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# An Post
18 wonderfully Irish alternative Christmas cards
Nollaig Shona.

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

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

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


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


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

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5. Look at this classy Christmas tribute to James Joyce

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6. And Santa flying over the Poolbeg Towers in Dublin

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

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8. From famous scenes set in Dublin

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9. To the unfortunate fate of Christmas chocolates

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

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11. And laying out some reassuring truths

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

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And specifically in Australia:

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13. For those looking to mix it up this year

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14. And bring a bit of romance to the season

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15. It’s a time for contemplation

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

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17. And the GPO looking well in the show

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18. Nollaig Shona <3

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