"These are very pretty cards. There is even a reflection of the tree lights in the snow that doesn't show as clearly in the photo here. The only thing I found a bit odd was that the cards came flat, wrapped in plastic (not in a traditional "box of cards"). But they were very easy to fold and really are colorful. I just have never seen cards come this way before. Now I'm excited to send them to family & friends, & it's only September!"