Looking for ways to *sleigh* the Christmas card game this year? We’ve got you covered!
With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to shop for the perfect Christmas card and send them out before it’s too late! Whether you’re looking for a more old school Happy Holidays card, or a custom-made “Feliz navi-dog!” with a picture of your pet, here’s where to shop for your Christmas cards this year. We’ve also prepared a list of last postal dates so you don’t miss any of the important deadlines!
Where to buy Christmas cards
Picking out seasonal cards is definitely one of our favourite parts of Christmas! Check out our top picks below:
From minimalist designs to botanical scented cards (nothing wrong with being a bit extra!), Paper & Cards Studio offers a wide range of card designs from all over the world. The shop also features other (very aesthetic) paper goods such as planners and sketchpads, so you might want to check it out and do a bit of Christmas shopping while you’re there! Free shipping is available on orders over $500.
Price: $40 per card, $180-200 for a pack of 6 cards
Where: Unit B5, 3/F, Lee On Industrial Building, 70 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, www.paperandcardsstudio.com
A firm favourite of ours is The Lion Rock Press, popularly known for its quirky, adorable designs that combine notable local sights with Western humour. The best part? 100% of profits from its charity Christmas card collection will go to Mother’s Choice. If you need further incentive, 100% of the profits from its gift wrap, tags and washi tape will 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: $30 per card and $100 for a set of 10 charity cards
Where: Online, www.thelionrockpress.com
With over 12,000 greeting cards to choose from, the St. John’s Cathedral bookstore offers a broad selection of Christmas cards, as well as gift wrap! While it takes some time to head up that little slope to St John’s Cathedral, we promise the fine selection of Christmas cards and books is worth the hike. It also offers fine woodcarvings and candles, so definitely take a look if you’re interested!
Where: 4-8 Garden Rd, Central, Hong Kong, www.stjohnscathedral.org.hk
Looking for Christmas cards with a chic design? This celebrity-approved boutique is here to the rescue! With trendy designs from all over the world, iDecorate offers affordable luxury designs for everyday living. While it’s relocating to a bigger showroom at the moment, you can easily order your Christmas cards and other decor from its online shop, with free shipping on orders over $500!
Price: $60 per card
Where: Online, www.idecorateshop.com
From classic bestsellers to trendy water bottles, Bookazine’s got it all. With nine stores across Hong Kong, this one-stop paradise is your best bet when it comes to funky stationery items and Christmas cards! While its website is currently being revamped, be sure to head over to its physical stores or to its Facebook page for more fun designs and goodies!
Where: Various locations across Hong Kong, www.bookazine.com.hk (website currently under construction)
Puppies and puns? Sign us up! From adorable Dachshunds to hand-drawn Hong Kong ferries, Cha Siu Papers offers witty greeting cards that will bring a smile to your face. On top of that, its greeting cards are produced with 100% recycled paper! This year, it’s exclusively designed a Christmas card series featuring adorable puppies to support Catherine’s Puppies dog shelter – for every set sold, 50% of proceeds will go to the charity. Free shipping is available for Hong Kong orders.
Price: $40 per card, $100 for a pack of three
Where: Online, www.chasiupapers.com
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 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, $165 for a pack of six
Where: Online, www.paperrosesdesigns.com
Besides offering bespoke stationery items such as gift tags and notebooks, Pen & Paper House also provides unique and sentimental cards for every occasion. With the option to get your cards tailor-made, it’s 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 eight
Where: Online, www.facebook.com/penandpaperhouse
Christmas is all about spreading and celebrating love, and there’s no better way to do so than by supporting a meaningful cause! Established in 1953, SRDC has been featuring differently-abled artists in its Christmas fundraising events to help young artists unleash their artistic potential. On top of that, these cards all include colourful designs of Hong Kong which we absolutely love!
Providing everything from travel necessities and bags, to functional organising tools and stylish gifts, kikki.K also has a range of Christmas cards to pick from. Offered in various sizes, its seasonal cards are designed with a Scandinavian touch and will definitely not disappoint.
Custom calligraphy cards? Done. With 100% of profits from its prints going towards supporting grassroots NGOs 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 to a great cause! Get in touch with Gloria So for personalised cards (delivery is available for custom orders of 25+ cards) or else you can pick up cards from centres in Jordan and Central.
Where: Breakthrough Centre, 191 Woo Sung Street, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong; St. John’s Cathedral bookstore, 4-8 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.barefootloveco.com
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
Where: 16A Yan’s Tower, 27 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong (by appointment only), www.dittoditto.net
This Christmas, opt for cards that pair the iconic landmarks of Hong Kong and Asian flair with a truly seasonal touch. Biscuit Moon Designs has 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 its special “from Hong Kong” cards!
Price: $35 per card and $100 for a set of 10 cards
Where: Online, www.biscuitmoondesigns.com
Last Postal Dates
Because we know working out when to post your cards to various countries can be confusing, our handy guide below will make sure you don’t miss the cut-off date this year. If you can’t find the destination you’re looking for, this link from Hong Kong Post should also help.
Featured image courtesy of Getty, image 1 courtesy of Paper & Cards Studio, image 2 courtesy of iDecorate, image 3 courtesy of Pen & Paper House via Facebook, image 4 courtesy of Cha Siu Papers, image 5 courtesy of Barefoot Love Co via Facebook, image 6 courtesy of Sassy Media Group with graphics via Getty.