What do you do? Break out the good china? Whip up a batch of cranberry preserves? Well, in our case, we had the pleasure of working with Martha Stewart Living editorial director Jennifer Aaronson to create a Dear Ida card for her family. And the bonus? Jennifer was nice enough to share her card and feature us on Martha's Living in the Family Room blog. Here's how it went down:
Jennifer sent us photos of her family, including her husband and two super-cute kids. Then, Lisa went to work, creating a pencil illustration.
Jennifer chose her background -- a classic holiday shopping scene -- and Lisa added the sketch of her family to the background.
And voila! Lisa completed the card with amazing color and texture, plus cute little details like a loaf of French bread (Jennifer's a top foodie at Martha), a special treat for her daughter and comfy scarves for the crew to ward off a NYC winter.
We also wrapped up a little something special for Martha -- a batch of custom-illustrated cards featuring her two favorite frenchies, Francesca and Sharkey.
We're big Martha fans and we send a special thanks to Jennifer and her crew for their amazing shout-out and support of Dear Ida.