This week we love… Christmas cards
Christmas is definitely coming! But there’s no need to panic – we’re here to help you have your most inspired (and organised) one yet. First up – cards.
Yes it’s that time already where we dig out the address book, dust off the good pen and start wishing people a Merry Christmas. I think sending out cards is one of the loveliest Christmas traditions – reminding our family and friends, near or far, that we’re thinking of them, and hope they have the loveliest Christmas yet.
When it comes to choosing which to send out, I like to mix it up a bit and choose the right card for the right person. But I also keep in mind that the cards I send out will be going up on display in living rooms across the land – so they need to look good! Here are my top Christmas card picks.
One of my grandmothers is quite traditional so I’ll choose a nativity scene card for her, while my other grandmother will appreciate the pretty robin design. The cute red letter box cards will go down well with anyone – children in particular. All of these come in packs of 12 for £2.50, and 10% of the price will be divided equally between Comic Relief and Royal British Legion. Festive and fund-raising!
The cards in this pack of 30 (£4) come in two different sizes and are a lovely blend of traditional and modern – with the simple wreath design and the touches of glitter. Ideal for friends and colleagues. And I have a few friends that love a spot of luxury, so the silver leaping deer card (pictured above) will be perfect for them (6 pack – £4).
It’s easy for Christmas costs to spiral out of control, so these sweet Santa-scene illustrated cards are great at £1 for a pack of 10. A perfect all-rounder.
Don’t forget, Christmas wrapping is all part and parcel of the festive season – a mixture of traditional, fun and sparkly (pictured above) looks great underneath the tree!
Tip of the week
It’s a good idea to look out for money-saving deals on Christmas bits and pieces now, so your bank account doesn’t take one big hit in December. And remember – the last recommended posting date for Christmas (for delivery within the UK and if sent first-class) is Saturday 20th December. If you’re sending season’s greetings overseas, the last recommended posting date will depend on the destination. Find out more here.
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