24 November 2016

Holiday 2016 at That Sort of Shop

Two years ago over Thanksgiving weekend, I launched That Sort of Shop on Etsy to sell my handmade paper pennant garlands. Some of my more popular designs (and my personal favorites!) are inspired classic books, combining pages printed with text from each book with patterns chosen to reflect the story's setting and era.

Since many of books that inspired items in That Sort of Shop have scenes set at Christmastime, I thought it would be neat to make holiday versions of my literary pennant garlands. So, for the 2016 holiday season, I've added a few new styles to the shop: Anne of Green Gables Christmas, Little Women Christmas, and A Christmas Carol. I thought I'd talk a little bit more about my design choices for each Christmas garland here on my blog and offer a coupon code at the end of the post, so read on if you're interested in purchasing from That Sort of Shop!

"Anne of Green Gables Christmas" uses text from "Matthew Insists on Puffed Sleeves," the Christmas chapter of Anne of Green Gables. I picked a color scheme of mint green, icy blue, ivory, and holly berry red and patterns that evoke Green Gables' country Edwardian interior and the winter countryside of Avonlea:


The text from "Little Women Christmas" comes from "Playing Pilgrims," the first chapter of Little Women which opens with the line "Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents." I chose a warm color scheme of berry reds and deep pinks for a cozy, feminine look that reminds me of the March sisters and Orchard House:


Of course I couldn't do a literary Christmas line without including Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol! The text in this garland is from the final chapter of the novella, when Scrooge wakes up filled with the Christmas spirit. The holly and tartan patterns in the garland call to mind a Victorian Christmas in a classic color scheme of deep red, muted green, and gold:


I hope to add a Wind in the Willows Christmas garland and perhaps a Pride and Prejudice one in the next week, so check back at That Sort of Shop if those styles interest you! In the meantime, use code HOLIDAY16 to receive 15% off any purchase at That Sort of Shop now through December 31, 2016. For the best chance of receiving your package by December 24, order before the end of December 16 for USA deliveries and before the end of December 7 for Canadian deliveries.

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