25 Best 2011 Letterpress Holiday Cards

Letterpress, the centuries-old printing process has become a favorite over the past few years for weddings and special occasions.  With that said, the choices of beautiful holiday cards letterpress-style this year is amazing! There’s a card for everyone, from personalized to DIY photo cards.  I’ve hand-picked 25 of the best online; this is my biggest collection of favourite letterpress cards yet!  Check them out after the jump!

  • Wishing You a White Christmas 1 of 27
    Wishing You a White Christmas
    Simple idea with elegant typography make this card a perfect subtle holiday greeting. Inspired by white Christmases & delicious typography.
    Available at Etsy at, $5.
  • Portoni Collection / Merry Christmas 2 of 27
    Portoni Collection / Merry Christmas
    Send your holiday wishes with these cards, inspired by the mid-century modern architectural detailing of Greek entrance gates, or Portonia, as they're called on the island of Kefalonia. Set of 6 Letterpress Holiday Cards.
    Available on Etsy at, $18 (set of 6).
  • Holiday Telegram 3 of 27
    Holiday Telegram
  • Fondue! 4 of 27
    Nothing says winter more than a fondue. Letterpress printed on 100% cotton rag paper.
    From Dee & Lala, $5.00, 6/$16.00.
  • Merry Christmas Arrows 5 of 27
    Merry Christmas Arrows
    A scalloped border and a die-cut revealing message make these letterpress cards super-special!
    From Egg press,$5.00, 6/$17.00.
  • Snow Bunny 6 of 27
    Snow Bunny
    Who can't resist a cute little bunny hopping along the snow in a red scarf?
    Fugu Fugu Press, Boxed set of 8, $18.
  • Buffalo 7 of 27
    A western themed holiday card. Folding note card with brown kraft envelope. Hammerpress, $4, Set of 6 - $13.50
  • The Mouse and Tree 8 of 27
    The Mouse and Tree
    A sweet fairy-tale inspired card set. Box Set Includes 10: (3 1/4 x 4 5/8) Notecards and Envelopes.
    Old School Stationers, Contact Old School Stationers for price.
  • Christmas Paper Doll 9 of 27
    Christmas Paper Doll
    An adorable paper doll card to play with after the Christmas rush!
    From Printerette Press, $5.
  • All Star Team Christmas Card List 10 of 27
    All Star Team Christmas Card List
    Message inside: "Our Christmas card list is like the all-star team of human beings. Congrats."
    From Sycamore Street Press, $4.50.
  • Deer Holiday Cards 11 of 27
    Deer Holiday Cards
    A sweet woodland design for the 2011 Holiday season! The Deer cards come packed in boxes of eight cards paired with green envelopes.
    From Sesame Letterpress, $20 (Box of 8).
  • Peppermint Boxed Set 12 of 27
    Peppermint Boxed Set
    Wish your loved ones a sweet holiday season with these candy-themed letterpress cards.
    From Smock, $14 (6 pack).
  • Winter Wonderland Holiday 13 of 27
    Winter Wonderland Holiday
    Whimsical illustrations letterpress printed in a vibrant aquamarine on bright white 100% cotton extra thick cover weight paper. Slight texture of the paper gives the letterpress extra dimension.
    From Spring Olive, $26 (Set of 8).
  • Eight are the Days Hanukkah Card 14 of 27
    Eight are the Days Hanukkah Card
    Eight are the days and eight are the nights of Happy Joyous Hanukkah! The card folds to 3.5x7", with a flap that tucks neatly into the bottom. The super awesome type is set cleverly on a curve all by hand, and is backed up by a wooden '8' and a hand carved linocut.
    From Starshaped Press, $4.
  • Happy Holiday Hanging Ornament 15 of 27
    Happy Holiday Hanging Ornament
    This is a mini card set perfect for adding a note to a gift, flowers or a special lunch.
    From Sweet Harvey, $10 (Set of 8).
  • A Delicious Christmas 16 of 27
    A Delicious Christmas
    Christmas never looked so tasty! Celebrate the culinary delights of the season with this humorous folded holiday card.
    From Hello Lucky, $30.80 for 25.
  • Holiday Music Card 17 of 27
    Holiday Music Card
    This card is perfect for a music lover who wants to send holiday greetings to family and friends.
    Wild Horse Press, $4.50.
  • Brooklyn Bridge Holiday Card 18 of 27
    Brooklyn Bridge Holiday Card
    Illustrated by Cassidy Iwersen, letterpress printed by Moontree Letterpress.
    Moontree Press, $15 (Pack of 10).
  • Winter Walkers 19 of 27
    Winter Walkers
    An adorable pet lovers card from Elum Letterpress. Greer Chicago., $13.50 (Box of 6).
  • Merry Stressmas 20 of 27
    Merry Stressmas
    It can be a challenging time of year. Luscious 100% cotton stock, letterpress printed, matching envelope. Card by Hat Wig Glove.
    Available at Greer Chicago, $14.50 (Box of 6).
  • Winter Forest 21 of 27
    Winter Forest
    Gorgeous abstract forest in a cool, fresh colorway, in letterpress. Matching ivory envelope. Design by Snow and Graham.
    Available at Greer Chicago, $14 (Set of 6).
  • Cable Knit Card 22 of 27
    Cable Knit Card
    Elum designer Melissa Foster created this visually rich and clever letterpress card perfect for the knitter in your life.
    Available at Greer Chicago, $13 (set of 6).
  • Happy Holidays from Us! 23 of 27
    Happy Holidays from Us!
    A Fete for Two: Mr. Boddington's couture holiday greetings are a splendid way to spread the joy. Each set includes 8 or 25 letterpressed cards on heavy eggshell stock. Purchase with or without a hand-lined envelope.
    From Mr. Boddington, Set of 8- $20.
  • Seatings Greetings 24 of 27
    Seatings Greetings
    An ornamented tree comprised of iconic seating. Design by Paper Stories.
    Available at Greer Chicago, $14 (Box of 8).
  • Cheers Holiday DIY Photo Cards 25 of 27
    Cheers Holiday DIY Photo Cards
    These cards are designed as DIY photo cards and are the perfect way to add a personal touch to the elegance of letterpress.Each set comes with glue squares for mounting photos, recipes, drawings, etc.
    From Blackbird Letterpress, $18 (Set of 8).
  • Blue Bow Greeting Card 26 of 27
    Blue Bow Greeting Card
    Sometimes a bow says it all - this one goes perfect as an attachment to a gift, or stands nicely on it's own.
    From Pepper Press NY, $5.
  • Trees – Cross-Stitch 27 of 27
    Trees - Cross-Stitch
    These remind me of a cosy winter sweater. Cross-stitch pattern printed on 100% plush cotton paper with hand mixed inks. Design by Aesthetic Outburst.
    From Pistachio Press, $15 (Set of 6).

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