It's Kristen here today to share the Brown family holiday cards with you! And boy were these a labor of love. I have always wanted to do a bang up holiday card, and this year seemed like perfect timing with Moe Baby entering our lives in July. Hoot also started working with Envelopments in 2011, and I really wanted to use one of their paper products. I was super happy with the Z Card in Dove. It had a beautiful, subtle texture which held our ink choice (PMS 200) perfectly. We paired it with the square envelope in Geisha, and wrapped the Z Card in red and white baker's twine. The card was a three-panel piece, with the last panel including a 5"x5" photo of Moe.
The photo is one of my favorites of Moe Baby! Taken in the Hoot Design Co. / Silverbox Studio, by Annika Miller...we think it captured the little man in rare form, perfect to send to family and friends. Another aspect of the this card I loved was using a real photograph that people can keep throughout the year, unrelated to the holiday card. And when you're spending this much on a holiday card, you want it to be flexible:)
So "how much did it cost?" Good question! These cards were by far the most expensive we have ever done. They were right around $3 a piece with the Envelopment, one color printing, envelopes and photo. And of course that doesn't include any design fees:) If we were to market these to clients, they would most likely be looking at $5/card. Of course we think the sky's the limit with this design and could see it on invitations, baby announcements, wedding invites etc.
Happy Holidays! From everyone at Hoot Design Co.