letterpress for the holidays


The 2013 Holiday season is creeping up FAST. Pretty soon here, your weekly shopping trips are going to be draped in winter wonderland goodness and you'll most likely be scooping up some cards to send to your loved ones. I thought I'd try to catch you a bit early to share a little known secret: you can afford to send beautiful, handmade letterpress stationery sets that none of the recipients on your list will have ever dreamed of!

letterpress crank

Letterpress is typically performed with a giant metal press with a hand crank - metal plates are created with a custom design, then inked and fed through the press with thick paper to create a printed impression. It's a really beautiful way to make a statement, and there are many artists out there who have a fantastic selection of letterpress greeting cards, art prints & even custom invites ready for you to purchase at an affordable price. Who knew?

letterpress invitation design

Though densely populated, Etsy is a wonderful design resource for creatives…and if you're looking to be a hit with your holiday cards this season, support an independent artist by purchasing a beautiful set of letterpress stationery cards! I've featured a few here to give you an idea of what we're loving here at Liv By Design.