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Christmas Card Inspiration for Designers

No matter how many times you try to put it on your wishlist, Santa is never going to help you design all of those personalized and handmade Christmas cards.

Ahh, Christmas is nearly here! Twinkly Christmas trees, succulent turkey, lots and lots of presents, and spending memorable time with your loved ones. That’s what Christmas means to many of us.

It’s a beautiful time of year.

But, as every creative designer will know, no matter how many times you try to put it on your wishlist, Santa is never going to help you design all of the personalized and handmade Christmas cards your clients and family are expecting from you, he’s got more important things to do.

We will try our best to help you though.

I know that Christmas is very busy time for designers, and that the demand for customized Christmas cards is huge, so I’ve created this post that will hopefully offer you some inspiration for creating your own Christmas cards. I have purposely only chosen items that reflect some of the more popular design trends we have seen this year. So plenty of retro and vintage styles, sprinkles of flat colors and lots of quirky Christmas-themed illustrations.

Christmas Card Inspiration for Designers


Santa Claus and The Snowman by elfivetrov (EPS)

Santa Claus and The Snowman


A Flat Santa and Deer at Christmas Time by OlegBeresnev (PSD, EPS)

A Flat Santa and Deer at Christmas Time


Merry Christmas Greeting Card by elfivetrov (EPS)

Merry Christmas Greeting Card


Retro Christmas Greeting Cards by BlinkBlink (PSD, EPS, AI)

Retro Christmas Greeting Cards by BlinkBlink PSD, EPS AI


Vintage-Styled Christmas Card by GraphicGoods (PSD)

Vintage-Styled Christmas Card by GraphicGoods PSD


Illustrated Christmas Cards by creativeartx (PSD)

Illustrated Christmas Cards & Backgrounds by creativeartx PSD

Illustrated Christmas Cards & Backgrounds by creativeartx PSD


“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” – Norman Vincent Peale


Charming New Year Cards by elfivetrov (EPS)

Charming New Year Cards by elfivetrov EPS


Traditional Christmas Cards by corrella (PSD)

Traditional Christmas Cards by corrella PSD


Christmas Card Bundle by creativeartx (PSD)

45 Christmas Card Background Bundle by creativeartx PSD


Have a Very Merry Little Christmas Greeting Card by BlinkBlink (PSD. AI, EPS)

Have a Very Merry Little Christmas Greeting Card by BlinkBlink PSD. AI, EPS


“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly Merry Christmas.” – Peg Bracken


The Magic of Christmas Greeting Card by Sergo (EPS, AI)

The Magic of Christmas Greeting Card by Sergo EPS, AI


Christmas Card Bundle by GraphicGoods (PSD, AI, EPS)

Christmas Cards Bundle by GraphicGoods PSD, AI, EPS

Christmas Cards Bundle by GraphicGoods PSD, AI, EPS


Retro Christmas Cards by GraphicGoods (PSD)

Retro Christmas Cards/Backgrounds by GraphicGoods PSD


Christmas and New Year Greeting Cards by PureSolution (PSD, AI, EPS)

Christmas and New Year Greeting Cards


Next Steps

GraphicRiver has so many fantastic Christmas-related resources at the moment, it’s a bit like a designers version of Santa’s Grotto! Go on, get yourself over there!

Browse ALL Christmas Resources on GraphicRiver →


Paul Andrew

About the Author Paul Andrew

Paul is the founder of Speckyboy Design Magazine and writes web stuff for Envato. You can follow him on Twitter.