5 Christmas card designs that are so bad they're actually good

Incredibly the 19th century tradition of sending Christmas cards to friends, family and colleagues continues to survive in the age of mobile apps, email and instant messaging. According to the Greeting Card Association, around 1.3 billion Christmas greeting cards were sold in 2022, and the market is worth around £1.7 million.

Of course, some people make their own Christmas cards, and that's where the real fun begins with this Victorian Christmas tradition. Some of these designs can result in unintentional hilarity and raise a smile from even the most jaded Ebenezer Scrooge. 

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.