I had actually not planned on doing any Christmas cards in my first year in business because I wanted to focus on developing Akimbo’s general range before adding any special seasonal collections. However that all changed when I was invited by the talented chicks from Poppies Flowers and Mary & Gabrielle Events to provide the paper goods for a Christmas photo shoot they were collaborating on. I set to work designing a collection that would tie in with their vision of a rustic and eclectic Christmas supper with a fresh white and green palette complemented by pops of berry reds.
The result is Woodland, a collection made from raw, natural elements, featuring hand screenprinted and stamped forest-inspired motifs, with a dash of red for a subtle hint of Christmas. It doesn’t get much woodsier than a squirrel in a tree eating acorns, so he’s the star of the Season’s Greetings card. I just love mini flags, they are such a cute way to dress up yummy morsels like these berry tarts and the ‘eat. drink. be merry.’ message speaks of the season. Whether you’re hosting Chrissy Day lunch for a crowd, an intimate dinner party or a holiday cocktail party, spread the word in style with these fill-in invitations. Guests will slip off the cute ticking fabric pocket to reveal all the details of the shindig. Since I’m all about the details, I’ve included these versatile diecut oak leaf tags with red bakers twine. They are great as place cards (as in the pic below), gift tags and tree ornaments, plus since they’re not specifically Christmas you’re sure to find uses for them all year.
So there you have it: Akimbo’s debut Christmas collection in all its krafty glory. You’ve seen glimpses of the incredible table setting here, but be sure to check back soon when I’ll have the full photo shoot.
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