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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.

 

Christmas cards

The family

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!

 

Christmas cards

The friends

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).

 

Christmas cards

Simple Santa

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.

 

Finishing touches

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.

 

Three key pieces

Christmas cards Gift tag Wrapping paper

 

Burgundy & Cream Foliage Wrapping Paper, £2; Midnight Trees gift tags (x8), £1; Tartan & Dog gift tags (8 pack), £1; (all part of the 3 for 2 deal).