Looking to buy wrapping paper and Christmas cards in Singapore? We line up a range of shops which offer personalised Christmas cards, Singaporean-themed greeting cards and festive wrapping paper options
Christmas cards remain such a feature of the Yuletide season. Whether you choose a personalised e-card or a traditional physical card, sending festive greetings is a heartwarming way to reach out to your friends and family in Singapore and around the world and let them know you’re thinking of them. And after a year like 2020, a Christmas card can be especially important since many families have been forced to spend months away from each other due to the Covid-19 pandemic. And while you’re getting organised on your Christmas shopping, we also suss out where to buy affordable Christmas wrapping paper in Singapore, because there’s nothing more fun than watching children tear into their presents on Christmas morning!
There’s nothing quite like receiving a beautiful card in the mail just in time for the holidays. Having your Christmas cards on display on the mantlepiece is for some, a real part of the festive decor and will give you the warm fuzzies when you look around your home. This year, create your own personalised Christmas cards to send at Simply Say. Choose from more than 400 new greeting card designs (they even have unique Singapore-inspired cards featuring fun Singlish terms). You can personalise your own card by adding a photo, perhaps one with the kids, new baby, the dog or just a quirky one with the whole fam bam. There’s also the option to add a personalised thoughtful message inside each card and Simply Says can mail the card directly. Alternatively, leave the Christmas card blank and fill it out yourself just before sending it to your family and friends (an additional envelope is enclosed for self-delivery). If your goal is to be a little more eco-friendly, then fret not, because all of Simply Say’s Christmas cards are 100% recyclable and are only printed to order. Cards are available in either A4 or A5 sizes. If you order before 12pm, your Christmas cards can be delivered in Singapore the next day.
Quote “SM20” from today until 4 December 2020 to enjoy a 20% discount on your Christmas card orders! Terms and conditions may apply.
Not only will you get to choose from more than 20 Christmas card designs and templates, Photobook Singapore also allows you to personalise each card through a simple click of a button. Use the Photobook Designer to customise the template – add or remove elements within the template to your liking. Once you’re done, the cards will be printed on 270gsm uncoated smooth paper, which adds a luxurious look and feel to your 2020 Christmas card. Photobook Singapore is also great at creating (surprise, surprise!) gorgeous photobooks, which work well as Christmas gifts or to commemorate a special occasion. The easiest way to begin creating your personalised Christmas card or photobook is by downloading the Photobook Singapore app on Google Play or the App Store, and using the images that are on your phone.
Photobook Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6871 8981, www.photobooksingapore.com
Printed on recycled paper and available in a variety of elegant, customisable options like foil printing, digital printing and hand-lettering, Artisan Uprising makes Christmas cards that are every bit as gorgeous as their photobooks! We love the sparse minimalism of their holiday greeting cards.
Artifact Uprising, www.artifactuprising.com
If you fancy designing your own Christmas e-card for free, try Canva. This website is pretty intuitive, and there are pre-designed templates you can use if you don’t have the time to mock your own design up.
At this point, you should be shocked only if you cannot find something you need at this popular Japanese chain. Hit up one of Daiso’s many outlets to get your fill of charming Christmas cards, colourful gift boxes, Christmas ribbons, gift tags and so much more, all for only $2 a piece.
Daiso Singapore, multiple locations, www.daisosingapore.com.sg
If you’re going to shop outside Singapore but still want something boutique and handcrafted, head to the global mecca of all things handmade! From letterpresses and downloadable templates to some pretty funny cards, you’re sure to find a Christmas card that’s just right on Etsy.
Christmas cards at this Singapore store come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Take your pick from cartoon designs and pop-up Christmas cards to vintage ones by Nigel Quiney. Gifts Greetings also has a selection of wrapping paper with kid-friendly prints (cute bears, colourful ships, the works!).
Gifts Greetings, multiple locations, www.giftsgreetings.com.sg
Get a headstart on your holiday gift-wrapping session by picking up stylish Christmas wrapping paper at any of IKEA’s three outlets. Pair that with beautiful Christmas twine, silky gift ribbons and eye-catching gift tags. Alternatively, skip the hassle of gift wrapping by opting for Christmas-themed gift bags and boxes for your holiday shopping haul.
IKEA Singapore, multiple locations, www.ikea.com/sg/en
What would Santa do if he were on holiday in Singapore? That’s the question InTouch Stationery answers with its Santa-themed Christmas cards series. In each one, jolly ole’ St. Nick rides on a bumboat or tricycle, pulls a rickshaw and even indulges in local foods like the durian. The Christmas cards here can be customised with your name and/or a personalised message for a one-off cost.
InTouch Stationery, Tel: (+65) 9128 1410, www.intouch-stationery.com
Christmas gets a Peranakan spin at Kala Pata Gifts. Its vibrant wrapping paper and gift tags are made in Singapore and feature motifs and patterns typically found in Peranakan culture.
Kala Pata Gifts, www.kalapata.com
Origami Christmas cards, 3D pop-up Christmas greeting cards and cartoon-y holiday cards are what you’ll find on Lazada, which also retails Christmas wrapping paper, pretty gift bags, gift boxes and so much more.
Lazada Singapore, www.lazada.sg
One of our favourite artists, Louise Hill Design has a beautiful Luxury Gift Cards Set of eight 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. These luxury Christmas cards come in a beautiful gift box that’s designed and printed in Singapore, too.
Louise Hill Design, www.louise-hill-design.com
We absolutely adore Minted.com’s range of classy, cool and beautiful Christmas cards, all designed by independent artists. You can personalise cards through the text, colour or even by adding a photo. We also love that every order includes free customised and addressed envelopes, so you just have to add postage and send. How easy is that?
Everything at this design destination is carefully curated. So when you browse through products available both online and offline, know that your purchase supports local creatives and brands. This Yuletide, Naiise isn’t just retailing gorgeous Christmas wrapping paper. It’s also a great spot if you’re looking to browse and purchase unique Christmas cards that are made in Singapore.
Naiise, multiple locations, www.naiise.com
We love this homegrown stationery company, which offers a wide range of beautiful printed products, including readymade Christmas cards, holiday wrapping paper and custom stationery.
The Paper Bunny, www.thepaperbunny.com
Paperless post offers Christmas e-cards (some of them free) that can be personalised with messages and sent via email.
Paperless Post, www.paperlesspost.com
We are obsessed with the beautiful, whimsical printed materials this American company puts out, and their holiday collection is no exception. There’s a great range of Christmas cards – both printed and customisable, wrapping paper, Christmas gift bags and much more. And hallelujah! They ship to Singapore!
Rifle Paper Co., www.riflepaperco.com
Keen to share your best family photos from the year that was? Shutterfly specialises in processing your photos into high-quality Christmas cards, prints and even photobooks! This year, Shutterfly is offering corresponding Christmas labels. Add these festive touches to your custom Christmas envelope, then use its free address book service to mail your Christmas cards to your family in and out of Singapore.
Are regular ole Christmas cards in Singapore just too boring for you? Then swing by Typo for an array of cheeky or quirky Christmas cards and wrapping paper with plenty of pop culture references, perfect for your tween.
Typo by Cotton On, multiple locations, www.cottonon.com/SG/typo
A global printing company with offices right here in Singapore, VistaPrint can print up your Christmas cards in Singapore pronto and ship ’em to you ASAP. You won’t have to wait for your greeting cards to make the long trek from the US or UK!