Christmas cards – take five
With the major players such as Hallmark jumping on the vintage bandwagon with Christmas cards boasting retro designs, picking the perfect pack to send out to your friends and family just got a little easier.
But we still love hunting down those hand-made and printed cards on offer through craft sites such as Etsy, fairs and makers’ open houses. Here we take a look at five of our 2012 favourite designers and sellers.
Penny Choo’s festive adaptation of their popular Floradeco range maintain the design’s Art-Deco elegance in the midst of seasonal colour and foliage.
Claire Munday is a regular at Brighton’s craft fairs, where she sells her Beetle Cherry range of papercuts, jewellery, prints and cards. These cute couple cards are very indie and very Brighton.
Queen Edgina’s Christmas designs incorporate a variety of fabrics and prints, adding texture and interest to these unique crafty cards.
If you fancy a spot of local real-world shopping, Liz & Pip’s cards are available at the New England House Open Studios this Thursday and Friday. We love the cheery nature of this pair – marrying traditional themes with contemporary colour.
Of course it’s often hard to beat a stand-out original, which is why Vintage Vic’s range of carefully curated and very cute vintage cards offer the perfect choice for a retro-lover. And make us feel all warm inside…