Vowels & Consonants pop-up holiday card


Letterpress holiday card with an interactive greeting! Available individually or in discounted sets of 6. Printed in a limited edition.



This hand-pulled letterpress greeting card is printed from hand-lettered original typography and hand-drawn illustrations (in fact, everything was done by hand, the hard way!). The card features my illustration, custom-designed for Igloo Letterpress, who printed and die-cut the cards.

This holiday card consists of a single-sided card folded to create a 3D, kinetic pop-up greeting. Fold the card one way to read part of the hand-lettered message; flip the middle tab over to complete the greeting. Each card can be unfolded fully to write a personal note on the back, which is blank. Printed on an antique Vandercook press; folded card fits inside a standard A2 envelope (provided).

The perfect holiday card for teachers, librarians, writers, book lovers and wordsmiths alike! Snowflakes made of hand-drawn letters fall while a play on a familiar holiday tune rings out in Victorian-style typography. When folded the card reads “MAY YOUR VOWELS BE AIRY AND LIGHT;” flip the tab to read “AND MAY ALL YOUR CONSONANTS BE RIGHT!” Printed on heavy white paper.

Card size: 4.25 x 5.625 inches (10.8 x 14.3 cm) folded; 8.5 x 5.625 inches (22 x 14.3 cm) unfolded
Coordinating ice-blue A2 envelope included.


This original artwork is copyright Chandler O’Leary 2009. Copyright is not transferable with the sale of this card. The buyer is not entitled to reproduction rights.

Each card is packaged in a clear poly sleeve and ships flat in a protective mailer via United States Postal Service. WA state residents are subject to sales tax.

Additional information

Card size

4.25 x 5.625 inches (10.8 x 14.3 cm) folded; 8.5 x 5.625 inches (22 x 14.3 cm) unfolded

Paper type

Printed on 80-lb cover-weight paper white pape. The back of the card is blank and ideal for writing when unfolded.

Envelope provided

Card comes with coordinating ice blue A2 envelope.