A long standing tradition we have, that started way back before we got engaged, is sending out holiday cards. And by holiday, I mean THE holiday. Halloween. That's right.
Yes, it's my favorite holiday for various reasons including that there is no pressure to get the perfect gift for anybody, pumpkin and apple flavored treats are delicious, and the creepy spooky aspect is something I enjoy (maybe its because I like to believe in magic, like that of witches and wizards)! It's no coincidence we chose October to be the month we got married people. The fall foliage and chill in the air is a welcomed change after the hot summer days and drying effects of the air conditioning. Finally, it's time to stay in and get crafty!
Our family and some of our close friends will start getting a treat in their mailboxes soon. We're pretty psyched about the postage stamps too see HERE for the special edition from USPS.
Some fools believe Halloween is a children's day only. And so what if it is? Take Pixar movies for example - they're fantastic and appeal to all ages! If you look into the history of Halloween it's really a very fascinating mix of several religions/celebrations. We took inspiration for our two card designs from a couple of places. Having recently watched "Coco", the Pixar movie about a Mexican boy who loves music and is magically taken to the world of the dead during Dia de Los Muertos, I was reminded me about THAT holiday of which I learned about in my school days when I grew up in Mexico, which happens to fall the days right after Halloween. It's really quite a beautiful celebration - to honor the dead, loved ones that have passed, dedicate a day to remember them without being sad but happy that they lived and are a part of who we, the living, are today. Needless to say, Pixar has me wanting to start a new tradition of celebrating this holiday too!
So we begin this year by mixing our holiday card with a sprinkle of the Dia de Los Muertos theme; as you may know, sugar skulls decorate tables of delicious treats for the dead. For our first card, we combined traditional sugar skull face designs onto pumpkins - and since carved pumpkins are called Jack o'lanterns, it was fitting that we incorporate a photo of our baby boy, Jack, and big sis, Jolene, to send off to family members. Our second design, is slightly less obvious it's related to DDLM, but it is because I say it is! Hey, we've got a tiny human and a demanding pupchild to take care of. The imagery on this one is that of a skull with classic Shakespearean lines from his play, Macbeth. This one went out to friends who don't need to be bombarded with photos of our spawn as they already get enough of this via social media...and this website. This design, is more in keeping with our traditional holiday card designs. And if we'd had more time, and sleep, we would have lined all of the envelopes. Alas, only 10 made got liners before we called it quits this year. There's always next year!
And we like to design, print and assemble cards for all sorts of occasions be it holiday, invitation or stationery so if you'd like to order your own personalized cards, hit us up via the Little Mighty Press link at the top of our page!
Keep in mind though that since this is all done by hand, it all can't be designed, printed and done in two days...quality takes time.
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