20+ Christmas Cards Ideas to Get You Inspired for the Holidays

Create your own Christmas card using your photos or those of your friends

20+ Christmas Cards Ideas to Get You Inspired for the Holidays

There is nothing quite like the feeling of Christmas being upon us. However, as the years roll by, the challenge of coming up with fresh and creative ideas for holiday cards can leave even the most spirited individuals feeling a little Grinch-like.

Unboring by Reface, the AI-powered web platform, offers the solution to sprinkle a touch of magic to your Christmas card ideas game. This year, say goodbye to the creative rut you’re in and embrace the convenience of creating unique, personalized content in just a few clicks.

In short, with the assistance of the latest AI technologies, you can create your own Christmas card using your photos or those of your friends. You can produce animated greeting content and inject humor into regular greetings. We recommend experimenting and generating as many different ideas as possible.

The Evolution of Christmas Cards 🎁🎄

Before we jump into the ins and outs of creating AI Christmas cards, let’s look back at the history of Christmas cards and how they came about. Before the age of smartphones, the tradition of sending Christmas cards had very humble beginnings. The concept of exchanging holiday greetings gained popularity in the mid-19th century. The first Christmas card, created in 1843, featured a festive scene of a family raising a toast, accompanied by the message, "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You."

 Vintage Christmas Cards
The world’s first Christmas card commissioned by Sir Henry Cole and designed by John Callcott Horsley in 1843. Source: Rosenberg Library Museum

These early Christmas cards were considered works of art. Hand-painted and decorated with intricate details, these cards often displayed scenes of winter landscapes, festive meals, and symbolic images of goodwill. 

As printing technology advanced, the mass production of Christmas cards became possible. The late 19th century saw the rise of commercially produced cards featuring colorful images and sentimental messages. 

In the early 20th century, Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements influenced Christmas card designs, leading to more modern representations of the holiday. The use of bright colors, geometric shapes, and innovative printing techniques became more and more common, giving Christmas cards a more contemporary feel.

Now, in the present day, the digital age has brought in a new era of Christmas cards. We've gone beyond traditional paper cards and now also have the convenience of e-cards. While the holiday spirit of Christmas cards remains, the methods of creating them have evolved, allowing individuals to express their holiday sentiments with a blend of creativity and technology.

These days, tools like Unboring by Reface embrace the spirit of traditional Christmas cards whilst making use of the convenience and innovation of AI. Let's explore how Unboring is revolutionizing the way we create and share our holiday greetings in the 21st century.

☃️ How to Design Your Own Christmas Card
with AI

How to Design Your Own Christmas Card with AI
Unboring by Reface

Now, let's look into the three main ways that Unboring adds a little magic to your holiday cards so you can get some Christmas card inspo:

1. Animate Your Photo with a Themed Song:

Add some festive magic to any photo by animating it and adding some Christmas music. Imagine the smile on your loved one’s face when they open their card and see your face smiling and dancing along to a classic Christmas tune. This not only adds a dynamic element to your holiday photos but also adds a sentimental touch that will be sure to leave a lasting memory for the recipient.

Animate Your Photo with a Themed Christmas Song
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Unboring offers a catalog of songs for you to choose from, so click here to find your favorite and start animating right away.


2. Face Swap into Different Christmas Stories:

We’ve written about face swapping in the past, so if you haven’t yet read our article about how to face swap in four easy steps, we suggest you do! Unboring has a Christmas category where you can swap faces with some of cool retro Christmas images.

Face Swap into Different Christmas Stories

Also, you can face swap with Snow White, Barbie and Ken, Maleficent, and many other famous characters, adding a touch of personalized fun to any old selfie. To start face-swapping and adding some Christmas magic to your photos, click here.

