It's that time of year again !
Find your address list, purchase some stamps, and order your cards!
And although photo-cards are most popular,
Letterpress Cards are worth looking into
....especially if you'd like something new and different this year.
It's "relief printing: printing from
a plate with raised characters."
Basically it's the "old-timey" way of printing
which yields the most beautiful designs and impressions on heavy, luxurious paper!!
Look closely and you'll see the impressions
left by characters pressed into
thick , fine - quality papers...
All of the cards here come from sellers on etsy.
(Click on orange lettering below each card to go directly to its site)
who create a range of designs, greetings, and themes.
Cards range from fun, casual designs to those with
traditional greetings and motifs
...all you have to do is choose!
Look at the snowflakes in the snow globe above. There is no color;
only impressions made without ink! See also how the "Happy Holidays"
in red ink has been pressed deep into the heavy paper.
Each piece is printed by hand,
usually on vintage/antique printing presses.
There's just no comparison
between letterpress cards
and mass-produced holiday cards!
Most printers/sellers are happy to set up a custom order...
whether it be a certain number of cards you need,
you'd like to have them personalized,
or you'd like a selection of cards as opposed to just one design....
Flexibility is just one of the nice things about working with etsy sellers!
I just ordered mine last week (from moontree press)
-- that's after having purchased quite a few "all-occasion" cards (from dutchdoor) --
and I can't wait for them to get in!!
So, check out a couple of these sites...
and this year, get your cards done in time to enjoy your holidays!