Friday, January 04, 2008
Holiday Birth Announcement Design
Hello! Today I thought I would show a fun recent letterpress printing and design project I was hired for: A holiday card and birth announcement combination! My client happened to be my sister-in-law and it was a dream from start to finish. She came to me looking for something preppy, girlish, with a holiday element to it. It was a fun challenge trying to create something that feels babyish and holiday-like at once. The baby wasn't born during the holidays so I didn't want it too close to that theme either. She suggested using elephants or whales or polka dots. After some designing, we landed on using the whales as polka dots using a magenta and green to evoke the holidays without being to "Christmas color-y". We decided to do 2 cards tied together with a ribbon at the top. In this way, either card could be displayed by itself by taking off the ribbon. The baby's photo is attached with removable glue dots so that photo could be taken and kept in a frame or wallet if desired. My sister-in-law assembled them by putting in the pictures herself and tying them together with matching ribbon she found. I'm happy with the results and am honored she chose me for this project. Thanks for looking!