2013 Collection: Funny Greeting Cards For Winter Holidays

It is the winter season, that time of year for so many diverse holidays and celebrations. And whether your day of observance is Christmas, Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or another special day, part of your tradition may be in sending out the much-loved greeting card. Every year millions of people send these out to family, friends, co-workers, neighbors and others. Some greeting cards are sentimental, others give a nod to the sacred, while others are just cheerful. More often than not, these greeting cards are thoughtfully selected by the sender as a reflection of their fondness for the recipient or their feelings about the holiday in question.

Unfortunately, not all greeting card makers put as much thought into the creation of their product. Sometimes card makers just don't take time to proof-read their design, other times they seem utterly oblivious to the confusing and easily misconstrued product they've just handed over to the printer. But whatever the goof, their epic fails don't necessary mean complete fail, as goofs can be downright humorous for the rest of us.

The following greeting cards are from my private collection. A few are editing nightmares, some are a little risqué and still others are obliviously or intentionally irreverent. None are posted to offend anyone, but presented for your entertainment only.

This first card was either designed by someone that desperately needs Spell Check or it is intended for folks on your list that haven't put down the fork and knife since Thanksgiving. I'll let you decide which.

The underlying message of this card: even if you did stop gorging after Thanksgiving, cake and ice cream can still be a religious experience!

This card has a nice sentiment, but looking at it brings goosebumps to my skin.

As the friend who sent this card knows, the only thing I find more dulcet than hearing the carol The Little Drummer Boy is the rapturous sound of KISS's Peter Criss beating his skins.

Ok, this one's more appropriate..a little more, anyway.

For those holidays when the not-so-subliminal message works best...

The "subliminal" message of this one is: FOR THE LOVE OF ALL HOLY, HIRE A PROOF-READER ALREADY!!

Christmas messages aren't the only ones card makers can screw up. Here's an inspirational Pagan message put on the most unseasonal of pics.

A very nice Hanukkah message here, but who would have thought the Basilica of Rome was part of the sacred observance?

Back to Christmas, some card makers use lyrics from popular seasonal songs to give the right message. But they may have wanted to check with the photographer before printing this one.

And you'd think at least scripture quotes were safe from poor-sighted editors, but well think again.

Here's a card with a deliberately irreverent message. The cover reads:

and the inside message

I can't be sure, but I think the brains that came up with this card were trying to kill two birds with one stone. Pardon the pun.

I suppose this card is for people without a lot of good cheer around the holidays.

I think the makers of this card must have confused some winter holiday with National Eat Your Vegetables Day.

There's not a whole lot of confusion about this one..lots of Spanish-speaking guys are named Jesus.

A reminder that a nutritional holiday meal includes a daily allowance of grain-based beverage.

And lastly, no matter how festive our own holiday celebration may turn out, it is always appropriate and heart-warming to remember shut-ins and the less fortunate.

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This Hub ©December 19, 2013 by Beth Perry

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peachpurple 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

i like don't bust my balls this christmas. Very funny card

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bethperry 3 years ago from Tennesee Author

peachpurple, the guys in my family use that term sometimes, so I found it particularly funny, too.

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savvydating 3 years ago

"This is funny stuff, Maynard..." I didn't quite get the last one... Seriously, it was just plain weird. But the prior card is great, although I'm more of a champagne Christmas kind of gal, as opposed to a beery Xmas gal.

But seriously, I loved this hub; it really cracked me up. I hope your holidays are as fun filled as your hilarious article! Voted funny.

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bethperry 3 years ago from Tennesee Author

savvydating, glad you enjoyed them! Happy Holidays and thanks much :)

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torrilynn 3 years ago

these were some funny greeting cards indeed. especially the Kiss greeting car. voted up and funny.

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bethperry 3 years ago from Tennesee Author

torrilynn, glad you enjoyed them! Thanks much :)

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Better Yourself 3 years ago from North Carolina

Oh my, really makes you wonder what some people thinking. Lesson Learned: Always have someone else proof read. My husband would appreciate the Beery Christmas.

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bethperry 3 years ago from Tennesee Author

Cool Better Yourself :) And thanks much for dropping by!

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arshiacom 3 years ago

merry Krishna to all my friends !

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Ruby H Rose 3 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

I simply adore your collection, how funny! What a great way to spread joy. Cute.

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bethperry 3 years ago from Tennesee Author

Merry Krishna arshiacom!

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bethperry 3 years ago from Tennesee Author

Ruby, thanks much!

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WiccanSage 3 years ago

What a laugh. That Winter Solstice one-- where were they celebrating? Florida? LOL so many good ones here to remember. Nice work.

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bethperry 3 years ago from Tennesee Author

WiccanSage, good question! I found that one in a NC boutique, lol.

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Greensleeves Hubs 18 months ago from Essex, UK

Very funny Beth, but just what were they thinking??!! How is it possible to make such daft mistakes?

I think possibly my favourite is 'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas' set against a back drop of - mosques! But a close second are those ultimates in bad taste - Jesus saying 'It's my birthday - time to party' and Santa Claus - 'He has risen'. I'm an atheist, but even I can see that those Christmas messages are just SO wrong! And speaking as an atheist, I just hope we never start refering to Christmas as a 'secular, non-denominational winter observance' - that would be going much too far!

I read this Christmas hub at the end of a hot August day, which is a bit weird, but thinking about it, the time of year is probably no less appropriate to the Christmas festivities than the sentiments some of these cards manage to convey:)

Great idea for a hub and well presented with your own wry comments. Voted up. Alun

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bethperry 18 months ago from Tennesee Author

Hey Greensleeves Hubs, I am honored these tickled your funny bone! Thanks much for reading and the VU :)

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