If you're looking for unique holiday gifts for the important people in your life, don't forget to take a peek at the collection of etegami housewares in my Zazzle shop. I remove items and add new items regularly, so if you don't find what you have in mind, ask me to make a new listing for you. Zazzle regularly offers limited-time discount codes on various groups of products, so keep an eagle eye on their site to catch yourself a good deal.
Etegami (e= "picture"; tegami= "letter/message") are simple drawings accompanied by a few apt words. They are usually done on postcards so that they can be easily mailed off to one's friends. Though etegami has few hard-and-fast rules, traditional tools and materials include writing brushes, sumi ink, blocks of water-soluble, mineral-based pigments called gansai, and washi postcards that have varying degrees of "bleed." They often depict some ordinary item from everyday life, especially items that bring a particular season to mind.