Place, a Singapore-based charity for mothers with unplanned or unsupported pregnancies.
This year’s hand-illustrated images include Raffles Hotel in the Snow (can you imagine?!), Festive Shophouses, Botanic Gardens Christmas Trees, and Santa Claus at Marina Bay Sands. You can purchase a pack of 10 cards with different designs (with envelopes) for $25.
As we mentioned last week in What’s New Mama, Hong Kong’s Lion Rock Press has just arrived on our shoes and is selling Singapore-themed holiday cards, wrapping paper, ornaments and gifts at The AC Raffles. You can also purchase some cards online, with 100% of proceeds benefitting Willing Hearts! NB: Online prices are in HKD!
Find Lion Rock Press at The AC Raffles, #02-36 Raffles Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188719, www.thelionrockpress.com
One of our favourite artists, Louise Hill Design has created a beautiful Luxury Gift Cards Set ($68) of 8 Singapore-themed gift cards and envelopes. Using a mixture of illustration, photography, vintage fabrics and objet d’art, Louise cleverly layers over each to create digital prints with intricate detail depicting life in Asia. The Luxury Gift Cards Set comes in a beautiful gift box designed and printed in Singapore and makes a very eye-catching – not to mention useful – holiday gift.
How much do we love the idea of “Santa in a Bum Boat” or “Santa in a Shophouse Window“?! InTouch offers a range of simple blank cards, foil-stamped cards and Singapore-specific drawings to evoke Christmas in the Little Red Dot, and you can even customise cards with your name and/or a personalised message for a one-off cost of $80.
Singapore-themed Christmas cards are priced at $18 for a pack of 8.
InTouch Stationery, Tel: (+65) 9128 1410, [email protected], www.intouch-stationery.com/boutique/christmas-stationery
While the environmentally minded may prefer to eschew wrapping paper (our eco-warrior MD Emilie advocates for re-using wrapping paper or using plain paper bags), we understand the joy of watching kiddos tear into festive packages on Christmas morning. If you decide to go the wrapping paper route, here are some spots with a good selection at not-too-terrible prices (mostly around $5 per roll):
Finally, we are such fans of Kala Pata’s vibrant, handcrafted cards, wrapping papers and gift tags, which are all made right here in Singapore. Pictured: Kala Pata wrapping paper, $25 for 9 assorted sheets
Printed on recycled paper and offering a variety of elegant, customisable options (foil vs. digital printing, hand-lettering), Artisan Uprising makes Christmas cards that are every bit as gorgeous as their photobooks! We like the sparse, minimalist style of a lot of their holiday cards.
We recently touted these guys in our photobooks roundup – not only are they well priced and super easy to use, but they also print fab Christmas cards. They even do a unique partnership with one of our fave stationery companies, Rifle Paper Co. (more on them in a sec!). We also love that they provide free envelopes, free return addressing and free rounded corners (one of our fave features that usually costs extra!).
If you’re gonna go outside Singapore but still want something boutique and handcrafted, head to the global mecca of all things handmade! From letterpress, to downloadable templates, to some pretty funny cards, you’re sure to find something just right, mama! Click here to see the full category of holiday cards.
We absolutely adore Minted.com’s range of classy, cool and beautiful holiday cards. You can personalise cards through the text, the colour or even by adding a photo. We also love that every order includes free customised, addressed envelopes so you just have to add postage and send. Our wrists are singing Hallelujah!
If you love designing beautiful cards but don’t want to be fussed with postage and prefer to save paper, why not go the e-card route? Paperless Post works with lots of fabulous stationery designers so you can create a gorgeous family holiday card that’s just to your liking, with far less fuss than mailing traditional Christmas cards!
Pssst! If you need a bit less hand-holding, you can design your own e-card for free at Canva!
We are OBSESSED with the beautiful, whimsical printed materials this American company puts out, and their holiday collection is no exception, with a great range of Christmas cards (printed and customisable), gift wrap and gift bags, and much more. And hallelujah! They ship to Singapore!
A global printing company with offices right here in Singapore, VistaPrint can print up your cards pronto and ship ’em to you ASAP — no waiting for them to make the long trek from the US or UK!