Holiday cards I can barely read

If you spend any time on women’s Internet spaces, you are familiar with inspirational quotes. We’ve seen a modern typography trend arise where clean sans-serif fonts are mixed with script fonts, and maybe even some all-caps thrown in for good measure.

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Here’s a holiday card look that I chose in 2011. Two fonts mixed in a fun way. Clean and crisp.

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from tiny prints

More recently, a backlash against digitally-styled words has appeared, and everything’s popping up hand-painted.

When I looked at the card selection at minted and tinyprints, I couldn’t help but notice the numerous water-color themed cards, and even further, the calligraphy pen has made a comeback. The printables circulating on Pinterest and Etsy have taken a turn for the extra-decorative. Hand-lettering is a Thing.

I like this Thing. I would even take a class in it.

But some of these scripted messages have gone so wild, I can hardly make out the meaning of the printed words.

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And surely my seven-year old, who takes pride in her ability to read cursive, will struggle to distinguish which letters are on the page.

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“Gone to Carolina in my mind”

“There ue always bo blowers those who want to ju thern” for example.

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source: etsy

I love a good New Year’s Eve Hash!

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I snapped this picture after my Starbucks cup wrapper featured the shaky scrawl of a mad scientist.

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These printable tags from Persia Lou are very cute, but a little hard to read. (Should I use them or will my children be unable to get the messages?)

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I’m sure the post office loves sorting these.

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I like the hand-lettering trend because it references a crafty, authentic vibe, but I ask that the artists finish that entire pot of coffee when they’re done with their work.

 

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