5 Ideas for Your Dog-Centric Holiday Greeting Card This Year

Spread holiday cheer with a photo greeting card featuring your pride and joy: your dog.


Holiday photo greeting cards allow you to show off the loved ones in your life. But what if your humans shy away from the camera? Or perhaps only furry family members fill your home. Not to worry: Plenty of holiday photo cards feature a dog-centric theme.

Here are five favorites — some funny, others simply punny — and an excellent e-card for those who procrastinate like I do.

1. North Pole Form 1225B by Minted

Minted offers other pet-centric holiday photo cards, as well, including the clever Come! They Told Me card included at the top of this story.

2. Happy Howlidays! by Paperstyle

Paperstyle also has additional pet-centric photo cards within its overall holiday category.

3. Happy Everything by PhotoCardsDirect.com

PhotoCardsDirect.com has an abundance of pet-centric holiday photo cards from which to choose.

4. Santa’s Little Helpers by Tiny Prints

Tiny Prints has a handful of other pet-centric photo cards within its overall holiday category, as well as this card that combines Christmas and Hanukkah greetings.

5. Happy Holidays from Our Litter to Yours by simplytoimpress.com

Simplytoimpress.com also offers additional pet-centric holiday photo cards, including many variations on the Fleas Navidog theme.

All of the above retailers have human-centric photo cards specific to Hanukkah, too. Any could easily star your furry family members.

Tips for creating and ordering holiday photo cards online:

  • Gather a few favorite photos of your dog or dogs, then choose cards that complement the images. If you lack design skills, simply look at the card as shown on the company’s website and follow the designer’s lead. For example, the “Come! They Told Me” card shows the perfect match between photo and theme. Play around with different combinations until you find a favorite one.
  • Only use high-quality photos with the minimum resolution recommended by the card company. Also, reject photos with blur or red eye.
  • Get started ASAP. Factor in delivery time of the cards, as well as sending time to the recipients. Also pad the timeline for procrastination on your part.

Speaking of procrastination: I rarely get my greetings in the mail before the end of the holiday season. If you also wait until the very last minute, consider using an e-card company such as Petzooba. I found more than a few I would personalize, including this fun one that puts your pups in a music video and also on the cover of Modern Dog magazine:

Do your dogs star in your holiday photo cards? If so, please share them in the comments! We’d all love to see them.

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