holiday photo cards - Warm Tradition

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Traditional style with modern influence, this card is perfect for all of your recipients. Phrase reads "warm winter wishes."

tags:

holiday photo cards, traditional, warm wishes, holiday, swash, elegant, winter, michelle poe, pad and paper, pad & paper

colors shown:

red, green, forest, midnight, black

fonts:

Mrs. Eaves

design inspired by:

Holiday Photo Card

submitted on:

Apr 29 2014

Edited on:

May 15 2014

average score:

2.79

comments:

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holiday photo cards - Warm Tradition by Michelle Poe

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Michelle Poe on May 10, 2014 at 12:50am
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Some of the options that were up in the last poll.

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Michelle Poe on May 7, 2014 at 2:44pm
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Thanks for all of your great feedback, red it is!

Robin L. Andrews on May 8, 2014 at 9:06am
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Great work on the refinements!

Murphy on May 9, 2014 at 10:26pm

Simply stated, but I feel it needs something more.

Michelle Poe on May 10, 2014 at 12:53am
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Just in case you can't get enough... 2 more options from the last poll!

Shawni Hogan on May 11, 2014 at 6:27pm
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Big fan of your typography layout!! Love the single color usage. I'm a fan of the green typography choice, I feel having red text with the boys red hoodies could be red overload :)

Jennifer Wick on May 13, 2014 at 5:31am
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The updates look beautiful! So sorry, I totally forgot to check back on your design - my brain is completely fried ;) The green also looks beautiful and would be a great alternate colorway. Great job!!

Carol on May 13, 2014 at 10:55pm

I usually like more color, Michelle, but this looks wonderful!

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Michelle Poe on May 4, 2014 at 9:09pm
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Option A is red tone on tone, B is a single red, C is green tone on tone, D is a combo. Or the original black and red? What do you like best? Thank you!

Sarah Brown on May 5, 2014 at 4:57am
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I like the reds in A - lovely!

Red Impressionz on May 5, 2014 at 4:58am
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love these reds!

Susanne Kasielke on May 5, 2014 at 5:49am
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B for me - I prefer one color because it looks cleaner!

Amy Moen on May 5, 2014 at 7:06am
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I prefer B, the single red. Very pretty!

Naomi Ernest on May 5, 2014 at 7:19am
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A. I like the tone on tone, and it's subtle enough to keep the design cohesive. :)

Design Lotus on May 5, 2014 at 9:18am
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B for me!

Anupama on May 5, 2014 at 9:44am
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i like B..single color looks better to me

Kimberly Morgan on May 5, 2014 at 11:33am
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I like the simplicity of B.

24th and Dune on May 6, 2014 at 11:23am
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I love the simplicity of B, plus it will sell better not being red and green because its a generic holiday greeting.

Erin Deegan on May 6, 2014 at 7:17pm
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I love the reds. B seems cleaner to me.

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Three Kisses Studio on May 3, 2014 at 10:34am
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Yep, much better! Great job. :)

Design Lotus on May 3, 2014 at 11:12am
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Love the typography! Gonna nitpick... Not sure the black and red is the best colors options. I might try it in a single color.

Jennifer Wick on May 3, 2014 at 12:22pm
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Gorgeous type! I was thinking the same thing Design Lotus mentioned - I think the black colored "warm" would be more festive in red. Beautiful!

lena barakat on May 4, 2014 at 3:46pm
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i'm a little late to the party. . . i too would like to see it in a single color or maybe a darker red/light red combo? overall, very nice typography :)

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Michelle Poe on May 2, 2014 at 12:27pm
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Here are a couple of more photo layout possibilities as well, although the bottom one would mean moving the whole design and I'm not sure that I like that as well.

Sharon Almeida on May 2, 2014 at 1:56pm
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A is perfect. All the type together is such a wonderful solution. It looks so great in the sample photo. Plus, it's pretty cool how the flourishes look kind of cloud-like! :)

Sharon Almeida on May 2, 2014 at 1:56pm
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A is perfect. All the type together is such a wonderful solution. It looks so great in the sample photo. Plus, it's pretty cool how the flourishes look kind of cloud-like! :)

Shannon on May 2, 2014 at 2:52pm
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While I like option 'a' just as much as this one, I think this is the best bet where flexibility in photo choice is concerned. You've done a nice job with the leading – the Winter Wishes looks to be sitting just right between the top and bottom line.

Pistols on May 2, 2014 at 5:57pm
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I love A. I like the name incorporated in by the swoosh

Erin Deegan on May 2, 2014 at 9:01pm
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It looks fantastic! Great revisions. It's nice to see it with other photos, sometimes it's hard to tell if it's versatile enough. BTW... I voted for A. I really like the family name incorporated into the swoosh :)

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Three Kisses Studio on May 1, 2014 at 9:13pm
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I love the bold typography and the placement in the negative space of the photo. I think the black works well here. I just feel like the last line starting with "love" is floating a little too much by itself. Maybe place it right under the Winter Wishes and make the swash a bit larger to go around that?

Smudge Design on May 1, 2014 at 10:43pm
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Hi Michelle! I was originally going to mention that maybe it needs a snowflake or something at the end of the swash to help balance, the bottom line. But I really like Amy's suggestion of making the swash larger to go around the line. You may be able to find a different glyph to use(?) As far as color, I like the green or black equally. Very elegant and pretty!

Susan Moyal on May 2, 2014 at 4:06am
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I love both the green and black, but if I had to choose it would be black. I agree that the line with the family name needs something to ground it a bit more, and the suggestion Amy made is a great one! Or maybe you could raise the line and end the swash where the word family ends. Hopefully thats makes sense.

Erin Deegan on May 2, 2014 at 5:49am
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I really love the layout of the typography and I prefer black over green. My only concern is... would this design work with other photos or is it specific to this photo? A photo that has a white background at the top? Possibly try it with other photos to make sure it's versatile enough for the customers.

carly reed walker on May 2, 2014 at 6:42am
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Totally agree regarding the swash including the family name as well, it would make the whole thing cohesive! Really classic and pretty!

Ann Gardner on May 2, 2014 at 11:52am
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I agree with the other comments. If you can't get the family name to work like you want, you might want to try moving it to the bottom of the card and just have the greeting at the top.

Keen Peachy on May 2, 2014 at 11:53am
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This is so nice and classic! The only thing I wonder is if the family line could be a size smaller or kerned out? It may look nice to just air it up some.

Christina Novak on May 2, 2014 at 12:25pm
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Warm wishes looks so perfect! I think maybe the family name could go down at the bottom in white. Maybe try a couple of alternates with name at the bottom and some things that everyone else suggested. Very pretty!

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Kimberly Morgan on Apr 29, 2014 at 2:14pm
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Pretty! I like the black.

Robin L. Andrews on Apr 29, 2014 at 2:38pm
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B. the black has more contrast and stands out nicely.

Sharon Almeida on Apr 29, 2014 at 6:33pm
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Gorgeous script! Green looks nice with this photo but I think the black will look better with more photos. :)

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