Are Christmas cards a holiday tradition in your house, mama? Whether you want to purchase the cutest cards on the market or make your own, we’ve got you covered!
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 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 and wrapping paper in Singapore!
Designed by former That Mama Audrey Lee of Little House of Dreams, this beautiful new line features signature hand-drawn and hand-written stationery and posters as well as bespoke pieces to create perfect, personalized pieces of home décor. Up to 20% of proceeds from their special Christmas line will be donated toward local charities including IJHCC, Operation Hope Foundation and Threads of Courage. As a bonus we love their colourful felt wreath, too!
Pictured above: “Little Reindeer” Greeting Card, $5.90
Rainbow Carousel, www.rainbowcarousel.co
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 would argue that wrapping paper is incredibly wasteful (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
Each year Riding for the Disabled Association of Singapore comes out with specially-designed, Singapore-themed cards to support their admirable work providing free therapeutic and rehabilitative horse-riding for children and adults with disabilities. All proceeds from cards support this worthy cause.
Cards are priced at $15 for a pack of 10 (five different designs). Available at their RDA Singapore office.
RDA Singapore, www.rdasingapore.org
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!
With lots of cheeky and classic holiday card designs to choose from, you’ll be pleased to know that Scribbler’s cards can also be customised with your own family photos! Although based in the UK, can you choose international delivery (so you can hand out the cards yourself) or they can arrange the shipping for you by sending the cards directly to your loved ones… how easy is that, mama?
Keen to share your best family photos from the year that was? Shutterfly specialises in processing your photos into high-quality cards, prints and even photo books.
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!
Featured image from BubbyAndBean via Pinterest.
This post was originally published on 2 December, 2016, and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.