Monthly Mood: What We're Loving This December


Well, we’ve made it to December — it’s all hot cocoa, garlands, and gift wrap from here on out! We’ve got a big month ahead, including our final pop-up events and a couple of fun holiday trips. In the meantime, I’ll be in the studio, playing elf and packaging orders! If you’re still on the hunt for holiday cards, be sure to check out this season’s best sellers below:

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amy zhang creative | december color palette


A cool-yet-cozy color palette — As much as I love the classic red-and-green pairing, I always find myself drawn towards non-traditional holiday color palettes. I especially love how pastel tones look next to earthy, natural greens!


Holiday flavors — I rarely stray from black coffee or the occasional almond milk latte — but the holidays are my favorite time to indulge in hot cocoa, a chai latte, and any other drink that’s best enjoyed by a cozy fire. (P.S. If you love a good cup of cheer, be sure to check out our holiday drink cards!) 

amy zhang creative | starbucks holiday cup illustration


The perfect “ugly” Christmas sweater — Ugly sweaters are one of my favorite cheesy holiday traditions, and I found a new favorite for this year! I’ll pretty much be living in this bad boy from now until Christmas — and maybe for a little while after, too ;)


Gifts AND the perfect gift wrap — I don’t know about you, but I think pretty gift wrap is half the fun of giving presents! I’m feeling inspired this year to add some extra accents to my presents, like a cinnamon sticks or mini, personalized ornaments.  

amy zhang creative | palm trees illustration


Our weekend trip to LA — So excited for another short California trip this month! It’ll be right in the middle of our holiday event madness, but I’m thinking it’ll be a nice little vacation to prep me for the final push. Comment below if you have any suggestions for must-visit LA spots!


What are you most excited for this month?