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Put a little more cosmic horror in your holidays with these 4 Lovecraft inspired Christmas cards. If you missed out on the cards, they will be available the link below after all the rewards have been sent out.
Put a little more cosmic horror in your holidays with these 4 Lovecraft inspired Christmas cards. If you missed out on the cards, they will be available the link below after all the rewards have been sent out.
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Cthulhu Christmas Greeting Cards

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My name is Daniel Gelon and along with my wife, illustrator Heather Hudson, we are Studio WonderCabinet. Our goal is to make the awesome art and products that embrace the magical and the fantastic.

We love giving and receiving holiday cards, but best of all we love giving and receiving cards that reflect our special view of the universe. For several years we've made our own cards, by hand, but this year we want to do more. This year we want to have a Lovecraft Christmas.

Some examples of earlier Studio WonderCabinet cards
Some examples of earlier Studio WonderCabinet cards

H.P. Lovecraft was a weird fiction writer in the 20’s and 30’s who combined horror and science fiction, making the new genre of “Cosmic Horror." Lovecraft's "C'thulhu Mythos" stories center around a giant space god, C'thulhu, who sleeps under the ocean in the sunken city of R'lyeh. One day R'lyeh will rise, and Cthulhu will awaken and go forth to wreak havoc on the earth.

Heather and I are tremendous Lovecraft fans, as are many of our friends. We had ideas… so many ideas… too many ideas for just one card. So we decided to make four. We're creating four original C'thulhu Christmas Cards, with original artwork by Heather Hudson. We're planning to get them professionally printed and offer them to the world.

The Project

We have 4 cards planned. The card paintings are finished! We have chosen a printer and costed materials. As Lovecraft would say “The stars are right”. Each of the 5 by 7 inch cards will come with its own Cthulhu Holiday Green envelope.

Card #1 The Snows Are Right
Card #1 The Snows Are Right
Card #2 Lovecraft Claus
Card #2 Lovecraft Claus
Card #3 - The Yithmas Tree
Card #3 - The Yithmas Tree
Card #4 Ho Ho Ho Mi-Go
Card #4 Ho Ho Ho Mi-Go

We need your help

This is where you come in. We need your help to offset printing costs. We would like to have enough funding to print cards for both the Kickstarter rewards and to stock them for next year. Timelines are tight but we have printers' assurances that printing will start right after the Kickstarter finishes and we can ship cards out in good time for you to send them for the holidays. We want to get them into your hands early in the first week of December (we’re shooting for the 1st of December). Because of the tight timing we are only going to be offering physical cards to patrons in the United States. If you live in Europe or even Canada, we can offer you a downloadable PDF so you can print your own cards. We found that shipping outside of the USA would cost more than the cards themselves and that there was little guarantee that those cards would reach our supporters before Christmas.

Limited notecards

We also have a limited supply of 5.5 x 4.25 inch (A2) blank C'thulhu themed note cards to supplement your Christmas cards that are usable year round. They would be perfect for thank you cards or even birthday cards. Please note that these are physically smaller than the Christmas cards. These 2 images will not be included in the PDF.

"C'thulhu Dreams" and "When the Sleeper Awakes" Notecards
"C'thulhu Dreams" and "When the Sleeper Awakes" Notecards

Stretch Goals

$3000 - Goal Achieved!

At $3,000.00 Each card will come with a delightful Cthulhu-Christmas themed 2" sticker to seal the envelope. The sticker image will not be included in the PDFs.

2 inch stickers to seal your envelopes
2 inch stickers to seal your envelopes

$4000 - Goal Achieved!

At $4,000.00 Let's spice up the envelopes! We'll add a delightful graphic with a holiday-tentacle design to the outside of the envelope. Like the sticker, the envelope art will not be included in the PDF.

The front of the envelopes
The front of the envelopes

$5000 - Goal Achieved!

At $5,000.00 This level of funding would exceed all our expectations, so we add an entirely new card featuring original art to all sets! Every pack or PDF of four goes to five. We will bet Marsh gold that you want this stretch goal to happen. The fifth card will feature the Innsmouth Carolers, spreading some discordant harmonies this Yuletide. This card will be in the PDF.

Card #5 The Innsmouth Carolers
Card #5 The Innsmouth Carolers

$7500

At $7,500.00 we are going to get one of our past Christmas cards (The Dragon Wreath) professional printed. Heather spent some extra time sprucing up the art. This is 5x7 (A7 envelope) like the other Christmas cards, the inside of the card says "Presentation is everything. Have a happy holiday". This card will be a little different. Since it is more fantasy than Lovecraft it will not come with the sticker seal or the tentacles printed on the envelope. To set it apart it will come with a ruby red envelope. This card WILL be in the PDF.

Card # 6 - The Dragon Wreath
Card # 6 - The Dragon Wreath

Who are we?

Heather paints the pictures, Daniel handles the rest.

Daniel Gelon

Daniel has over 25 years of art experience. He has done illustration, UX, graphic design, production and art direction. He has illustrated Magic cards, created logos for DC comics, art directed Dungeons and Dragons books and has worked on various video games. He is obsessed with machines made of paper.

Heather Hudson

Heather Hudson is a frequently digital fantasy artist with a traditional paint sensibility and a love of early-20th century popular culture. She’s worked on tabletop and hobby games including Hasbro's “Magic; the Gathering” and Pagan Publishing's modern Mythos RPG “Delta Green.” Past Lovecraftian projects she's illustrated include "Casino R'lyeh, the Lovecraft Poker Deck," and "Mother Hydra's Mythos Rhymes." Currently she divides her time between commissioned illustration, personal projects and creating her own fantasy world somewhere between Oz and the Dreamlands. She has a fondness for illuminating monsters.

Risks and challenges

The deadlines on this project are tight, but we have left some wiggle room in it. The printer will have all the files before the Kickstarter ends and we will be getting color proofs of them early so even before the surveys are done the cards will be on press. We have printed cards and used this printer before so we are familiar with the process. We still have 2 pieces of art left to finish but we foresee no problems having them done and shown to the backers well before the campaign's end.

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Funding period

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