Five New Design Trends for Your Holiday Greeting Card

If you don’t yet have your holiday greeting cards designed, printed and mailed, don’t worry – you still have time. According to the United States Postal Service, December 19 is the last day you can mail first class and be assured it will there by Christmas Eve.

Another reason not to worry: Hilburn Printing can help you make that deadline.

“The holiday season is the busiest time of year for everyone,” says Christy Johnson, manager of Hilburn Printing in Shreveport-Bossier. “Although we’d like to have those cards ready to go by December 1, with shopping, parties and work commitments, it can be challenging.”

Christy and her team of designers and printers stand ready to work with you up to the last minute to design a personalized greeting card that you’ll be proud to send and one that you’ll treasure for years to come.

“To serve our customers better, we keep abreast of the latest trends in holiday greeting cards, and use that knowledge to help clients create a one-of-a-kind card,” says Christy.

If you’re still on the fence about the design of your holiday greeting card, consider some of the trends. And then come in to meet with a Hilburn team member to get to work on your card.

Ornament Cards

“Ornament cards are really in this year,” says Christy. “You can personalize ornament cards with design elements including shapes, colors and special touches using foil or glitter. But the best thing about ornament cards is that you can hang them on your tree and enjoy them throughout the season.”

Design Trends

Hot design trends include: rounded corners, designs on the backs of cards, and images of winter greenery. But if you’re into tradition, don’t worry – classic designs and colors are always in style.

Merge with Technology

If you want to produce a cutting-edge card, consider printing a QR code on your physical card and linking to a family website, blog or even newsletter. It’s novel, fun and invites interaction with your card recipient.


If you want your card to evoke a more nostalgic feeling, consider a holiday chalkboard card. Thanks to the revived popularity of the chalkboard, these designs incorporate fonts that mimic handwriting on chalkboard with illustrations and photographs. You get a card that feels more personal and one that harkens back to simpler days.

Modern Retro

With this trend, designers are modernizing the vintage look with elements such as banners, old school fonts and softer, simpler color palettes. Like the chalkboard cards, modern retro is a nod to nostalgia, but one with a modern twist.

Let’s Design Together

Whether you like one of these trends, have your own design idea, or just want to brainstorm together, the team at Hilburn Printing is ready to work with you.

Call 318.868.8868 or come by the shop at 1325 Captain Shreve Drive in Shreveport and let’s design your card together!