Archive for November, 2010

December

Monday, November 29th, 2010

December is one of the most exciting months of the year. When you are an adult they are fun but they go too fast but when you are young it seems an eternity before you are allowed to touch that first door on your advent calendar. Advent calendars have been around for a long, long [...]

Why choose a charity Christmas card?

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

I remember charity cards used to carry with them a little bit of a tree hugging stigma; they were drab, had the cause plastered all over them and were made out of poor quality paper. Let that be a thing of the past. Charity Christmas cards allow people like you and me to support a [...]

Family photo cards

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Families are precious however big or geographically challenged they are, Christmas is traditionally a time to check in with your loved ones and spread some festive cheer. Christmas cards are a lovely way of expressing your love at the most wonderful time of the year. They can however, sometimes, be a little unimaginative. Aunty Jude [...]

Christmas cards as a marketing tool

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

So your company is going to be mega busy this Christmas. Your product is going to practically go and sit under a Christmas tree by itself and no household will be complete without it. Even if your product is a little less specific to Christmas or gift-friendly, it is the time of year when people [...]

Advent calendar creations

Friday, November 19th, 2010

What a wonderful way to celebrate advent by making your very own advent calendar.  I say advent but in fact if you want to begin munching on the chocolate in door one at the right time it might be worthwhile making it your November project. There are so many ideas to be had when deciding [...]

Christmas card lists

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Christmas card lists are fluid beings, they don’t ever remain exactly the same for year to year and over the course of a decade they might completely reinvent themselves. As people pass through our lives the address book gets scruffy looking and every year the task of creating the greeting card list becomes less novel [...]

Christmas card fun facts

Monday, November 15th, 2010

President Eisenhower sent out the very first official Christmas card from the White House in 1953 whilst the first Christmas card (as we know it) was created by a British business man who was simply too busy to send individual wishes and commissioned John Horsely to create a card for him. Louis Prang, a German [...]

Christmas card designs

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

The beauty of Christmas being such a massive commercial entity is that you can pick and choose from hundreds of different greeting card designs. Card shops have whole sections dedicated to brothers, sisters, girlfriends, teachers, mums, dads, mum and dad’s, mum and step dads… even the pet dog. Within these clearly marked sections of the [...]

School treats at Christmas

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Sunday school as many remember, is a little class lead by some committed churchgoers with a view to teaching fledglings of the church all about the stories behind the sermons. At Christmas they are largely dominated by the Christmas story (naturally). At school children learn about the Christian celebration and act it out. Those lucky [...]

Teaching your children the traditions of Christmas

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

It is important that we teach our children the ways of Christmas and how they too can spread good wishes and joy in the Holidays. You might think that your son or daughter is too young to offer Christmas wishes and automatically add their name to your Christmas cards. Once children start to write in [...]