Hand illustrations creatively represent the elegance and beauty of the holiday season. That’s why they are a classical choice for both posters and invitations. This collection of hand illustrated Christmas designs shows 10 of the best festive poster and invitation designs themed for the Christmas eve.
Hand Illustrated Christmas Invitations & Posters
Blue Winter Landscape
Designed by: Madalina Andronic, Bucarest, Romania
Check it out: Behance
Client: KONICA MINOLTA
This blue-dyed winter fairytale is one of Madalina Andronic’s many whimsical artworks. The illustration is originally created for a Christmas card but its pure simplicity makes it a convenient pick for posters as well as holiday-themed invitations. Madalina’s hand illustration features a cyan-tinted landscape of a snow-covered town that radiates tranquillity and happiness. The townspeople joyfully engage in winter activities under the peaceful evening snowfall.
L.A. Renegade Craft Fair and Holiday Sale Poster
Designed by: Kate Sutton
Check it out: Beast and Bean
Kate Sutton’s Chrismas craft fair poster has a playful and jolly design that provokes creativity. The traditional cross-stitch motives are so closely entangled with the text that it’s sometimes hard to read. Yet, the bright red background and saturated colors are sure to grab the viewer’s attention.
Hand-Illustrated Christmas Poster and Gift Wrap Pattern
Designed by: Petra Kern, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Check it out: Minted
Although this illustration represents a gift wrap pattern design, its beauty and harmony can be easily translated into a poster or Christmas card design. The mistletoe leaves and pine tree branches combined with the jolly chirping bird illustrations create a blissful landscape of uplifting festive motives. Since the design also incorporates a family name that can be changed upon ordering, it’s provided on the web as a personalizable gift wrap illustration.
Wedding and Christmas Invitation
Designed by: RememberNovemberInc
Check it out: Etsy
Ever thought about throwing a Wedding and Christmas party on the same day? Christmas parties are not necessarily hosted on Christmas eve but a few days, or weeks earlier. This allows creative lovebirds to set up their wedding around an unusual yet, incredibly convenient theme. Christmas is all about family and tradition so it can be creatively mixed with a wedding event. This invitation, RSVP, and envelope design combine traditional love symbols and festive elements for the perfect Xmas wedding card.
Holiday Party Invitation With Hand-drawn Calligraphy
Designed by: Melissa Johnson
Check it out: Best Friend For Frosting
You can never go wrong with calligraphy on any invitation or card design. Mixing different handwriting styles is usually a big no-no, but when you creatively combine bold and thin font, you can easily escape the trap of cluttering your design. The simplistic line art and hand-drawn elements add additional beauty and elegance to the design.
Christmas Market Poster
Designed by: Pauline G, Brussels, Belgium
Check it out: Behance
This otherwise Autumn leaves illustration has been creatively transformed into a Christmas event poster with the help of some additional festive motives. The mistletoe fruits and minimalist tree branches give the design a Christmassy feel. The design combines both handwriting and sans serif type which gives it a modern touch.
Minimalist Christmas Party Invitation
Client: Lainston House Hotel
Check it out: Pinterest
The Laniston House is a rather traditional British hotel with a classic Victorian design. Their Christmas invitation design, on the contrary, represents a contemporary mixture of realistic hand illustration and monochromatic elements combined with clean geometry and sans serif type. This minimalist design has an unusual, yet, sophisticated feel that makes the hotel brand stand out from the rest.
Classic Christmas Pattern Illustration
Designed by: Nomadic Aitch
Check it out: Central Illustration
This hand-drawn collage of wintry and forestry motives radiates a feeling of warmth and serenity that can be found in all other illustrations by Nomadic Aitch. The hazelnuts refer to harvesting and abundance while the deer illustrations remind of the holiday stories of a white-bearded man in a deer-harnessed slate crossing the skies in the Christmas eve with a big bag of presents.
“A Mano” Christmas Market Poster
Check it out: Miss Lamparita
Another geometry-focused hand-illustrated poster that beautifully translates the feeling of peace and festivity during the Christmas season. The sharp tree illustrations somehow remind of the signature 60s animation drawings and give the poster a cartoonish and playful appearance.
Eccentric Christmas Poster Design
Check it out: Men’s No No
If you’re a fan of the unusual and uncanny, this eccentric Christmas illustration might be the one that best grabs your attention. The design presents an abstract collage that mixes gradients and patterns in an unexpected way. The pastel colors and low color saturation remind of a minimalist design, meanwhile, the closely arranged ornamented elements create clutter in a unconventional, yet, captivating way.