Support independent artists this holiday season!
2020 has been a tough year for a multitude of reasons. With this holiday season looking a little different than “normal” for everyone, it’s nice to hold onto as much regularity as one can by maintaining routine traditions this season like sending holiday cards! And no, I’m not talking about the ones of you and your three sisters hugging for the first time all year and wearing matching reindeer antlers, I just mean nice, decorative card-sending holiday wishes.
With holiday cards—sometimes simply holiday shopping in general—it can be more of a hassle than a joy. But with these suggested websites that all support independent artists, you can shop some of the most creative card designs in one easy click. Everyone can use a little extra support this year, so shop independently for holiday cards this year.
Cardly was founded on the idea of promoting independent artists and their work. They realized the monopolized nature of the card industry and wanted to make a platform to raise the art of independent artists. They offer cards ranging in every occasion such as holiday, birthday, baby shower, and more, all done by independent artists. You’ll be able to satiate all of your card needs at this one site!
2. Artists to Watch
This site consists of exclusive card collections from a pool of independent artists. Behind the scenes, the company is a small team that fosters strong relationships with its artists and vendors. All of their cards are made with 100% recycled paper and use only vegetable-based inks. To further their sustainability efforts, all of their production printers and paper mills are Forest Stewardship Council certified. So you’re not only shopping independently here but eco-friendly.
Previously mentioned in 12 resources to make money with your art, Minted supports independent artists across the country ranging from illustrators, marketers, painters, and more. They offer a wide range of holiday cards to choose from and are an affordable and beautiful option to choose for your holiday cards this year.
4. Send Sparrow
This card company based in Indiana provides local and global artists the opportunity to reproduce their original work onto the cards sold on the site. Every partnered artist receives the profits from their card design purchase which ultimately leads to more exposure. Interested artists can even reach out by email for a chance to have their card design sold on the site.
5. Fine Art America
This site goes beyond cards and serves as a marketplace for artists to gain work exposure. With such a wide-ranging product line, users can specify their card search and meet a multitude of holiday card options all made by independent artists. The vast marketplace provides users with a wonderful opportunity to scour through plenty of products to choose cards they truly love. The company deals with the printing, framing, packaging, and shipping and then sends the profits to the artists.
Make the season brighter by supporting independent artists. There are so many options to find the perfect card for you that was made in the hands of someone who loves what they do. It has been a hard year for everyone and nothing shows love to artists like supporting their work. Do so while making others smile from the beautiful card they receive!
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