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Beach Christmas Cards

Updated on November 2, 2016

Send Christmas Cards with a Coastal Theme

If you live near the seacoast, you'll want your Christmas cards featuring a beach theme. These will stand out from the typical holiday cards and your friends and relatives will appreciate seeing your unique Christmas cards featuring sand and seagulls.

I've searched thoroughly to bring you coastal and beach themed Christmas cards with attractive art. Stock up now to be ready for the holiday with these tropical and coastal designs on Christmas cards.

Xmas Lights Palm Tree Sunset card by ElainePlesser (Zazzle)

Don't settle for ho-hum Christmas cards when you can send beach Christmas cards this year.

For a really special touch, get beach themed postage stamps also from Zazzle. These are real postage that you'll never see in the post office.

Sand Dollar Christmas Card Design


Card available from Zazzle: December Dollar by BarbaraBayerArt

Cards like this inspire me. I want to get out my collection of seashells to decorate my tree this year. I'm sure I have a sand dollar in there too. I can use red yarn to tie the sand dollar onto a branch of my tree.

The other seashells would need to have a hole drilled in them to insert a tie, I guess. Not sure I want to do that. At least I can put the sand dollar on my tree.

Don't you think it would look fabulous!

My Aunt Tells about Her Beach Christmas Plans

For many years, my aunt CJ lived in Seadrift on the Texas coast. Her description of her holiday decorations and her annual ritual on Christmas Day always delighted me.

"My friends outdo themselves every holiday, passing me around for a drink, appetizers, dinner, pie and coffee, etc., to be sure I don't get lonely.

I formulated my own Christmas tradition years ago, taking pumpkin pie and coffee to the beach, and have to fight off my friends to make time to get to the beach on Christmas! Sometimes it's sunny and tranquil and sometimes not. I've sat bundled up in the car on a number of occasions. Still great to watch the birds, and the waves rolling in!"

Every year, I looked forward to CJ's coastal Christmas card arriving in the mail. The ones you see displayed on this page are exactly what I loved getting from her.

Amazon Has Some Great Coastal Christmas Cards - With this set, you get 24 cards (8 different designs)

Santa probably spends a lot of time at the beach after Christmas. Wouldn't you, if you lived in the North Pole?

Beach Christmas Card Variety Pack - 24 Cards & Envelopes - 8 Designs, 3 Cards Per Design - Assortment #1
Beach Christmas Card Variety Pack - 24 Cards & Envelopes - 8 Designs, 3 Cards Per Design - Assortment #1

It's hard to choose a favorite from this great pack of seasonal greetings. Would it be the melting snowman or the Santa making angel wings in the sand? Maybe it would be the "Merry Christmas" written in the sand on the beach.

The reindeer and Santa in the beach chairs is a delight too. Every card has sand and surf and sunshine so your friends up north will be delightfully jealous of your beach Christmas.

I think it would be fun to frame one of each card and display them on your mantle each year.

Who can resist the reindeer bounding into the waves as Santa prepares to join in! The palm trees with the silhouette of the reindeer and sleigh are delightful too.

(Click on the picture or the link to see the cards better)


The Amazon cards come in boxed sets. With Zazzle, you can buy any number of cards from 1 to hundreds

Pink Flamingo Christmas Cards - from Amazon

Masterpiece Studios Boxed Cards, 18-Count, Funny Flamingo (844100)
Masterpiece Studios Boxed Cards, 18-Count, Funny Flamingo (844100)

The recipient won't have to guess that this card came from Florida. I like the string of Christmas lights decoration the curved neck of this flamingo. They have such a quirky look, so a pink flamingo is just fun to see.

What a change from the same-old snow scenes on the other cards your friends send and receive.


Tropical Santa and Reindeer Card - from Amazon

I lived in Australia for 3 1/2 years. Because Christmas comes during their summer time, families often spent part of the holiday at the beach.

In Florida, the beach or some outdoor relaxing time are likely to be part of the holiday scene too.

Tropical Santa Reindeer Sandcastle Christmas Holiday Tree Boxed Greeting Cards
Tropical Santa Reindeer Sandcastle Christmas Holiday Tree Boxed Greeting Cards

This might be what you do on Christmas day too. How clever, a tree made with sand and decorated with found objects from the beach. I wonder how many hours that would take.


Christmas Tree Drawn in the Sand

Christmas card from Zazzle

My favorite is the 'Christmas Washed Up on Shore' card -- very cleverly done. Getting 'creative' in the sand reminds me when my artistic friend visited us at the beach one year and created a dragon in the sand, instead of a regular 'sand castle'. Artists 'think outside the box', and this Xmas tree and shell ornaments makes for a fantastic design.

I love 'all-things-about-the-sea. My Christmas tree has mostly Sea-themed ornaments I've collected from coast-to-coast! Have a Happy Holiday. (comment by Wednesday_Elf)

Beach Wreath Christmas Cards - Boxed - Available from Amazon

Great Papers! Holiday Greeting Card, Beach Wreath, 18 Cards/18 Envelopes, 7.875" x 5.625" (4823)
Great Papers! Holiday Greeting Card, Beach Wreath, 18 Cards/18 Envelopes, 7.875" x 5.625" (4823)

Beach wreaths are great for doors and cards. Use the idea from this design to add seashells to a wreath for your front door.

