Cool, home-grown cards to send to your loved ones this festive season!
We don’t know about you, but receiving a Christmas card in the post is always exciting and really does highlight the fact that Christmas is only 35 days away! Our living rooms quickly turn into our very own card shops, with plenty of Santa Clauses, reindeer and robins gracing the shelves of our little Hong Kong homes. There’s something about the feeling of sitting down to write a card that you just can’t get from wishing someone ‘a Merry Xmas’ on their Facebook wall, and this year we’re getting all mushy over these home-grown Christmas cards that capture the essence of Christmas in the 852! We’ve rounded up our favourites (be sure to check out our full roundup here), snuggled up on the sofa and popped the kettle on, ready for an evening of putting old-fashioned pen to paper…
A collection of both Sassy and sweet messages, Nocturnal Paper brings a personal touch to all of their greeting cards, deterring you from yet another last-minute Christmas job bought from the old lady selling both birds and stationary. Hand-drawn and filled with festive puns, you’re sure to avoid that overly soppy message – slightly lost in translation – and give those on your Christmas list a card to keep! All of the cards can be bought on Etsy, so be sure to snap one up in time for it to be delivered. Check out our guide to Etsy here for a little extra help with your holiday shopping!
Find it: Available on Etsy for $31.85 each.
A great find for those looking to send a Christmas message across the pond, these cards have been inspired by everyday icons of contemporary Asia, which celebrate the unique and vibrant culture of the place we love to call home! These detailed and hand-drawn illustrations are full of cool phrases and messages, injecting a little bit of Hong Kong into the life of those we love. Make sure to browse their online store for tons of cute ceramics, bags and t-shirts adorned with original prints – they’ll have you bursting with pride!
Find it: Snap up a set of five cards here for $117.
We love Lionrock Press, an absolute staple when it comes to an occasion card that’s unique and of course, home-grown! Their designs pay homage to Chinese culture and iconic, Hong Kong landmarks, which make a great addition to the mantlepiece come Christmas time. Be sure to check them out at the holiday fairs, order one (or two) online or pop in to a Bookazine store as 100% of their proceeds are given directly to Hong Kong charity, Mother’s Choice!
Find it here: Available by emailing your order to firstname.lastname@example.org
This boutique stationary brand has your back this Christmas with heaps of ultra-cute holiday cards. They’re sure to get you in the mood as you pour that perfect cup of tea and get to writing! Printed by hand and entirely customisable, choose from dainty and delicate designs that are sure to ensue a chorus of ‘aww’. Featuring snowflakes, reindeer, snowmen and all things merry and bright, you can even opt to design a card in the shape of a bauble for a unique and sentimental tree ornament.
Find it here: Available online with prices starting from $40.
Forget Me Nots
Shop Christmas goodies galore with Forget Me Nots’ huge range of seasonal greeting cards! Whether you’re on the prowl for witty, cute or a more traditional style card, you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice with their festive collection. We also love their gift tag and wrapping sets which give us hope of creating those Pinterest-inspired presents for under the tree, as well as their adorable ‘letter to Santa’ that has us forever wishing that we still believed!
Find it here: Available online from $20
Biscuit Moon Designs
Biscuit Moon Designs never fail to delight us with their intricate and gorgeous prints which combine Asian culture and all things festive! We cherish their personal touches that allow you to combine your favourite photos with a cute message, perfect for sending cards to the family or as a special keepsake.
Find it here: Order yours online by sending an email to email@example.com
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