This years Christmas cards

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I thought it might be nice to share with you the Christmas cards I will be sending this year. I do a card every year, usually the cards are handmade: either photos I have taken or papercraft cards I have made. This year I went for a photo card as whilst I was in Center Parcs in September I got lucky enough to capture an image of this robin perched perfectly in a patch of sunlight. The photo is by no means technically perfect but I love the way the dappled sunlight has caught the robin like a spotlight, making him stand out beautifully from the background. As soon as I took the photo I knew it would be this years Christmas card!

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I got the photos printed from an online printing company, I have tried a few different photo printers and tend to go with whichever one has the best deals on at the time as I have not found much difference in print quality. This time I think I used Photobox and had them printed on matt paper. Making the cards was simply a case of buying red card stock, cutting it to size, folding and sticking the photos to the card with pritt stick.

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In the past my Christmas cards have included fabric, patterned paper, buttons, glitter and all sorts of other embellishments but this year I decided to keep it simple and let the photo speak for itself. It is not the most festive or jolly of Christmas cards but the robin is such a lovely symbol of this time of year that I think the card just works.

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I have nearly finished writing my cards, now the only question is when to send them?! I never know what is an acceptable date to send cards each year! If you make your own Christmas cards then leave me a link in the comments, I’d love to see them!

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