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Holiday 2008: Our Favorite Cards

Nov 14, 2008

by Vanessa Bertozzi

According to popular vote, the best of the best Holiday Cards 2008 is (drumroll…) a tie!!  Insult Family & Leave in Huff – a Modern Twist on an Old Favorite by dippylulu! Congrats!

And the always amusing CarolLeeDesigns and her “Restraining Order be Damned – I’ll See You at Christmas” – Hatemail card.

Apparently, Etsians have some family issues…and a sense of humor about it, which is good. Seriously, congrats to these fine artists! Below you’ll find the top 21 cards you voted for! Look for some of these cards in the Gift Guides too.

We will launch our next round of voting on Monday, November 17th — Holiday 2008: Ornaments. So stay tuned!

See the original call for votes post.


  • EJPcreations

    EJPcreations said 10 years ago

    The restraining order card is the best card ever!!!! I need it!!!

  • evesimone

    evesimone said 10 years ago

    Great holiday cards! Congrats to the winners!

  • michon

    michon said 10 years ago

    those are hilarious, congrats to both winners!

  • lizmiera

    lizmiera said 10 years ago

    I love the Barbie cards. So creative!

  • TashaHussey

    TashaHussey said 10 years ago

    I love brown paper bag.

  • JessicaDoyle

    JessicaDoyle said 10 years ago

    Congratulations everyone!

  • jodieflowers

    jodieflowers said 10 years ago

    I love the hedge hogs!

  • dogties

    dogties said 10 years ago

    All of the cards Rock! Congrats to the tie winners!

  • SherriConley

    SherriConley said 10 years ago

    Congrats to both winners!

  • SeaFindDesigns

    SeaFindDesigns said 10 years ago

    Congrats!!!! They are fantastic cards!

  • lala412

    lala412 said 10 years ago

    Ha! I love them! But the restraining order card just cracks me up!!

  • myzoetrope

    myzoetrope said 10 years ago


  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 said 10 years ago

    too funny! I could use that you have one for EVERY DAY ?!?!?!?

  • happyfamily

    happyfamily said 10 years ago

    Both of those are great! Congrats!

  • tasteslikepurple

    tasteslikepurple said 10 years ago

    All well deserved! And yay for my berries making the top 21!! :)

  • MillieDogDesigns

    MillieDogDesigns said 10 years ago

    Congrats to the winners!! I voted for one of you ;-)

  • ElenaMary

    ElenaMary said 10 years ago

    Barbie card is wonderful..would have had my vote if I had voted....

  • Valleycreations

    Valleycreations said 10 years ago

    Congrats to all- those are great!

  • aisle3studio

    aisle3studio said 10 years ago

    sparrowandbelle cards are great!

  • HomemadeZen

    HomemadeZen said 10 years ago

    Congrets to the winner!

  • Tande

    Tande said 10 years ago

    I love that Hate Mail calendar!!!

  • RedMarionette

    RedMarionette said 10 years ago

    Wonderful work! I LOVE cards so I shall be doing some shopping soon! I hope I can get in on the ornaments running! -wink- Shameless, I know. But how exciting!

  • MidnightDesignStudio
  • softmelody

    softmelody said 10 years ago

    I like the "Holiday Hedgehogs" cards. :)

  • stoopidgerl

    stoopidgerl said 10 years ago

    Congrats Dippy!~ you had my vote. I love you!!

  • voleurdebijoux

    voleurdebijoux said 10 years ago

    Absolutely true and that is why it's so funny. Congrats to the winners!!...very creative!! :)

  • UniqueElephant

    UniqueElephant said 10 years ago

    The "insult family..." is sooo perfect! but I love 'em all

  • AZCreativeStudio

    AZCreativeStudio said 10 years ago

    All these cards are gorgeous!

