Blue Christmas

Winter is the ideal time to embrace cool, crisp colors that perfectly complement the briskness of the air around us. Soft blues — like the sky on a snowy afternoon — are traditional and lend a seasonal feel. This year, the fashion world brings us these familiar shades with a sharper edge. These blues are anything but basic.

Blue Christmas

These shades, which pair effortlessly with the season’s usual bold colors, are straight from the runway. Though icy like the land Santa himself calls home, these moody blues are also comforting, classic, and totally appropriate for the frightful weather outside. These thoughtful shades will make you rethink what it means to have a blue Christmas.

We hope you will find this palette as contemplative, comforting, and striking as we do. These five shades of blue are the hallmarks of our holiday collection, finding their way into many of our Christmas cards this year.

Foil Garland Frame -- Christmas Cards

Airy Blue is a steely shade that conjures the feeling of weightlessness while still playing to the natural world. It is a surprisingly warm blue but with a twist, evoking a light, ethereal vibe. Find it mingled with botanical elements and a modern design in the Foil Garland Frame card. This design is delightfully simple yet elegant, boasting real foil in your choice of icy shades.

Foil Garland -- Christmas Cards

Riverside has a deeper edge, playing on the classic blue while still standing apart. It manages to be both new and traditional, with its vibrance and sophistication also denoting a vintage feel. Select it as the accent on our Foil Garland card for a calming design sure to complement any photo you upload. It is also a strong choice for the colorful panel on the back.

Fresh Flowers -- Christmas Cards

We absolutely love Snorkel Blue, a rich, marine-inspired color from the spring canvas. Like its sister shades, this blue is strong but grounding, pairing perfectly with either bold reds or natural colors. It makes a striking background on our Fresh Flowers template, blending its deep sea blue with the airiness of peach and red flowers.

Very Happy -- Christmas Cards

Serenity is another spring shade making an elegant segue into winter. It is breezy and brisk like a perfectly cloudless sky, adding a comforting accent to any palette. It folds effortlessly into the chorus line of our Very Happy design. The glamorous foil and custom color on the back make for a unique, personalized greeting.

Feliz Navidad -- Christmas Cards

Our final fave from this year’s runway is the crisp and soothing Limpet Shell. This green-leaning aqua is equal parts tranquil and provocative, lending freshness and clarity to the holidays. It’s another sea-inspired shade that brings a hint of warmth to the winter canvas.

This aquatic color is a perfect match for our Feliz Navidad design. It beautifully highlights the international flare of the abstract floral overlay on the front, lending a burst of energy to your holiday greeting. It is especially fun paired with a beachy photo for a laid-back vibe.

Foil Flakes Vertical -- Christmas Cards

The Foil Flakes Vertical template is also an ideal home for this aqua shade. This sweet card features foil snowflakes in your choice of thoughtful blue, adding a fun nod to the season. Add the rich shade to the back, too, for a calming greeting that is perfectly on trend.

These thoughtful blues walk the fine line between warm and cool, a perfect juxtaposition of the cold outside and the tenderness of family togetherness inside. Add some balance to your holly red and Douglas fir greens with one of these steely shades.

Laura

Laura

Social Copywriter at Pear Tree
Laura is a copywriter for Pear Tree, where she loves exercising her creative muscles and helping others find the perfect card to share a little sunshine with those they love. She is also a devoted wife, mom of two wild children, and equal parts art lover and football fanatic.
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