2011 holiday store { and new cards! }

It’s November, so brace yourselves boys and girls – we’re setting before your eyes the holiday store! If you’re not ready for any thoughts of Christmas, skip this post, ‘kay?

I know many of you are ready to start thinking about the holidays, as I’ve had emails and messages asking: 1) when our store will be “out” on Etsy, and 2) if we have any new designs this year. The answer to that is: 1) right now, and 2) yes we do! And I’m about to show some new designs to you!

This new card set is dear to my heart. I’m a self-proclaimed Christmas carol junkie. I know second and third verses by heart, obscure tunes and hymns (Past 3 O’ Clock, anyone?), old jingles, you name it. So, I decided to combine our love of pattern, metallics and letterpress, my obsession with the poetry of beautiful carols, and our ongoing desire to create greeting card options that share the true meaning of Christmas deeply, and aren’t awful, ugly, or over-the-top. Seriously, why do “religious” cards have to be so kitschy? And when I say “deeply”, I mean, not just “Yay, baby Jesus is here!” but “Wow, a Savior came to save an incredibly depraved world.”

So here they are. Big bonus points if you can recognize each carol before I tell it to you. There are four designs:

A Thrill of Hope, the Weary World Rejoices (O Holy Night)

Pleased as Man with Men to Dwell (Hark the Herald Angels Sing)

This is the card we personally sent out last year…

Word of the Father, Now in Flesh Appearing (O Come All Ye Faithful)

Son of God, Love’s Pure Light (Silent Night)
And of course you can buy them as a mixed set…

The Silver and Gold cards come in boxed sets of 8, and are A6 size so they fit a 4 x 6 photo if you want to include one (yay!)

So check out our store – both Etsy and on our main site. We are offering 10% off any personalized orders through Thanksgiving, just don’t forget to mention it!

Do you like these? Are any of you Christmas hymn junkies like me? Please tell me I’m not the only one!

 

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  • April Hislop says:

    I knew every hymn before the big reveal!

  • JenniferU says:

    While I’m familiar with all of them, the first one – the tune sprung into my head immediately even though that’s not a lyric I think I ever consciously knew. If you’ve never heard the version from “Home Alone” I encourage you to check it out. Silly movie, but I watch it every year as a holiday tradition while I’m wrapping presents. The cards are lovely, I love the subtle palette.

    In a fit of missing my grandparents (they would have aced the hymn quiz), I’ve contemplated being a bit of a Scrooge this year. This bit of reminiscing has me thinking otherwise. Thank you.

  • Tracy says:

    I must be a Christmas hymn “junkie” also! I did know them. I will say that the true meaning of Christmas expressed by the lines you selected from the hymns truly brought a tear to my eye. I think I’ll need to order some. Love them!

  • Kelly Tennis Doornbos says:

    Really, really beautiful Rebekah.

  • Laura says:

    The one you sent last year was STUNNING in person. The feel and weight of it, the shimmer of the metallics set against the lush matte of the card, the movement of the design, the message. Loved it all, and love your new designs too!

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