Elsie & Fleur

We still believe in giving a good old-fashioned Christmas card and there were around 800 million Christmas cards sent in Britain last year with the ‘average’ person posting 19.

The first one ever to be sent was 170 years ago by the Victorian entrepreneur, Henry Cole. He wanted to see how ordinary people could use the then fairly new postal service.

The virtual greetings card sent by email just doesn’t have the soul of a traditional one and the argument that they are more eco-friendly doesn’t always wash. You can in fact recycle old printed cards by making them into gift tags or using them to create your own cards in coming years.

Here are our top five cards for Christmas 2013, they are fairly unique and in some cases they double as more than a card but are a gift item too.

Christmas card with detachable tree decoration
H10.5cm (decoration). £4
For more information about the product, please click here.

 

Christmas card with detachable tree decoration on spotty background

Tis The Season and Deck The Halls Christmas cards (other designs also available)
H16cm x W16cm. £3.50 for a pack of two or £8 for a pack of six
For more information about the product, please click here. 

 

Jingle Bells card
H13.5cm x W13.5cm. £2.50
For more information about the product, please click here.

Jingle Bells Christmas card

Robin and bird house card
H17.7cm x W12.7cm. £4.50
For more information about the product, please click here.

 

Robin and bird house card

Written by Sarah Johnstone — October 15, 2013

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