Festive Holiday Cards That Standout

It can feel strange to think about the holidays while ghosts and goblins are having their moment. But to avoid last-minute stress, now is the best time to plan and execute your holiday cards. Whether you’re aiming to show off your crew in their festive finery, your furry friends, or simply send a heartfelt message, these scouted stationers from around the country are creating stunning holiday cards that are sure to remain on the fridge far past the winter season. Go ahead and check one big to-do off your list and prepare to spread cheer. To find a scouted stationer near you, browse The Scout Guide Directory.

Take care of all of your holiday season needs with a complete suite of stationery. Dogwood Hill in Birmingham, Alabama, offers a beautiful selection to choose from—from holiday cards and  personalized gift tags to thank-you notes.

Add a modern touch to the traditional with a card that plays with illustrations like these joyful designs by Tiramisu Paperie in Huntsville, Alabama.

Here, Missing Q Press in Dallas, Texas, takes your holiday wishes a step further than sentiments to be shown off on refrigerators or mantles by crafting a keepsake-worthy tree ornament.

A classic style, with green and red elements and sweet family photos make these cards a foolproof option from Stovall Collection in Memphis, Tennessee.

Have a holly jolly Christmas with this chic, clean single style card from Kramer Drive in Berwyn, Pennsylvania.

The Happy Envelope in Knoxville, Tennessee, illustrates how a full-bleed image with a hint of text is an easy way to make a big visual impact.

Add some whimsy with your font. P.S. The Letter, in Fort Worth, Texas, is big on beautiful script, a surefire way to instantly elevate.

Play around with different card styles, like this tri-fold card from Courtney Winet Design in Saint Louis, Missouri. With plenty of surfaces to work with, these newlyweds were able to incorporate both their new initials and favorite wedding photograph.

Katherine Kelly Design in Nashville, Tennessee, helped to create a watercolor crest with her clients initials for a preppy, personalized touch.

Want to send a holiday card but skip the more traditional design? KSH Creations in Raleigh, North Carolina, created this custom stationery suite that lets your handwritten note shine.

Every detail is considered when it comes to Shindig Paperie in Fayetteville, Arkansas’s, holiday cards. Even the envelopes are given the royal treatment, with handwritten calligraphy to add a touch of elegance.

Want to go extra luxe? Add layers. This gorgeous card suite from Paper Place in Austin, Texas, features an imprinted sheet of vellum for an extra dose of charm.

The designers at Please Reply in Huntsville, Alabama, encourage you to think outside the box when it comes to size and shape. It’s hard to resist the lighthearted gaiety of a circle-shaped card.

Don’t take it too seriously! Worth Noting Designs in Fort Worth, Texas, shows that playful fonts are a wonderful way to express yourself and emphasize a photo.

Focus on the print treatment: explore various ways of printing your text whether it be embossed, die cut, or foil stamping, with Paper Twist in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Looking for something a bit different than a traditional holiday card? These delightful personalized gift tags by The Scribbler in Birmingham, Alabama, are an excellent option.

Feature photo: Stationery by Dogwood Hill. Photography by Mary Margaret Smith Photography. We’d love to scout more stationers in other cities. Could you—or someone you know—be the next owner of The Scout Guide in your town? Let’s start the conversation about bringing The Scout Guide to your area here.