Sunday, 6 November 2011

Christmas Greetings

It does seem very early to say that, but I've not gone bonkers wishing you a Merry Christmas very early. I'm wondering if you've already bought or made your Christmas cards.

I bought ours in the January sales - beautiful and a bargain. As we send over 70 cards to family and friends it's worth trying to save some money and buying extra early. For very close friends and family I make a few handmade cards throughout November for that more personal touch.

If you would like to send a homemade card but lack the inspiration, skills or time this year, I would like to introduce you to Handcrafted by Paula.

Snowy Festive Post Box

Paula is a life-long crafter (It's in her genes - her mother is also an inspired maker) and since the birth of her gorgeous daughter three years ago, she has started her own card-making business from her home in Godmanchester.

Knitted Father Christmas

Paula's Christmas Cards have a mixture of religious and non-religious themes.

We Three Kings

There are plenty to choose from - cute snowy penguins for children...

Snowy Penguin

...and more sophisticated scenes for adults. 

Perhaps the card below would be most suitable for the designated cook on Christmas Day?

...mmm Mince Pies!

Paula can also adapt cards to suit your needs. With the '...mmm Mince Pies!' card the Mince Pies and baking equipment could be substituted with a turkey and a roasting tin.

Three Babushkas

Most cards are normally priced under £3.50 although some of the larger cards with more detail can be slightly more expensive.

As well as Christmas Cards, Paula makes a wide-range of cards for all sorts of celebrations - birthdays, new arrivals, weddings, christenings. 

You name it, Paula can do it!

Baby Elephant
Owl Anniversary - The owls can be substituted with the recipients' favourite animal.

The best place to view Paula's current card repertoire is from her Facebook page which is regularly updated with lots of photos. You can also find contact details and a list of events where you can view the cards.

Paula can even create invitations. These were specially (and beautifully) crafted for my Hen Party last year.

If you're in the Huntingdonshire area, events coming up include:

Crafting Angels Christmas Fair
Saturday 19th November 10am-3pm
Park Road Baptist Church, Rushden, Northants.
St Mary's Christmas Bazaar
Saturday 26th November, From 2.30pm
St Anne's Primary School, Godmanchester.

I hope you enjoy looking at Paula's website. 

In the meantime, I had better get a wriggle on with writing some of those 70 cards!


  1. We've ordered photo cards for years, but this year I am going back to handmade as well. I've gathered my supplies and am anxiously looking forward to next Friday, when two friends and I will gather to chat, snack and card-craft all day! The holiday season always rushes by in such a flurry, I am striving to set moments aside to enjoy the simple pleasures this year.

    ps - it is SO good to see you back here again! I hope all of your remodel is going according to plans; I can't wait to see photos (hint!) :)

  2. Very pretty cards. I'm roped into to buying my kids christmas cards this year, so everyone on my list will be getting a square (I mean house)with a stick man father christmas standing on top! lol.

  3. They are very pretty indeed! :) xxx