When your friends receive this lovely card, they will want their own greenery and seashell wreath too. Tell them about the one you made.


Colorful Beach Scene on a Holiday Card

Great Christmas Cards with a Beach Theme on Amazon

There are beach cards of all kinds. It might be nice to stick a little sand in the envelope too.

Everyone needs a smile during the hectic holiday season. This melting snowman card provides that touch of humor.

Melting Snowman Card

Funny Melting Snowman on Beach Holiday Card - 18 Cards & Envelopes
Funny Melting Snowman on Beach Holiday Card - 18 Cards & Envelopes

Don't you love the humor of this card with the snowman melting away in the tropical sun. He left behind his hat and beach towel on the sand.

The contrast of the traditional winter character (the snowman) with the ever so Florida beach scene is memorable.


I spent the holidays in the Cayman Islands once many moons ago. Christmas at the beach is a dreamy way to spend the holidays!

— CrossCreations

Merry Christmas Spelled out in the Sand

Merry Christmas Beach & Sand - Christmas Card 18 Cards & Envelopes
Merry Christmas Beach & Sand - Christmas Card 18 Cards & Envelopes

Here's Santa, enjoying a break at the beach on this card. After a strenuous night of delivering presents to good little boys and girls all over the world, he deserves a Florida vacation.

In this scene, he traces the letters spelling out Merry Christmas in the sand. A starfish adds a Christmas accent to his message.


I Asked My Friends about Enjoying a Beachy Christmas

I love showing off my coastal life at Christmas


I love the sunny, warm weather at the beach year around. Too many years in the snow...I'm cured!

CrossCreations - St. Louis, MO



Very nice beach cards! so cool to the eyes. enjoyed looking at them!

flinnie lm - Alabama USA

Hi I live in Alabama so we don't get much snow at Christmas time, so I would love a Sandy Christmas.

Scarlettohairy - Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

I think they're fun and would be great to receive from anyone who lives near water. The only water here in the desert comes from the tap.

Sara Krentz - I like it WARM year round!

MartieG - Jersey Shore

Live at the shore and love every minute of it! Beautiful beach cards!

Wednesday-Elf - Savannah, Georgia

I've lived near the coast several times over the years and love getting 'beachy' when it comes to Christmas cards. Now I'm back in 'snow country', but hoping to be 'back at the shore' this time next year! :) I do NOT like snow, even at Christmastime -- had enough of that growing up in the NE!

savenlives - I am a sucker for a beach theme, no matter what the weather outside!!

SandyMertens - from Frozen Tundra

Makes me wish I was there. Though I can't show off my coastal life, I would like to celebrate it on the beach.

Ann Hinds - from Southern California

Since we don't have snow and can go to the beach pretty much anytime, I love these cards. The one with the reindeer surfing is my favorite.

mbgphoto - O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

Well, I don't have a coastal life, but I love your selections...particularly the first one with the lighthouse!

Sea Turtle Christmas Beach Scene on a Holiday Card - Boxed cards from Amazon

16 Christmas Cards and Envelopes, Sea Turtles with Presents
16 Christmas Cards and Envelopes, Sea Turtles with Presents

A pretty scene for a nature lover. Who would think that one day you would be sending a Christmas card featuring a sea turtle wearing a Santa hat. The starry sky, full moon and palm trees complete the beach scene.


© 2010 Virginia Allain

How Did You Like These Beach Christmas Cards?

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      chocochipchip 4 years ago

      Pretty cards! Love them

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      mina009 4 years ago

      Lovely ideas! Tropical Christmas looks great!

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I loved the cards with the deer sunning themselves on the beach.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Love these cards, especially the beach glass one.

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      @anonymous: Nifty idea. Just click on the card right above your comment to go to Zazzle, then seach on for "Frame made from seashells greeting card". Also take a look at one called "Holiday Snap Greeting Card" by FredzCards.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am looking for a beach background or border that I can put a color photo onto--vertical orientation if possible. Any thoughts?

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 6 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Wonderful beach cards - next year I have to get my act together!

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      jseven lm 6 years ago

      Nice selection of tropical cards.

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      Marilyn Briant 6 years ago

      There are just so many beautiful cards to choose from!

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      @savenlives: I'm so glad you found one that suited you. Beach glass is something I love too.

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      savenlives 6 years ago

      just ordered the beach glass note card, so excited! Thanks!

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      savenlives 6 years ago

      love the beach glass absolute favorite!!

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      Alohagems 6 years ago

      I enjoyed watching these beach theme Christmas cards. I wish to receive one.

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      piedromolinero 7 years ago

      I love your selection of Christmas cards. But being used to have a white Christmas, it is difficult to get into Christmas mood while sitting under palm trees.

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      Ho Ho Ho and a very Merry Christmas!

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      What a great collection. I love beach Christmas cards. We now live in the mountains but love the ocean.