Less than a hundred days until Christmas! Yep, we’re keeping track. 🎄

Though the holidays may seem months away right now, research from the previous year saw that 38% of shoppers actually start their holiday shopping by October. 60% of shoppers began crossing off their gift lists and checking things twice before the month of December. So for small businesses, it’s safe to say that this year’s holiday season will see plenty of packages to be delivered and orders abound – and fast!

There are no signs of stopping on orders for gifting and giving, so it’s best to prepare your business’s products and packaging as soon as possible to avoid any holiday delays. As customers start to step up their gifting game for the upcoming holidays, use these next few months to get your holly, jolly and eco-friendly custom packaging all good to go into Santa’s sleigh.

Now is the perfect time to spruce up your packaging and create designs that deliver on being bold and bright, while still being true to your branding. What better way to do so than by giving your packaging a bit of a refresh with seasonal designs and colors?


The colors red and green are synonymous with the holiday season – red is a color that demands attention, and green is it’s natural, complementary hue that makes this combination a common choice. Pair either or both of these colors with seasonal motifs or dashing patterns, and you’ve got a winning package that’ll make for an unforgettable gift unwrapping.

Red and green packaging doesn’t have to be completely tied to only one specific holiday, either! While you can choose to go full force or keep to understated and classy touches for your designs, demonstrating your festive spirit can be done in so many ways using either one or both colors.


Whether it’s through charming illustrations or classy interpretations, elevate your packaging through a design and color scheme that celebrates the season in your brand’s own style.

Noissue is your holiday headquarters, and we’re here to sweeten the season for you in advance. Let us take care of your creative and eco-friendly packaging while you focus your business on bringing your A-game for the holidays!

Inspiration Station 💡

Are you in the market for eco-friendly and custom holiday packaging for your business? And think that designing with red and green is tricky? Take a deep breath – we’re here to help break this dynamic color duo down for you!

Below are some of our favorite custom designs that businesses have created for eco-friendly Tissue, Stickers, Cards and more that use red, green or both combined.

Le Petit Rabbit


Does anyone else want to cuddle up inside with a mug of hot cocoa during the colder weather? We know we do – and this cozy pattern from Le Petit Rabbit warms us right up! Le Petit Rabbit’s illustrative design on their custom tissue paper depicts little homes on a calming green color that makes for a comforting sight.

Kate Illustrate


This delightfully bold package will surely draw your attention from under the Christmas tree! Designed by Kate Illustrate, this custom tissue paper design features some universally beloved holiday symbols, like gifts and gingerbread. The vivid red decorated in white doodles, all paired with the brand’s logo in a whimsical font and a bow to hold it together, is bound to bring plenty of cheer!

Rachel Corcoran Illustration


Green can be a statement color, especially if it’s used as an inviting sticker! We’re big fans of the lovely seasonal flora and calligraphy that Rachel Corcoran designed for her compostable custom noissue Stickers. These stickers brighten up any package, and are also great to continue using for any occasion during the season.

Clare Therese Gray


These illustrated designs of feathery forest friends and blooming vines of flora are an elegant way of adding a whimsical whisper to any package. Designed by Clare Therese Gray, her custom tissue paper and stickers compliment each other effortlessly by using a poppy red in both designs. This stunning, custom combination fits into the holiday season with their cheery hue!

Cecile Illustration


Seeing this little white bunny go off on a winter adventure – accompanied by acorns, leaves and snow – will no doubt bring a grin to your face! The bright white contrasts spectacularly on the deep green of this custom noissue Tissue design by Cecile Illustration. Add some woodland elements like twine or dried flora to tie it all together, and you’ve got a beautifully fantasical and minimalistic package.

Alexandra Cook


Your packaging doesn’t need to have Santa or Rudolph up front and center to give the season’s greetings – take a page from Alexandra Cook’s book, and incorporate red and green into your existing style for a modern take! Alexandra stays true to her illustrations on her compostable custom thank you cards, which are inspired by the magical feeling that you experience during the wintery days of the holidays.

Etta Vee


Who says you have to stick to the traditional holiday imagery? If your personality can’t be contained into one box, then an unexpected and eclectic pattern like this red and green leopard print is just the thing! Etta Vee created a daring custom tissue paper pattern that embodies the uniqueness of her brand, while still giving you plenty of a seasonal pop with its vibrant red and green color scheme.



We bet that you went “Awww!” when you saw this custom noissue Tape, starring a welcoming and cute creature just for you! Including adorably illustrated characters is a fun way to spice up your packaging for the season, while keeping to a relatively simple color palette. Take it from Baxenburg – they went with a jolly red to make this little helper stand out, and entice you to open your package first thing Christmas morning!

Amber Davenport


If you’re a fan of soft and dreamy pastels, you’ll be all about this custom noissue Tissue by Amber Davenport. The lighter green that’s used in this design doesn’t make for a muted statement at all – the white drawings of leaves and holly seamlessly brings this tissue paper design into the holidays. And don’t forget a custom logo sticker to top off a monochromatic set that makes a statement all on it’s own!

Paper Raven Co


If the holidays are your favorite time of the year, don’t be shy with your design and show your love for all things merry and bright. Paper Raven Co does an outstanding job at designing the doodles on their custom tissue paper, showcasing recognizable and beloved symbols of the season, from mittens to mistletoe and more. This will definitely rocket you to the top of Santa’s “nice” list!



When in doubt, just get your trusty ol’ noissue Recycled Mailers out! Green is always in season, and if you want to transform your mailers with a bit of holiday magic, simply add some red accents. Whether it’s with a big red bow like how Snug518 does, or by sticking on a custom holiday sticker to seal the deal, give your customers the gift of packaging that goes beyond the typical brown box.

Wrapping it up 🎁

Red and green are a match made for merriness! The upcoming holidays are the perfect reason to start thinking about upleveling your brand through festive and seasonal packaging that won’t harm the planet.

Be sure to get your designs and packaging materials ready in advance! Choose from eco-friendly options like noissue Tissue, Stickers, Cards, Mailers and more that you can customize with your own design. Then, just sit back and rein in the orders as they come! We can’t wait for you to sleigh the holidays.

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