Close up teaser image showing letters "err" from the word "Merry" that had been created from thousands of pine needles for holiday greeting card by Carolyn Porter of Porterfolio, Inc.

Custom Holiday Card

Image of holiday greeting card featuring word "Merry" created by thousands of pine needles, designed by Carolyn Porter of Porterfolio, Inc. and using letters from the font P22 Marcel Script.

What seemed like a simple idea — to craft the word “Merry” from evergreen needles — turned into a days-long project with sap-covered fingers. Despite the sticky mess, the project provided a fun and festive way for Carolyn to send clients a one-of-a-kind holiday greeting.

If the letters in “Merry” appear familiar, there’s a reason: at the time, the font P22 Marcel™ Script was still in development. Oversize outlines of individual letters-in-progress were used as a template for the needle constructions.

Click to learn more about the font P22 Marcel Script.