Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Holiday Greeting Cards from TLC

Greetings!

As October winds down, Kevin and I have already started to think about the type of Christmas card we'll send our families and friends this year.

This is the card we sent out last year:



That's the ocean in Pensacola, Florida we're gazing at. Watching it move is intoxicating. Like blue-green glass, reflecting God.

So yesterday Kevin took some time to come up with some ideas, and he had so much fun creating them we thought we'd make them available here on our blog as well!

All of our cards feature our "Lettered Cottage Art" photography, and can be personalized with your names.

You can choose between 5x7 FOLDED, or 5x7 FLAT cards.

The FOLDED cards are $59.99 per box of 25 cards. ($2.40 per card)
The FLAT cards are $39.99 per box of 25 cards. ($1.60 per card)

Your cards can be printed on the following types of cardstock-

  • Standard Semi-Gloss (smooth, semi-shiny finish)
  • Art Watercolor (textured like watercolor paper, but heavier in weight)
  • Art Linen (textured much like linen fabric is)

If you're interested in ordering, please read all the way to the bottom of this post so that you'll know exactly what information we'll need from you.

Here is our selection of horizontally-oriented cards...

"Starfish Season"

Kevin took this picture right in our backyard. While rummaging around an abandoned house near my Mom's place earlier this year, we found the white, chippy old door and thought it would be the perfect backdrop for our starfish.



(message on the front reads: "The joy of brightening others lives, bearing each others burdens, easing each others loads and filling each others hearts with generous gifts becomes the magic of the season")

To order this card, click on the "add to cart" button below. Choose whether you'd like a FOLDED or FLAT card, then specify which INSIDE or BACK you'd like to use in the "message to seller" or "order notes" section once you're logged in to Paypal.






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"Starfish Christmas"



(message on the front reads: "Love came down at Christmas. Love all lovely, love divine; Love was born at Christmas, stars and angels gave the sign")

To order this card, click the "add to cart" button below. Choose whether you'd like a FOLDED or FLAT card, then specify which INSIDE or BACK you'd like to use in the "message to seller" or "order notes" section once you're logged in to Paypal.






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Our "Starfish" cards can be personalized on the front and the inside or back (depending if you choose the FLAT or the FOLDED style). Scroll down to view the three message options available for the inside or back of this card.

The large blue cursive initial on the front will display the first letter of your last name. When ordering this card, be sure to include what letter you'd like to use on the front of the card in the "message to seller" or "order notes" section when checking out.

List the names you like for us to print on the inside or back of the card in the "message to seller" or "order notes" section as well.

(Double check your spelling!) :-)

(Message and names will be listed on the inside if you choose the FOLDED style- and on the back, if you choose the FLAT style)


"Red Door"



I shot this photo in Charleston, South Carolina while visiting the seaside city this summer with my Mom. All the architectural details and painted woods were so delightful!

To order this card, click on the "add to cart" button below. Choose whether you'd like a FOLDED or FLAT card, then specify which INSIDE or BACK you'd like to use in the "message to seller" or "order notes" section once you're logged in to Paypal.






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"True Spirit"



Kevin captured this beautiful image while we were out walking one morning. We are so drawn to images of nature. This gorgeous green specimen reminded us of stars.

To order this card, click on the "add to cart" button below. Choose whether you'd like a FOLDED or FLAT card, then specify which INSIDE or BACK you'd like to use in the "message to seller" or "order notes" section once you're logged in to Paypal.






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Here are the messages you can choose from to use on the inside or back of any of the horizontally-oriented card fronts above.

Inside #1:



Inside #2:



Inside #3:



When ordering, be sure to specify which card inside (i.e. "INSIDE #2) you would like to use on the inside of your card. Also, don't forget to list the names you'd like to use across the bottom. (Double check your spelling before you hit the send button!) :-)

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Here are our vertically-oriented cards...


