December 9, 2008
Holiday Card Designs

This year, I decided to offer my clients original holiday card designs – in adherence with the trend of sending cute photos of one’s kids for family and friends nationwide to post on refrigerators.

I created a couple of little graphics with the help of my friend Neil. Neil is beyond genius at design – check out his blog, The 25-Hour Day – so this was clearly a simple endeavor compared to most of what he does. I had “painted” the images with oil pastels and then scanned them. Neil helped me to make those into files shaped like the images – in other words, cut-out shapes with no background color. Then the images could be used like clip art.

I wanted the designs to be cute and festive, but fairly simple, so as to offer my clients an alternative to some of the cheesy and/or run-of-the-mill photo card options. I came up with these two designs, and posted them to a separate webpage, so that I could easily link to it here:

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