sourcing: Hip X-mas greeting cards | Mod Homestead gift tags (mini-notes) | Biltzen (deck the antler) At Fabulous Stationery
Personalized holiday cards usually say something about you. I like it when people can guess that it is for me. This is why I adore the cool illustrations at Fabulous Stationery. Their collection would appeal to an interior design, a decor store or a design-savvy family. A nice feature is that any of the patterns can be used for gift tags. It would be more original to select illustrations that share the same theme instead of picking exactly the same.
The last two models (see bottom montage) would make party invites that people will not want to miss.
sourcing: Tweet | Goody Gumdrops | Glam Greetings
Do you still order personalized holiday cards?
Stuffed between sale flyers and credit card bills, holiday cards are a bright spot in mailboxes all season long. Charming and colorful as they may be, it can be a challenge to display cards in a creative, stylish and clutter-free way.
Which is why this clever DIY pinup wreath from Martha Stewart is at the top of my holiday must-make list. Constructed from a wooden embroidery hoop, mini clothespins and a generous length of ribbon, it does double-duty by forming a colorful decoration and keeping cards collected. After the holidays, use it as an inspiration board or for children’s art.
Watch for more ideas on how to display your holiday cards in the coming weeks.
+ DIY Pinup Wreath from Martha Stewart
+ 14 1/2-inch Wood Embroidery Hoop $2.69 CAD at Amazon.ca [affiliate link]
Hanging Holiday cards looks better than putting them on a shelf. It allow you to be more creative. You could install clothesline against the wall, hang your cards on a handrail, transform a pot rack or use a paper chandelier.
Pottery Barn added to their catalog the Wakefield Chandelier. It is a three tiered iron chandelier with 35 clips. Although it comes with preprinted paper clips, I prefer it when people hang postcards and memorabilia that mean something to them.
+ Wakefield Chandelier $ 299 USD
The bauble shapes and colors caught my attention. This card featured a hand drawn illustration by artist Brandi Powell that is hand printed on an antique press. Also check the Season greetings set by Sweet Harvey Letterpress on etsy.
+ Merry Christmas letterpress greeting cards $24 USD for pack of 6
It is that type of the year again: I love Christmas cards. To help you make your choice, I will feature my favorite cards for the next 4 weeks. After the Holiday cards for a cause, I went for mod and snowy.
+ The Mod Holiday series proposes 4 illustrations: a tree, a gift, a wreath and baubles. I like the 4 equally.
+ Red Mittens
+ Snow Dude
Holiday cards at Feterie cost $24 for a set of 8 or $4 if you only buy one card.
I selected these cute Holiday cards because they carry a good message while serving a cause. First from designer Bonnie Marcus, I like:
+ The Imagine Peace card (Have a peaceful holiday) was designed in collaboration with Nell Merlino, author & founder of “Take Our Daughters to Work Day”. A portion of the proceeds from this card will benefit Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources, business education and community support for women owned businesses. $37.50 USD for 25 cards and envelops
+ The World Peace card is a design done with Cindy Crawford, model and activist. A portion of the proceeds from this card will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, whose mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. $37.50 USD for 25 cards and envelops
Then, I selected a series of holiday cards printed 100% post-consumer cover stock with 100% post-consumer Brown Bag Kraft envelopes. I cannot decide which drawings of Moderne Motive I like the best between:
+ Set of 8 Holiday Trees $12.50 USD on etsy
+ Set of 12 Joy and Peace Reindeer $18 USD
If you enjoy winter sports, hot chocolate and retro modern design, these Holiday cards are probably for you. I like those because they look out of the ordinary.
- Seasons Greetings displays a skier – price: $17.50 USD for 6 / $4.25 each
- Peace, Love & Joy is a bi-fold panoramic card with a modern winter wonderland print – price: $18 USD for 6 / $4.75 each
From Hello Lucky
From Bonnie’s Style Press
From Fabulous Stationery
- Mod Homestead is reminiscence of the mid-century architecture – price: $45 USD for 25 cards
From Kates Paperie
From MoMA store
- Winter Skaters, designed by Keisuke Unosawa – price: $17.95 for 8 cards
More Christmas card suggestions
You might be interested to know that Kelly of Design Crush posted today her favorite Round Up: Christmas Cards. It may be handy if you are still looking for the perfect cards.
Marijke is a contemporary graphic artist from Belgium. Her holiday cards explode in a feeling of joys and flair. You get 4 models in a box of 20 cards: It’s a kind of magic, Snowflake couture, Dancing deer and Summer is so last season. These drawings are out of the ordinary. They would be the perfect companion to your stylish holiday season entertaining.
Her Piece of cake set would be adorable for a women tea party invite or thank you card. This invite evokes elegance and pleasure at the same time. A set of 4 note cards with soft salmon Clairefontaine envelopes is only $6. Explore EnfinLaVoila’s etsy shop because they are too much for me to show them all here.
Buy online: Your cardstock for the holidays – handmade box with 20 cards and envelopes by EnfinLaVoila on etsy – price: $30 USD
Buy online: Piece of cake set by EnfinLaVoila on etsy – price: $6 USD for 4 note cards with envelops