Tropical Christmas Cards to Personalize With Photos and Text

by dustytoes

Custom Christmas greeting cards with photo and text templates.

Living in a warm climate means celebrating Christmas without snow and ice and freezing temperatures. Sending Christmas cards depicting typical December weather is not appropriate in the minds of many, and they search out fun cards with a theme of warmth. Santa on the beach, flamingos wearing red hats, and snowmen made of beach sand are common designs.

Find a variety of new tropical Christmas card options here. These cards contain beautiful beaches and turquoise ocean water and other images of a tropical nature. Along with the beautiful images, templates provide the buyer with the option to include a preferred greeting, signature (and message on some).

The cards below were designed by me and will be printed and shipped by Zazzle, except where noted (Amazon card packs).

Christmas photo cards with a tropical theme.

These affordable greetings were created for those living in a warm climate.

Send tropical Christmas cards with a family photo.  These cards are your typical glossy photo cards, but with a theme that portrays a coastal lifestyle.  Whether it's where you live year round, or the place to escape for a long, December vacation, family and friends will appreciate receiving a personal picture.

Living in a climate where the sun shines most every day gives locals the ability to enjoy the great outdoors a bit more than those of us who deal with ice and cold at holiday time.

When you think of the tropics, you no doubt picture the beautiful beaches too.  And the beach is a great place to spend a holiday.  Choosing Christmas greetings that portray beaches, palm trees and boating, is just natural for those who want to share (or brag) about their special way of celebrating.

Starfish Warm Christmas Greetings - Big Photo on Back

Flat holiday cards with photo template on reverse, or delete the sample image and buy it without adding a photo.
Starfish Warm Greetings, Flat Card - greeting front, photo back
Starfish Warm Greetings, Flat Card - ...

Beach Christmas Photo Card

The paper gives edge options like rounded or scalloped corners for a more elegant look on modern flat cards. Upgraded paper includes pretty pearl shimmer matte and glossy.
Beach Christmas Photo Card
Beach Christmas Photo Card

About Photo Template Cards

Many of the tropical holiday greeting cards on this page contain photo templates.  Some offer a single area to upload to and others have multiple photo areas.

Card Above Left:  The starfish and ornament design is one of our most popular.  The modern flat card shown contains a photo template which will cover the entire back.  The card is offered in 7 sizes, but be sure the design and photo look correct for the size you choose.

Card Below:  The multi-photo, aqua blue folded card shown below contains 5 easy to use photo templates on the front.  Upload photos in the orientation shown for best fit.  "Warm Christmas Greetings" text on the front can be changed.  Cards come in two sizes, 5x7 or 4x5 (approx).  You may choose NOT to have envelopes included.

This one also comes as a flat card.

Multi-photo Flamingo Christmas Folded Card

Traditional folded holiday greeting card with five photo templates and message template inside printed over a flamingo image.
Traditional Folded Card
Traditional Folded Card

Christmas Postcards

The cheapest way to send a holiday greeting. Add your photos and / or text. Reverse contains lines, over a similar tropical background image for addressing.
Custom Christmas Postcards
Custom Christmas Postcards

Print-on-demand Christmas Cards

Choose affordable and unique cards recipients will love!

Zazzle is one of the few companies that offers such a wide range of personalization on it's products.  I have been designing and selling in affiliation with Zazzle since 2007.

As the designer, I choose the elements and colors of the design and set up the text / photo templates. This gives customers a wide choice of designs to create something of their own.  If you prefer to say, "Happy Holidays" or "Seasons Greetings" or even "Happy Hanukkah", you have that option.

Photo collage cards are created with large families in mind.  Sometimes a single family photo is not possible.  The multi-photo card gives the purchaser the ability to add a photo of each child and even the family pet.

Photo cards can keep distant friends and relatives up to speed with one simple greeting card!


Scripture Photo Card

Long, photo card with a place for scripture and signature.
Palm Tree Christian Christmas Photo Card
Palm Tree Christian Christmas Photo Card

Corporate Cards With a Seaside Theme

At the Zazzle Holiday Store, we have business Christmas cards with a tropical theme.  Corporate cards have custom text to simply greet loyal customers, or send a personal message.

The holiday season is the perfect time to recognize clients and customers with a special greeting.  We have flat cards, postcards, and magnets, with and without photo templates.  Starfish are a fun addition to holiday themes, but we also have traditional business Christmas cards.

Corporate / Business Greetings to Loyal Customers

We have flat cards, folded, and postcards. Click the image to view more.
Holiday Greeting Cards, Business / Corporate
Holiday Greeting Cards, Business / Corporate

Themes of a holiday season spent in the tropics.

The most obvious symbol of life in the tropics would be beaches, seashores and coastlines.  Most beach christmas cards include Santa enjoying the sunshine, or participating in water sports.  Sand castles in the form of holiday trees, decorated with sea life make a cute card image.

Other signs of life in the tropics include manatees, which are known as gentle giants.   Of course we can't forget the frightening alligator, with it's mouth overflowing with sharp teeth.  Both are typical southern creatures found in the wild.  They may not be as popular as dolphins and starfish, but they are residents of the tropics too.


Beach Christmas Card Variety Pack

This card set has images of Santa enjoying the sun and surf. Buy at Amazon
Beach Christmas Card Variety Pack - 24 cards & envelopes
Only $16.95

Address Labels to Use at Christmas With a Tropical Theme

I have made many address labels during my years as a designer at Zazzle, but the ones that sell best have a tropical theme.  Now I combine that tropical theme with the Christmas holiday to offer new types of labels.  

Many people live in tropical areas around the world, and celebrate the holiday season without any worries of snow and ice.  Those people require cards, stamps, paper and address labels with a warm climate design.

The address labels at Zazzle come in three sizes.  Choose the skinny, medium or shipping label size, but not all designs will work on every size label.  For that reason I often make more than one type.  Medium size labels can fit four lines of text.  People who need an extra line for a condo or apartment number, may need the larger label.

Below I have shown some of the new and popular tropical Christmas address labels for sale in my Holiday Store.

Beach Life Holiday Return Address Labels

Beach Christmas labels
Beach Christmas labels

Prince of Peace

Encouraging and powerful scripture from Isaiah.

A Christian Message

Postcards are very affordable ways to send a holiday greeting.

A Christian Christmas postcard with scripture and a tropical beach scene is an affordable way to greet friends and family.  Express your faith during the holidays and share a beautiful image of God's handiwork at the same time.  This card contains scripture from Isaiah which reads, "And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."


Personalize Ornaments for the Christmas Tree

Make your own personalized gifts and keepsakes for family and friends with custom photo ornaments.
Personalized keepsake ornaments with tropical and coastal themes for families, new baby, first married Christmas, and new home.
Nautical decor is popular, not only for those who live at the ocean, but for anyone who wants to bring the beach into their house.
Updated: 10/29/2018, dustytoes
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dustytoes on 12/12/2013

I think so too. I could see it on a Florida wildlife themed tree.

ologsinquito on 12/12/2013

That alligator ornament is really cute.

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