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Handmade Christmas Cards

by Folksy Support

With every year that passes our Christmas card list grows. We vary from the super organised with spreadsheets and sticky address labels to the completely disorganised, always needing to panic buy first class stamps. Or perhaps your list lives in a faithful old address book that comes out every year, fat with addresses now scribbled on loose pages and held together with tape and a few rubber bands.

What most of us do have in common is a select group on our Christmas card list who deserve something a bit special. The friends and family that make you smile as you write the cards, the ones where you know the address by heart or that you give in person.

Snowman Handmade Christmas Card Green Falling Holly Leaves Christmas Cards Robin Christmas card
Ministry of Silly Christmas Card Hand Cut Christmas or Anniversary Card Illustrated Bulldog Puppy Blank Christmas Card
Christmas pudding card red bow CHRISTMAS Carol Singing Paper Theater card Robin and reindeer handprinted christmas cards

Buy a few extra special cards for your loved ones this Christmas along with your usual charity cards or boxes of 100! We have hundreds of talented artists, photographers and card makers at Folksy and Christmas is most definitely their favourite time of year. There’s something really exciting about buying direct from the artist and knowing they receive all but 5% of the cost makes it a great way to support our UK artists. We’ve selected just a few, but head over to www.folksy.com to take a look yourself and pick up a card that will stand out from the crowd – arty, 3d, funny, retro we have them all.

Don’t forget to check the 2010 last posting dates for Christmas cards and remember that we are also host to thousands of fabulous UK craft shops at www.folksy.com One stop Christmas shopping for unique gifts that people will remember!

Leave a comment and let us know when you’ll be sending out your cards this Christmas, do you wait until the tree is up and have mince pies and sherry or are you so organised you have written yours already!?

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heather aka NiftyKnits November 8, 2010 - 8:56 am

Mine wait until mid-way through December – but of course it’s buying time now! There are two Niftyknits Christmas cards available this year – have a meerkatty Christmas!

Victoria November 8, 2010 - 10:53 am

I usually hand out cards in person, I just prefer it that way bit more personal. This year though I’ll be posting out some greetings hopefully they’ll go down well though!

Hilary November 8, 2010 - 11:18 am

I’ve made mine quite a few years on the run but I always end up in a rush, I might take a year off this year!

Dottie November 8, 2010 - 11:32 am

As a card seller I tend to not send my cards to good friends and family! Weird really, but they are time consuming to make! Gorgeous cards in your display :)

Anyone fancying a go but without the time to go shopping for the bits and bobs should have a look at my kits!


Sarah November 8, 2010 - 11:43 am

Thanks for featuring my Ministry of Silly Christmas cards with these other great cards! I hope they all sell out…..

Sugarmice November 8, 2010 - 12:24 pm

I love the holly leaves card, it’s beautiful. sarah x

Carole King November 8, 2010 - 8:03 pm

I have to print a lot of greetings cards as our friends and family eagerly wait for the next Christmas Card to add to their set- usually something with a topical theme or a new take on a seasonal theme.
I have just had an article printed in the online magazine ‘Making Gifts’ for those of you that might like to know more about screen printing simple designs. (http://www.emagmaker.co.uk/publications/making-gifts)-
Its not to late to print some for christmas if you hurry!

Rhiannon November 8, 2010 - 8:40 pm

Hi, Thanks for including my robin design. Its a lovely surprise to see it there. I’ve just added my new Christmas cards designs to my folksy shop. :)

Helen November 10, 2010 - 12:12 pm

Fab finds! It has inspired me to start my Christmas shopping… handmade of course :)

Thank you very much for featuring my turkey card!

Shaz from OddSox November 11, 2010 - 8:44 pm

such a beautiful robin. x

Julia AKA Catchadragonfly November 12, 2010 - 11:55 pm

Handmade cards is a must for me…
Taking the time to design a card & put it all together is so lovely. Seeing the end result is great but even better the remarks & thanks you receive from your friends & family makes it all worthwhile.
Have a ickle peep at a few of mine in my shop window.
Have a Jolly Christmas!!! x

Jan aka Busybeecards November 15, 2010 - 5:38 pm

I love some of your choices especially the holly leaves, I have used the same theme but with a totally different outcome. I have made all of my own Christmas cards for at least 7 years and I have been selling them for 5 years. I find it theraputic coming up with a different theme each year for all of my family, friends and customers.

Katherine November 25, 2010 - 1:58 pm

The cards featured are all lovely. If you fancy something different there are lots of lovely handmade christmas cards to choose from in my folksy shop. Please feel free to have a browse

Merry Christmas ! x

Toni November 26, 2010 - 7:36 pm

I love sending and receiving Christmas cards, I usually send mine first week of December.

This year I have made bundle packs of cards to sell and have had some successful sales outside of Folksy to friends, but still have some left for all my fellow folksters who aren’t card makers.

Happy Christmas everyone.xx

Zygotegifts November 26, 2010 - 7:45 pm

Beautiful bulldog! :) Mine are on here too – made from recycled card and recycled newspaper spun into yarn! x

AML Exam November 30, 2010 - 9:04 am

Oh, nice ideas… I wish i have more time designing cards for my brother and sisters. and hey I like the one saying, “I love you more than turkey”. That’s sweet, LOL

Frillybee December 9, 2010 - 9:18 am

I seem to have been making christmas cards forever , so that friends and relations feel a bit let down the odd year i have been too busy to make them . i know eactly what you mean by the old address book bulging at the seams and bound round with elastic band to hold it all together ! Have been really excited to see my designs as printed articles this year , have sold a few but there are still some left ! (hint hint !)

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