The limited edition cards are nothing short of exquisite.
Brent and Josh designed two unique BEEKMAN 1802 Holiday Cards for 2008, and made them by hand on a 19th Century letterpress at Foxglove Printers in Sharon Springs. Each card was run in a limited edition and signed & numbered by both of them. You can watch the actual printing process in a wonderful video on their 'How To' blog.
The first card design, entitled "Unwrap. Play." is printed in crimson in on a heavy cotton rag stock. It features an antique plate illustration of various 19th century toys.
The second, entitled "Star." was inspired by a lone pine tree that stands near the Beekman barn. The design, from an antique plate, runs off the edge of the card as if the reader is looking up to find the "star" atop the tree.
The "Star" card design was my favorite. The cards measure 3.5 x 5" and comes with matching envelopes. The cards are available in a set of 10. A combined 'set' does not appear to be available
These cards are beautifully crafted, simple in design, and very elegant. The print is clean and slightly raised on the cotton surface.
Even though I'm making my own cards this year, I had to purchase a set of the cards. When I see something so well designed, it's difficult for me to pass it up.
You can order your BEEKMAN holiday cards and purchase their other delightful merchandise by logging onto their website http://www.beekman1802.com/ Remember, the cards are in limited edition so order quickly!
Once you visit BEEKMAN 1802 you'll book mark it as a favorite place on the web.