12 Custom Cards to Wish Everyone a "Happy Hanukkah"
Send these cheerful correspondences to family, friends, and neighbors—near and far—during the Festival of Lights.
Choosing, ordering, and mailing out the perfect holiday card is a happy task. Amid cooking latkes and lighting the menorah, you will want to send your well wishes during Hanukkah with a note that's delightful for all your friends and family. In Hanukkahs past, you may have simply graced your family's holiday card. Now, you're the one creating your own season's greetings—so which to choose? Here, we have compiled some of the most elegant Hanukkah cards that have caught our eye this season.
Whether you're looking for a card with minimalist, fill-in-the-blank options, a modern aesthetic with personalized photography, rich letterpress with tasteful typography, or whimsical illustrations with artistic flair, you'll be pleased to know that we have options to fit every style. Find something that speaks to you. Sometimes it's easier to base the card off of your year, or even include a family photo in with a personalized message like the one pictured here from Yao Cheng Design at Minted. Traditional motifs of the holiday—menorahs and taper candles, the star of David, and dreidels galore—inspire many of these Hanukkah cards, and they also serve as simple reminders of the holiday's importance and meaning.
Whatever your vision, consider ordering your Hanukkah cards early so you have time to write personal messages to each friend or family member with time to spare in sending them out. You'll want to ensure that you get your cards in the mail so they arrive at your guests early on in the holiday before the new year. You wouldn't want to get a holiday card after the festivities are over, would you?
Browse our favorite finds here: There is something in this list for everyone, and each one pairs beautifully with a gift.
Modern Menorah Card
In this bold style, frame your favorite photograph with the eight candles of a menorah, plus the shammash. Along the bottom, you can provide a simple holiday greeting and your family signature. And, in the spirit of giving—for every order placed, they will plant one new tree.
Shop Now: Paper Culture Modern Menorah Cards, $17 for 10, paperculture.com.
Twelve Tribes Card
One of our editors' favorites, Rifle Paper Co. offers this whimsical blue and white illustration in their signature style to wish friends and family a happy Hanukkah. A blank interior lets your handwritten note take center stage.
Shop Now: Rifle Paper Co. "Twelve Tribes" Menorah Greeting Cards, $18 for 6, riflepaperco.com.
Clean Line Multi-Image Card
Why pick one photo off your Instagram when you can share the whole grid? Customize this card with your favorite photographs and choose from seven back-of-card designs for a personalized greeting.
Shop Now: Artifact Uprising Clean Line Multi-Image Cards, $48 for 20, artifactuprising.com.
"Happy Hanukkah" Dots Card
Printed in Minneapolis, this modern design is made of kraft paper with copper foil text, soy-based inks, and dot details.
Shop Now: Modern Tribe "Happy Hanukkah" Dots Cards, $16 for 8, moderntribe.com.
Painted Pine Leaves Card
Minted offers a wide array of designs created by its expansive network of independent artists. For her printed cards, Maine-based artist Katherine Watson begins each design with a watercolor painting or hand-carved linoleum block, which is turned into a card design and individually foil-stamped.
Shop Now: Katherine Watson Painted Pine Leaves Card, $65 for 25, minted.com.
Eight Dreidels for Hanukkah Card
Showcasing a detail from "Eight Dreidels for Hanukkah," this vivid illustration was created by noted American artist Mark Podwal (born 1945), whose work imaginatively illuminates Jewish legend, history, and tradition.
Shop Now: Podwal "Eight Dreidels for Hanukkah" Holiday Cards, $9 for 20, store.metmuseum.org.
Love and Light Card
Share good intentions with this elegant Hanukkah card. The letterpress is printed on soft light blue colored stock paper and gold foil stamping for an added touch of magic.
Shop Now: Elum Hanukkah Light Cards, $16 for 6, elum.com.
Potato Latkes Card
The classic hand-drawn illustrations of Mr. Boddington show dreidels, menorahs, and matzo meal on this card. Plus, it comes with a recipe for 24 perfect little latkes.
Shop Now: Mr. Boddington "Happy Latke" Hanukkah Greeting Cards, $18 for 6, mrboddington.com.
Many holy scripts refer to the pomegranate seed, paying tribute to the beauty of the blooming pomegranate and the taste of its fruit. This card's festive floral design is printed in beautiful gold foil—with pomegranates, greenery, and a single white dove—makes a beautiful and ornate statement.
Shop Now: Idle Wild Co. Hanukkah Pomegranates Cards, $18 for 8, idlewildco.com.
"Happy Hanukkah!" Menorah Card
From the studio of illustrator Ivy Brown, send warmth and light with this beautiful wreath menorah greeting card, wishing your family and friends a "Happy Hanukkah!"
Shop Now: Ivy & Ink Design Studio "Happy Hanukkah!" Menorah Card, $13.50 for 5, ivyandinkdesign.com.
Festive Dreidel Card
This Hanukkah card—a one-of-a-kind work by Atlanta-based illustrator Erin McManness—features a hand-drawn dreidel with lovely holly and berry accents. It's printed in America on 100% recycled paper, and one dollar from every sale is donated to her reforestation partner, One Tree Planted.
Shop Now: Paper Raven Co. Festive Dreidel Hanukkah Cards, $18 for 8, shoppaperravenco.com.