10 Unique, Family Christmas Greetings Card Ideas

It’s time to start thinking about your family Christmas Greetings card! But this year, why not try something different? For many of my friends and family, the Christmas Greetings card that I mail them is the ONLY contact we have the entire year. That’s why I like to tell them what’s been going on in our lives in a non-boring and succinct way. Queue the Year-in-Review Family Christmas Greeting Card.

10 Unique Christmas Greeting Card Ideas

In a few short phrases, you can sum up your entire year in a cute card with photos and all. So here are 10 of the fun ideas of how you can do that.

#1 – Tidbits of info “Year-in-Review”

Think of all the highlights of the year and put them together into little tidbits of information. There’s no rules on this one. Click here to start designing a similar style.

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10 Unique Christmas Greeting Card Ideas
My family year-in-review Christmas card from 2014. We gave tidbits of highlights in a cute collage.

#2 – Joys of the year

For a more simple approach, just find the right photos to throw in. I found this idea here.

10 Unique Christmas Greeting Card Ideas
Joys of the year Christmas card.

#3 – 12 days of Christmas Greetings

Use your imagination on this one. Think of something that happened throughout the year that represents the numbers 1 through 12. Check out this blog for more cute ideas.

10 Unique Christmas Greeting Card Ideas
12 Days of Christmas card.

#4 – Crossword puzzle

If you want to give your friends and family a challenge, give them a year-in-review in the form of a crossword puzzle. Be creative. If you want to make it easy on them, you can put a key with the answers on the bottom.

10 Unique Christmas Greeting Card Ideas
Crossword puzzle family Christmas card.

#5 – Christmas Greetings trivia

Similar to the idea above, this was our Christmas card last year. With just a few trivia questions, you can sum up your year and entertain your family and friends at the same time.

10 Unique Christmas Greeting Card Ideas
Family trivia Christmas card.

#6 – Photos for each month of the year

I love this idea! Find 12 photos that best sum up each month of that year. Simple but so cute.

Christmas card, year in review
Months in the year family Christmas card.

#7 – Tri-fold newsletter style

Try making your year in review similar to a newsletter or newspaper format for a unique look that is easy and fun to read.

10 Unique Christmas Greeting Card Ideas
Family Christmas card, newsletter style.

#8 – Fill-in-the-blanks

This option is by far the easiest and least time-consuming, yet still freaking cute. Just click here and pick out your favorite template.

10 Unique Christmas Greeting Card Ideas
Fill-in-the-blanks Christmas card

#9 – Silhouettes

Sometimes you don’t need any photos at all. These cute silhouettes tell the same story about your year in a different way.

10 Unique Christmas Greeting Card Ideas
Family Christmas greetings card with silhouettes

#10 – Calendar clock

Similar to the idea above about finding a photo that fits for each month of the year, this idea display your year like the face of a clock. Very cute.

10 Unique Christmas Greeting Card Ideas
Clock family Christmas card

What year-in-review Christmas greetings card ideas do you have? Leave them in the comments below.

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