For our Christmas card this year, I followed my husband's taste by having one side of the card a non-photo holiday card with a polar bear. I call this the front of the card. (The back had a full-bleed photo. Oh sneaky me.) Before I made this, I agonized for ages over how I was going to make a card that represented him. Ages! Then it came to me! I had never seen this idea before, but it just made sense: an outline with words.
I absolutely love this polar bear and love how the cursive words look like fur. The secret to my bear? I traced the outline of a polar bear with cursive words, scanned it, and edited the color in illustrator. It was really that easy. To ensure people knew I did it myself, I included our names and the year at the belly of the bear. From what I have learned, very few people noticed this. Many people didn't even notice that within the outline were holiday words. Alas. I still love him.
Font: My own handwriting and Bebas Neue