For the past several years, I have made hand-lettered Christmas cards for several of my friends at college. I’ve shared some of those here. This year is the first year that the designs were 100% my own, and also the first year that I’ve incorporated color. I went simple in the color department- black pen on white paper, with some bright red. I’m going to apologize in advance for the poor camera quality- I didn’t finish the cards until just before our gift exchange, so I rushed to get pictures and they didn’t turn out well.This first design was quite simple and more graphic than the others. I liked the idea of a somewhat “busier” background, with a bold message in the middle.
I was really happy with how this one turned out- I played around a lot with the lettering for ‘night’ and love how it turned out.
I really love this one as well. I think this is the most “fun” of the designs, and it has a certain childlike feel to me.
Although I like this one, it’s not my favorite. It feels a bit too unbalanced to me.
This is another favorite. I actually wasn’t sure I liked it until I added the stripes to the “jolly”, then I discovered I really loved it.
This is the design and lettering I’m most proud of! I thought of the idea when laying in my bed last weekend, not wanting to get out of bed. I’m really happy with the way it turned out!