Christmas Cards FAQs
Christmas Card Types
Christmas.com lists card styles for all sorts of card types and for all sorts
of recipients: business, vintage, charity, funny, religious, animated, photo,
and even make-your own cards. Simply browse over to our cards section to explore
some of the great cards available from our Retailer Partners.
An eCard or electronic greeting card is similar to a traditional Christmas card
except that it is delivered digitally instead of printed on paper. Most e-cards
are delivered via email to the recipient who can either view the eCard in their
mail client or who can click through to a website to view the card online. Most
eCards can be personalized by the sender with words (and sometimes imagery).
eCards are often used by people who may not plan as well as others, and have left
things to the last minute. This is because an eCard can be delivered instantly
rather than waiting for the regular postal service. There are both free eCards
for Christmas and Premium services. The free eCards are most often advertising
supported or operating on a ‘freemium’ model whereby they are hoping a certain
percentage of their users will upgrade to a paid service. Most eCard companies
hold their best Christmas eCards back for their Premium subscribers.
Corporate Christmas Cards
It is commonplace for businesses to mail or email corporate Christmas cards to
their clients, partners, and sometimes suppliers. Not only does this reflect
goodwill on behalf of the company sending, but it also serves as a marketing
tool for the sending company.
Most corporate Christmas Cards allow a degree of personalization. This may
include a signature block, room to upload or print a company logo, or even
fully-custom cards that may include a unique design or photo of the company
Charity Christmas Cards
Many charities and non-profit organizations resell Christmas cards to do
fundraising and help fund their charitable work. These Charity Christmas
Cards are both a great way to give back, and if you are sending them to
clients, a great way to show that your organization cares. The cost for
charity Christmas cards are competitive to regular Christmas cards.
Handmade Christmas Cards
With so many people enjoying the art of scrapbooking, an entire industry
dedicated to creating handmade Christmas cards has arisen. Handmade
Christmas Cards bring an extra personal touch to the sharing over
Christmas and some of the designs are extremely elaborate (and cost more
than store-bought pre-made cards).
Photo Christmas Cards
The fastest growing segment of Christmas cards are the easy-to-print
personalized photo Christmas cards. There are several websites
(and brick-and-mortar retailers) that offer applications to make it easy
to create a photo Christmas card. Typically, all that you have to do is
visit a website, upload a photo that you think represents your family or
company, add a personalized message, and voila… your photo greeting card
is ready to go. Some vendors are even handling the mail out for you