Picking out seasonal cards and carefully writing handwritten messages in them is definitely one of our favourite parts of Christmas! It’s the time of giving, and there’s nothing quite as thoughtful as a beautiful, meaningful card. Leave your ordinary stationary shop behind, and choose from an array of unique cards at one of these shops. Spread the joy, spread the love!
A firm favourite of ours is The Lion Rock Press, popularly known for their quirky, adorable designs that combine notable local sights with Western humour. The best part? 100% of profits from the Charity Christmas Cards collection go towards Mother’s Choice charity organisation. If you need further incentive, 100% of the profits from the gift wrap, tags, and washi tape also go towards charity. From the cutest dim sum wrapping paper to intricate little Christmas ornaments, this is Sassy Mama’s go-to for unique Hong Kong presents.
Price: $25 per card and $100 for a charity card set of 10 cards
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Catering to the eco-conscious whilst maintaining a strong sense of luxury is a tricky task, but Paper-Roses has risen to the occasion. The extravagant, hand-illustrated designs are printed on top-quality, 100% recycled paper. Aside from the festive numbers, it also offers a bespoke design service, where invitations and personalised note cards can be tailored to suit your tastes. The cards are available online and at local markets throughout the year, plus you can order online to get it delivered throughout Hong Kong and internationally.
Price: $35 per card
Besides offering bespoke stationery items such as gift tags and notebooks, Pen & Paper House also provide unique and sentimental cards for every occasion. With the option to get your cards tailor-made, they’re out on a mission to make sure each one you purchase has its own personality. Grab one of these elegant cards and insert a note, because nothing quite says heart-warming like a handwritten message! There’s also international shipping available for those that want to send it across the globe.
Price: $140 for a pack of 8 cards
Swedish brand, kikki.K, has recently appeared in Hong Kong and we couldn’t be happier! Providing everything from travel necessities and bags to functional organising tools and stylish gifts, this retailer has a range of Christmas cards to pick from. Offered in a range of sizes, their seasonal cards are designed with a Scandinavian touch and are sure to bring a smile to your face.
Price: Anywhere between $37 to $220
This Christmas, opt for cards that pair iconic landmarks of Hong Kong and Asian flair with a truly seasonal touch. Biscuit Moon Designs have a collection of beautiful cards that are hand or digitally-drawn with distinctive painting techniques and thoughtful phrases. You may even choose to send some love out of the city to family and friends overseas with their special ‘from Hong Kong’ cards!
Price: $35 per card and $100 for a set of 10 cards
Custom calligraphy cards? Done. With 100% of profits from their prints going towards supporting grassroots NGO’s globally, Barefoot Love is a social enterprise that aims to inspire and empower. These creative and individually designed cards are the kind that you’d stick up on your wall like a piece of art – and you can also revel in the joy that comes with lending a helping hand towards a great cause!
With a strong passion for drawing, illustrator Laura Ho designs unique holiday cards with bold, vivid prints. Each one features a signature Hong Kong spot and a form of local transport against a backdrop of snow, as a play on the fact that Hong Kong is ‘a city that never snows’. With 10% of all proceeds going to HK based charity, Pathfinders, these cards are a thoughtful token this December.
Boutique stationery brand, Ditto Ditto offers simple and cute holiday cards for the festive season. Each card is printed by hand and can be completely customised to suit your needs. Check out the dainty creations featuring snow, reindeer and of course, the big man in red himself!
Price: Anywhere between $29 per card to $189 for a boxed set of six
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