10 Cool Holiday Cards in Red

October 15, 2013

How much does color influence sentiment in holiday card design? Quite a bit, I think, perhaps best evidenced by the emotional and traditional associations we make with color. Valentine’s Day cards are often red for passion and romance, for example, and Christmas cards are often red – half of the traditional red-green Christmas color combination. Red is also attention-getting, nearly impossible to ignore in the mailbox, so it might be the best holiday card color when you want to ensure your sentiments are noticed. Different shades of red can influence different emotions, and red hues can work together or with other other colors to form the basis for striking holiday card designs. For your inspiration, here are 10 cool holiday cards in red.

1.  Tri-fold die-cut holiday card by Sarah Parker

This holiday card features the crisp contrast of red and white on layered, die-cut illustrations.Tri-fold Laser Cut Holiday Card on Behance - Google Chrome_2013-10-09_10-33-29-Optimized 

2.  Holiday card by Brian White

Red “Season’s Greetings” text is made even more bold with complementary black fonts on an uncoated white holiday card paper stock. The snowflake is a nice touch.holiday card on Behance - Google Chrome_2013-10-09_10-35-13-Optimized 

3.  I’ll be home for Christmas by foreignspell

The hand-doodled appearance of this holiday card seems to lend itself to heartfelt sentiment. This type of holiday card design can be twice as powerful as more elegantly designed cards.20% off with SFETSYHOLIDAY2012 - home for ... foreignspell foreig… - Google _2013-10-09_10-37-09-Optimized 

4.  AMI Kids holiday card by Alexander Kusminov

This isn’t a photo: the designer actually modeled thousands of candy canes in Cinema 4D to create this holiday card.AMI Kids Holiday Card on Behance - Google Chrome_2013-10-09_10-38-51-Optimized 

5.  Holiday card by Chava Oropesa

This unique holiday card features fun copy on a red background with multiple folds.Holiday Card 2012 on Behance - Google Chrome_2013-10-09_10-40-59-Optimized 

6.  Oh Christmas tree holiday card by Yellow Chair Design

Simple, yet powerful, copy rules when the designer incorporates large fonts in a tree-shaped layout on an unexpected-yet-aesthetically brilliant tan background. The holiday card is delivered in a red envelope as well.Oh Christmas Tree (Red) - Holiday Card (set of ... Christmastime is… - Google _2013-10-09_10-42-21-Optimized 

7.  Valentine’s Day Card by McMillian and Furlow

This cool red Valentine’s Day card design is for a corporate firm, and accordingly features social media icons below the main text. Their placement is elegant, not invasive or distracting, and likely generates a lot of social media followups.M F Valentine's Day Card on Behance - Google Chrome_2013-10-09_10-44-12-Optimized 

8.  Christmas card by Jenna Elise Marshall

I love the way the designer incorporated different red hues into patterns to make this Christmas card come to life.2012 Christmas Card on Behance - Google Chrome_2013-10-09_10-45-58-Optimized 

9.  Noel the Reindeer by Chris Prior

This holiday card design is super-clever: a string dangles from the reindeer’s antlers and to form a bright red ornament on its nose.Noel The Reindeer on Behance - Google Chrome_2013-10-09_10-47-21-Optimized

10.  Deck the Hauls holiday card by Ashley Vetter

Another clever red Christmas card, this one features a fun and non-clichéd pun plus a semi-truck ornament.K-Limited Holiday Card on Behance - Google Chrome_2013-10-09_10-48-58-Optimized

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About Brian Morris

Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

Will you be selling the Red/White Seasons Greetings Deer 3 d later cut card again? I love it!!

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January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

Hi Benjamin - I agree, it is a wonderful design! You'll have to follow the link and inquire directly with the designer about buying it, however. Best of luck!

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