Brooklyn Bride Holiday Card Swap!

And speaking of holiday cards… Vané from Brooklyn Bride is once again hosting her annual holiday card swap!  I had a ton of fun participating in this swap last year and can't wait to start swapping again next month!  Here are the directions:

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Happy swapping!

{graphics by Courtney Jenzen}

Custom Holiday Card Designs

So far I've been focused on all the yummy holiday stationery collections, but I'm sure there are a bunch of you planning to order custom cards this season.  I've got a fun giveaway coming up on that a bit later today, but in the meantime I thought I'd gather a quick round-up of a few lovely custom holiday cards!

First up, these incredibly detailed die cut letterpress cards printed by Studio on Fire for Eight Hour Day.  I love the typography details and the way the trees can be punched out of the main card to create a desktop Christmas tree:

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On the more traditional side, Moontree Letterpress printed these holiday invitations with a beautiful poinsettia illustration by calligrapher Jennifer Nicholson:

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Of course, if you're looking to include a family photo with your holiday cards, these cards from Wiley Valentine printed on cotton paper maintain a beautiful balance between the photo and holiday design details:  

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And finally, these custom holiday cards by Smock show how a single-color letterpress holiday card can be both simple and beautiful:

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Do you have a tradition of custom holiday cards in your family?  Are any of you planning to create your own holiday cards this season?

{images from their respective sources}

{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you have a lovely weekend – filled with hot chocolate and peppermint bark if you're somewhere cold, and if you're somewhere warm, well, I'm just jealous.  I'll be back here on Monday with a new giveaway that I am SO excited to announce!  But in the meantime…

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…here are a few links for you to enjoy:

That's it for me this week – happy Friday the 13th and I'll see you back here on Monday!

{gorgeous polaroid collage by Juan Felipe Rubio via coco+kelley

Lovely Labels

I thought I'd take a quick break from holiday stationery to focus on these super-cute envelope labels and gift tags from Olive Manna, found via papernstitch:

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Aren't they cute?  And totally appropriate for any occasion, from birthdays to, well, holidays.  Check out the Olive Manna shops here and here, or via papernstitch.

{image credits: olive manna}

Liberty Print Bridal Shower Invitations

Kelly from Yes, Please sent over these super-sweet bridal shower invitations that she created for a dear friend who is getting married in January and moving off to England.  Inspired in part by her friend's new adopted home-to-be, Kelly went with a fantastic Alice in Wonderland inspired tea party theme with floral design elements:

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From Kelly: With a modern and whimsical approach to the theme, we chose this fabulous reproduction floral print fabric from the 1930/40s as the basis for the design.  I scanned in the fabric to create a printable pattern for the invite, and then backed each invite with the actual fabric for a nice textural effect.  The shower itself will be full of surprising details and that special wonderland brand of whimsy.

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So cute!  Thanks so much Kelly!

{image credits: yes please design}