Christmas Greetings

The first commercial Christmas card illustrated in 1843 by John Callcott Horsley, for the first director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, Sir Henry Cole


Charles & Ray Eames, 1946…

Rob Ryan

Artists' Christmas cards: Rob Ryan's Christmas card

R.O. Blechman


Steven Guarnaccia

Steven Guarnaccia

Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey

Ilonka Karasz, 1950…

Julian Trevelyan…thank you Smithsonian

Ben Nicholson

Noche Crist, 1962…

Kay Sage, artist and wife of Yves Tanguy, 1959……Holiday Cards Glee Mail Sage

Kay Sage, 1962…

Holiday Cards Glee Mail Sage

Arnold Newman, 1958…

Holiday Cards Glee Mail Newman

August Arp, 1922…

Holiday Cards Glee Mail Arp

Frederick Hammersley

Holiday Cards Glee Mail Hammersley

Alfred Frueh

Holiday Cards Glee Mail Frueh

Max Weber, 1934…

Holiday Cards Glee Mail Weber

Abril Lamarque, 1930…

Holiday Cards Glee Mail Lamarque

Dan Flavin, 1962…

Holiday Cards Glee Mail Flavin

Disney animator Eyving Earl‘s Christmas card from 1968…

Bjorn Rune Lie

Alison Carmichael

Quentin Blake

…and the good people at Christmas By Colour asked a number of designers to associate Pantone colours with the season, coming up with some delightful Christmas cards with an English bent…

It’s time to wrap it up…



with the 40 contenders…

The shortlist is...

…and the final 8…

No coal for these guys

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