4 Ways to Save Money on Christmas Greeting Cards

Buy your holiday cards in bulk and shop early to make the process cheaper and easier.
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Creating customized Christmas cards involves selecting a design, choosing the perfect sentiment, and if you include a photo, that's just one more step. It can take a lot of time, and the costs can add up quickly.

Fortunately, we're here to help you save money and time on this holiday tradition. Using services like Vistaprint, Snapfish, and Shutterfly can make creating your perfect Christmas greeting cards an easy and affordable process.

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Buy Christmas Cards in Bulk

The more greeting cards you buy, the cheaper per-card price you'll pay. Right now, Vistaprint is taking 60% off holiday greeting cards and wall calendars via a coupon code. While that cuts already affordable prices even lower, you can save more just by ordering extra cards.

A 10-pack of Christmas cards can cost you 43 cents per card, but order 20 of the same design and the price drops to 41 cents each. This might not seem like much, but those couple of cents add up quickly. You can also order higher amounts — ordering 75 cards drops the price to 34 cents apiece.

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Prefer to get your greeting cards from a slightly more local source? Walgreens is also taking 60% off all cards and premium stationery for a limited time.

Shop Early for Christmas Cards

December has barely started, but we've already seen deals come and go for holiday cards. If you haven't ordered yet, you should jump on a deal now! We've already seen deals taking 40% to 75% off holiday cards at stores like Tiny Prints, Shutterfly, and Snapfish. Unfortunately, those deals are already gone — but you should keep an eye out for more offers from these online retailers!

If you haven't ordered your Christmas cards yet, you should jump on a deal now!

Pick Up In-Store

If you're a prolific procrastinator who needs Christmas cards at the last minute, don't fret! You can always utilize in-store pickup to avoid paying for rush delivery. Several stores offer same-day pickup for greeting cards, including CVS, Staples, Walgreens, and Walmart.

Let Someone Else Do the Work

Does the thought of making personalized Christmas cards yourself make you want to hyperventilate? With sites like Postable you can pick a card, upload your photo, and then leave the work to someone else! Postable will print your cards, add your message, stuff your envelopes, and mail your season's greetings. Right now you can save 20% on holiday cards via coupon code "MERRY20".

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Alternatively, you can ditch physical greeting cards entirely. Websites like Paperless Post let you send your holiday greetings as attractive Christmas eCards.

Go Beyond Greeting Cards

Most printing sites offer plenty of ways to make your holiday season easier. For example, you can order photo cards and mugs, or other unique photo gifts.

Additionally, you can grab finishing touches that'll make all your gifts look super professional. Sites like Vistaprint offer great prices on return address labels, gift tags, rubber stamps, envelopes, stickers, and even paper bags to easily add a touch of Christmas spirit all season long.

Readers, do you send Christmas cards every year? What are your favorite time- and money-saving tips? Let us know in the comments below!

Julie Ramhold
Senior Staff Writer/Consumer Analyst

Julie's work has been featured on CNBC, GoBankingRates, Kiplinger, Marketwatch, Money, The New York Times, Real Simple, US News, WaPo, WSJ, Yahoo!, and more. She's extolled the virtues of DealNews in interviews with Cheddar TV, GMA, various podcasts, and affiliates across the United States, plus one in Canada.
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dealnews-jramhold (DealNews)

Thanks for catching! We've corrected the copy now!

Thanks for reading and have a great day!
stationary = standing still.
stationery = the stuff you write on.

Sorry, but sometimes I can't help myself.