All I Want for Christmas…Is a Card? The $5,000 Paper Greeting

A luxury greeting card company that uses archival papers, 23-carat gold, as well as precious and semi-precious stones, is selling a Christmas card for $5,000. The Florida-based card company, Gilded Age Greetings, makes its luxury cards to emulate the manuscripts crafted during the Middle Ages, in the hope people will see them as “cherished heirloom for generations.”

For $5,000, the Christmas card is hand-painted in a traditional Renaissance technique using calf vellum adorned with precious stones, before being hand gilded with 23-carat gold. It also comes with a pair of complimentary white gloves for proper handling.