  • MadluDesigns

    MadluDesigns said 10 years ago

    Congrats to both winners!! I was just thrilled to be part of the 60 that were chosen. :)

  • oliveandbee

    oliveandbee said 10 years ago

    Congratulations everyone ! I love White Christmas - Looking for christmas gift God bless !

  • Earmark

    Earmark said 10 years ago

    congrats to all! This was a great contest to be a part of! Thank you all for your votes too! Earmark is feeling all warm and fuzzy to have made it in the top 15!

  • pixiepotions

    pixiepotions said 10 years ago

    Hatemail always has cute stuff! This was a fun contest! Congratulations to all who were featured!

  • kellykelbel

    kellykelbel said 10 years ago

    I'm both surprised and disappointed by all of the cheers for a card that mocks intimate partner violence. It's mainstream and boring to make a profit off this mockery (a quick web search will lead any reasonable person to the same conclusion). Instead of always supporting what people make on Etsy, we should be willing to challenge each other to think critically about our work so that we grow as artists/crafters and do not reproduce the same oppression as corporate USA.

  • TheKnottyPine

    TheKnottyPine said 10 years ago

    LOL!!! I loved those 2, but voted for the insult family one ;) Really cute and in a total light-hearted way. Congrats to the winners!!

  • JoyFullyJewels

    JoyFullyJewels said 10 years ago

    Think that they are all great cards.

  • Ashleybug

    Ashleybug said 10 years ago

    I am SO honored to be a part of this list - thanks to everyone who voted for my card and CONGRATS to the winners!

  • notmoira

    notmoira said 10 years ago

    Yeahhh!! Congrats gals!!

  • itsabreeze

    itsabreeze said 10 years ago

    Congrats to the winners! The cards are great!

  • FlanneryCrane

    FlanneryCrane said 10 years ago

    Congratulations! Great Cards...

  • MommySaidSew

    MommySaidSew said 10 years ago

    I'm glad we all have a sense of humor...and the rest of the cards offer such a variety - exactly why we love ETSY!!!

  • CarolLeeDesigns

    CarolLeeDesigns said 10 years ago

    Thanks so much, everyone! I still can't believe how many STUNNING cards were in this contest. The BellisStudios cards really are works of art and every time I see the 'Sprites', they make me smile..... I'm truly humbled.

  • rosebudstorefront

    rosebudstorefront said 10 years ago

    So great. They all look great. Congrats everyone.

  • altanotes

    altanotes said 10 years ago

    So great to be involved. I didn't win, but I did get my first sale! Yeah!

  • christinececelia

    christinececelia said 10 years ago

    Its so hard to believe that Christmas is here again- Congratulations winners, they are lovely!

  • adriatopia

    adriatopia said 10 years ago

    Impressive cards! The two winners are very funny indeed!

  • jillhannah

    jillhannah said 10 years ago

    Yay! Go snarky Etsy cards! Snark it up right!

  • oldworldprimitives

    oldworldprimitives said 10 years ago

    Congrats to the winners! The two top picks made me giggle.

  • sarivictoria

    sarivictoria said 10 years ago

    Great list! Such creativity out there to send holiday greetings.

  • jmillenLovesToKnit

    jmillenLovesToKnit said 10 years ago

    I loved seeing all of the choices but missed out on the vote.. oh welL!

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 10 years ago

    voting for ornaments is happening now!

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  • seedsprouts

    seedsprouts said 10 years ago

    I love all those cards. I'm tossed between making my own crafty cards this year, or sending out a family photo with my new fiance and my dogs??!?!

  • marileejanedesigns

    marileejanedesigns said 10 years ago

    What a delightful way to say "Merry Christmas!". Congrats to the winner!

  • happycarolsphotos

    happycarolsphotos said 10 years ago

    I went to sweetpeashappy site, And realy love her cards.

  • jewelscurnow

    jewelscurnow said 10 years ago

    Send any of these cards to show how much you love someone!

  • vsroses

    vsroses said 10 years ago

    Congrats to the winners.. The cards are great..

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