Rather be sipping heavily spiked eggnog with Don Draper? Keep your postal sentiments old-school (and throw back that eggnog anyway).
Old School Stationers Skiing Mouse, available at luxepaperie.com, $18 for ten; Rifle Paper Co. Happy Holidays postcards, available at riflepaperco.com, $10 for ten; Hello Lucky Holiday Delivery, available at hellolucky.com, $15 for six.
Got A Christmas Story on repeat? Spread the love with RedCamper’s cleverly captioned, retro photos of people we bet are related to the Parkers. Sure beats voicemails saying, “You’ll shoot your eye out.”
We’ve chosen these for your closest chosen friends.
Printerette Press Hanukkah Paper Doll, available at etsy.com, $5 each; The Butter custom cards, available at thebutternyc.com, $78-$89 for 25; Rifle Paper Co. Illustrated Menorah, available at riflepaperco.com, $16 for eight.
You have enough trouble keeping your family members’ religious leanings straight, never mind the rest of your acquaintances’. Cover all your PC bases.
Sugarcube Press Happymerry Christmakkah, available at shop.sugarcubepress.com, $14 for six; Est. 1986 Very Merry Something and Jolly Whatever, available at etsy.com, $10 for five.
Email chains between you and your buds consist of cat GIFs, puppy videos, and any other cutesy media you can click your mouse on. (Mouse, aw.) Take the precious overload into the real world.
Artistry Cards Deck the Halls and Blue Bird Touque, available at artistrycards.bigcartel.com, $4 each; Fugu Fugu Press Snow Bunny, available at etsy.com, $18 for eight; Moikka Paper Deer Season’s Greetings, available at etsy.com, $16 for eight.
Give tradition a swift kick in the ass with bold updates on tried-and-true tropes.
Dear ol’ Gran slips you an Andrew Jackson every year. Send some merriment back with a repurposed library card or a letterpress telegram. If you’re feeling especially generous, customize charming check-out cards with a life update and disperse to your whole brood.
No one will notice subpar scissor and tape skills if you tie on a fancy-pants gift tag. Bonus points for one that doubles as a coaster.
Chewing the Cud gift tags, available at chewingthecud.com, $18 for twelve; Dandy Lion Press gift tag coasters, available at dandylionpress.com, $4 each; Starshaped Press gift tags, available at etsy.com, $6 for six; Fig. 2 Design Studio Confetti Cheers gift tags, available at fig2design.com, $6 for eight.
If quitting cold turkey proves too damn hard, keep your thumbs in action with Cards, a letter-sending app. Click a photo if you like and type in your message, and a real-life note will be mailed straight to any pal you choose.