There are lots of FREE Christmas e-cards available - and some of the best are on museum sites! There are some subscriber services created by independent artists and illustrators - usually working as a small team.
I'm trying to find what I might call "the niche site which has some artistic flair". Do let me know if you've found any not in my listing.
|Liverpool Museums: Vintage Christmas Cards|
- Christmas e-cards from the British Library - sacred and secular - include some really nice ones.
- Geffrye Museum - Christmas e-cards with a domestic orientation from this museum of the home.
- National Museums Liverpool - includes the general Christmas e-cards. All proceeds support National Museums Liverpool. The website also includes specific microsites for :
- Vintage Christmas and New Year e-cards this is one of my favourite sites - it has some really great images
- the Stewart Bale collection (black and white photos of Christmas stores from the 40s and 50s)
- National Museum of Wales - Christmas e-cards These includes some classic Welsh landscapes - in snow!
- Tate Museums - Tate Kids e-cards
- Museum of Fine Art, Boston - Christmas - includes lots of Japanese prints of winter scenes. It's quite difficult to spot the bit where it says "send an e-card". Look at the bottom left of the image - underneath "previous"
- Jacquie Lawson has now been around for a long time and comes up with new cards for every seasonal event.
- These are her Christmas ecards
- Prices for subscriptions I used to subscribe for those emergencies when you need to send a card fast but didn't renew my subscription this year as I find there cards a bit too "folksy" and was wondering what alternatives were on the market
- Skyblue Cards - offer animated cards with/without music. Being scottish they have
- Christmas cards AND
- New Year cards! I particularly liked their New Year card for an international audience.
- Prices is are very similar to Jacquie Lawson
- Ojolie is a husband and wife team producing online greetings cards. She's the artist.
- These are their Christmas / Hanukkah cards and lean towards the traditional rather than the modern. They look more digital somehow compared to Jacquie Lawsons.
- Prices are in dollars and very similar to competitors
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