New & Fun Holiday eCards for Christmas

More new cards for the holidays have been added to our website.

Whether you just absolutely adore flamingos, crave a different kind of holiday card or live somewhere where snow is not ever a part of the holiday season, Fa la la Mingo is a cute tropical Christmas ecard you have been searching for!

ojolie-flamingo

Growing up I had the great experience of celebrating the holidays in a few places, where we had to get creative – no pine trees, snow or any of the things I traditionally associated with Christmas to be found. To my great delight, I have since discovered that unusual ornaments have become a huge trend. Tropical birds and flamingos take center stage in this beautifully illustrated jungle card, set to an island tune that will get you in the mood for some real joy and fun, no matter where or how you celebrate.

This winter Christmas ecard, Wonderful Snow Time will inspire you to bust our your ice skates, snow tube or sled, if you are lucky enough to see a white Christmas or get nice snowfall. This card makes for a great season’s greetings and is set to a really upbeat holiday tune that is sure to spread delight. You can also check out all our Christmas ecards and New Year ecards.

We can’t wait to share all our new cards for the winter festive season. If you would like to follow along and see what we create in the studio and how these illustrations go from paper and paint to animation, you can follow us on Instagram as well.

ojolie-behind-the-scene

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Holiday Anticipation & New Christmas Ecards

At Ojolie our holiday cards are some of our most elaborate productions and holiday planning starts really early. It is always a really satisfying feeling when we get to this point, where we can finally unveil what we have been working on for you. The first cards have been released on our site, with more to come. If you know someone who absolutely loves the build up to Christmas Eve, then Gifts of the Season is the holiday ecard for them.

gifts around Christmas tree - a scene in a Christmas ecard
gifts around Christmas tree, a scene in a Christmas ecard

From the smell of fresh baked cookies wafting through the house, to the joy of decorating them with your loved ones, no detail is left to chance. These little acts of love and care are the gifts of the season that inspired this ecard. We approached making this ecard with the same attention to detail, from visualizing the idea, to carefully hand-painting the elements that come together in the final card. We hope you and your recipients will enjoy it!

the making of a Christmas ecard
the making of a Christmas ecard

We can’t wait to share all our new cards for the winter festive season. If you would like to follow along and see what we create in the studio and how these illustrations go from paper and paint to animation, you can follow us on Instagram as well. Check out our collection of beautiful animated Christmas ecards.

watercolor elements for a Christmas ecard
watercolor elements for a Christmas ecard

Ojolie’s premium membership for a full year allows you to send all our cards as much as you want. We offer a full 30 day money back guarantee, so there is no risk.  You can also sign up for a free membership and send our collection of free ecards.

12 days of Christmas in a Paper Wonderland

Most people are familiar with the Christmas
song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas”. To most it’s a delightful
nonsensical rhyme set to music. As I recently discovered, it is a good deal more than just a repetitious
melody with pretty phrases and a list of strange gifts.

12 Days of Christmas Paper Cut Motifs

To give you a brief background on
the history, Catholics in England during the period 1558 to 1829, when
Parliament finally emancipated Catholics in England, were prohibited from any
practice of their faith by law – private or public. It was a crime to be a
Catholic.
“The Twelve Days of
Christmas” was written in England as one of the “catechism
songs” to help young Catholics learn the tenets of their faith and used as
a memory aid.
Today, this famous song was chosen to partner with our very
popular ecard of the same name; the 12 days of Christmas paper cut card.

As an artist it is only natural that I draw inspiration from my own Danish heritage in my work.  In Denmark it is common to cut and display paper cuttings in windows all year round, but especially during Christmas.   They are also used to hang on Christmas and garden trees across all seasons in the form of paper hearts or stars. 

Common Christmas designs include sleighs and reindeer, flora and fauna, nativity scenes, villages etc. Contemporary designs modern silhouettes, cityscapes and famous sayings. 

And what better idea than to bring this famously silly series of gifts from the carol to life than in 12 ornaments in a paper cutting window scene.

 
To begin, I created paper cut motifs following the lyrics
of the song. Each motif starts its life as a hand-drawn sketch and then is
scanned and rendered on to the computer as a vector illustration.  The digitalized images then come to life in
frame-by-frame animations. Turtle doves flutter, ballerinas twirl, swans glide and
pipers play their flutes in celebration of the festive season.
Rather than being a static two dimensional setting, I
designed the ecard to have visual depth and dimension.  To achieve this I placed the paper
cutting within a window and adding a snowy background, adding contextual depth and dimension, resulting in a dynamic moving picture.