The most festive period of the year is fast approaching and there’s no better time to write a handwritten letter to friends, colleagues or family members to show your gratitude. And because this is a proper occasion to impress your loved ones, we’ve rounded up 5 festive cards with wonderful decorations and ink-friendly paper that will surely add a touch of sophistication to your greetings.
Smythson Festive Cards
At Inkstable we’ve often mentioned Smythson and their premium stationery in previous articles always emphasising the quality and attention to detail of their products. Well, they not only take stationery seriously but also the festive season. Here’s what goodies they have in store for this year: offered in four different designs with lovely festive motifs, each squared card is printed on Smythson’s signature white wove paper and comes with a tissue-lined envelope. There is also a red ribbon crowning each motif, one of my favorite details.
Discover the whole selection here.
Pineider Green & Red Tree Festive Cards
Pineider is also a brand that deserves some attention this time of year, as it has a pretty impressive selection of holiday greeting cards. In addition to the classic Santa cards, I find the ones with tree decorations the most interesting. What I like about it is the three-dimensional effect the laser-cut tree set in a red background gives, a detail your recipient will surely appreciate. The watermarked Pineider Boston Tree Festive card comes with an envelope and is available in green and red.
Explore more festive cards from Pineider here.
Huber & Lerner Correspondence Card-Set “Winter”
Designed by illustrator Leopoldine Liechtenstein for Huber & Lerner | Wien, these charming greeting cards are perfect not only for holiday greetings, but also work great for the rest of the winter season. With 50 Correspondence Cards with colorful winter inspired illustrations and 50 matching envelopes, it seems you’re gonna write plenty of letters this year.
Price: € 119.00 / box
Seasons Nutcracker Ballet Boxed Card Set
Seasons is a stationery boutique inspired by the golden age of travel that I recently came across on instagram. Besides the moody aesthetic on their instagram page, their stationery exudes an aristocratic flair that’s hard not to fall in love with. I don’t know how ink-friendly their paper is, but I have to admit that their festive cards captured my imagination, especially the Nutcracker Ballet edition. The set consists of ten greetings cards with illustrated motifs from the iconic ballet with gold embossed detailing.
Price: € 42.00 / set
Check out more festive cards from Seasons here.
Smythson Bordered Correspondence Cards
Last but not least, a set of simple correspondence cards for those who appreciate the simple things in life. And, to be honest, sometimes I think less is more, and these Smythson bordered correspondence cards are exactly what you’re looking for if you want your holiday greetings to convey elegance. Each set comes with ten bordered cards (in red, blue, gold and silver) and envelopes.
Price: € 42.00 / set
Discover the full range of colors here.