Clip art illustrates virtually every medium in the modern graphic arts. Whether paid or free, clip art has become the stock in trade of both amateur and professional desktop publishing. Originally, clip art received its name from the production process. Design teams would build scale models of a given layout as a "paste up"-that is, a larger version of the layout that would eventually be printed. The team photographed the paste up and used the negative to create the actual printing plate; however, previous to this, the paste up needed some pasting up. That is where the clip art came in.
The Christmas Placemat
So watch for this all month; you'll be amazed. Imagine each invite without the Christmas clipart and ask yourself, "how would this fine piece of paper look without the reindeer poking out its head, or the mini Santa graphics in the bottom corner?" Christmas clipart is a big supporter of the holiday spirit, because without it we would all be monochrome and unhappy.