20 Hanukkah Card Ideas for 2021

Looking for Hanukkah card ideas? Because the first night of Hanukkah lands on November 28th this year preparations for both Hanukkah and Thanksgiving will likely overlap. And with the holiday season quickly approaching, all of our calendars are quickly filling up. If your to-do list has been expanding exponentially over the course of the last few weeks (and counting), you’re not alone. The holiday season, with its delightful array of latke platters and gift exchanges, has a tendency to make us all feel way busier than anyone would like.

Thankfully you can scratch one item off your list in no time: send your Hanukkah cards in minutes without sacrificing quality. 

Let your friends and family know you’re thinking of them this Hanukkah without spending hours on cards, stamps, or the post office. Postable will print, address and mail your cards for you so you can get back to the rest of your to do list. The entire selection of Hanukkah cards is downright bewitching because it has been created by a handful of independent artists and in-house Postable designers with lots and lots of love.

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But don’t take our word for it. We’ve collected just a few of our Hanukkah cards right here for your viewing pleasure. 

When is Hanukkah?

In 2021, the first night of Hanukkah lands on Sunday, November 28th and ends on the evening of Monday, December 6th. 

Funny Hanukkah card ideas to make you giggle in 2021

Hanukkah, the festival of lights, is the perfect holiday to bring a little extra joy and light into someone’s life. A great way to do that is through some delightfully funny Hanukkah cards and maybe a latke pun or two! 

Pro tip: With Postable, you can send a different card design to different people; a latke pun for mom and a classic menorah design for grandma.

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May your menorah burn brighter than your latkes

Know someone who likes a little burn on their latkes? This funny Hanukkah card will certainly give them a giggle or two! Perhaps you’re the one with the history of burning latkes? It never hurts to laugh at yourself too. This Wit & Whistle creation is your opportunity to do just that.


Who doesn’t love a giant slice of challah and a delightful pun? This minimalist inspired funny Hanukkah card is the perfect combination of the best of both worlds.

Happy challah days

Another pun for the win! Challah is a never ending well of funny Hanukkah card ideas everyone can laugh at. We love the fun patterned design by There Will Be Cake! All the Challah, all the time.

Latke love

Oh for the love of puns! You can’t go wrong with a good old fashioned pun card. We love this One Canoe Two classic. The pun speaks for itself and will no doubt bring a delightful smile to anyone receiving it. The beautiful hand painted design will be the icing on the honey cake.

Extra belated Hanukkah

The word master, Near Modern Disaster, has created this little treat for the perfect way to wish someone a belated Hanukkah and give them a little giggle to go with it. 

Classic Hanukkah card ideas for a classy 2021

If funny Hanukkah cards aren’t exactly what you had in mind this year, don’t worry. The following designs are so classy they’ll show your recipients your adult and thoughtful side. 

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Shine bright

This simple photo Hanukkah card has just enough embellishments while still keeping with the simplicity. We love the gold star accent and the flourishing font.

Blue star photo card

Gotta love the fun bold font on this simple photo template card. We love the combination of fonts on this design and the simple blue star as the single element. Use whatever photo you’d like!

Classic script and photo

Sometimes simplicity is what you’re after. In that case, this classic script photo template card is perfect. You can upload your very own photo and customize the text on the front. Make it your own without too many frills.

Lovely script

You can never have too many good options. This modern Hanukkah card will let your uploaded photo shine. We love the thin scripted font that you can customize with whatever text tickles your fancy.

Full brush script

Have a photo that can fill up the whole card? In that case, this classic design will be the perfect template. Just make sure there are no important elements on the bottom half of your photo where the lovely brush script says “Happy Hanukkah.”

Classic dreidel 

Not all classic Hanukkah cards need to have a photo slot and this beautifully illustrated card by Paper Raven Co. is a lovely example of Hanukkah card ideas incorporating the dreidel. Everyone on your holiday list is bound to adore this card.

Menorah themed Hanukkah card ideas

There are a number of different themes a Hanukkah card can have and a menorah is probably one of the more popular ones. Here are some of the loveliest menorah themed Hanukkah card ideas for 2021.

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Polar bear happy Hanukkah

A little unorthodox — a Clap Clap specialty — yet beautifully executed, this Happy Hanukkah card has lovely combinations of colors that pop right off the card with a little whimsy.

Blue border Hanukkah

If you’d like a little more pizazz with your photo template card, this design by Elizabeth Grubaugh is the perfect fit. We love the deep blue colors with the lovely illustrations that would border your custom photo.

