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18 wonderfully Irish alternative Christmas cards

Nollaig Shona.

1. An important message from your mam – in card form

holidays Source: Catherine Dunne

2. If you like the thought of Santa as a gruff Irish man – Jigser has the card for you

jigser Source: Jigser

3. Make your festive tunes sing as Gaeilge by sending someone this creation

liathroids Source: WordBird.ie

4. And WordBird also has the most Cavan Christmas card of all time

liathroids3 Source: WordBird.ie

While GillyandRob came up with an excellent Wexford effort, among others

wexfordcard Source: GillyAndRob

5. Look at this classy Christmas tribute to James Joyce

snowfalling Source: Designist

6. And Santa flying over the Poolbeg Towers in Dublin

poolbeg Source: Clover Rua/Desginist

7. There are plenty of options out there for those looking to get a bit more craic out of their cards

jigser2 Source: Jigser

8. From famous scenes set in Dublin

fighting2 Source: TwistedDoodles/RedBubble

9. To the unfortunate fate of Christmas chocolates

snowfalling2 Source: TwistedDoodles/Designist

10. There are cards predicting household conversations that happen every year

liathroids2 Source: WordBird

11. And laying out some reassuring truths

jigser3 Source: Jigser

12. Dublin Underground have made some quirky cards for 2016 – like this one for emigrants

spanner Source: DublinUnderground

And specifically in Australia:

bondi Source: DublinUnderground

13. For those looking to mix it up this year

santy2 Source: TwistedDoodles/RedBubble

14. And bring a bit of romance to the season

shiftme Source: WordBird

15. It’s a time for contemplation

divilment2 Source: Catherine Dunne

16. Look at this beautiful card showing a girl sending her letter through An Post

anpost Source: irishchristmascards

17. And the GPO looking well in the show

GPO Source: IrishChristmasCards

18. Nollaig Shona <3

nollaig Source: CartaiRubai

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