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Let’s face it: we all know that the festive season isn’t always the time of good cheer that it’s cracked up to be. As a matter of fact, many of us would prefer it to be over as soon as possible.

So, why don’t we do our bit to lift your gloom a little with examples of some of the Christmas cards we’ve seen lately that had us ‘ho. ho, ho’-ing with laughter?
  1. A card that simply spelt out the following: *<]:-{)} Confused? Look at it from one side… and you have yourself a suitably 21st century Christmas card symbol! #emoticon #smiley #YouGetTheIdea
  2. “When I think of you, I touch my elf”. One for those who remember Divinyls’ 1991 ode to self-pleasure.
  3. While we’re in pervert territory, perhaps we should also mention that card that showed a silhouette of two reindeer who were ‘getting busy’ in a slightly different way to the norm. Yep.
  4. On slightly more innocent ground, another card that we loved featured ‘Ginjas’ – ninja gingerbread men duking it out.
  5. “More sleigh bell” – a card featuring, in Santa getup, Christopher Walken – he of the legendary “more cowbell” sketch. Look it up online if you don’t know what we’re talking about.
  6. Alright, we’re admittedly back in pervy territory again. This Christmas card we saw online recently featured a “Happy Holidays” caption, along with a snowman whose pointy nose was positioned rather lower down than usual.
  7. Any card that gets humour out of autocorrect. “Shark! The herald angels sing”, “’tis the season to be jelly”, “King Kong merrily on high”… hey, it works on us.
  8. Any card based on a deliberately awkward family photo. If you can’t make your own such pic, complete with an awkward pose, vintage specs and embarrassing cardigan, you could always just use that notorious Tony Blair one from a few years back.
  9. A hip-hop Christmas card depicting Mary J. Blige, Chris “Biggie” Wallace, Nas and Tupac with the caption “Mary ChrisNas Tu You.”
  10. A mistletoe themed card with the caption, “Mistletoe is not an excuse for sexual harassment”.
  11. A card entitled “Holiday Spirits”, complete with an image of, well… various bottled alcoholic beverages singing.
  12. “Goodwill to all men, except Dave… Dave is a prick”. Yuletide is a time for revealing your most honest feelings about others, after all. Right?
  13. “All I want for Christmas is ewe”. Showing a lovely little picture of a wrapped-up ewe… a cartoon one, we mean. Just before you get RSPCA involved.
  14. “On the first day of Christmas, your true love gave to you…” The traditional ending of that sentence is crossed out and replaced with “…nothing, because you’re single”. Alright, alright! No need to rub it in.
  15. “I like your balls”. It’s fine, it’s fine, it’s referring to baubles. No, not those. Sorry that we couldn’t even get to the end of this piece without our minds falling once more into the gutter.

Think you might have a better idea for a funny Christmas card? Of course you do – we all do. Get in touch with GH CITYPRINT about our Christmas card printing service, and we can make it a reality by 25th December.