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Designing a handmade greeting card

Coming up with the design What does go into designing a handmade greeting card?  Sometimes coming up with a design is easy, it just seems to flow and yet other times, I seem to sit languishing staring into thin air.  The brain just does not want to co-operate. Designing a card can take days.  One ... read more
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When to send a greeting card

Anytime is the answer.  Anytime is an excellent time to send a greeting card.  There are many excuses you can use to let someone know you are thinking about them, or to make them feel special.  A greeting card is the perfect medium to say hundreds of different things to someone.  They don't necessarily have ... read more

Do you send a handmade card or a commercially produced card?

It's Mum's birthday next week, and here you are standing in a newsagents looking for a suitable card to mark the occasion.  They all look the same, different colours and messages, but still the same.  What's not to say that someone else may get Mum the same card you do. Nothing on the shelves really ... read more

What is a Greeting Card?

A greeting card is an illustrated piece of card stock or high quality paper featuring an expression of friendship or other sentiment. Wikipedia Today, there is a greeting card for every ocassion, and there are even cards for no occasions. Greeting cards have been traced back to the 1400's, when Europeans started making and selling cards ... read more
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Sending a card, is it a forgotten art?

How long has it been since you have sent someone or given someone a greeting card?  Has the gesture of giving a card for a special occasion or just to let someone know you are thinking of them become a thing of the past? In 2019, we are all rushed and time poor, but should ... read more