A Holiday Card with a Clever Twist

Or rather, fold. The “Deer Card” campaign over on Kickstarter lightens up the task of sending holiday cards by adding a little whimsy. The card—if you can call it that—springs to life as a tiny holiday decoration after it’s been read. The creators, Hank and Maxwell Design Studio, want the recipient to hold a little piece of holiday joy long after the initial opening of the card. The flat-packed deer folds up into a tiny be-antlered sculpture.
The reward levels for the campaign mostly differ in the delivery times and materials from which the cards are made. The basic model is crafted from dyed vegetable-tanned leather and laser-cut into shape. If leather isn’t your thing, Deer Card also will be available in three metal versions: copper, brass, and stainless steel. No matter which material is chosen, each packet also includes a card for your message and an envelope. Two of the higher-value rewards allow for a custom laser-cut message in the deer’s antlers or a larger version of the deer in copper and leather. Half-way through the campaign, only a quarter of the necessary funds have been raised, so be a deer, uh dear, and check out this unique card idea.

Posted on: October 29, 2015

Erica Gamet

Erica Gamet has been involved in the graphics industry for an unbelievable 30 years! She is a speaker, writer, and trainer, focusing on Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, Apple Keynote and iBooks Author, and other print- and production-related topics. She is a regular presence at CreativePro Week’s PePcon and InDesign Conferences, and has spoken at ebookcraft in Canada and Making Design in Norway. You can find Erica’s online tutorials at CreativeLive and through her YouTube channel. When she isn’t at her computer, she can be found exploring her new homebase of Seattle and the greater Pacific Northwest.

1 Comment on A Holiday Card with a Clever Twist

  1. I love those cards. You are amazing

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