We worked with our friends at Paper Place to create these beautifully holly holiday cards. Our Charlton Holiday was the starting point for the design. The card was updated to a folded card, with message on the interior. The front features the Charlton boarder, in which the client will add a family photo. The suite is completed by a foil liner in the matching tawny shine on holly.
We’re always interested to learn about our designer’s inspiration. Our designer Cassidy created the Dahlman holiday card for our 2023 holiday collection, and walks us through her inspiration:
Dahlman was inspired by the vintage Christmas ornaments from my great grandma’s mini Christmas tree! I’ve always loved her tree so much so I knew I had to illustrate my favorite ornaments and turn them into a pattern. I named the suite after my Oma’s maiden name Dahlman, as she’s always encouraged and inspired me to live out my dreams as an artist and designer
The color palette and illustration style was heavily inspired by Christmas cards from the 50s/60s, but especially the 1950s collection of Christmas cards designed by the amazing animator Thorten Hee. You can see these below, along with some real vintage ornaments.
The champagne matte foil and pink pearl shine give the card that retro feel and the red shine foil brings in the holiday cheer! For the typography, I used Dark Paradise for the title and Altesse script to help give the card a retro feel and Avenir helped to add a modern touch.
The card can be printed in multiple different colorways and the illustrations can be moved and adjusted to create something truly personalized. Pictures could also be added inside the big circle cutouts of the ornaments to place photos of your family or pets! I’ve mocked up some alternative color ways below.
Dahlman Option 1 – Holly paper with green shine foil, red shine foil, and champagne matte foil
Dahlman Option 2 – Backer option – Bella white paper with green shine foil, red shine foil, and champagne matte foil
Dahlman Option 3 – Bella bright white paper with pink pearl shine foil, ice shine foil, & champagne matte foil
foil stamping: red shine + pink pearl shine + champagne matte | fonts: dark paradise + altesse + avenir | paper: bella bright white cotton 2-ply | size: a-6 | liner: ornaments pattern in champagne matte on metallic rose quartz text | envelope: bella cotton bright white pointed flap | digital addressing ink: cherry
We worked with our friends at Arabesque of Naples to create these custom holiday cards. We combined crisp gold matte foil and deep red letterpress to create a modern festive card. The gold matte was foil stamped in the pearse design for the envelope liner, to tie the pieces together.
letterpress ink: deep red | foil stamping: gold matte | paper: bella light gray | fonts: ms claudy regular + adobe garamond pro | envelope liner: pearse pattern in gold matte on light gray | envelope: bella cotton white square flap | customization #64769
The year is flying by, and we’re excited to introduce our 2023 Holiday collection! This release features 35 brand-new holiday designs. It showcases our new velvet paper, colorful papers, silk ribbons, new patterns and motifs, die-cut shapes, digital addressing, handmade papers, and more. Check out some of our favorites below!
Bella Figura Holiday 2023 Promotions:
● All holiday orders approved for production between now and October 31 will receive a 15% discount. ● All holiday orders approved for production between now and December 14 will receive free envelope addressing. ● All holiday orders approved for production between November 1 and December 14 will receive complementary Yellow rush service.