Krampus Christmas devil wood greeting card

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Krampus Christmas devil wood greeting card

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Item details

Handmade item

Materials

aspen, birch, cherry, maple, birdseye maple, archival ink

Krampus, also known as the Christmas devil, accompanies St. Nicholas on his rounds. Unlike St. Nick, he's not interested in good children. He's there to frighten, punish, and possibly even abduct the worst behaved children. This imposing figure is an Alpine tradition still practiced in the first weeks of December with costumed performers and raucous celebrations. Krampus postcards were particularly popular in the early 20th century, and were often emblazoned with the phrase presented in this woodcut, “Gruss vom Krampus!” (Greetings from Krampus!)

Wood cards have a unique beauty and feel that makes them into more than just an average greeting card. Write on the back with a ballpoint pen, and mail them with a single first class stamp.

All of my Krampus cards are screen printed by me with archival ink on Aspen, Birch, Birdseye Maple, Cherry, and Maple.

Each of these cards is made from wood veneer sustainably harvested and processed in the USA -- creating these cards actually uses less wood and energy than papermaking!

Please note, because wood is a natural material it has its own unique character, the photos above are a representation of the wood types. Each card will exhibit different grain patterns as well as color variations.

A2 size (5.5" x 4.25") with rounded corners, envelope included.

"Krampus" is copyright Liv Rainey-Smith 2010.
Krampus, also known as the Christmas devil, accompanies St. Nicholas on his rounds. Unlike St. Nick, he's not interested in good children. He's there to frighten, punish, and possibly even abduct the worst behaved children. This imposing figure is an Alpine tradition still practiced in the first weeks of December with costumed performers and raucous celebrations. Krampus postcards were particularly popular in the early 20th century, and were often emblazoned with the phrase presented in this woodcut, “Gruss vom Krampus!” (Greetings from Krampus!)

Wood cards have a unique beauty and feel that makes them into more than just an average greeting card. Write on the back with a ballpoint pen, and mail them with a single first class stamp.

All of my Krampus cards are screen printed by me with archival ink on Aspen, Birch, Birdseye Maple, Cherry, and Maple.

Each of these cards is made from wood veneer sustainably harvested and processed in the USA -- creating these cards actually uses less wood and energy than papermaking!

Please note, because wood is a natural material it has its own unique character, the photos above are a representation of the wood types. Each card will exhibit different grain patterns as well as color variations.

A2 size (5.5" x 4.25") with rounded corners, envelope included.

"Krampus" is copyright Liv Rainey-Smith 2010.

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Returns and exchanges accepted
Exceptions may apply. See return policy

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

If you are unsatisfied with your purchase please contact me immediately. I will accept returns within 21 days in their original condition. Buyers residing in EU countries have the right to return an item within 14 days of receiving the item.

If an item arrives damaged please contact me immediately and save the packaging material in case we need to do a Post Office Insurance claim. Depending on the item I may be able to replace it.

Shipping policies

All prints 11 x 16" and smaller are shipped flat, sandwiched between rigid board, or in a rigid mailer, unless ordered along with larger prints. Larger prints are usually shipped gently rolled in a wide rigid tube.

Shipping is via US Postal Service, First class or Priority mail depending on weight.

Gift shipping: If your purchase is a gift and you would like it shipped without a receipt in the package, just let me know.

International buyers: Please note that your purchase may be subject to duty fees.

Additional policies

About my materials:

I buy locally whenever possible and favor domestically made materials. My tools and woodblocks (which originate in Japan) are purchased from a fantastic local print supplier, McClains. My ink is made in Seattle, Washington by Daniel Smith. BFK Rives, my paper of choice is made in France (I am on the lookout for a domestic printing paper, but so far nothing I've tried suits my style).

Everything else:

If you have any questions or special requests (such as a particular # of a print edition), please convo me.

FAQs

All of my art and items are available at wholesale for retailers or group orders. Please message me for more information.
I am unable to accept additional custom work in 2017.
Though I do not gift wrap prints or cards, lapel pins are packaged boxed with ribbon. If your order is a gift please let me know so I can exclude pricing from the package. I will gladly add a note from you if requested as well.