Get in the Spirit: Anime Christmas Cards

I love giving and receiving Christmas cards.  Growing up, we’d put ones we received up on the Christmas tree.  These years, my wife won’t let me clutter up our tree, but we have a little holiday card holder thingy to display them.  Our family has joined in with other friends and over the last five years have given out photo Christmas cards.  But there’s something nostalgic about the old paper kind with artwork on the front.

This year, I was particularly excited to receive such cards from FUNimation and from one that was beautifully handmade by one of our co-bloggers, Goldy!

Clannad Christmas card
I hope Goldy doesn't mind that I posted this!

The more traditional anime Christmas card, if that’s word, is a digital one.  You’ll find a ton of varying (mostly poor) quality by doing a quick Google search, but there are some great ones out there.  And wouldn’t you know it, blogger extraordinaire Yuma has some up on her website that are ready to download and send out.  The Cowboy Bebop one below is my favorite:

Some creative and innovative individuals have created anime Christmas cards that you can purchase.  This Totoro one is lovely, but I can’t seem to find it on Etsy any longer; I discovered it through the wonderful Girl Gone Geek blog:

My Neighbor Totoro Christmas Card

Speaking of Etsy, there you can find other wonderful anime Christmas cards.  Jessica Thomas of faithintoart created the beautiful ones below, in addition to others. I absolutely love these cards:

Of course, not be outdone, that giant of a site, Amazon, has a couple of anime Christmas cards as well, from Susan Brown Designs, titled Anime Christmas Shopper and Lonely Anime:

Anime Girl Christmas Card

Anime Christmas Card

By the way, if you’re a college student and not signed up yet, I’d take advantage of Amazon Student.  The most important aspect of the program is gaining Amazon Prime benefits, free for six months – free 2-day shipping on practically everything.

Are there any other great anime Christmas cards I missed?  Let me know in the comments below.  And as you prepare for holiday, don’t forget the reason for the season.  Merry Christmas and God bless!

TWWK

Husband. Dad. Occasionally Korean. Enjoys Star Wars, ASOIAF, and Meg Ryan movies. Tweets before proofreading. Ghibli. Oregairuuuuu. Jesus is King.

11 thoughts on “Get in the Spirit: Anime Christmas Cards

  1. Or one from Alaska?

    I looooove cards and letters sent through snail mail, which is silly since I’m one of the first people to slack off when it comes to me sending them out to friends and family. And yet, I squeal whenever I get a card from my old Japanese exchange students. One way I handle this around Christmas is to make my own little cards on Photoshop and post them on my friends’ profiles on MAL, or to hand out signatures to my pally-os on AnimeSuki Forums. I may do something similar through blogs now that I’m involved there, too. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Wow, I just learned two things about you – you live in the wilderness (my goodness – I couldn’t handle the cold!) and you had Japanese exchange students. Very cool.

      I’d love a card from you – since it’s so late, you can leave one of your photoshopped ones on MAL (I can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with!!): http://myanimelist.net/profile/TWWK

      But I’ll DM my address, too, if you get a chance to mail one. 🙂

  2. Thank you for the tip about Amazon Student!

    Also, you may want to take a look at PenguinDrum 24. I will avoid spoiling it, but the speculation on the internet points to a beautiful religious interpretation of the end. Both Buddhist and Christian.

    1. Also, merry Christmas TWWK. It has been a good year following your thoughts. I look forward to more in the upcoming year.

    2. Definitely a very Buddhist ending – but as with Madoka, it’s definitely easy to make some connections to Christianity. I think I’ll have a post up about it tomorrow. 🙂

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