I’m one of those people who gets annoyed when the shops start stocking Christmas cards and decorations in September/October, but I’ve now joined their ranks. In my defense though, when you add items on Etsy they stick around for 4 months at a time. It seems a little pointless to add them in November and have them still there in February! I also sell a lot of custom drawn items, which obviously take a little longer to do, so I figure it can only help to offer them as early as possible to avoid it getting too frantic later on…
I’ve actually already had an order for a personalised Christmas card, so I’m glad I have been organised for a change. It has led to another order for a separate item too, which is brilliant.
The custom stick figure portraits are my favourites to do. Apart from the fact that it’s a lot of fun trying to turn photos of real people into stick figures, the various reasons that my customers order them always make me happy. When there’s so much horrible stuff going on in the world it makes a great change to hear people saying how lovely their friends are, or how much they love their other half, or that they want to surprise someone on a special occasion. It gives me the warm fuzzies every time 🙂
Stick Figure Portrait Christmas Cards
Here are some of the Christmas card custom portrait items I currently have in my Etsy shop (you can click on the images to see them in the shop).
The portraits themselves, as well as the text, are all customised and done to order, so every card is completely unique. The family ones are also available to order in bulk for those who want to send them to everyone.
Let’s hope they prove popular and that they make lots of people smile on Christmas day! 🙂