Ever since emails overtook letters, the post has rather lost its sparkle - it's always bills and junk mail. But not at Christmas - no, suddenly, beautiful handwritten cards scatter the doormat.
So you can only imagine the beauties we get at ELLE HQ, where the cards come from fashion's biggest designers. Well, imagine no more - we've picked out some of our favourites from this year.
Sometimes the simplest designs are the best ones - like this bright red Monica Vinader card.
This quirky dress-up card is the next best thing to actually getting a pair of Charlotte Olympia shoes under the tree.