by Artist Paulette Kinney

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Fa la la Mr. and Mrs. Dear Rabbit Christmas Cards and Prints

I have just loved creating these watercolor Christmas cards.   Just the sound of Fa la la makes me happy and what better way to convey your Christmas spirit than that little saying.   The anthropomorphic couple, ( meaning that the animals have human characteristics :), are all dressed up for a holiday party or just to say to you Fa la la Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.   The pretty rabbit girl is even toasting you with a little bubbly and sparkling champagne.

I've created envelope liners to dress them up even further.  I usually create the design to fit the liner and it's not easy.   I like to use a text weight shimmering paper to print them on and then, surprise!, I hand cut them and make sure that the top point is rounded just so.    I know !   I'm a dinosaur !   I do prefer to develop, print and cut my designs here in my studio.   I rarely use an outsource printer.  Most of my competitors are faster and they use them, but for me I like my hand on each and every item.   Do I seem slow....yes....but I try to make it worth the wait in detailed and lovely finish work that no outsource printer or someone who sells invitations for $1.00 could ever produce.   Sure they could do them for nothing but I do prefer to make my living this way.  I have clients who have ordered Christmas cards from me every year for ten years.   Isn't that the nicest compliment !

I hope everyone loves my deer and rabbit couple as much as I do.   Again, it's those fine details that make me swoon.  So much so the first printing usually goes home with me from the studio that first evening so I can google and gaggle over it.   Yes, I prop it on my nightstand and while I might be watching American Horror Story I look over at my little card and swoon all over again.   Am I crazy, yes,.....but a good crazy, in love with what I can accomplish sitting in my little studio as the hours and days pass by, happy as a loon!

Here's to hoping you'll love the cards and the happy little print for your Christmas offerings.   Visit them at my Etsy shop at .    This is the first time in fourteen years I've offered FREE SHIPPING so hoping that it helps with your shopping and gifting.   The holidays will be here before we know it.


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