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16 clever and creative Christmas cards that are actually funny

By Ching Yuen 2 December 2019

Christmas cards are a must for the holidays, even if you don’t have a tree or any presents to give. Instead of going for the boring cards with the same old snowman and reindeer designs this year, why not really bring the Christmas cheer and invest in some truly clever cards that you and your loved ones can have a laugh over? Here are some of our favourites.

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Urban Outfitters

Known for their quirky lifestyle items, Urban Outfitter’s Christmas cards do not disappoint! Playing on a multitude of puns, the cards range from worthy of a bemused chuckle to downright adorable, and let’s face it, we particularly like the Christmas sloths...

How much: Starting from $48 per card


With a whole section dedicated for Secret Santa shoppers—isn’t that just so clever?—ASOS sure has our back with witty cards, laying it on thick with comedy and satire. With designs like these, who wouldn’t want to receive one this Christmas? Really, Santa, please define ‘good’.

How much: Starting from $42.33 per card

Home Essentials

Invoking a New Yorker-style of parody, these Christmas cards from Home Essentials take us back to the days of newspaper comics, full of satirical illustrations and one-liners that pack a punch. Who knew that fitting Christmas and Santa into a metropolitan lifestyle would be such a good match?

How much: Starting from $40 per card

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Typo: Cotton On

Typo is a subsidiary brand under Cotton On that focuses on lifestyle gifts, stationery, house decor, and more. In light of the holidays, they’ve launched an atypical Christmas card collection with cartoon puns that are great for both kids and adults. Why not add your own punny Christmas greeting inside the card for an extra dimension of laughter? Don’t let the Christmas card get the best of you—give us your best jokes!

How much: Starting from $19 per card

Biscuit Moon Designs

Distinctively Hong Kong with a comedic flair—that’s the phrase to best describe Biscuit Moon’s collection of Christmas cards this year. From Santa Claus scaling the Bank of China Building to him hailing a red taxi, the Christmas cheer can be found in every corner of Hong Kong!

How much: Starting from $110 per pack (10 cards)


Handmade cards are getting less and less common in the market, but Paper-Roses is one of the few to insist upon their high-quality, handcrafted card production methods. Using 100 percent recycled paper, the designs are drawn on by hand, incorporating Christmas motifs with Chinese icons that results in an innovative Christmas card collection.

How much: Starting from $35 per card

The Lion Rock Press

The Lion Rock Press has put together a Charity Christmas Card collection, where 100 percent of the profits from their Christmas cards and wrapping paper sales will go towards Mother’s Choice charity organisation. For us, their creative idea of blending Santa into the Hong Kong nightscape—whether it’s taking selfies, FaceTiming his elves, or waiting at a local tailor’s—is already enough reason to buy their cards.

How much: Starting from $30 per card

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Ching Yuen


Having lived in Hong Kong, Beijing, and London sure is a fun fact whenever people try to guess Ching’s accent. She loves switching between all these language channels and her “mother tongue” is just determined by how many drinks she’s had for the night! She loves movies, travelling, and exploring cities, from hidden alleys to gourmet dining, so feel free to hit her up if you need any suggestions for dinner!