Holiday Greeting / Advent Rebus


Holidays bring people together for a celebration, and this card brought the designer (Chen Associates), the printer (Full Circle Press), the paper guru (PaperSpecs) and the paper mill (Neenah Paper) together for a collaboration that was worthy of celebration all right.

The main card contained diecut windows where recipients could customize their holiday message by applying a different label for each day. The diecut labels were words as well as images and came on sheets organized by themes: Bah Humbug; Happy Holidays; Your Royal Highness; Television, Beer and General Laziness; and ‘Tis the Shopping Season.

The package included an instruction sheet that was inserted into a glassine envelope along with the main card and theme labels, all of which were placed inside the mailing envelope.

The end result, a hybrid of mad libs and rebus puzzles in an advent calendar format, was interactive and inclusive – a project that pushed the envelope and gave everyone a chance to shine.

Holiday Greeting / Advent Rebus was featured as a Paper Inspiration.



Project Details

Title Holiday Greeting / Advent Rebus Client Chen Design Associates, Neenah Paper Company & PaperSpecs Date December 2008 Design Chen Design Associates Print Full Circle Press
Nevada City, CA
Paper Neenah Classic Crest, 3 different sheets used

Production Details

Dimensions 4 3/8" x 5 7/8" Folded Print Quantity 2,500 Production Time 3 days Printing Method letterpress Number of Colors 3 colors Finishing and Binding Diecut, folded, glued
Stickers assembled in glassine envelopes


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