Week 9 of our 12-week countdown, For the Love of Christmas Gift Giving Series we turn out attention to Christmas Cards and Stationery. Curated, mainly because we may not see all of our friends and loved ones in person at the normal round of dinners, drinks parties or events this year. Cards and messages will be the happy medium making the season much more unique and as a way of looking forward, sharing our love and thoughts and making plans for 2021. Think of writing cards and letters to show how much we care and are thinking of our loved one. Send some positive energy.
There are so many choices to suit all tastes and pockets, but here is a small selection of eye-catching beautiful cards. They play as a suggestion for your message and card writing this year.
Let’s start with these super eco- friendly Christmas cards which are also vegan and support tree planting with every purchase.
And what you find here are personalised Christmas cards adding some personality for a re-read over the festive period.
Recycled Christmas cards are a consistent trend where you can offer support with lots of opportunities. Know this year; you may want to make messages a little longer.
And for your lovely nephews and nieces (and honorary ones) these Dinosaur Christmas Cards are really fun, and super exciting for those dinosaur fans you know to add to their collections.
For a modern Nordic look with a traditional twist, reindeer cards are a real signature touch if you are looking for cards with a Scandinavian influence and aesthetic.
Have a look at these Starry Nights cards also with a Northern Lights feel adding an atmospheric moment to the season.
With broader appeal, here are some more ideas for cards or note writing that will bring cheer to any home and recipient. If you are looking for a Christmas card to double up as an artful gift, look no further.
Continuing on the theme of writing, we thought a gift (or self-gift – we love those too!) of a journal might be just the thing you need to get your thoughts down on paper.
Journaling and writing of gratitude lists during these times are widely recommended and the gift of a fresh, start anew journal can be a tremendous impetus to begin this practice, seen as incredibly positive and supportive. There is possibly nothing nicer than looking at a journal as a tool for a fresh start no matter the time of year, but it can be especially perfect for January 1, 2021.
Here are some leather-bound personalised options, with a monogram or message to add.
Or, notebooks that can be tailored in a bespoke way by subject or season with lots of colour choices to add more personalisation.
Last but not least, we are experiencing a letter-writing revival during a year of unpredictability and moving away from short text messages. You’ll find there is a wonderful array of stationary to be found as a gift for another or yourself to send hand-written letters (remember them?) to loved ones who you may not be able to see during the festive season. We all know words can carry a lot of weight…in a positive way, of course.
Lovely with a touch of gothic in feel, this Crow Set has a beautiful quality and atmosphere.
Or, looking ahead with a feel for spring, this personalised writing set might be more to your taste.
Embarking on what could become a tradition, these elegant personalised writing cards can become a signature for thank you notes and short letters. They are not too large proving useful if you want to send frequent notes Something to look forward to, wouldn’t you agree?
There is also a foil printed option.
And finally, this Japanese stationery set with a message of happiness can be a lovely gift or a way to communicate memories and moments between the writer and recipient.
We moved away from letter writing in recent decades replaced with the immediacy of phones, texts and emojis. There are some fascinating books on the topic of writing; worthy of sparking the art of letter writing within us – which if not lost, may have been in hibernation. With some additional time on our hands over the Christmas season, it could be the most pleasing way to keep communication extra memorable and meaningful.
Ernest Hemingway On Writing
An assemblage of reflections on the nature of writing and the writer from one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century.
Throughout Hemingway’s career as a writer, he maintained that it was bad luck to talk about writing—that it takes off “whatever butterflies have on their wings and the arrangement of hawk’s feathers if you show it or talk about it.”
C. S. Lewis and the Art of Writing is written for readers interested in C. S. Lewis, the writing life, and in becoming better writers. Lewis stands as one of the most prolific and influential writers in modern history. His life in letters offers writers invaluable encouragement and instruction in the writing craft. In Lewis, writers don’t just learn how to write, they also learn something about how to live.
And so concludes our week dedicated to Christmas writing and card in our For The Love of Christmas Gift Giving series. We hope we have delivered a little inspiration and you find the time to send the important, little messages you want this year by adding a unique and personal touch.
Next week, we move towards the final three weeks in the run-up to Christmas planning (no, we cannot believe it either!)
Coming your way is a look at some fun foodie ideas, last-minute luxury as well as essential stocking fillers. We hope all of your Christmas planning is coming together well in this most extraordinary year.
12 Weeks Of Christmas Gift-Giving Inspiration
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