Imagine: Stepping inside the charming, colorful world of a hand-drawn illustration that reflects the personality and style of the ones you love. The design studio of Dear Ida makes this experience a reality. And it’s easy. Just choose a background, share a photo and they’ll create a one-of-kind image that will be a cherished keepsake.
How It Works
- Choose a background image.
- Upload photos of up to five of your favorite subjects to be illustrated — kids, family members … even your favorite family pets.
- Using your photos for inspiration, our illustrator, Lisa, will create your cards in a unique and lighthearted hand-drawn style.
- You’ll receive your 9″ x 4″ cards printed on a high-quality, soft, heavyweight paper stock — hand-assembled, beautifully packaged with matching envelopes and ready to share.
About Dear Ida
Dear Ida is a collective of friends in Portland, Oregon, who share a love of art, kids, creativity — and the occasional bottle(s) of red wine. We believe that, in a world of texts, tweets and Facebook photos, there’s something to be said for finding a surprising smile in the mailbox — not your e-mail inbox. We’re hooked on the idea of this simple pleasure: the tangible feeling of tearing into an honest-to-goodness envelope to find a one-of-a-kind message that cuts through the clutter of cookie-cutter greetings.
We’re lucky to be working with Lisa Mundorff, a talented children’s book illustrator, artist and mom who brings a fun and unique viewpoint to her art. Lisa has painted and illustrated professionally for more than 15 years. Her paintings have been shown in galleries throughout Seattle and Portland. And her illustrations have appeared in magazines, advertising, books and more.
For years, Lisa’s holiday cards have been the envy of our friends and family. And one day (maybe over one of those bottles of wine) we thought: Hey, let’s share the love. That’s where Dear Ida comes in. Our cards are faithful to the highly personal and creative aesthetic that Lisa puts into cards for her own family. And we’re excited to share her creativity and talent with you.