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Custom Christmas Cards Versus Generic Box Sets: Which Option Is Right for You?

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The holidays are approaching like a whirlwind, and it’s almost time to send out your annual Christmas cards again. Loading the family in the car and driving to a nearby stationery store to pick out box sets of Christmas cards is a beloved tradition for some. However, it is now easier than ever to quickly create personalized cards online without leaving your home. So, which option is right for you?

We think there are benefits to both options, so it is really up to you to figure out if you prefer convenience and customization or getting out of the house for a traditional jaunt to the stationery store. To help make your decision easier, here are a few pros and cons associated with custom cards versus box sets.


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When it comes to convenience, there is no comparison to purchasing your cards online. The holidays tend to get hectic for some, and if you find that you are running out of time to take care of your holiday preparations, buying cards online might save the day. With Tiny Print’s home delivery options, you can take care of more pressing needs without giving another thought to your holiday cards until they arrive at your doorstep.

Instant Gratification

If you like the immediacy of buying your Christmas cards and coming home with them the same day, then traditional box sets may be the right choice for you. When you purchase your cards online, you have to wait a few days to receive them (depending on the shipping speed you select). However, for some people, waiting a few days is a minor drawback compared to the many benefits that come with purchasing Christmas cards online. If you want personalized cards but think you’re out of time, try our Super Rush delivery options to make sure you get your cards within two business days.


One of the most attractive benefits of online Christmas cards is that they can be customized. Creating completely personalized cards is a fun experience that the entire family will enjoy. When you purchase cards online, you can choose from a wide variety of designs that match your personality.

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You can even add a family photo so that your loved ones can see how much your family has changed since they last saw you. Here are a few additional things you can customize when you order your cards online:

  • Font
  • Image
  • Wording

While shopping for store-bought cards may be a fun family tradition, purchasing cards online can become an anticipated tradition as well. Make it as enjoyable as possible by sitting down together and sipping hot cocoa while you look through the many different Christmas card designs available right here at Tiny Prints.


Some people enjoy the ease of driving to the store, looking through the available selections of Christmas card box sets, and buying the one they like best. The online purchasing process may be confusing for some, and they might wonder if the item they receive will actually match the image they saw online. Here at Tiny Prints, we take great effort to ensure that what you see on your screen is exactly what is delivered to your door. You can even order samples sent right to your door!

To add to the ease of ordering online, we can even deliver your Christmas cards directly to your friends, family members and business associates so that you don’t have to worry about it. If you prefer to include a hand-written note in each of your cards, it is better to have them delivered to your home so that you can further customize them as desired.



While Christmas card box sets from the store typically come in several attractive varieties, buyers often have more choices when purchasing online. This is partially because stores have limited shelf space that they can dedicate to holiday cards, while online stores do not have this problem. If you want your Christmas cards to be truly unique, or if you just want a larger variety of designs to choose from, shopping online is the way to go.

As you can see, there are many different benefits you can enjoy whether you choose to purchase Christmas card box sets from the store or customized cards online. Simply choose the option that works best for you based on your preferences.

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