3. Restyle Pictures in Christmas Cartoon Style:

Imagine the joy on the faces of the little ones in your family when they see your photo magically transformed into a whimsical cartoon version. Unboring’s restyling tool turns ordinary photos into works of art. And, with the festive season being upon us, Unboring has holiday-inspired restyling filters for you to try out. Whether you like the look of a traditional Christmas cartoon or picture yourself as more of a Grinch-like figure, we’ve got you covered.

With Unboring, designing your own Christmas card becomes easier than ever, offering a plethora of creative options that will stand out against all the store-bought cards.

15 DIY Christmas Card Design Ideas ❄️

If you’re lacking inspiration and looking for easy Christmas card design ideas, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most creative ideas for you to use this holiday season. From traditional and heartwarming to quirky and unconventional, these DIY Christmas card ideas are sure to inspire you.

  1. Handprint Reindeer Cards: Starting off with classic DIY Christmas cards, these cards feature small children’s handprints transformed into adorable reindeer antlers.
  2. Pop-Up Christmas Trees: Add a touch of 3D magic to your cards with pop-up Christmas trees that unfold when your loved one opens the card.
  3. Cinnamon Stick Reindeer: Create an adorable reindeer by using cinnamon sticks as antlers in order to create a festive and aromatic touch on your Christmas cards. 
  4. Felt Stocking Surprise: Craft miniature felt stockings and attach them to your cards. You could also slip a little treat or a heartfelt note inside each stocking, adding a personalized element to your Christmas greetings.
  5. Quilled Snowflakes: Elevate your card design with intricate, handcrafted, quilled snowflakes for a touch of elegance. If this seems a little complicated, grab some paper and a pair of scissors and start cutting out snowflakes instead.
  6. Stamped Snowmen: Use potato stamps to create a brigade of cute snowmen on your cards, adding a DIY touch to your holiday greeting cards.
  7. Fingerprint Wreaths: Showcase your family's fingerprints in the shape of a wreath, adding a sweet personal touch to your cards.
  8. Snowman Family Portrait: Craft a charming snowman family using cotton balls, buttons, and felt on your card. Personalize each snowman to represent members of your family, creating a heartwarming winter scene.
  9. Santa Hat Surprise: Draw or attach miniature Santa hats to your family photos, turning each member into a festive Santa Claus. This is sure to add a playful element to your holiday greetings.
  10. Glittering Christmas Lights: Create a string of glittering Christmas lights using colorful glue or sequins. This simple yet dazzling design will add a festive sparkle to your cards.
  11. Candy Cane Elegance: Incorporate real candy canes onto your cards, forming shapes or borders. Not only does this add a sweet treat, but it also infuses a traditional Christmas element.
  12. Penguin Pals: Create adorable little penguins using black and white construction paper. Arrange them in a playful formation on your cards, bringing a touch of Antarctic charm to your holiday greetings.
  13. Felt Mistletoe Magic: Attach small felt mistletoe bundles to your cards, encouraging your recipients to share a virtual kiss under the mistletoe for added holiday cheer.
  14. Gingerbread House Extravaganza: Draw or attach gingerbread house illustrations to your cards. Get creative with decorations, adding gumdrops, candy canes, and icing details for a deliciously festive touch.
  15. Photo Booth Fun: Incorporate a photo booth strip-style layout on your card featuring different festive expressions and poses. This playful design will add some personalization to your holiday greetings.

While these DIY ideas offer a plethora of creative options, Unboring by Reface takes the holiday card game to the next level with its AI-powered features and unlimited creative options.

The 20+ Christmas card designs mentioned above, along with the endless combinations of photos and restyling tools that Unboring offers, allow you to easily add a personalized touch to any greeting card. It's your opportunity to easily make Christmas cards, turning each greeting into a unique expression of holiday joy.

This Christmas, let your creativity shine and make your loved ones' faces light up with joy as they receive a card that reflects the magic of the season, courtesy of Unboring by Reface. With the perfect blend of traditional charm and cutting-edge technology, Unboring is here to make your holiday season a truly unforgettable one.