Contemporary Christmas Cards Make Everyone Merry
Today’s post is the last showcase of Christmas greeting cards for 2011, as the rest of the week will be dedicated to lots of fab gift inspiration; with this in mind I wanted to take a look at some contemporary artists and designers that have used traditional festive motifs and themes, fine art, retro style, and contemporary design for their Christmas collections.
The first set of greeting card designs are from Tilia Press. Based in New Jersey, Designer Anne has created four Christmas designs that use a retro-inspired palette and traditional Christmas themes to create a collection of bright, bold designs. Tilia Press work hard to ensure their cards are Eco-friendly, each one is printed on 100% post consumer waste board that is FSC certified, and uses soy based inks and wind-power in the printing process. The cards are sold in packs of ten for $14.00 (about £9.23) at the Tilia Press online store.
Next designs are from Cerys Turner, a super cute range called ‘Happy Stitchmas’. I love that the cards combine the look of retro knitted jumpers with a contemporary graphic feel. Each design also doubles up as a cross-stitch pattern … perfect for crafters who can use the design to create their own Christmas treats next year. Designs are printed on a heavy weight card with a smooth finish. Available in a variety of colours; individual cards are £3.00 or a multipack of four designs can be purchased for £10.00 from the Cerys Turner online shop.
Lorna Siviter is a freelance Illustrator based in Somerset, England, below are some examples of the fine art greeting cards she has created in collaboration with Hayletts Contemporary Fine Art. There are six designs to choose from, which use traditional festive themes, re-imagined with Lorna’s unique, contemporary style. I love the soft, warm feel of the designs, which will match with the cosy feel of Christmas trees and fairy lights. Individual cards retail at £2.75 and are available to purchase at the Hayletts Contemporary Fine Art online shop.