Every year I post my observations about trends in mailed holiday cards. When I was taking writing classes in college, I had no idea I would be publishing on topics of such incredible significance.
Rookie Moms is an affiliate of Tiny Prints, and it is their recent catalog that inspired me to surface my first round of greeting card trends for this year. The first thing I noticed was how much black was featured.
What’s the deal? Are we all tired of red and green?
I’ve personally been going with blue and white for years because many of my family and friends are Jewish and it works as a general winter theme. Not that we have any white snowflakes in California. Long time readers may recall my rainbow holiday card.
Black is elegant, sure. And, it makes your photo pop, which is nice. It works for New Year’s greetings in case you don’t get cards out in time or don’t celebrate a December holiday. So, maybe, like The Farlingtons pictured below, I’m starting to see the magic of black.
Another take on black, more casual than true black, is the popular chalkboard look.
So, what do you think? Is black the new black?
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