Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Dear Santa

Once I was one of many children writing to Santa, coloring holly leaves around the edges of the page and asking how to spell every other word. For this year's Christmas card, I designed my own stationery set with those old days in mind, recalling the classic colors and the unwavering belief that my mailed letter would make its way to the north pole. Of course, any letter traveling that far should go by air, so vintage airmail envelopes and labels provided inspiration as well. In Illustrator I made an envelope, two patterns for the envelope interior, a sheet of labels, and flat cards with plenty of room for a handwritten message.

18 comments:

Eloise said...

Wow these are really amazing! I love the brown paper feel to it and the more subtle yet traditional colours. I would totally buy these! The photos are wonderful as well! Congratulations!

cupcake studio said...

Your blog gives such joy throughout the year! Thank you & Merry Christmas!

sheribloggins said...

I love everything about this post. Lovely.

Kerry said...

Eeek. Stationary crush alert! Thanks for sharing duck x

Cristina said...

These are lovely! How could I get a set? My nieces and nephews would have so much fun with these : D

Natasha said...

Happy Christmas!
I am, I believe, what is commonly know as a 'lurker'. I have been a follower of your blog for a long time but have never left a comment.
I really enjoy your beautiful photos and considered projects.
I hope you have a lovely Christmas and a great New Year.

Sarah Julius Design is... said...

Egads your work is so stunning! As is your photography. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.

P.s. I can't believe you worked for Victoria magazine!! I can see why though :) Take care.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

WONDERFUL!

Thanks for your posts.

Joyous Christmas,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Thea said...

Oh wow you are so incredibly talented and inspiring. These are amazing!

Modern Crush said...

You are so talented Livy, Merry Christmas!! I wish Santa were real :)

Gandhali said...

wow, i am one of the lurkers, too! but i just loved this post so much, i HAD to comment! all this beautiful photography and designing makes me wonder, have you ever taken a design course? (i'm a design student)

wish you a merry xmas and a happy new year!

Setty Lepida said...

Love them all ! Santa will be soooo pleased to give and to receive them !!!

meandering pearl said...

so precious!!! loveliest Christmas wishes to you!!!

Livy said...

Hi Gandhali,

I have not taken any design courses and am self taught in that regard. I did study art history in college.

-Livy

Kirsten said...

Oh my gosh, I am on amazingness overload...your blog is fantastic. Each post is better than the one before. LOVING THIS! Thank you for the amazing downloads!!! Wishing you the happiest of new years celebrations over the next few days.

~Kirsten
http://triplemaxtons.blogspot.com

Team Craftwell said...

Gorgeous!

Team Craftwell
ecraftbycraftwell.blogspot.com

Janel said...

I can't find where I would download these labels. They are amazing! Thank you.

Livy said...

I actually did not make these available as printables/a hi res download -- apologies! I know they have been mistakenly posted all over pinterest as printables....maybe next year I will get together a pdf of all the materials for the stationery set.

Livy

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