non-photo holiday cards - Joy & Pleasure

Tags: non-photo holiday cards, script, elegant, modern, business, corporate christmas, religion, religious, joy, our pleasure, thank you, merry christmas, rejoice, thanksgiving

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Chelsea Voorhees
  • Minted Apr 27, 2015
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  • 23 Comments made
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Express your joy and pleasure to clients and customers with this modern and elegant non-photo business holiday card.


non-photo holiday cards, script, elegant, modern, business, corporate christmas, religion, religious, joy, our pleasure, thank you, merry christmas, rejoice, thanksgiving

colors shown:

nav, teal, aqua, mint, white


Burgues Script, Baskerville, Copperplate

design inspired by:

A7 Non-Photo Card

submitted on:

Apr 28 2016

Edited on:

Jun 01 2016

average score:




[Non-foil-pressed] No Business Like Snow Business... - See designs critique this design

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final average score: 1.69
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non-photo holiday cards - Joy & Pleasure by Chelsea Voorhees


Chelsea Voorhees on Apr 28, 2016 at 11:07pm
Chelsea Voorhees
  • Minted Apr 27, 2015
  • 2 Awards
  • 23 Comments made
  • 2338 Votes cast

Should the verse be bigger?


Version 1 - submitted on Apr 28 2016 - hide

taryn bone on Apr 28, 2016 at 11:27pm
taryn bone
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I don't think the verse should be larger, but I do wish that the main text was not cut off on the edges. I want to see all the flourishes, and the "J" definitely shouldn't be cut off at the loop.

Little Words Design on Apr 29, 2016 at 7:14am
Little Words Design
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Maybe bump up the verse text a tiny bit? I like how delicate it looks right now, but it might be better larger for legibility (too-small text is always my problem too, because I love the way it looks! :) I also actually love how your text bleeds off the page. It's very freeform & elegant, which lends itself to the swashiness of Burgues. Lovely work!

Kayla Penner on Apr 29, 2016 at 9:57am
Kayla Penner
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I love that you added a verse to your design! This would also look great as an elegant foil design. I do think the verse needs to be a tad larger

Ilze Lucero on Apr 29, 2016 at 7:23pm
Ilze Lucero
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Lovely typography and nice scripture

Shannon on Apr 30, 2016 at 10:05am
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I think your type size is great, if anything you could play around with how the Joy and the Pleasure are stacking (what does the 'J' look like bleeding off the top, if you move"Joy" up what does a capital 'P' in the pleasure look like). It's quite nice as it is, but curiosity got had me going "what if …" ;)

Laura Hamm on May 2, 2016 at 11:30am
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I like the smaller font for the text, personally. Have you looked into using an ampersands vs "and"?

Joey Crisostomo-Wynne on May 4, 2016 at 10:40am
Joey Crisostomo-Wynne
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I agree with Little Words Design--Make the verse bigger, and the top two line do look good with it bleeding off the page. Additionally, I think you can keep the verse the same font as Merry Christmas...".

Katarina Berg on May 5, 2016 at 4:30am
Katarina Berg
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I agree with some of the previous comments; maybe try ampersand instead of "and". Maybe the bottom of the "y" in Joy could swirl below or around &/and. I think it is good for size.

Katy Fishman on May 5, 2016 at 5:16pm
Katy Fishman
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Yes, I think it should be just a little larger. Also, I find "Pleasure" quite hard to read. I had to look at the title to know what it said. Something about the lower case p is not very clear, so perhaps you can try tweaking it a bit. But is has a very elegant look.

Sari Victoria on May 9, 2016 at 4:10pm
Sari Victoria
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I think everything is working really well.

Erin Niehenke on May 9, 2016 at 6:12pm
Erin Niehenke
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This is so pretty! I love it. I think you should keep the verse at whatever is the minimum recommended font size for that typeface. I think it's spaced out nicely and looks great - gives emphasis to the top part! I do think the top type could be moved down just a little, it feels just a tad too top heavy to me.

Dawn Jasper on May 9, 2016 at 6:47pm
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I might just give the verse a small bit of tracking to help the letters breathe more. This is really lovely. Maybe even move the "and" over so the d fell into the swash of the y just a little bit and wasn't as disconnected from the greeting? Oh and double check your image size when you save for web - this feels a tiny bit small.

Denise Cupoli on May 17, 2016 at 10:11am
Denise Cupoli
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The verse size feels good, especially since it's a secondary message. Maybe add a touch of tracking to the verse. The 'P' in pleasure is a little hard to read. It took me a second look to figure out what the main message said. Perhaps emphasize the 'P' in pleasure to make easier to read. Overall, lovely design & great colors!

Sarah Curry on May 22, 2016 at 11:28am
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Because the verse is white text knocked out of a dark/colored background, I think it would be safer to increase the point size slightly for printing reasons.

Kim Bliss on May 22, 2016 at 3:17pm
Kim Bliss
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I think the top flourished lines can be angled just a tad more (up on the right). I personally like that the words are bleeding off the page. I would change the scripture verse to the same font as Merry Christmas ... it would make it more cohesive. An italic serif font can be difficult to read at that size.