This year more than ever the material world seems to be coming apart and the true meaning of Christmas seems to be lost. So this year is the year to ‘do it yourself’ when it comes to Christmas! Christmas Cards made by you for your loved ones may not be as polished the ones you buy at the shops but they contain so much more love!

Go - On Make Your Own!

Remember a few basic rules and spread a little love this Christmas. Simple rules, for example:

  1. Use card at least 250gsm or your cards WILL fall flat!
  2. Remember to use uncoated card, if you use a gloss or silk coated material felt pens and other types of pens will not dry and you will just end up with a smudgy mess!
  3. Make sure your card fits the available envelopes, A5 cards fit a C5 envelope and A6 cards fit a C6 envelopes, for more information. What size do I need?
  4. Use the right glue and be safe PVC glue is ideal for paper and will glue your glitter! Glitter glue pens are also available.

You can have your own picture and text!

 Not sure your creativity is up to it? There are many web sites such as, where you can have your own picture on the front of your cards and your own message in the inside. These can cost a little £50 for 50 cards and 50 envelopes, A5 size on a 330gsm board. But be careful there are rules to follow particularly with the picture:

  1. Make sure the picture is in focus.
  2. Make sure it is nice and bright and colourful
  3. Make sure there is plenty of background around the subject as the edge of the picture will ‘bleed’ off the edge of the card and be trimmed off.
  4. Make sure the picture is the same shape as the card, A5 is a rectangle a square picture will have to have a gap on the sides or be enlarged to fit the width but then you may cut something off you wanted to see!

 Whatever you do this Christmas remember have a great time and your family is what’s important not the material world!

Live long and Prosper

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