It’s almost Christmas! And well, what a nice subject for a trend watch. I didn’t find a specific style that really sums up this years Christmas card trend. I think everything is allowed, and that’s one of the things I like about Christmas cards. There are so many options! You’re definitely not restricted to gold, red and green. The last years blue, purple and silver are used more and more on Christmas cards. Even the subjects have a wide variety. From just a sentiment, to trees or cute animals. Everything is possible. So today I want to share a couple of beautiful cards I’ve seen in the past weeks. No matching styles but all centered around one trend theme that returns every year: Christmas.
Let’s start with this card from Heather. It uses more traditional colors and you immediately get a ‘Christmas feeling’ when you see it. This card has a lot of textual elements but I love that it’s still centered around the words ‘Peace, love, joy’.
Peace, Love, Joy by Heather, image source Houses Built of Cards
Another thing that works well with Christmas is to add a little bling. Glitters, gold, silver, this is the time of the year to use it! Embossing powers are great for these cards, as you can see on this card from Simone Naoum.
Merry Christmas by Simone Naoum, image source Designs by Simone
And, as said before, you don’t have to limit yourself with a special color palette or something like that. Virginia made this beautiful card with yellow, orange and a touch of gold. Non traditional colors but still a great Christmas card! (I could imagine this are great colors for the countries that don’t have a cold and snowy Christmas)
Joyeux Noel by Virginia Lu, image source Yes, Virginia
CAS cards are beautiful for Christmas too. I love the serene feeling this card from Jacquie has. It’s really matching the message on the card. Do you know that feeling when you look out of your window after a night of snow? I think it perfectly resembles that feeling of the crisp untouched snow that gives the whole world a beautiful white look. (we don’t get snow that often here in the Netherlands so it’s a really special feeling for us, as long as I don’t have to leave my house haha)
Peace on Earth by Jacquie Southas, image source What did I do today?
When talking about snow, a snowman couldn’t be missing from this trend watch. I love this cute snowman with his large scarf. Monika made a beautiful winter Christmas card with him.
Jolly Christmas by Monika, image source M.A.D. Stamper
Last, but not least, another card in traditional colors but with a very special touch; a pop up card. I think this scene is beautiful for a Christmas card and the pop up part makes it extra special.
Happy Holidays by Tya Smith, image source Lori Whitlock
And of course I’ve found some supplies for you!
Holly Jolly Christmas Clear stamps at Sweet ’n Sassy Stamps
Simple Stories Claus & Co paper pad at A Cherry on Top
Merry Christmas Die at Simon Says Stamp
Happiest of Holidays stamp set at Winnie and Walter
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed 2016!
Enjoy the holidays and I hope you’ll have some time to get crafty!