A Letterpress Christmas 2010 : Cartoules Letterpress

Letterpress Christmas

Can you believe that this is the fifth year that I’m doing “A Letterpress Christmas”? Wow. Over the past several years, I’ve continued to be amazed by the new shops and talented creatives who have come into the letterpress niche, as well as by the level of design continually being produced by the more established letterpress shops, and I’m excited to continue the series this year.

This year’s first feature is on Cartoules Press’ wonderfully merry and bright holiday letterpress collection, which features letterpress cards and gift tags in both English and Greek. I love, love, love the vibrant cherry red and chartreuse color palette and the variety of designs available.

Cartoules Letterpress Christmas Tree Card

Cartoules Letterpress Christmas Gift Tags

Cartoules Letterpress Merry Christmas Card

Cartoules Letterpress Merry Christmas Gift Tags

Warm Holiday Wishes Letterpress Card

And I’m completely delighted by the fresh, modern holiday card designs that Cartoules is bringing to the Greek community. I don’t come across well-designed foreign language holiday cards too often (if you’ve spotted any others, please let me know!), so these are a breath of fresh air.

Typographic cards and tags read “Kala Xristougenna”, or “Merry Christmas”, and the ornament card reads “Kales Giortes”, or “Happy Holidays”.

Kala Xristougenna Letterpress Holiday Cards

Kala Xristougenna Letterpress Gift Tags

Kales Giortes Letterpress Ornament Card

images from Cartoules Letterpress

KM Designs Laser-cut Greeting Cards

KM Design Lasercut Holiday Cards

I’m digging these red and white laser-cut snowflake holiday cards by KM Design. The ornate snowflake cards will make wonderful packages for personal holiday greetings, and they can be framed and used as art pieces, so they’re a card and a gift, too!

Katie McElroy, the designer behind KM Design, also designs neato spiral graph laser-cut cards and impressive orgamic architecture pop-up cards. For custom pop-up inquiries, you can use Etsy Alchemy to set up a commission or contact Katie directly from her Etsy shop.

Katie McElroy Laser Cut Origamic Architecture Cards

images from KM Design