EmPrint Cachets for 2016 Stamp Issues...
The original hand painted version of this design won the International Cover Collector's Association On-Line Contest... I printed a copy for each ICCA Member
American First Day Cover Society Court of Honor
It was indeed a great honor to have been named the 36th Recipient
of the Annual "Court of Honor" Cachet Maker Designation.
Each year a Cachet Maker is chosen to create a Christmas Cachet that will be printed and sold to benefit the AFDCS.
Shown below are my own EmPrint versions of the design. I made extra effort to better match the original artwork color and improved the size and placement of the design. The AFDCS' version was okay... but being the perfectionist that I am I felt it necessary to improve them just a bit.
To the left you see the Artwork that was painted oversized & contributed to AFDCS
Below is the "Insert Card" that was included with each AFDCS Printed Cover