We don’t know about you but this time of year we tend to check the mailbox a few more times throughout the week and get a bit more excited when the postman knocks to deliver us Christmas deliveries.
While this unprecedented year has brought many challenges, writing, sending and receiving Christmas cards to loved ones anywhere around the world is something that we think will bring joy and excitement this holiday season.
Neatly placing Christmas cards under the tree or on the mantelpiece for your friends, family and loved ones to look at and read your messages again is something we want to help you with.
And we can do that by bringing on the A++ game when it comes to handmade, hand illustrated and WA created Christmas cards from our local artists and card makers!
Check them out and get them at our Christmas Perth Upmarket on Sunday 29 November, from 10am – 4pm at UWA.
Anna Gee Papercut Cards: Anna Gee is a WA artist whose art involves paper cut art, maps, paper sculpture and the use of vintage books, vintage papers and characters. Anna has created a range of intricate and beautiful Australian inspired cards that tells a story in its detailing. Starting at $6/card, some of our faves include the “Spirit of Freo” and “Heart of South Perth” to really say, “love from Western Australia.”
By The Crooked Brook: Eli Barret is a WA based illustrator who has created delightful watercolour illustrations into a collection that she has endearingly called “By the Crooked Brook.” The illustrations started in 2015 at Eli’s family property in Crooked Brook, Western Australia and are meant to represent the joys of nature and will be sure to make you smile.
What’s definitely making us smile are the gorgeous Australiana Christmas Greeting Packs – including some cute reindeers – starting at $15/pack.
Caspa Creations: Cassie – the creative behind Caspa Creations – has always said: “a handmade card is like a hug with a fold in the middle.” It all started with a love for all types of stationery. Cassie would spend hours in craft shops shopping for the prettiest things to create cards for friends and family. All of Cassie’s cards are individually created using the highest quality papers and embellishments and are left blank inside ready for your personalised message.
Cassie’s gorgeous Christmas snowflakes and reindeer Christmas cards are the cutest gift cards that will make anyone go “Aww.”
Creative Wright: Welcome to Creative Wright, where you’ll find pet themed stationery and gifts to indulge your love of your furry, feathered or scaly friends. All the items stocked in this delightful WA artist store are handmade! We are loving the Berner Herman Santa Hat card for this festive season.
Lumi Studio: Hedi Lelumees is the artist behind the artwork and designs of Lumi Studio. Being surrounded by the breathtaking wilderness of Walpole WA, nature is the main focus of the Heid’s work. She creates charcoal drawings of wildlife, pastels of native flora and watercolours of birds and natural objects. Heidi’s Christmas series gift cards of Australian marsupials and garden birds are so delightful and the packet starts at $25. But hurry, these limited edition cards are running out the door!
Daisy Deesigns: Kate from Daisy Deesigns is a local self-taught illustrator and calligrapher who specialises in personalised artwork for nurseries and children’s bedrooms. If you choose a personalised print by Daisy Deesigns, you can be sure it will be made with love and care. This Christmas, Kate is creating gorgeous “Have a Koality Christmas” and “a Quokka of a Christmas” cards starting at $8 per card!
Friends of Henry: The team at Friends of Henry Paper Co. love designing funny greeting cards to help you express even the oddest of sentiments. They are passionate about spreading words of kindness, love and encouragement, as well as humorous notes for you to share a laugh with loved ones. So it’s no surprise that their “Hap-pea Christmas” cards and other collections are sure to bring out smiles! Starting at $6 each or $20 for a pack, check them out even just for a good laugh.
Need postable Christmas gifts to go with your cards?
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With over 200 local products and produce at the Perth Upmarket on 29 November 2020, we are confident that you will be able to find the right gifts to post with your unique Australian and handmade Christmas cards this year.