Annie Dornan Smith - behind the scenes blog posts

In the Studio Blog

Learn more about my latest launches, get inspired with my styling ideas, or check out the latest news from the studio!

Christmas 2019 is Live!

Christmas is here!

The beady-eyed (or frankly, Christmas-obsessed) of you amongst us may have spotted what's new-in for Christmas 2019 already, but today's the day it's officially (in my mind!) close enough to Christmas to talk about it! Not that I haven't been talking about it for weeks (months) anyway. Unofficially.

I can say without shame, that I've been navigating to the Christmas sections of all my favourite shop and squealing as each new seasonal product has made it's appearance since about September, so It's about time I shared mine - I hope this year's festive offering gives you a little squeal of festive delight, too!

NEW IN FOR 2019:

Pink, Dark Green and Gold Lettered Christmas Cards with Velvet ribbon, on a pink background

Yay! This year's newest offerings come in the form of two delicious new designs - inspired by the trend for rich, jewel tones and scandi style folk illustrations. Inspired by classic Christmas carols, these cards are keeping it simple with a relatively limited colour palette, yet super luxe and unique with heaps of shimmery gold foil. These lovely new designs are created from my illustrated hand lettering and gouache illustrations, and turned into two new gorgeous christmas cards. 

But that's not all, this year I extended the design into my first ever Christmas prints. I had the cards all printed and ready to go, but I couldn't stop thinking about how great they would look as big, beautiful prints to lean effortlessly around your home this Christmas. They are printed on a super luxe velvet coated card, with heaps of gorgeous gold foil. Perfect for styling up the perfect festive Shelfie, or adding some sparkle to a Hot Chocolate station! 


Christmas decor:  prints displayed on a bookshelf





a framed print, tied with velvet ribbon on a red background

Yay! Just in time to add a little extra to gift factor to your christmas shopping this year, I've sourced some lovely oak frames to allow you to add a frame to any A4, A3 and A2 prints -perfect for gifting that perfect print this Christmas. Made from Oak and Glass, they are lovely quality, but still light enough for the renters relying on command strips, with a simple, minimalist shape and a natural oak colour to match whichever print your choose, and blend with any decor. 




mistletoe pin on tray of festive treats

Never not a classic, the Mistletoe Pin is back with a fresh lick of paint! The backing card has been updated in a deep, inky blue, with lots of luxe gold foil to add extra Christmas sparkle. It's now designed and manufactured completely in the UK, and makes the most covetable stocking filler. 



As well as all this year's newness, your favourites are back for another year of festivities! All the scandinavian vibes, and magical christmas skies you could want, and just like last year, you can grab 3 for 2 on all Christmas cards, to help you with your Christmas card list this year! Just enter XMASCARDS at the checkout - and use as many times as you like.

christmas cards displayed on twine on a blue background



Never Miss a Launch! 

Stay up to date with the latest launches as and when they drop - join the mailing list and get my (frankly, beautifully designed!) emails in your inbox for every new launch.