Now that Thanksgiving’s come and gone, and the turkey’s headed for soup and sandwiches, it’s time to start thinking about holiday cards. Luckily, Birmingham has at least three locally made holiday card options to help you spread good cheer. You can go old-school at Village Paper, opt for hand-painted options from Everbloom, or support Children’s Hospital by buying cards available through Birmingham-based CrinkledNose Cards.
Village Press in Mountain Brook carries traditional holiday cards
Across the street from Mountain Brook Creamery, Village Press is a traditional high-end stationer. They can turn family photos into locally made holiday cards, or print custom cards right on site. They’ve been serving the Birmingham area for more than 53 years, and they know their stuff. Stop by the shop or give them a call at 205-871-5498. You’ll be glad you did.
Everbloom Paper at Shoppe in Forest Park makes hand-painted holiday cards
Caitlin Lollar, the Sewanee-trained painter behind Everbloom Paper, moved to Birmingham a year ago. She and her husband “loved the sense of community,” and the fact that this was an “up and coming city with exciting art stuff going on and a fun food scene.” When she moved here, she brought with her a love of nature that shows up in her hand-painted holiday cards. In her work, you’ll find images of botanicals, such as flowers and leaf patterns.
Caitlin paints every image that shows up in her cards, whether holiday cards or wedding invitations and loves to incorporate hand-lettering rather than fonts. You can find her Birmingham-inspired, locally made holiday cards at Shoppe, located at 3815 Clairmont Avenue, Birmingham, Alabama 35222. Alternatively, you can also visit her online shop at www.everbloom.com, or find her on Instagram @everbloompaper.
CrinkledNose Cards and Children’s Hospital have locally made holiday cards for a good cause
Sometimes, a whole bunch of people and organizations join up to make people’s lives better. And sometimes, they invite all of us to join in the fun with them. Fortunately, this is what has happened since 2010 at Birmingham’s Children’s Hospital.
Kids in the hospital get to make art through their “Art from the Heart” program. Then, local companies – including Flex Digital, Solutions Infusion Therapy, and CrinkledNose.com – work to make and sell the cards. Ultimately, people and businesses buy these Birmingham locally made holiday cards. It’s a win for everyone.
If you’re intrigued, you can learn more about the program and how to order your cards here. Alternatively, if you know you’re in, hop over here and place your order today. 25% of all card sales go to Children’s Hospital.
If you’re the sort of person who enjoys sending Birmingham locally made holiday cards to your people, you’ll want to check out these options. First, Village Press in Mountain Brook can help you with traditional cards and family photo cards. Next, Everbloom Paper is for the nature-lover who enjoys bespoke goods and the hand-lettered look. Finally, the kids at Children’s Hospital will thank you for buying the cards they’ve made with love through CrinkledNose.com. Whichever one you choose, you’ll definitely help to make the season bright.