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Card Attack


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Thanksgiving is behind us and Christmas and Hanukah are less than a month away. Translation: The annual holiday card rush is about to begin. But before you start fretting over where you’ll find the perfect cards for all your friends and family, let us offer a few suggestions. If you’re the type of person who sends a smattering of greetings when the mood strikes, check out Art School Girl’s retro-cool, one-of-a-kind letter-pressed “merry little cards” with coordinating envelopes made from 1930’s wrapping paper, like the blue and white version above. We also love the graphic simplicity of Binth’s bi-fold designs (all printed on recycled paper) with winter motifs like snow-covered mountains and candy canes. They come individually or in boxes of 6. If you’re the kind who methodically tackles an ever-enlarging holiday list, Seltzer Goods' wide selection of (post-consumer recycled paper and vegetable-ink printed) cards covers everything from Hanukah (see the excellent dreidel card) to Kwanza to non-holiday seasonal tidings. And the boxes of red and green poinsettia cards from Daisy Princess Paperie are so universal, you and all the people you send them to will never know they’re made from eco materials. Think of these suggestions—and the wrapping paper coverage to come—as a long-overdue return to sender.