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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

7. The cheesy card

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

17. A modern Christmas carol card

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

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.

19. The spoiler card

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

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?

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