19 funny Christmas and holiday season card ideas to try this year

Create your Christmas cards on Canva

It’s that time of year again. You’re walking through the aisles of the supermarket loudly exclaiming at the sheer amount of Christmas stuff that shouldn’t possibly be on sale yet. Michael Buble has just released yet another album, and Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is blasting on the loudspeakers.

In the spirit of giving, we've made a list of 19 festive Christmas cards that will bring you grins and giggles. Let these cards and our templates inspire you to make your very own personalized cards (using Canva!) for your loved ones this year.

1. The holiday food card

A Christmas card for all your Saturday night Netflix and chill buddies. They're the ones who understand that not everyone can be bothered cooking a Christmas ham with 70,000 condiments.

Holiday food card

Pizza is holiday food too. Design by SadShop

2. The pop culture card

If your family loves Game of Thrones as much as the rest of the world, try to replicate the card pictured below. That is if you can find the time to stage a photo shoot for a Christmas card of such epic proportions.

Pop culture holiday card

Greg and Jenny White's 2013 Christmas card was inspired by Game of Thrones and became viral

3. The font play card

Use one of Canva’s hundreds of font choices to play with your Christmas card fonts, like in the card below.

Funny Christmas card with elegant text

Design by LaughOutLouder on Etsy

4. The plain text card

Maybe you haven’t had a chance to gather the troops together in time to take a half-decent picture. If you don't want to inundate your loved ones with another staged family photo or selfie taken in front of the fridge, be inspired by this fun little number.

Funny Christmas card with plain text

LaughOutLouder has a series of Funny Family Christmas Cards

5. A card for the drinkers

Got friends who spike the eggnog to make it through Christmas lunch? Send them a card full of spirit this year.

Funny Christmas card with illustration of drinks

Send a funny card to your friends who love getting into the 'spirit' of the season. Design by OfLifeAndLemons

6. Just another card

If you’re a stickler for tradition, here’s an old faithful. Keep it short, sweet, and simple. And of course, a little bit funny.

A funny and generic Christmas card

Design by BEpaperie

7. The cheesy card

This Christmas card is so ‘gouda’ you’ll have your family and loved ones crackin’ up.

A funny and cheesy Christmas card

This cheesy card by NineTwoDesign is perfect for expressing your feelings. Get it?

8. The card that’s #trending

Design, print, and send out a Christmas card of your Instagram’s #2018 nine best snaps. Bonus points if you can include a dog, a beach, a candid pic, and something red and green.

A unique Christmas card that looks like an Instagram post

HaloDesignShop has these quirky cards that look like Instagram posts

9. A card for the millennials

Save money by DIYing your Christmas card with Canva—all those savings can go straight into putting a deposit down on some smashed avocado.

A funny avocado Christmas card

This cute avocado card by Thelittleblah is sure to make people smile

10. A Brexit card

Here's a Christmas card for your pun-loving friends and distant relatives in the UK… and the ones who really like steamed vegetables too.

A funny Christmas card with a Brexit joke

A bit of current events in humor makes for an interesting holiday card. Design by TeePeeCreationsGifts.

11. A punny card

On the subject of Christmas card puns: What's the one thing absolutely everyone loves about Christmas? The food. It's thyme to show your appreciation for those culinary Christmas masterpieces.

A funny Christmas card playing with the herb thyme

Don't be afraid to have pun! Design by BeccyKittyDesigns.

12. A card for the diet conscious folk

And then there's those whose appreciation is a little harder to earn. Yup, we all have that one cousin we love who follows a gluten-free-vegan-organic-paleolithic diet. But hey, they deserve a Christmas card too.

A funny Christmas card for the diet concious

Everyone deserves a Christmas card. Design by UshiStore.

13. An informative card

Bring a plate or an elastic waistband… Provide the essential information of what your guests will need to bring to your Christmas function when you send out your Christmas card this year.

A funny Christmas card with Santa

Make it easy for everyone when inviting them to your party. Provide all the details, and let everyone have fun. Design by TheCuriousCactus.

14. A card that sends a message

There are many ways to convince those who aren't keen on getting in the family Christmas card photo… One of those ways (pictured below) involves a camera, some fairy lights, and masking tape.

A funny Christmas card about Silent NIght

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this is saying a lot. Design by NobleWorksCards.

15. An otterly cute card

Don’t put effort into a card that just going to get tossed into a pile of many. Send a card that doubles as a Christmas ornament. That’s one sure-fire way to end up on the Christmas tree this year. Cute otters are another way.

A cute Christmas card with otters

This card definitely deserves to be kept throughout the whole year. Design by NightPaperOwlGoods.

16. A card full of gifts

If you’re at a loss for words, or if you’re unsure your witty remarks will land with your friends and family this holiday season, send a Christmas card with some iconic Christmas imagery.

A Christmas card with a design made of gifts

Designing a Christmas icon with other Christmas icons. Design by Banquet.

17. A modern Christmas carol card

There’s even a card for that friend of yours who started playing Christmas carols on November 1st.

A funny modern Christmas card

Christmas cards can be non-traditional, like this one from LadyFingersLetterPress.

18. The family fashion show card

What’s Christmas without some offensively festive knitwear in a staged family photo? Be like the GAP and force holiday fashion on your family and friends. Add your photo to any Canva Christmas card template to achieve this look.

A Christmas ad for GAP

Family Christmas photos don't have to boring. Design by GAP.

19. The spoiler card

Or be that person that finally tells your adult friend a truth they should have learned a long time ago…

A funny Christmas card with Santa saying he

No spoiler warnings for this card. Design by InANutshellStudio.

How to make a Christmas card on Canva

Don’t wait in checkout lines, lick dozens of icky stamps and worry that snail mail won’t get your holiday cards to your friends and family in time.

With Canva it’s easy to design, print, and send your season's greetings this year.

Pick a template. Add your own personal message. Upload a photo. Then print or send off your greetings – easy as pie.

Because remember, the meaning of Christmas isn't really about Santa or presents. It's a time to share laughs and smiles with your loved ones. And what better way is there to do that, than with a personalized DIY Christmas card made with Canva?