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Custom tri-fold holiday photo cards with gold foil

We worked with our friends at Union Street Papery to create these darling tri-fold holiday cards for the Spangler family. The tri-fold card features digital printing on both the front and the back, and each panel highlights a different photograph. Gold matte foil was included to make the initial greeting stand out, and we created custom envelope liners featuring the reindeer pattern from our Merry gift wrap to add some extra holiday cheer. 

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foil color: gold matte | digital printing: CMYK process | fonts: Jules + Moderno | paper: 1-ply white bamboo | sizes: S-6TF | envelope liner: custom pattern based on our Merry gift wrap | customization #:31184 | Union Street Papery

Custom holiday photo cards with red shine foil

We love creating custom holiday cards and seeing all of the festive patterns and motifs come through the shop, but we’re always especially honored to print holiday cards for our Smock dealers. Last year we worked with Sarah Gallante, owner of Pom Paperie in Valencia, California, to create her family’s custom holiday cards. The front of the card featured a group photo of Sarah, her husband, her children, and of course their family dog Chibi in front of the most picturesque mountain scene. The cards also featured a “be merry” message with the year and family name in red shine foil on the front, while the backside of the card showcased individual portraits and an update on each family member. Confetti patterned envelope liners in various shades of red, blue, and gray tied all of the colors from the digitally printed cards together and made for a fun finish! 

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foil color: red shine | digital ink color: CMYK process | fonts: Woodland + Darling | paper: 1-ply white bamboo | size: S-6 | martell design | envelope liner: confetti pattern in silver + sand + cloud + deep red + cardinal + cherry + pewter + navy | customization #31473 | Pom Paperie

Holiday Photo Card Ideas for Newlyweds

After the wedding has passed and the save the dates, invitations, and thank you cards have all been sent, you might find yourself missing the thrill of ordering custom stationery. Our solution? Custom holiday cards featuring your wedding photos! Friends and family will love getting a peek at some of your professional photos from the big day, and you can create a custom card that pairs your digitally printed images with luxe foil stamping or letterpress printing. Can’t decide on just one photo to share? Create a tri-fold or double-sided card to include multiple images! 

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And if you haven’t made it to the altar yet, you can always share your engagement photos instead! 

Holiday photo cards with engagement photos from Smock

Right now we’re offering complimentary rush service and free digital envelope addressing for custom holiday card orders placed by December 12, 2016 – there’s still plenty of time to get your cards created and sent out for the holidays! Let us take care of the addressing and all you’ll need to do is stuff, stamp, and seal your cards. Check out our collection of custom holiday cards for more ideas! 

Holiday photo cards with Santa Claus envelope liners

Our friends at  The Inviting Place helped the Vawter family create these chic custom holiday photo cards using different elements from our design library. A black and white family photograph on the front of the card was accented by red foil stamped design motifs from our Merci Holiday card, while the reverse side of the card pairs a letterpress printed border with a second digitally printed photograph. Our vintage Santa Claus print was used to create a festive envelope liner to finish off the cards.

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foil color: red shine | letterpress ink color: pewter | digital ink color: CMYK process | fonts: Nublia +Woodland | paper: 1-ply white bamboo | size: S-6 | envelope liner: vintage Santa Claus print | customization #31400 | The Inviting Place

2016 Holiday Shop Recap

Last weekend we kicked off the holiday season with a 2-day holiday shopping event complete with crafting and calligraphy workshops at our studio here in Syracuse, New York. In-house designer Jessica Downs (creative lead for our sister company Bella Figura) hand lettered a huge chalkboard sign complete with Bayberry inspired greenery to welcome shoppers to the event.

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We had so much fun hosting NYC-based calligrapher Virginia Lucas Hart, who taught an intro to modern calligraphy course on each day of the event. Each guest received a personalized calligraphy starter kit during the course, which included two hours of instruction. We loved seeing how many people were inspired to learn this beautiful art form! 

