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8 Holiday Tips for Humans


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Creative Suitcase

John Rockwell
Megan Mead
Aaron Warner
Rachel Clemens
Jenn Chou
Keely Schaefer



Ginny's Printing

Sometimes, after a long day in the studio, a loving greeting from our little buddies at home can be the best part of the day. Last year for the holidays Creative Suitcase honored their furry friends with donations to Austin Pets Alive and a holiday themed set of cards. Each card features a helpful holiday pet tip accompanied by a festive illustration to drive the point home. 



Austin Pets Alive

Quantity Produced

2,500 sets

Production Cost

Production Time

1 week

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

4.625 × 6.25 in

Page Count

Paper Stock

Neenah / Classic Crest / 100 C

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This piece is available for purchase for $20

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Project Description

Every year Creative Suitcase donates 5% of its profits in the name of our clients to a worthy organization. This year in honor of Buddy, Leo, P-nut and all of the other rescue animals the folks at Creative Suitcase have adopted, we gave 5% to Austin Pets Alive, a shelter working to keep Austin the largest no-kill city in America by saving the lives of dogs and cats. To commemorate this donation, we created a set of illustrated cards from the point of view of these grateful pets, featuring holiday safety tips for humans, such as"WARNING! Tails are flammable", "When wrapping use the buddy system" and "Don't swallow the shiny things".

Production Lesson(s)

Who knew that the cost of mailing was subjective? We didn't. We wanted to mail this 5-card set inside a padded envelope, so we mocked it up, stuffed it in an envelope and weighed it. We were prepared (or so we thought). HOWEVER, what we didn't know was A) our mockup was a little on the light side and B) some post offices will tack on as much as an extra $0.35 for certain types of envelope. This nearly doubled our production/fulfillment cost. SO, lesson learned: If you want an accurate estimation of shipping costs without surprises, use the exact final materials and talk in depth with a postal worker.”

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Duncan Robertson

Former intern at UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

May 16, 2013


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