By Sarah Miller 12/17/2018
The holiday season is coming to a close and as I was cleaning up our art room in preparation for the next holiday, I found myself reminiscing on how much fun we had creating our new holiday eCard line this year. There was lots of hot chocolate and coffee involved (as usual) but the art styles varied widely because, in many cases, a single holiday card design was created as a collaboration by two or more artists.
As people are transitioning from traditional printed holiday greeting cards to eCards, I feel it's important to emulate the look of a beautiful printed greeting card while also making it easy and more economical for businesses to send their year-end Season's Greetings. The artist who designed this holiday eCard achieved that with a design that mimics the embellishment of foil, which many people associate with traditional printed greeting cards. I liked this eCard design so much that I had our art team also make it available as a thank you eCard for gifts received and as an invitation for holiday parties.
Setting up for a holiday photo shoot takes lots of planning and time to get just the right shot but sometimes the perfect shot just presents itself. One of our photographers was on a family vacation in Maine when the first snow fall of the season presented him with the perfect shot. I appreciate his taking the time to always be looking for the photo even when he should be relaxing on vacation! And our members appreciate it too. This turned out to be in the top 3 of our most popular holiday eCards this year.
Photo shoots in the studio can be a little tricky especially when they involve multiple lighting sources. If you're a photographer, you can appreciate what I'm saying. Our photographer also had the added challenge of making this an animated card design. You can see the animation by viewing it in our Pic of the Day: Send Warm Wishes and Celebrate the Season of Light.
I've always liked the combination of fire and water because of the beautiful way they interact with each other in reflections so this card design instantly made it into my top 5 favorite holiday cards this year. I also really like the festive embellishments added on top of the photo and next to the text.
I was immediately drawn to the traditional look of this holiday eCard design. At first glance, it looks like a printed holiday card with the metallic gold foil for the letters and the frame combined with the embossing of the holly leaves. I also really like the elegance of the gray and gold color scheme. This design is also available as a thank you eCard and as an invitation.
Even though CorpNote has been in business for 14 years and our clients are from all over the world, I love the fact that our company is still able to enjoy being creative and innovative. It's not uncommon for a staff member to doodle during a marketing meeting or for a member of our art team to come up with a creative idea for the programming team. The polar bear on this eCard started as a staff member's 'doodle' during a marketing meeting in August and I immediately thought of how it would fit into our holiday eCard line up. I liked the design so much, I made sure we included it in our free Season's Greetings Wallpapers that you can download for your desktop, laptop, tablet, iPad or phone.
What are our member's favorite holiday eCard designs?
Find out in our next blog where we'll share the top 5 “members' choice” holiday eCard designs of all time.
Thank you for allowing me to share my favorites with you but I also enjoy hearing from you too! If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please contact us via our website or give us a call M-F 9am-5pm EST at 609-406-1665. You can also follow and interact with us in social media and sign up to receive our email newsletter. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Sarah has been working with internet development since 1994. She has extensive experience in top-level project management and is in charge of CorpNote's website development and security. Sarah has a passion for anything related to the internet. She enjoys "solving puzzles" and creating web-based tools that help businesses run more efficiently.
Sarah's portfolio of production skills includes programming in several languages, database administration, interface design, eCommerce and search engine optimization. She began her career as a technical writer, graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in English from The College of New Jersey. For 25 years her articles and technical manuals have been featured in print and on numerous websites. When not behind a computer, she can be found in her art room working with various media, digging in the dirt in her organic garden, or playing with her two rescue pups.
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