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During the event, shoppers stopped in to stock up on holiday cards, gift wrap, gift boxes and more – and many took home limited-edition calendars! The calendars feature Virginia Hart’s hand calligraphy, and pair letterpress printing with digital printing in the loveliest shades of blue. If you missed out on the event but want to snag a calendar, be sure to follow us on Instagram – we’ve got a few left, and we’ll be  hosting a giveaway soon! 

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Our in-house crafting expert Jennifer DeRoberts taught wreath-making workshops throughout the weekend as well, showing attendees how to craft festive paper wreaths with upcycled, die-cut leaves made from our gift wrap and excess envelope liners from custom orders (we loved seeing foil liners sprinkled in throughout the wreath designs!).

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Cute custom holiday photo cards

How cute are these custom holiday photo cards that we created in collaboration with our friends at Rugg Road Paper Company?! Red shine foil adds a festive, holiday feel and coordinates perfectly with the red hats featured in the family photos throughout this folded card. We love how they shared highlights from their Disney vacation on the backside of the card, and the red foil stamped envelope liners made for a gorgeous finish! 

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foil color: red shine | digital ink color: CMYK process | fonts: Isabella + Worthington | paper: 1-ply white | size: S-8F | envelope liner: Marav pattern in red shine foil | customization #31297 | Rugg Road Paper Company 

Sign up for a wreath-making workshop during our 2016 Holiday Shop

We’re hosting a shopping event on Friday, November 4th from 3-8pm and Saturday, November 5th from 10am-4pm to kick off the holiday season! Come by our Syracuse print shop to stock up on holiday cards, keepsake gift boxes, and gift wrapping essentials. We’ll also have lots of great gifts under $20, like coasters, calendars, art prints, and notebooks. And we’re bringing back our popular wreath-making workshops, too! Join us for a fun crafting session that’s great for adults and for kids (we recommend ages 8 & up). Sign up for a workshop below! Calligrapher Virginia Lucas Hart will also be here offering two calligraphy workshops during the event – 6pm on Friday and 1pm on Saturday – learn more and sign up today

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We will be offering three separate wreath-making workshop sessions during the event: 4:30pm Friday, and 10:30am and 3:30pm on Saturday. Workshop sessions will be $20 each, and will last for about an hour. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your session. If you’re unable to attend a session, we’ll also have wreath-making kits available for sale! 

Enter the sale at our 519 entrance – the address is:
519 West Fayette Street
Syracuse, New York 13204

Follow along with our Facebook event for updates and sneak peeks! 

Visit our 2016 Holiday Shop + sign up for a calligraphy workshop!

In a few weeks we’ll be hosting our 2016 Holiday Shop! Join us on Friday, November 4th from 3-8pm and Saturday, November 5th from 10am-4pm at our Syracuse print shop for a warehouse sale and several workshops. It’s the perfect opportunity to stock up on gifts, cards, calendars, and gift wrapping essentials to prepare for the upcoming holiday season. We’re excited to be welcoming calligrapher Virginia Lucas Hart to offer calligraphy workshops on each day of the event (sign up here!) and we’ll also be bringing back our popular wreath-making workshops this year, too! Virginia is a talented calligrapher based out of New York City and we’re thrilled to be hosting her at our event. Take a peek at the photos below to see some of  Virginia’s past workshops for an idea of what to expect! 

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Photography by Virginia Hart and Naomi Davis

Custom holiday cocktail party invitations

Inspired by our new Hillman party invitations, these festive cocktail party invitations feature coral letterpress printing on our white bamboo paper. Our friends at Paces Papers helped the Barons create their party look, and paired the invites with shimmering tawny matte foil stamped envelope liners. 

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letterpress ink: coral | fonts: revival + carrington, Engravers | paper: 2-ply white | size: S-6 | envelope liner: pearl pattern in tawny matte foil | customization #30013 | Paces Papers

Modern gray + gold foil holiday cards

We worked with No Regrets to create the Margo family’s Christmas card, which was a sweet and simple take on our Lincoln design. The family chose a nontraditional color combination of gold, gray and pink for their cards, with modern fonts completing the look. 

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foil color: gold matte | fonts: natura + natie | paper: 1-ply 100% recycled gray paper | size: S-6 | envelope liner: taihu pattern in shell | customization #30034 | No Regrets

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