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Sending snail mail is one of my favorite ways to keep up with friends and family, and last year it also became a way to celebrate holidays with them during the pandemic. So in 2020, I stocked up on fun Halloween greeting cards to send to my friends—and it's quickly become one of my favorite Halloween traditions

Even though we're mostly back to the usual seasonal activities this year (I'm already counting down the days until we hit the pumpkin patch), I'll still be sending Halloween cards to make spooky season a little extra festive. 

If you’re looking for a way to let someone know you’re thinking of them, here are a few of my favorite fall- and Halloween-themed greeting cards. Send them to your friends, your grandparents, or anyone else who is just as excited about the return of pumpkin season. 

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Not-So-Haunted House

Minted's greeting card subscription is one of the easiest ways to send holiday cards. You pay for your cards all at one time (there's no recurring payments), and you can set reminders that'll let you know which cards to mail when. Plus, you can mix and match as many of the cards as you like, and when you buy 12 or more, you'll get them for just $3.98 each.

Buy It: Halloween Card ($4 with greeting card subscription, Minted)

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Hello Pumpkin Set

I bought this set of cards from Pen & Paint on Etsy and not only are the designs incredibly festive, but the quality was also top-notch. The set comes with four standard size (4.25 x 5.5-inch) cards in the designs pictured and includes matching kraft paper envelopes, which adds to the fall feel. I love card sets that come with different designs so I can select which cards to send to each of my friends, which feels more personal than sending everyone the same card.

Buy It: 4-Pack Fall Cards ($11, Etsy)

pink halloween card with a ghost on it

Hey Boo

Pink Halloween decor is trendy this year, and it looks like the color has carried over into Halloween cards too. This sweet card features a tiny ghost saying 'hey boo' and comes in a pretty blush pink envelope. Plus, it ships for free anywhere in the U.S.

Buy It: Hey Boo Card ($5, Etsy)

Pumpkin Recipe Card

Now that we've entered the Halloween season, we're looking forward to baking all things pumpkin—and this pumpkin muffin-themed greeting card is the perfect place to start. Not only will your friend appreciate the handwritten note inside, they can use the recipe on the card to make their own batch of pumpkin treats.

Buy It: Pumpkin Muffin Card ($5, Etsy)

orange card with a cat on it
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Black Cats

Rifle is my go-to for bright holiday cards because I can always count on finding something from their fun illustrated designs. This year, send a 'Happy Halloween' note that features spiders, bats, and of course—a black cat.

Buy It: Black Cat Halloween Card ($5, Rifle Paper Co.)

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Trick-or-Treat

If you're not yet comfortable going to Halloween parties or trick-or-treating this year, there are plenty of fun alternatives to try at home instead. Send your friends and family a fun trick (or treat!) with this festive holiday card that's part of Minted's greeting card subscription.

Buy It: Halloween Card ($4 with greeting card subscription, Minted)

white card with pumpkin
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It's Fall Y'all

It's officially fall, y'all—which means you have the perfect excuse to catch up on your correspondance. Send this card to anyone you think could use an extra dose of fall cheer. The pumpkin design is fitting throughout the season, so this card will be a welcome surprise whether you send it early in September or get it in the mail just before Halloween.

Buy It: Happy Fall Y'all Card ($3, Zazzle)

Trick-or-Treating

Whether your kiddos go trick-or-treating this year or decide to skip, help them write and send these fun cards from Rifle. The card features a line of illustrated kids in Halloween costumes that the kids can send to everyone. Bonus points if you tape a piece of candy to the inside of the card before mailing!

Buy It: Neighborhood Lineup Card Boxed Set ($20 for 8, Rifle Paper Co.)

Fall Friends

Let your long-distance bestie know how much you miss her with this festive hand-illustrated card. Even if you don't live close enough to jump into a pile of leaves together, you can send a surprise 'thinking of you' card to her mailbox. Order it as a single card or purchase a set of 10 for $20.

Buy It: Fall Besties Card ($4, The Illustrated Life)

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