New Hampshire Holiday Greeting Cards

Don’t forget to say “Hello” and “Thanks!”



They don’t call them “greeting cards” for nothing. Who wants to be “greeted” by another piece of e-mail? If you want to send a proper holiday hello (or thank you) to the many special people in your life, avoid the e-card fad and stick with real paper and ink.

Artful Greetings

Hundelrut Studio in Plymouth makes delightful holiday and Christmas-themed cards with intricate line art and amusing sentiments that speak volumes. Remember, you can’t string up e-cards over the fireplace or cut them up the next year to make gift tags.

Cards for a Cause

CASA of NH (Court Appointed Special Advocates) sells beautiful cards designed by local artists, students and photographers that come blank or personalized. Proceeds help abused and neglected children in NH. See all the choices at casanh.org/cards.

At left is a CASA holiday card designed by Kristen Droney and on the right is a greeting card from Hundelrut Studio in Plymouth.

Real Life Stationery Stores

Support your local stationer! These wonderful, colorful shops are filled with great products, including unique holiday greeting and thank you cards.

Gus & Ruby Letterpress

The owners of Gus & Ruby Letterpress have an honest-to-goodness letterpress from the late 1800s on which they craft outrageously beautiful one-of-a-kind paper creations. Their lovely, welcoming store also offers a large range of paper products, stationery, holiday cards and more. They're located at 29 Congress St. in Portsmouth.


Cranberry Bog

The Cranberry Bog is another Seacoast shop that will delight paper lovers. They also specialize in custom invitations and stationery, but also offer a number of other products on their shelves that range from home goods to cards. The store is located at 27 Lafayette Rd., North Hampton.


Steele's Stationers

Steele's Stationers opened way, way back in 1871, making it the oldest business in the Monadnock area. It's located in the historic Anderson building, which still has the original tin ceiling and wood floors. It seems a fitting place to shop for fine stationery and greeting cards. Steele's is located at 40 Main St., Peterborough.


The Paper Patch

It's back to the Seacoast to visit the Paper Patch. The first store was established in 1974 in Portland, Maine's Old Port district, and the Portsmouth location opened a few years later in 1981. They offer local items, gifts, journals, books and of course lovely stationery and cards. The Paper Patch is located at 36 Market St., Portsmouth.

More holiday festivities and local gift ideas

Take a Snowshoe Tour by Moonlight

Great Glen Trails in Gorham offers the popular Starlit Snowshoe Tours again this winter.

First Night New Year's Eve Celebrations in Portsmouth and Wolfeboro

First night rings in the new year with a giant and family-friendly party in both Wolfeboro and Portsmouth.

Christmas and Christmas Eve Dinners

Forget about doing the dishes! Celebrate at a cozy inn, grand hotel or fine restaurant this Christmas.

New Year's Eve Events

Ring in 2015 with these New Year's Eve celebrations from around the state that include romantic dinners, family events, ski mountain resort parties, overnight stays at inns and hotels and much more.
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