Elegant Accordion-Fold Custom Letterpress Holiday Cards

I can’t believe how quickly the holiday season is approaching, but for those of you considering custom holiday cards this year – now is the time to get started!  Hopefully these sophisticated custom holiday cards from Rachelle at Wiley Valentine will help provide some inspiration.  Designed for one of Rachelle’s favorite clients, the cards feature a favorite quote letterpress printed on a chipboard cover along with family photos and a greeting on the inside.  Beautiful!

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From Rachelle: This holiday card was designed for one of my most adored annual customers. Each year she brings me a quote, or a collection of paper ephemera, along with any ideas she has collected over the year and we brainstorm ideas for her cards. This past year, she came to me with that amazing saying “A house is built with bricks and beams, a home is made of love and dreams.” I just love that!

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This client is very drawn to earthy tones and a classic look. She also happens to adore rosemary and uses it to adorn her gifts. I used a holiday inspired design that resembles rosemary on one side, and gave the typography a slightly whimsical feel. The cover is hand letterpress printed on recycled chipboard which lends a nice heaviness to the card, as well as almost a book cover quality.

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The inside accordion folds out to show her three gorgeous children (she always photographs them herself!). The last panel hints at the typography and graphics used on the front. We used kraft paper envelopes as well to continue the earthy yet classic feel.

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Thanks so much Rachelle!

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Photo Credits: Wiley Valentine

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  1. I agree that people should start making greeting cards for the holidays at this point because the upcoming days will be busy and full of surprises. I like what you did with the cards. Thanks for showing us and giving ideas on how to make it.

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