Canadian Guide to Holiday Photo Cards

With Christmas right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to order your holiday photo cards. Comparing holiday card makers is time consuming and tricky. This year, I’m here to help. I’m profiling cards by Artifact Uprising, Tiny Prints, Vista Print and Minted. For each card maker, you will find information on shipping, pricing, promotional codes, sample cards and links to my favourite designs.

Artifact Uprising

Artifact uprising is the perfect place to order your Christmas cards if you are into modern and minimal designs. They have a beautiful website full of eye candy and other awesome products like albums, calendars and prints. An added bonus is that many of their designs are compatible with iPhone and Instagram photos.

Favourite Design: Simple Hand Lettered Holiday Card


Promo Code: Use the promo code BRIGHT10 for 10% off your first order

Order Deadline and Shipping Details: Shipping to my home is Calgary, Alberta is $20.00USD. Artifact Uprising uses FedEx International Economy Service for international shipping. Approximate shipping time is 3 to 6 business days. Artifact Uprising is recommending that you order by December 7th to guarantee arrival in Canada by December 24th.

Order Total: $141.80 Canadian (This includes 50 cards, basic white envelopes, shipping, taxes and the discount code)

Cost Per Card: $2.83 Canadian

Tiny Prints

Tiny Prints is another American greeting card company that has a huge selection of cards. With Tiny prints you can customize the shape of the card, change the font colours, add pre-addressed envelopes ($0.50 a card), and even have the cards sent directly to your recipients ($0.30 plus postage). This options is perfect for busy moms.

Favourite Design: Glorious Rejoice Christmas with White Glitter

tiny-prints-christmasPromo Code: Use the promo code UPTO40NOV for 40% off your holiday card order (Ends 11/17 but you can find their latest promotions here)

Order Deadline and Shipping Details: When you place an order with tiny prints, they give you an estimated delivery date at check out. Canadian customers have two options for shipping from Tiny Prints. The first option is the Canada Economy ($15.00USD). It takes 6-9 business days. The second option is International Priority shipping  ($30.00 USD). It takes 4-7 business days.

Order Total: $129.66 Canadian (This includes 50 cards, basic white envelopes, shipping and discount code) Canadian sales taxes and duty are not included in this price.

Cost Per Card: $2.59 Canadian

Vista Print

Vista Print is a Canadian company offering very affordable Christmas cards! The best thing about Vista Print is that  you don’t have to deal with duty, taxes and converting money from American to Canadian dollars. Vista Print is the ideal option if you are looking to keep your costs down and save a bit of money this holiday season.

Favourite Designs: Joyful and  Very Merry


Promo Code: Use the promo code GETREADY for 50% off your holiday card order (Ends 11/20).

Order Deadline and Shipping Details: When you order with Vista Print, you have three shipping options. Express+ costs $19.99 CAN and has your cards delivered in 3 business days. Standard delivery costs $12.99 CAN and takes 5 business days. Finally, Economy delivery costs $7.99 CAN and takes 10 business days.

Order Total: $49.32 Canadian (This includes 50 cards, basic white envelopes, economy shipping, all taxes and the promo code discount)

Cost Per Card: $0.99 Canadian


Minted is a premium American card brand that offers hundreds of photo card templates. This site has lots of pretty feminine designs, like the one below. These are perfect when you plan on using an image from the spring or summer in your photo template. An added bonus with Minted is that they offer envelopes that are pre-addressed to your card recipients at no extra cost.

Favourite Design: Watercolor Winter Holiday Petite Cards


Promo Code: Use the promo code HOLIDAY15 for 15% off your holiday card order (Ends 11/22 but you can see their latest promotions here)

Order Deadline and Shipping Details: When you order with Minted, you are given estimated delivery times at checkout. With Minted, there are two international shipping options to Canada. Standard International shipping is $15.00 USD (7 to 9 business days) and Priority International shipping is $35.00 USD (5 to 7 business days).

Order Total: $179.11 Canadian for 50 cards (This includes basic white envelopes, standard international shipping and the HOLIDAY15 promo code discount). Taxes and duty are not included.

Cost Per Card: $3.58 Canadian


Artifact Uprising, Tiny Prints, Vista Print and Minted each offer something different to their customers. As a consumer, you need to weigh alls he options and make the decision that’s best for you.

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Kristen Holm Photography

Calgary, Alberta