Illustrated Christmas Cards by Independent Artists: Our Round-up
With Christmas approaching faster than you can say “pass me the mince pies” it’s time to start thinking about one of our favourite festive past times… sending cards! Writing hand written notes to nearest and dearest to wish them well for the year ahead and spread some Christmas joy is a tradition we never want to lose. And this year, we just don’t think a supermarket card will cut it! So we’ve rounded up some of our favourite cards from our very own collective of illustrators and designers to give you a head start. The best bit? By buying from an independent artist, you’re not only getting a beautifully crafted product, you’re supporting them to keep doing what they do best. Let’s raise a glass of mulled wine to that!
Ashley Le Quere | Merry Christmas Card - £3.00
Bristol based Pattern Designer, Illustrator and Letterer, Ashley Le Quere loves to create illustrations and patterns by hand, using a paint brush or dip pen and ink. We love this playful print of a festive favourite, eggnog!
Arnelle Woker | Forest - £2.50
Arnelle was one of our first artists to feature on Nine By Nine back in March this year. When we saw her work for the first time, we fell in love with the whimsical, dream like designs that she has so beautifully crafted - and this card ‘Forest’ is no exception. A snowy Christmas scene, without the cheese!
May Summers-Perkins | Merry Christmas - £2.50
If you’re looking for a more traditional card with all the festive cheer a Santa worshipper could want, then look no further! May Summers-Perkins has such a charming illustration style and we think this card will be a firm family favourite.
Holly Periera | Bah Humbug - €3.50
There’s always one isn’t there?! This card is for the Ebenezer Scrooge in your life. Designed by the rather brilliant lettering artist, Holly Periera.
Chloe Hall | Merry Christmas - £2.50
Chloe Hall has a great love for the outdoors and creates pretty patterned stationery which encourages people to enjoy nature, bringing a little of the outdoors in. We love this wintery, watercolour design and think it would brighten up any mantelpiece just in time for Christmas!
Ashley Le Quere | Eat Drink & Be Merry £3.00
And finally, another favourite from designer, Ashley Le Quere. This simplistic hand lettering design is printed and packaged in recyclable paper and even the plastic sleeve it arrives in is compostable!