December 19, 2011

Christmas Treasury

        Do you know about this Etsy Treasury thing?  People put together (or "curate" as they like to say) collections of items listed on Etsy that fit into a particular theme.  It's a fun excuse for combing through the cornucopia that is Etsy, and it's a fun way to give some visibility to particular items.  The etiquette is that you don't feature your own items in the treasuries you make, so it's also a fun way to share some love.  And since the true spirit of Christmas is sharing the love, I decided that for today I'd simply present a treasury of Christmassy block prints from my fellow block-printing Etsy shopkeepers.

[Picture: Paper Birch in Winter, rubber block print by AEGN, 2007.
(Also available in my Etsy shop.)]


Pax said...

Lovely assortment; very attractive prints. But isn't it curious what we come to associate with the (originally) religious celebration of a birth in the Middle East? Enjoy, and thanks for sharing these images with us!

Anne E.G. Nydam said...

I did want to include more seriously Christmas images - baby in the manger scenes, madonna with child, and so on - but I didn't find any I liked. However, the inclusion of Christmas trees (silly symbol of Christmas though they may be) meant I couldn't call the treasury merely "wintry."