With the holiday season comes more stressful deadlines than a high-school senior applying for college. You have the gifts to buy, the tree to trim, the Elf to hide on the Shelf, and then there’s the Christmas card. Were you able to capture that perfect family photo sans tears or snot? Or Did that fancy die-cut machine that you bought from HSN seem simpler than it really was?
But here’s the real truth. Impressing your extended family, friends, and colleagues with your picture-perfect family or your craft skills may earn you more eye-rolls than kudos. Instead, go for humor. Whether it’s a witty store-bought note or a homemade sentiment, during this stressful month of deadlines, a good laugh is really what everyone needs.
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This witty card would also be a great holiday party invite.
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This handmade Christmas card from Etsy really gets to the heart of what the holidays are all about…food! (PS…this one would be an easy DIY with a classic DYMO label maker.)
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There is not much that Billy Murray does that isn’t HI-larious. This Christmas card is no exception!
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A true and honest family photo. Kudos to the Nicholsons for keepin’ it really real with this digi-perfect Christmas card!
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Even if you run out of time to get those cards in the mail, Some Ecards is always there for a (really) good laugh!
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Kids say (and write) the darndest things, don’t they? I wonder where this kid ranks on the nice to naughty spectrum.
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Caught red-handed with the red tape! A strip over each mouth and December 24th would be a silent night in this household for sure!
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Sometimes you just want to look Christmas right in the eyes and say “stuff it.”
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Pets always have a spotlight in the family photo holiday card. Big Samson must not have gotten that catnip toy that was on the top of his list this year.
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One holiday card that satisfies everyone in your lives! Gotta love multiple-choice holiday greetings!
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If only the children would appreciate the humor in that!
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Big heads, little bodies. What’s funnier than a bobblehead Christmas card?
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For the more irreverent friends on your list.
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We all know that elves have a big hankering for posting selfies. Especially when they’re sitting on shelfies.
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