2010 Holiday Spectacular: No. 18

It’s not easy to find a really well designed Christian card, but with No. 18 Carrie Eckert has done just that in her lovely Joy to the World.

This is one of the most elegant and thoughtful Christian cards I’ve ever laid eyes on. It couldn’t have been easy to lay out the font this perfectly to create such a nice tree. I imagine there was a lot of enlarging and shrinking of words and individual letters, as well as tilting and rotating, and re-layering. The curly q’s and loop-d-loos, in particular, are masterfully laid out. And then the red dots–don’t they mimic hanging balls in such a wonderfully understated way? I also really love how the pot of the tree is hand drawn and I love, love, love that this is a live tree–see the dirt there? This is also a very green card! I also love the sky blue background. Finally, I really love the particular lyric Carrie chose to illustrate–it’s such a lovely song and a beautifully expressed sentiment.

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  1. Maria Estigoy

    Congrats Carrie! The colors are wintery and soothing. My favorite part about your design.

  2. Congrats Carrie! When I clicked on the blog today and saw this WINNING design…my face just lit up! It IS so beautiful and well done!

  3. Meg G.

    Yay for Carrie! You managed to create a perfectly elegant yet modern christian greeting. Love your type execution. I’m so happy to see it in the countdown.

  4. Yolanda

    Congratulations Carrie! Beautiful illustration work!

  5. Laura

    Congrats Carrie, this really is a beautiful design!!

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  8. Erin

    congratulations carrie, I love this one, it is beautiful. you are such a great talent

  9. Carrie E.

    Thanks! I’m so excited!!!

  10. Sharon(crimsonlane)

    Congratulations Carrie! You did such a great job on this 🙂

  11. Megan (toast & laurel)

    How exciting, Carrie! This is a beautiful design – congrats.

  12. Paige

    This was a lovely submission Carrie! One of my fav’s. 🙂

  13. Hailey M

    This is so well done, congrats!!

  14. Amanda Larsen

    absolutely beautiful!