Literary Holiday Card Round-Up

Every year, I say I will send out Christmas cards, and every year, I don’t. Or I get them out so late that they only go to people close enough that I can deliver the cards directly to their hands. Not this year! This year, I am prepared! I will buy cards! I will get stamps! I will do this all before December is over!

While I was hunting down the perfect holiday cards, I found a bunch of bookish ones to share with you all, since bookish Christmas cards are obviously the best Christmas cards. Lots of these come in singles or multi-packs, so make sure you check if you’re planning to order more than one.

I would like very much to trade places with the girl on this card that wishes a “storybook Christmas.” A cup of tea, stack of books, and some presents, please.

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This one would be perfect tucked into a nice tall pile of books under the tree.

stacks-of-christmas-joy

Grow your card recipients’ hearts three sizes larger with this quote from The Grinch who Stole Christmas.

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You can find this quote from Ebeneezer Scrooge’s conversion everywhere come Christmas, but I love the illustration on these cards particularly.

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No literary round-up is complete (apparently) without something Jane Austen-themed , so check out this Christmas bookshelf including Sense & Sensibility & Santa and Christmas Persuasion. (These are a download, so you don’t have to wait for shipping! Just get some cardstock and print them out!)

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Can’t decide on just one book to recall this Christmas? Here’s a multipack of letterpress cards with quotes from A.A. Milne, Charles Dickens, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Louisa May Alcott, Washington Irving, Christina Rosetti, and William Shakespeare.

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Want something a little less holiday-specific? I’m in love with this poem from Pulitzer-prize-winning poet Mary Oliver. I’m half tempted to get this hand-typed card just to frame and hang on my wall.

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Welcome in the New Year with hope and happiness and Tennyson and these lovely snowdrops.

Alfred-Tennyson-New-Years-Card

For a bookish Hanukkah, here’s a printable book-and-Menorah card. (Seriously, printables are so perfect for last-minute gifts. Do not underestimate the wonder of printables. Go buy yourself cardstock now so you are prepared for holiday emergencies.)

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This type-writer correction Hanukkah card is perfect for the editor in your life.

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That same Etsy seller has this gorgeous letterpress Hanukkah book cover greeting card. Seriously. Look how pretty. It is not, as I first thought, the whole story of Hanukkah–it’s blank inside–but still pretty! Still bookish! (I liked the idea of sending out the whole story behind the holiday so much that I started looking for Christmas equivalents and found these, but then the Hanukkah one being blank inside stole my thunder.)

Hanukkah-storybook

And finally, if you want to cast a wide net with your greeting cards December-holiday-wise, these customizable find-a-holiday cards are sure to please any word-nerd on your list.

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Go now! Buy! Print! Address! Mail! You too can send your holiday cards out in a timely fashion!

BONUS: Post your Christmas cards with these bookish stamps:

Charlie Brown Christmas stamps

Maya Angelou Stamps
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Harry Potter Stamps
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