Monday, December 3, 2007

Countdown to Christmas...Day 3

Well if you are anything like me, you still haven't sent your holiday cards and might be lucky to get them in the mail by Christmas Eve!! If you haven't even purchased your holiday cards yet, check out these wonderful holiday cards from Etsy artists

I absolutely love this card from Roundrobinpress. It's a letterpressed card that is made on plantable paper embedded with basil and chive seeds. Not only is it adorable, but it's also great for the environment!

This card from Citrustree is so cute and great for doglovers. There is also a cat card available for those who aren't crazy about dogs!

This set of six letterpress cards from BellisStudios are absolutely gorgeous. I just love the look of letterpress cards. According to the site, these are printed on a Vandercook No. 3 press which is known to be the "gold standard" in letterpress printing. Get these before they are gone! Coordinating gift tags are also available.

Here is some fun information about the origin of holiday cards...

The practice of sending holiday cards began in London in the 1800's. These early cards rarely showed holiday or religious themes. Instead, they were filled with flowers and whimsical designs in an attempt to remind the recipient of the approach of spring. Americans had to import greeting cards from England until 1875 when Louis Prang, a German immigrant, published the first line of U.S. Christmas cards. Over the years holiday cards have evolved a great deal changing with the times and tastes of Americans and there are many variations available today!


Denise said...

Thanks for including my 'joy' note cards!! Very interesting tidbit about the history of holiday cards, I learned something today!!!

Denise said...

Tag, you're it!

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