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The best garden themed Christmas cards

Published: November 1, 2021 at 10:37 am

Spread some green-fingered festive cheer this year with a garden themed Christmas card.

If you've still got Christmas cards on your to-do list, why not go for a lovely garden themed Christmas card? Whether your friends and family are keen gardeners or not, a pretty wintry garden scene always goes down a treat. From cute robins perched on snowy bird tables, to plant-filled welly boots, we've rounded up of the best garden themed Christmas cards so you can you can share your passion for gardening along with some Christmas spirit!

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We've included cards from charities so you can support worthy causes, and we've also added a few plantable options to help reduce waste this winter.

Looking for a present to go with your card? Here's our list of the best gifts for gardeners for 2021.

Best garden themed Christmas cards for 2021

Christmas in the Garden

Snowy garden scene Christmas card

If you're a fan of traditional Christmas card designs, this sweet water colour garden scene is a lovely choice. Appropriately named Christmas in the Garden, this is a top pick for those who enjoy watching garden visitors nibbling away at the bird table. Robins are a classic choice when it comes to garden themed Christmas cards so this option from Ling Design is bound to go down well with loved ones. The pack comes with six cards, so if you have a select and exclusive Christmas card list this year, this is a great choice!

Gardener Countryside Christmas Card

Garden tools Christmas card

The simple yet stylish nature of this understated Christmas card makes it an appealing choice. It's a perfect card for gardeners with its display of trusty tools! You can choose to purchase this pick from Loveday Design as a single card, or if you have lots of people to get through, you can go for a pack of 6, 12, 24 or 48.

Four Candles

Wintry garden scene Christmas card

Another delightful garden scene, this time with the addition of four garden digging forks. The glowing candles placed on top of the tools give this snowy setup a charming, festive vibe. You get eight cards, and eight envelopes, in the pack. The Heritage Press use vegetable based inks rather than chemicals to create their designs, making this an eco-friendly choice.

This garden themed Christmas card is sure to be a hit with both gardeners and comedy fans who are familiar with The Two Ronnies' 'four candles' sketch! So it's both amusing and pretty.

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Woodmansterne RSPB Charity Christmas Cards

Woodmansterne RSPB Charity Christmas Cards

This box of 20 RSPB charity Christmas cards includes a range of gorgeous designs highlighting the beauty of nature. From busy, lived-in trees whirring with wildlife, to white owls perched on a snowy branch, this art work would make a brilliant festive gesture. An obvious and ideal choice for bird lovers, this assortment pack lets you choose the design you think your friends and family would most appreciate.

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Grow Your Own Christmas Card

Grow Your Own Christmas Card Gift

If you're looking for a multi-functional option, this fun Christmas card turns into a plant pot! Alongside the card, your loved ones receive a stirrer, an expanding coir soil block and seeds so they can grow their own very own edible microgreen sunflower shoots. The tasty superfood can be used to jazz up sandwiches, soups and smoothies and takes less than two weeks to grow. There's even space for you to write a message on the back of the card.

This is a perfect choice if you're after something a little different this year, and kids are likely to enjoy it too!

  • £9.95

Buy the Grown Your Own Christmas Card now from Etsy

Wellington Boot Christmas Card

Wellington Boot with Robin Christmas Card

This is a wonderful garden themed Christmas card for those who can happily spend all day in their wellies, planting and potting away. You have the option to personalise this handmade card if you want to go for the extra special touch. You can also choose the 'deck the halls' option. Each design is created with luxury, textured card and is individually printed and hand foiled to order.

  • From £3.95

Buy the Wellington Boot Christmas Card now from Etsy 

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Plantable Christmas Seed Card

Plantable Christmas Card

Why not go the extra mile and send a Christmas card your loved ones can actually plant? This design uses plantable wildflower seed paper, so you can plant the paper once you're finished with it, ideally in the spring or summer months. This makes it an eco-friendly and interesting design that gardeners are bound to love. With instructions on the back of the card, you could even send it to your non-gardening friends and help them start their gardening journey!

The green and red colours of the beautiful plants give it a festive feel, and the winter mouse is quite adorable!

  • £4

Buy the Plantable Christmas Seed Card now from Etsy 

Plantable Seed Gift Tags

Plantable Seed Gift Tags

As well as cards, there are also gift tags to think about when it comes to Christmas admin! This set of 10 gift tags are a top choice for those keen to reduce waste. They are plantable and embedded with seeds, so once the recipient has opened their gift, they can plant the gift tag and wait for the wildflowers to bloom. So the gift tag is a gift in itself!

  • £5

Buy the Plantable Seed Gift Tags now from National Trust 

Robin on Welly Luxury Box

Robin on Wellington Boot Christmas Card

The gold trim around this Christmas card gives it a luxurious look. The sweet robin perched on the frosty wellington boot is a top design for gardeners and nature lovers! You get eight cards in a pack and your purchase supports the charitable work of the Royal Horticultural Society.

  • £8.50

Buy the Robin on Welly Luxury Box now from RHS

Sarah Raven Charity Christmas Cards

Sarah Raven Charity Christmas Cards

We love Sarah Raven's range of thoughtful gifts and lifestyle products, so it's no surprise there are also fantastic Christmas cards on offer. You can go for the standard set which includes two designs: the galanthus - or snowdrop - in a thick blanket of snow, and the delicate ivy in frost.

There's also the premium set to consider which shows off brighter colours. This set features beautiful blue tits, coal tits and great tits enjoying a snack, and the rainbow coloured allium seedheads which almost resemble fireworks. Each set comes in a pack of 12, or of course if you can't decide, you could get both!

By purchasing the cards, you're supporting the charity Maggie's which helps provide free cancer support and information to those in need.

  • £9.95

Buy the Sarah Raven Charity Christmas Cards now from Sarah Raven 

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Rachel Howatson is a digital writer who works across a range of Immediate’s special interest brands. Whatever your passion, whether it’s hillwalking, cooking, gardening, running, socialising or even sleeping, she'll likely have written about it.

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