21 Christmas cards you need to send to your bookloving friends

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016

It's time to start picking out and sending out your Christmas cards! If you've got some picky bookish friends, this post is just for you. I've selected some of the most unique, quirky Christmas cards that I've ever come across and am sure they are bound to appeal!

Charles Dickens would be proud. This gorgeous handmade papercut card by utensilOpaperart is reminiscent of vintage books perfect for any booklover.

A steal in a pack of four by Bunty and Bianco* these witty literary quotes from popular books are decidedly modern in appeal. Quotes are:
"Miracles happen on Christmas, Pat. Everybody knows that shit." 
-Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook. 

 "What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!" 
- Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 

 "Bell, Dong, Ding; Hammer, Clang, Clash. Oh glorious, oh glorious." 
- Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol 

 "It was the beginning of the greatest Christmas ever. Little food. No presents. But there was a snowman in their basement." 
- Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

Something more traditional? Shakespeare holiday quotes on vintage-style postcards by Sunshine and Ravioli*.

Lovely letterpress card by letterarypress* with an A.A. Milne quote:
But, Oh! Father Christmas, if you love me at all -- bring me a big, red india-rubber ball."

Prefer an assortment? letterarypress* also offers a set of 8 with quotes from Louisa May Alcott, Charles Dickens, Washington Irving, A.A. Milne, Christina Rossetti, Sir Walter Scott, Shakespeare, and Laura Ingalls Wilder.

I had to include something Alice in Wonderland-themed! Here's a watercolour Christmas card by PaperCloudSky for those who love Alice, Alice ... Alice!

Fascinated with authors? Here are cards depicting British authors' homes in Christmas scenes (or not) by the amazing artist AmandWhiteDesign*. Choose a set of six showing the homes of William Wordsworth, Emily Dickenson, Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, Benjamin Franklin, John Keats, Bronte sisters, Sylvia Plath and Beatrix Potter. 

Any favourites?

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