Every year, I look forward to Christmas. Friends and family come together to celebrate Christmas and I can make pretty cards to send to the people I care about. I love handmade cards and I’ve been sending Christmas cards since I was in secondary school I think. A few years back, I decided to make use of whatever design knowledge I have to make my own Christmas cards and it has been a tradition for me ever since. Definitely, I’ll try to keep it going, as long as I have the free time to do. So, I would like to show you all some of the previous designs I have made.
The Lomo Collection: (2009)
I don’t have a picture of this collection cause I can’t remember where I put the pictures! But I was pretty into lomography in 2009. So I used my toy camera to capture the night lights of orchard road, cross processed the image and used it as images for the Christmas cards.
The Typographic Collection (2010)
Needless to say, I wanted to refresh my illustrator/photoshop skills since I left school for so long. So I decided to put my typography skills to test since I did not do that well for that module when I was in Poly. Look really amateur I must say, but I did put in my effort.
The Tree Collection (2011)
I made use of a series of painting I did for a school module. Minimalist painting style of a tree. In a way, it look abstract and I thought it resembled the Christmas Tree. So I documented my art works (Original art works are least A2 size, some larger) and put them into cards.
The Scrapbook Collection (2012)
This was done just last year. It felt like last month though! Can’t believe one year has passed by just like that. Last year was a simple one because I remember I had exams, and there wasn’t much time left. Furthermore, I only make about 30 cards every year to send out to my friends. So I used stock cards and stickers and including some personalized drawings to combine the two medium together.
A Glittery Christmas (2013)
This year, I have no exams for this semester so I decided to go all out. Initially I wanted to make only 10 designs because 10 has always been the magic number for me, favorite number as well. In the end, I got so engross in doing it a.k.a my OTOT (own time own target) photoshop refresher ‘course’ and ended up with 15 designs. Discarded the 3 non so nice ones and I was left with a dozen. And this year, I decided to extend these cards to people who want to purchase them. Every year, I have friends telling me how pretty my cards are (thank you, these words of encouragement really mean a lot), so I thought I should consider selling them. Furthermore, the money earned could be for a good cause. I had a hard time deciding which organization to donate to. But after much consideration, I’ve decided that I will donate 50% or more of the profits to aid with the relief for Typhoon Haiyan via Red Cross. The receipt for donation will be updated here as well for transparency.
Here are the 12 designs that is available in each set you buy.
Each card measures 14.5 by 10cm and is printed of 250gsm art card (semi-gloss)
Each set is priced at: $32 (inclusive of normal mail)
Each piece is priced at $3 (inclusive of normal mail)
Priority will be given to those who order the full set. I have some in stocks now but I’ll be taking in orders should there be an excellent response. Purchase by per piece will strictly have to be ordered under pre-order (Pre-order closing date will be this coming Sunday).
If you’d like to order, kindly place your order via email.
You can reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org