11 Literary Holiday Cards That Will Add Some Bookish Joy To Your Winter Mail
For the most part, I view sending out holiday cards as just another time-sucking requirement of the season. Maybe you're like me, and by the time you've posted a veritable ton of traditional updates and thanks to your family members and professional contacts, you're too tired to send more than a barebones "Merry Xmas" text to everyone else. But i'm pretty sure I've found the perfect way to get myself pumped up to send some season's greetings to all of the important people in my life this year, and I think you, fellow bookish person, will agree: the literary holiday card.
All of the cards below have some sort of theme connected to books, writing or something else decidedly literary in style, so they're not only perfect for all of your book-loving pals, they'll be a beautiful addition to pretty much anyone's mantle. You can choose between individual cards, so you have the freedom to mix and match the idea cards for everyone on your list, and box sets that allow you to get the most bang for your buck. There are also Christmas cards scattered among those with more general winter or holiday themes, for a collection that is as diverse as the people you love.
For Your Friend Who Never Misses Those Classic Christmas Cartoons
Chances are you know more than one person who is already checking the 25 Days of Christmas schedule in early November, planning out their festive viewing, and this classic Dr. Seuss card will appeal to all of them.
For That One Person In Your Life Who Loves Books More Than Anything Else
For Your Non-Denominational Friends And Family
If you're looking for cards that don't scream "holidays," but you still want to let someone know you're thinking of them this season, these cards are pitch-perfect. From the illustrator of the popular New York Times Modern Love column, you'll find lots of pretty, wintry picks perfect for sending affection to absolutely everyone.
For The Person Who Does Everything Minimally, Even The Holidays
O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi is one of the most beloved and widely read holiday tales, and this card pays homage to the moving story with a gorgeous minimalist, cream-colored card. In a sea of glitter, greens, and reds, your friend with less flashy taste will love to display this in their carefully curated home.
For All Of The Fabulous Feminists You Brunch, And March, With
The holidays can inspire you to send notes of love and gratitude whether you celebrate or not. So for all those feminist pals in your life who have helped see you through 2017 with more gumption and hope than you ever believed you could muster, a card featuring Maya Angelou, Jane Austen (or eight of the non-literary icons in this box of 20) seems like just the thing.
For Anyone Expecting To Find Lots Of Books Under The Tree
For Anyone Who Is More Than Ready To Wish 2017 Farewell
And for those of us who eschew Christmas cards in favor of New Year's tidings, these elegant and intricate Shakespeare cards are ideal. With a hopeful quote from All's Well That Ends Well, it will be hard to open this card and not to feel glad for a fresh new start come January.