‘Tis the season for sending holiday cards, and the cost of cards — depending on how many you send out — can add up quickly. Don’t waste all of your shopping money on holiday cards!

We looked at past year sales and made a list of the best places to score your holiday cards. Plus, we even found fun digital options to save you money on postage.

Don’t forget to download the KCL app to save all season long.

 

1. Buy holiday cards from Costco for $0.28 each.

Costco is the cheapest overall for physical cards, and there are no coupons or sales on holiday cards, so buy whenever you want. You do have to be a member to order from Costco Photos.

The first set of 50 cards you buy is only $13.99 — which comes out to be $0.28 each. Plus, you can add 25 more cards for just $5.49 when you check out. The cards include foil-lined envelopes as well.

  • 50 cards: $13.99 ($0.28 each)
  • 75 cards: $19.48 total ($0.26 each)
  • 100 cards: $24.97 total ($0.25 each)
  • 125 cards: $30.46 total ($0.24 each)

 

2. Save up to 60% with Groupon or LivingSocial vouchers at Staples.

During November & December time, Groupon and LivingSocial will offer great deals at Staples. All you have to do is purchase your voucher, order your cards from Staples.com, and pick them up for free in the store.

Regular price for 5 x 7 cards:

  • 25 cards: $1 each
  • 50 cards: $0.88 each
  • 100 cards: $0.82 each
  • 200 cards: $0.77 each

What you’ll actually pay:

  • 25 cards: $0.48 each
  • 50 cards: $0.40 each
  • 100 cards: $0.40 each
  • 200 cards: $0.31 each

 

3. Save 75% when you buy holiday cards from Zazzle in November.

During Black Friday in 2020, Zazzle had custom holiday cards on sale for 60% off plus an additional 15% off.

To be notified first, subscribe to emails for VIP early access and special coupon codes.

Regular price for 5 x 7 cards:

  • 25 cards: $1.92 each
  • 50 cards: $1.80 each

What you’ll actually pay:

  • 25 cards: $0.65 each
  • 50 cards: $0.61 each

 

4. Buy cards from Walgreens during Black Friday for 60% off.

In 2020, Walgreens offered 60% off all cards and premium stationery during Black Friday thru Cyber Monday.

If you miss out during Black Friday, watch for another 50% off sale on photo cards starting the first week of December.

Regular price for 5 x 7 cards:

  • 20 cards: $0.99 each
  • 80 cards: $0.99 each

What you’ll actually pay:

  • 20 cards: $0.40 each
  • 80 cards: $0.32 each

 

5. Get cards through Vistaprint for 60% off.

Vistaprint offers up to 60% off holiday cards in November in the middle of the month and then again for Black Friday.

During the first week of December, for three days you could get 60% off. Make sure to subscribe to emails so you never miss a deal.

Regular price for 5 x 7 cards:

  • 20 cards: $1.63 each
  • 50 cards: $1.49 each

What you’ll actually pay:

  • 20 cards: $0.65 each
  • 50 cards: $0.60 each

TIP: Shop through Rakuten to earn an extra 3%+ cash back on these sites.

 

6. Score holiday photo cards with a photo session for $14.99 at JCPenney.

In 2020, JCPenney Studio offered a deal where you could get a photo session for $14.99. After the photo session, you could use a coupon for 4×7 holiday photo cards for just $0.49 each when you buy 48. This was a great deal, because then you got your photos done too!

 

 

7. Support a small business with handmade cards from Etsy.

Etsy offers a variety of card options from handmade to digital downloads. Since each product is listed individually from the seller, sales may vary. Digital cards can be used to send out through e-mail/text, or you can use the file to formally print them.

Plus, when you order from Etsy, you are supporting a small business. Win-win!

 

8. Send electronic cards for free with Evite.


Evite is a nontraditional way to send cards. They have tons of free designs for any holiday. It’s as simple as customizing your card and emailing it out to your loved ones.

9. Use Canva or PicMonkey to create free holiday cards. Then print them at home.

Put your creative pants on and design your own holiday cards for free with the help of Canva or PicMonkey. Choose your favorite pre-made design, upload a family photo, change the text, and you’re done!

Send digital files to family and friends for free, or print them yourself for pennies on the dollar.

PRO TIP: You can use Canva to create your own personalized family newsletter, print it in color at Staples or photocopy at your local library, and send it in lieu of the traditional card.

 

10. Score boxed Christmas cards on Amazon for $0.22 each.

If you don’t mind leaving out a personalized photo of yourself and your family, be sure to keep an eye out on KCL and Amazon for great deals on boxed Christmas cards throughout the year. Right now, you can score a 16-pack of Hallmark cards for $3.45 ($0.22 each).

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