Simply blue

This classic design by E. Frances Paper is the epitome of beauty in simplicity. The deep blue watercolor with a pop of gold is a stunning combination of color. Definitely one of those designs that your recipients will want to put up on display. Use the inside of this folded card to relay your message of warmth and kindness.

Floral menorah

A Rifle Paper Co. classic, this beautiful illustration will surely brighten your friends’ and family’s day! They may even choose to frame this bad boy.

Watercolor menorah

This beautiful watercolor illustration by E. Frances Paper is simple and elaborate all at once. We love the use of colors on the strikingly white background and the simple font of ‘Happy Hanukkah’.

Blue photo Hanukkah card

This lovely photo Hanukkah card is the perfect mix of details and simplicity. We love the delicate menorah and the lovely font that you can customize to say whatever you’d like.

Hanukkah gathering

This festive and colorful illustration by There Will Be Cake not only includes the traditional menorah, but a full scene — latkes included! We love the joy this evokes and the attention to detail that this artist is known for.

Peaceful menorah

The theme of this beautiful Hanukkah card is right there in the title: peace. E. Frances Paper has a way with lovely subtle colors like the one used in this illustration to put anyone at ease.

Love and light photo Hanukkah card

This card has it all: photo slot, menorah illustrations, and a fun and color-filled theme to make it pop right off the paper.

When to send Hanukkah cards in 2021?

Because we’re talking about snail mail, it’s important to remember that we can’t predict exactly how long it will take for the cards to arrive. Typically, it takes the post office to deliver domestic mail 3-7 days. Since this year Hanukkah starts in late November, it may not be affected by the holiday rush slow down that typically takes place in December. 

With that said, we’d recommend placing your Hanukkah cards in the mail sometime between November 22-24th. 

Since that week is also Thanksgiving, there will be a bit of a slow down already. This will likely have your cards arrive sometime in the following week — just in time for Hanukkah!

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What to write inside your Hanukkah card in 2021?

Unsure what to write inside your Hanukkah cards this year? Not to worry, we’ve got all the inspiration you could ever want right here. 

General greeting for Hanukkah 

  • May the light of the Chanukah bring your family an abundance of happiness.
  • Happy… Chanukkah, Chanukah, Hanukkah — whichever way you choose to spell it!
  • However you spell it — Chanukkah, Chanukah, Hanukkah — we hope this year’s holiday brings you health, happiness, and the joy of light. 
  • We’re so grateful you’ve shared your wisdom about the meaning of Hanukkah. (for parents/grandparents)
  • We hope the miracle of light bestows great health and happiness in the new year.
  • May the light of Hanukkah shine bright on you and your loved ones this season.
  • Happy Hanukkah to you and your lovely family!

Hanukkah wishes for interfaith families

  • Happy Chrismukkah to you and yours!
  • Merry Everything and may you all be blessed with love and light in the new year.
  • Merry Chrismukkah!

Traditional Hanukkah wishes

  • “Hanukkah Sameach!” (means: “Happy Hanukkah!”)
  • “Chag Sameach!” (means: “Happy Holiday!”)
  • “Chag Urim Sameach!” (means: “Happy Festival of Lights!”)

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Light-hearted and fun Hanukkah wishes

  • Just like Ross and Monica, I’m wishing you a Happy Hanukkah! — FRIENDS reference
  • “Put on your yarmulke, it’s time for Hanukkah,” — Adam Sandler
  • Hanukkah is a whole latke fun.
  • Wishing a latke love this Hanukkah.
  • May your menorah burn brighter than your latkes!

Words to inspire your own Hanukkah wishes message

  • Miracle
  • Light
  • Reflection
  • Dedication
  • Happy 
  • Meaningful
  • Blessings
  • Festival of lights

Why do people send cards on Hanukkah?

People send cards for Hanukkah for the same reason they send cards on any other holiday or occasion. Holiday cards of any kind are a lovely way to spread love and joy to those in our lives we care about. While sending a text or giving a call is certainly a great idea, sending snail mail shows your recipient you put some extra thought into the gesture. It shows you care. Also, sending Hanukkah cards to those far away in a different state, for example, is an easy way to feel a little extra connected despite the distance.

People also send cards on Hanukkah, or other holidays, for networking purposes. Sending holiday cards from small businesses to their clients, partners, and employees is a great way to continue to build the kind of relationships that help companies grow.