Featuring Julia Rothman and Giveaway!
Dec 6, 2011

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We still have one more artist contributor to our 2011 Holiday Collection! We’re excited to feature the very talented Julia Rothman! Julia is the rock star designer behind some of our most popular greeting cards and wedding invitations. We could go on and on about her genius illustrations and famous hand drawn style, but that would take days! We’re constantly getting inspiration from her work and are delighted to have her as a part of Hello!lLucky designer team. Check out her book blog here!

What inspired your design for the holiday collection?
Thinking about hot chocolate and warm mittens and cozy armchairs with fuzzy blankets and glowing fireplaces. I’m not a big fan of the cold weather but i like being warm knowing it’s cold outside.

What are you currently working on?

Today I was working on a bunch of illustrations for a magazine. I’m excited to start to working on a book I am going to do about New York City next. Oh, and organizing. That is my New Years resolution- to get my office in better shape. I’ve tried to start the long process a little bit early to get a head start.

What influences your style the most?

That’s hard to pinpoint. At some point I realized I really like drawings that seem like they are for kids, the style is playful and simple, but the audience is for adults. I like looking at vintage wallpaper designs and old children’s book. But I think what influences me the most is what I see on a daily basis around me walking the streets; the people, clothing, store windows, architecture, patterns…

What’s your favorite holiday tradition?

I like exchanging gifts with my friends. It’s always really fun thinking up presents for them and I always know I will get a thoughtful gift in return.

Best holiday memory?

I used to help decorate my neighbors tree every year as a kid since we never had one. I liked hearing stories about all the ornaments and eating lots of cookies. One year she told me a ghost story and I was so scared and never forgot it.

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To enter to win an assortment of 10 letterpress greeting cards designed by Julia Rothman, comment below telling us your best holiday memory! The winner will be chosen on Friday, December 9th at 12:00pm. Good luck!

**A winner has been chosen! Thanks for participating!**



15 Comments
  1. Julia Rothman is my most favorite illustrator! (I just acquired “Farm Anatomy”. It’s awesome. Love it.) My favorite holiday memory is walking Peacock Lane with my little girl. It’s a street in Portland, Oregon where all the houses decorate with lavish lights and hoards of people walk up and down the block to ogle the decorations.

    Posted by Emily on
  2. getting my first tv when I was a kid – a very small B&W model

    Posted by Laura Stewart on
  3. My best holiday memory was the year my mother surprised my father with an antique gift that he never would have purchased for himself. He was shocked and thrilled; absolutely speechless. The love between them was so palpable in that moment that I’ve remembered it for 17 years.

    Posted by Ann on
  4. last Christmas when I made a cute video with x-mas wishes to my friend who became my boyfriend 6 months later and the Christman 2011 we are gonna spend together, only me and him :)

    Posted by Asia on
  5. My favorite holiday memory actually centers around the sending of greeting cards. When I was a child, I used to sit down with the pile of cards from the season, and sort them into groups depending on from how far they had come. I also loved the designs of the cards – sparkly, glittery, embossed, etc. My grandmother and I made large round ball ornaments with pieces of the cards once they were to be put away for the season!

    Posted by Linda on
  6. My favorite memory is when Santa accidentally left a present in my room, rather than under the tree. I thought he was watching me sleep, and was completely creeped out! From then on, Santa left our presents on the porch!

    Posted by Sarah on
  7. my best holiday memory would have to be when i was around five years old; middle of the night i looked out the window and saw a trail of stars from santa’s sleigh!!! it’s been hard to top a sighting of mr christmas himself!

    Posted by rose on
  8. my best holiday memory is when my sister and I would wake up really early on Christmas morning b/c we were so excited, but we werent allowed to get my parents up until like 6:30 or something and the anticipation would always kill us (until we became teenagers and they had to start waking us up)

    Posted by Addie on
  9. My mom bought this kit of make-your-own clothespin ornaments when I was a kid. I remember sitting in the basement hot-gluing yarn while she painted all the wooden accessories. And 25 years later those ornaments still hang on my parents tree!

    Posted by Jennie on
  10. To be honest, my best holiday memory was during my childhood, when my family and my best friends and their family would rent a big van for a road trip to Disneyland. It was a blast going on the rides and seeing fireworks and parades. Spending time with my parents and best friends in the Happiest Place on Earth was unforgettable. Someday, when my friends and I have our own children, we’ll do the same.

    Posted by Jana on
  11. When we were little my grandfather always used to call us and pretend to be santa… =)
    it always makes me smile to think about ti.

    Posted by lisa on
  12. My favorite Christmas memory would be staying up all night with my brother, when I was about 6 years old, waiting for Santa. Christmas Eve with my family is always my favorite! And those cards are so lovely!

    Posted by Leah on
  13. Every year on Christmas Eve, my family makes a thermos of hot chocolate and we all hop in the van and drive around the town looking at Christmas lights. We listen to Christmas music, eat cookies and admire all the pretty decorations, and everyone is always in such a happy mood. It’s been a tradition in my family for many years now and I always look forward to it.

    Posted by Jessica on
  14. Last year was the first year I celebrated Christmas with my boyfriend of three years. It was my first time having todurken? A chicken in a duck in a turkey? (Will never eat that again.) His entire family was so warm to me, they gave me my own stocking. They gave me blankies. I’ll never forget the love.Last year was the first year I celebrated Christmas with my boyfriend of three years. It was my first time having todurken? A chicken in a duck in a turkey? (Will never eat that again.) His entire family was so warm to me, they gave me my own stocking. They gave me blankies. I’ll never forget the love.Last year was the first year I celebrated Christmas with my boyfriend of three years. It was my first time having todurken? A chicken in a duck in a turkey? (Will never eat that again.) His entire family was so warm to me, they gave me my own stocking. They gave me blankies. I’ll never forget the love.

    Posted by Nancy lili g on
  15. My family has a tradition of taking a road trip to Los Angeles and having a great big reunion with all my relatives. :)

    Posted by Margaret on

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