tasteful and restrained displays of holiday cheer after being assaulted by
Christmas carols, gaudy lights and huge inflatable snowmen in stores
the day after Halloween. Gorgeous simplicity doesn’t come cheap, yet I’m basking in the quiet sentiment of the exquisitely made,
custom letterpress Pom-Pom Hat Holiday Card from elum designs.
I’m struck by how one small red hat manages to convey both whimsy and
the sweetness of childhood in a single image. Just tuck your own favorite family photo into the envelope and you don’t have to worry about the whole custom photo card thing.
I’m also struck by the great lengths this SoCal company goes to reduce their impact on the environment such as using tree-free, 100% post-industrial waste cotton rag paper, soy-based inks and recycling their paper fibers.
Of course personalized letterpress and all that eco stuff comes at a price. For those of us on more modest card budgets, elum has a lovely selection of boxed letterpress cards too. –Christina