Our Favorite Christmas Collaboration
November 23rd, 2011
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Hands down, one of the best things about running our stationery company is the opportunity to work with creative people, especially when they take our bits and pieces of an idea further than we’d ever imagined ourselves. Check out, for example, these holiday cards that Adrian Valencia created for us.

The “Holiday Shoe-Tree” (above) started off as a whimsical little thought. Wouldn’t a Christmas tree made of super-chic shoes be everyone’s holiday dream? (In our book, visions of Manolos and Jimmys definitely trump a few old dancing sugar-plums …)

How splendidly Adrian brought the concept to life. Another illustrator might have taken a photoshop shortcut to copy and paste the same half a dozen shoes, but look closely: each one of Adrian’s 20 shoes is a different style. And how genius to make a Birkin bag the tree trunk, and a glittering Fendi baguette the star?

(The inside greeting reads: “… and a chic bag in a shoe tree! Happy Holidays!”)

Naturally we had our fashion friends in mind when we dreamed up this card, so you can imagine how delighted we were when People Stylewatch, one of the bestselling fashion magazines, chose this card for their Holiday Gift Guide (above). The issue hits the stands this week, and we’ve already gone back to press so we don’t run out. You can make online orders here.

Adrian also illustrated this Holiday Skater (above). The challenge here was to make blade carve the words of the greeting into a single flowing line on the ice. And voila, Adrian pulled it off like Katarina Witt. How clever is that tiny, little snowflake apostrophe? Order either single cards, or a boxed set here.


3 Responses

  1. Shefali Malhoutra says:

    Beautiful, elegant, stylish cards.

  2. Peter Emmerich says:

    They are so special, one can’t wait to see the next one!

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