I love making my own holiday cards, and for the first time this year, I letterpressed them! I've been taking classes at the San Francisco Center for the Book with my friend Sarah for a few years now, and it was really awesome to be able to put everything we learned about rollers, ink, type, furniture, quoins, and the right ratio of kiss to bite into practice.
While we were at it, we made some ornaments and gift tags.
|Ornament action shots.|
In years past, we've used the increasingly rare and temperamental Japanese table top printing device for the masses, Print Gocco, to print our holiday cards. The Save Gocco website claims that, "at one time, nearly 1/3 of all Japanese households owned a Gocco."
Next year I'm thinking about printing my own wrapping paper, but printing can be hard work, and I'm not sure I could bear to see it get ripped up. That's not really in the spirit of wrapping paper though, now is it?