The 2010 holiday cards are here!
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The 2010 holiday cards are here! 7 cards. 7 designs. 7 chances to spread holiday cheer with friends, family, or clients. We’ve been busy elves here at Miles Design, and we’re each excited to share our finished designs and inspiration with you all. Enjoy!
Card 1 of 7 // Imagined by Brian Gray
My card was inspired by childhood memories of all the great patterns on wrapping paper. When you’re a kid, nothing is better than ripping into a perfectly wrapped present. I wanted to create a nice, wintery pattern and style it to an old-fashioned feel. The lyric I chose not only reminded me of the fun, commercial side of Christmas–but also the true reason for Christmas: the birth of Christ.
Card 2 of 7 // Imagined by Ben Seal
This time of year, there are so many things we want to accomplish. There are trees to decorate, coupons to use, and cookies to bake. But in the end, we have to realize that we can’t possibly do it all. That’s what this card is about. This year, I hope you’re able to squeeze in all the things you love–and not worry about the rest.
Card 3 of 7 // Imagined by Amanda Blackburn
This year, my holiday card is a reflection on peace and simplicity. When we step away from the fast-paced holiday season that we create for ourselves, we can discover a special calm and tranquility. As we get older, time seems to move more quickly, and our lives pass us by months at a time. My wish this holiday season is to be still and reflect on the many blessings in my life–finding joy in the simple things that I enjoy like time with family, a warm house on a cold day, and the smell of Christmas cookies in the oven.
This holiday season, I wish you many simple blessings, joy, and peace.
Card 4 of 7 // Imagined by Joshua Cook
The inspiration for my card came from looking at my calendar for the holidays and seeing this year’s itinerary. With my family in Cleveland, Ohio and my wife’s family in Bloomington, IL, we will be traveling a total of 1,028 miles in just a few short days. The odds are definitely against us when it comes to avoiding blizzards in the Lake Erie Snow Belt and the whiteout conditions on I-74 West–but having those few moments with the family makes it worth every mile.
In a season that has the potential to create more stress than merriness, may you find joy every moment.
Card 5 of 7 // Imagined by April Miles
Nothing stirs up nostalgia and excitement in me for this magical season more than repeated viewings of How The Grinch Stole Christmas! with my three-year-old daughter, Meg. My hope this holiday season–to every home in Whoville and to every blessed Who–is that you find childlike joy in your celebrations and traditions around the blessed Christmas tree, with those you love most.
Card 6 of 7 // Imagined by Lauren Kriner
My family celebrates Christmas on Christmas Eve. First we go to church, then we come home to holiday music, wine, food, and gifts around the Christmas tree. And in my mind, at least, there’s always snow falling outside. My card is a tribute to a classic Christmas with family and friends–may it be white!
Card 7 of 7 // Imagined by Josh Miles
When I was a kid, my dad had a poster of a noticeably exhausted, sprinting, cartoon turtle in his office. The caption read, “I’m always running late, but at least I’m always running.” In my family, it’s sort of a joke. We call it “The Miles Slow Factor.” It’s not that we aren’t busy and hard at work, it’s that we always think we can get more done in the allotted time than we actually can. Thus, we’re often late to places we are going, especially with our friends and family.
In addition, over the past few years, we’ve enjoyed a new family tradition of watching the Frosty the Snowman DVD (when we aren’t watching The Grinch) again and again with our three-year-old daughter. And while I do love Frosty, after about the 52nd play, I’m ready to let Frosty melt. So to me, nothing seemed more fitting this year than making my card design an homage to the “Miles Slow Factor,” and a friendly jab at Frosty the snowman.
Here’s wishing you a toasty warm and leisurely holiday season. Happy Holidays!
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