Stress-Free Holiday Cards by Artifact Uprising

Simple, customizable cards printed on recycled paper are easy to produce and easy on the eyes

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‘Tis that season, when a large number of friends, but really, mostly blood relatives, expect an update on what you’ve been up to the last year—or two, or three, depending on when you last sent out a holiday card. One option to ease this unfortunate pain is Artifact Uprising, a Colorado-based company founded by sister photographers Jenna Walker and Katie Thurmes that’s become well-known for helping users turn Instagrams into physical photos (printed on 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper, to be exact) and even books and wood blocks.

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This season Artifact Uprising has rolled out new holiday card styles that require just a photo from you, and a personalized message if you desire. The minimal designs focus the spotlight onto the image, letting it speak for itself. Markedly more personal than those last-minute cards bought at the drugstore, the cards are also a thoughtful way to bring your favorite Instagram photos outside of your tiny phone screen and share them, tangibly, with loved ones—why tell everyone where you’ve been when you can show them? Artifact Uprising makes the card-making process as seamless as possible, allowing you to select directly from your Instagram feed without having to upload an image.


One of the standout styles is the perforated three-in-one card, where the greeting card can be separated and reused as a gift tag, and the photo print can be kept. And, for those who are really procrastinating, Artifact Uprising has you covered with their New Year photo cards.

Cards can be made online from Artifact Uprising in a minimum of 25 (which start at $2.20 per card); purchase in increased quantities to lower the price to $1.50.

Images courtesy of Artifact Uprising