This pretty red mailbox was on the front of an extremely old home in Charleston, South Carolina. I snapped this photo of it while strolling down the cobblestone streets with my Mom last June. In "real life" the mailbox actually displays the word "POST", but with some creative photoshop work, you can choose between "Merry Christmas" or "Seasons Greetings"!

"Merry Mail"



To order this card, click on the "add to cart" button below. Choose whether you'd like a FOLDED or FLAT card, then specify which INSIDE or BACK you'd like to use in the "message to seller" or "order notes" section once you're logged in to Paypal.






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"Greetings Mail"



To order this card, click on the "add to cart" button below. Choose whether you'd like a FOLDED or FLAT card, then specify which INSIDE or BACK you'd like to use in the "message to seller" or "order notes" section once you're logged in to Paypal.






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Here are the messages you can choose between to use on the inside or back of your vertically-oriented card...

Vertical #1:



Vertical #2:



Again, when ordering, be sure to specify which card inside or back (i.e. "VERTICAL #1) you would like to use- and don't forget to list the names you'd like to use across the bottom. (Double check your spelling before you hit the send button!) :-)

Card messages and fonts are not customizable.

Shipping is $4.95 per box of 25 cards.

We will be taking orders between October 21st and November 15th to ensure delivery by December 1st.

Last but not least, be sure to specify which type of cardstock you'd like in your order notes:

  • STANDARD SEMI-GLOSS
  • ART LINEN
  • ART WATERCOLOR

Thanks for looking, and let us know if you have any questions at Mr.LetteredCottage@gmail.com!

21 comments:

Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating said...

Those are really beatiful! And your photography is stunning. That red door is fantastic!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh my gosh..oh my gosh....yall have topped it all now. Love them soooo much~

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

You guys are always thinking! Very impressive, I might add!

Love the Decor! said...

Red door is very impressive!!

Kristina said...

Wow, those are SO good but I especially love the red door one because it was taken in my hometown, Charleston! :)

geri said...

These cards so reflect the simple joy and love Christmas brings.They are beautiful and the messages even more special. LOVE THEM.
I love doing cards for the holidays with my grand daughter Kate or Henry pooch to show it is the sweet things in life that give so much happiness.
CHEERS. geri.

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

These are beautiful, Kevin and Layla!

pk said...

These are so well done! Beautiful. I love all of the images you have chosen. Great job!
pk @ room remix

Rebecca said...

Those are so beautiful! Great photography! I wish I had your skills!

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

what?! christmas already?! when did that happen? :)

your photography is really beautiful. where can i find that lovely red mailbox?!

kelly

Tamera said...

I love Christina Rossetti! Maybe you should have a giveaway??;)
Love all of the card and your ideas...never a dull moment at your home, I'm sure!

Tamera@doubledelight

Liz said...

Oh wow... what stunning cards! I'm always so impressed with your photography.

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Those are beautiful and such a fantastic addition to your store! Nicely done.

Lori said...

These are fantastic ~ I love them all! Do you two ever just relax?? lol

Erin said...

You never cease to amaze, friend. These are just stunning. I absolutely love the wording on "Love Came Down at Christmas" which is one of my favorite christmas songs. The Red Door is my favorite image. L.O.V.E.!!

Gail said...

Your photography is so beautiful! I love all the cards you made! I'm a card-maker myself, so (sorry!) I'll probably be making my own this Christmas...but I hope you get lots and lots of orders!!!

Keep up the creativity!

-Gail

My name is PJ. said...

They're lovely! Job well done, guys! Very, very nice!

Paula Barin said...

You and Kevin are amazing. Is there anything you can't do? I am very impressed with the Christmas card idea. I am so inspired by the projects you do.
Way to go!!

OceanDreams said...

Wow, I love all of your cards. First time at your blog and I am enjoying learning more about your business!

Lisa said...

Could you do a Christmas card using our family picture like yours from last year?

Cassie said...

Those are beautiful! I think the red door is my favourite. So simple and perfect.