It’s happening. This year, you are getting your sh** together and sending holiday cards. You are. But gahhh, it’s already November, and gahhh, you have zero mailing addresses, and gahhh, maybe you should scrap the whole plan.
Chill. Then check out some of our favorite holiday-card sites, designed to cater to all your needs.
BEST FOR PAPER NERDS: MINTED
Hand-painted details, foil-pressed type, cards-turned-paper ornaments-Minted pulls out all the stops. Plus, its designs are cherry-picked from a community of independent (and awesome) artists.
BEST FOR FRESH DESIGNS: PEAR TREE GREETINGS
For example, this multicolor greeting card slider. But beware anyone who’s indecisive: There are more than 70 gorgeous font colors to choose from on this site, everything from peony to Palladian blue.
BEST FOR GLITTERY OPTIONS: TINY PRINTS
This site has a whole section of cards incorporating real gold and silver glitter. And every option comes with a promise: that said glitter won't rub off and get all over your lap and your living room and your life.
BEST FOR BUDGETING: SHUTTERFLY
There’s hardly a day that goes by without a discount coupon-anywhere from 20 to 50 percent off-appearing like holiday magic in our email inbox (or heavily promoted on the site). This means that a box of 50 cards could run you only $25.
BEST FOR MULTIPLE-PHOTO CARDS: PINHOLE PRESS
So, you need to squeeze every moment…from every month…on one single greeting. Oh, and you don’t want it to look like it was printed at Kinko’s. Look to Pinhole Press, which uses high-quality paper stock. Plus, the user-friendly interface makes it easy and efficient to upload your pics-all 12, er 18, of ’em.
BEST FOR DOING GOOD: PAPER CULTURE
Not only is every single card made from 100 percent recycled paper; a tree is planted for every order placed.
BEST FOR ADDING A PERSONAL TOUCH: BOND
So you don’t have time to add a personal note. Stop beating yourself up-Bond is a new site that uses robot technology to handwrite your cards. (There are 40 different handwriting styles to choose from.)
BEST FOR AVOIDING THE POST OFFICE: POSTABLE
Ugh, tracking down addresses is the worst. This site makes sending cards easy by helping you set up a private address book (where your friends can plug in their location). It can also print, stuff, stamp and send your cards for you. Not as surprising but also not as annoying.