10 Best Letterpress Christmas Cards from Etsy for 2012

10 Best Letterpress Christmas Cards from Etsy for 2012
by Mitchell Eismont

(These aren’t in any real order, its just the ten best letterpress holiday cards)

1. Reindeer Paws by FoglioPress

Reindeer Paws
Reindeer Paws Letterpress Christmas Card

I really enjoyed this one because of the emboss. There was no ink needed on this to convey the message. Very nice and innovative way to use letterpress.

2.  Season Greetings by alohaletterpress

Seasons Greetings Letterpress Christmas Card
Seasons Greetings Letterpress Christmas Card

This one I like because they are using a traditional metal pointing hand engraving. It is a good way to play on old advertising.

3.  Joy Tree Gold by browndogpaper

Joy Tree
Joy Tree Gold Letterpress Christmas card by browndogpaper

If you are a person that does letterpress like myself, you will enjoy cards like this. To use existing type and not having to make anything, is pretty smart. Very simple and unique design.

4. Jingle Bells by CherryPress

Jingle Bells by CherryPress

Jingle Bells by CherryPress

This one interests me because of the mixed media. There is a very nice deep impression on this card.

5. Merry BLEEP Christmas by crystalvaughan

MERRY BLEEP CHRISTMAS
MERRY BLEEP CHRISTMAS by crystalvaughn

A very comical way to send out a Christmas Card. Is this card for everyone, no, but it’s still pretty funny.

6. Retro Station Wagon with Christmas Tree by echo letterpress 

Retro Station Wagon with Christmas Tree by echo letterpress
Retro Station Wagon with Christmas Tree by echo letterpress

This was, I am guessing, done with a polymer plate. I like this one because it creates a sense of nostalgia, along with being retro. It even reminds me of being a kid, even though we didn’t have a station wagon.

7. Letterpress Christmas typewriter cards by blackbirdletterpress

 

http://www.etsy.com/listing/112673931/letterpress-christmas-typewriter-cards?ref=sr_gallery_35&ga_search_query=letterpress+christmas+cards&ga_includes%5B0%5D=tags&ga_page=7&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery
letterpress christmas typewriter cards

As stated in the product description for this, they are using a visual poetry language called concrete poetry. This is a really nice illustration and also a product shot.

8. Happy Holidays by PressBound

Happy Holidays by PressBound

Happy Holidays by PressBound

I love the none traditional green that is used on this Christmas Card. I like the simplicity of this letterpress card but also the complex work on the typography.

9. Comfort and Joy by Rockpaperink

Comfort and Joy Christmas Card
comfort and joy by Rockpaperink

Here is a simple use of a snowflake engraving and a simple tagline on a Christmas card.

10. Merry Christmas by aLibraryofIdeas

Merry Christmas by AlibraryofIdeas Eismont Designs
Merry Christmas by AlibraryofIdeas Eismont Designs

I couldn’t make a post about the top ten letterpress christmas cards without adding mine.

Written by Mitchell Eismont
Eismont Designs
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2 Responses to 10 Best Letterpress Christmas Cards from Etsy for 2012

  1. Melissa says:

    Thanks Mitch for including my card!

  2. Linda Coleon says:

    Aloha, Mitchell,
    Warm mahalo for including my Santa ornament cards!