Okay, it’s not really the best day ever, it’s just something my youngest says occasionally which we’ve happily adopted and now inject into everyday conversations, like BEST. COFFEE. EVER., etc. You get the picture. Of course, in four year old speak it sounds more like BEST. DAY. EV-AH! which really makes me want to squeeze him I find it so cute.
So, since it’s that time of year when we thank the amazing teachers who managed to survive another year of our children without taking stress leave, I thought that I would make a simple typographic card along those same lines. And so BEST. TEACHER. EVER. this one’s for you!
Design & Photo Credits: Flutter Flutter by Rosa Pearson Design
Well, I ran out of Christmas cards this year, due to guessing how many I would need… and obviously underestimating. Next year I’ll be putting together a formal list to avoid this predicament, because obviously my memory and estimating skills are not going to cut it. This is what the family version of our Christmas card looked like this year. So to everyone who comes by and reads my blog, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I hope that you have a wonderful time, wherever you are, with your friends and family.
The last Hot Off The Press for now is featuring the Christmas card for the hubby’s company. This year I designed a series of cards all based around the “o” in “joy” being die cut out of the paper to make a different image… VERY fun to play around with! Do you like how the hole casts a shadow on the red inside of the card to make it look like an actual ornament? Can’t wait to send out the family version! Won’t ruin the surprise by posting the picture of that one… since you may see one in the mail soon enough!
Due to the demand for Christmas cards since my last post (thanks so much!) I’ve loaded up two options into my Etsy site for those late shopping Christmas card buyers! The Snowman Card above is one of the cards I’ve listed. Can you see the dove hidden within the illustration? Hint: It’s upside down.
I was thinking about how far some of my Christmas cards are going to travel this year, and was wondering just how far away you readers are? Leave me a comment and let me know where you’re checking in from! And what’s the weather like in your part of the world right now? Here on the Canadian “wetcoast” the weather seems to be a little confused, because it’s way colder than I remember it ever being!! Brr..
UPDATE: Rosa Pearson Design is up! See my online Portfolio here!
Well, I promised some Christmas typography, and here it is! I am fully immersed in the land of Christmas card design right now, and between that and the snow that’s trying to come, I’m definitely feeling that Christmas spirit! I’ve been designing our family Christmas cards for years now, and it’s the design project I most look forward to each year. In addition I also design a more corporate one to use for a certain someone’s company, which you can see below. See the little characters peeking from within in the negative space!! In case the picture is too small, there is a dove’s head tucked in the S, a Christmas tree poking up into the A, santa in the O, and the others you can see in the second photo.
This is the more personalized version that I created for our family to send out. The word PEACE becomes PEARSON’S! I like trying to hide surprises behind flaps or folds when I can. One of my clients nicknamed me “The Queen of Origami” for my penchant to create elaborate folds in corporate tradeshow invitations. Paper is always more exciting with some folds thrown in! I’ll have some more Christmas cards to show you once this year’s batch comes back from the printer.