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Floral Ecard Inspiration from Hampton Court

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

It’s the final day of the Hampton Court Flower Show this Sunday (13th July).

The Hampton Court Flower Show is a great event where people come from miles around to look at the incredible displays and get top tips from the heroes of the horticultural world.

And all this  happens, every year, just down the road from our little office in Teddington.

Floral Marquee at the Hampton Court Flower Show

Floral Marquee at Hampton Court Flower Show.
Image Courtesy of David Hawgood

But apart from the traffic disruption and the definite increase in bewildered-looking passengers on the public transport system – it was only today that we realised the true impact of this annual tradition on our collection of e cards.

The floral can be found throughout the majority of the categories on Katie’s Cards. Perhaps with the exception of the Christmas ecards – where the snowflakes and fir trees replace the need for flowers and lush, bucolic vistas.

It’s usually about this time of year that we tend to add a few more summery ecards. In the past, this included the ‘Flowers’ and ‘Terrace’ Birthday ecards, along with our ‘Gardener’ anniversary e greeting.

Holiday terrace floral themed ecard

Terrace Birthday Ecard

Gardening Ecard for Anniversaries

Gardener’s Anniversary Ecard

Yes, it’s quite clear that we’re partial to a posy – and as it’s that time of year again, remember to keep your ear to the flower beds for more new ecards featuring all things floral courtesy of Katie’s Cards.

Katie’s Cards Top 10 Summer Beach Reads

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Summer holidays are ahead of us, but only just. In order to get you ready for relaxation and those lazy days by the beach, here’s Amazon’s top 10 beach reads.

The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

A teenage girl suffering with lung cancer is reluctant to attend a cancer support group… until she meets a fellow patient who changes her life.

Written in My Own Heart’s Blood – Diana Gabaldon

The eighth book to be released in the Outlander series continues in the year 1778.

The One & Only – Emily Giffin

After tragedy strikes in her hometown, Shea Rigby begins to question whether the life she’s chosen is really good enough for her.

The Vacationers – Emma Straub

A vacation doesn’t go to plan when the secrets and humiliations they thought they’d left at home in Manhattan, follows a flawed family of sun seekers to Mallorca.

We Were Liars – E. Lockhart

A sophisticated, suspenseful novel about a privileged young girl named Cady and her group of friends. Together they are ‘The Liars’.

All Fall Down – Jennifer Weiner

Looking in, it might seem like Allison Weiss has it all, but an addiction to prescription pills could be her downfall.

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair – Joel Dicker

A young author is able to break through a period of writer’s block when he begins to pen a book based on a murder case that he hopes will exonerate his recently convicted college professor.

The Romanov Sisters – Helen Rappaport

Using previously unseen letters, diaries and archival sources, Helen Rappaport pieces together a rich and poignant picture of the young royals Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov leading up to the Russian revolution.

And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini

A series of interlinking stories told over half a century and across continents, this is a story showing how the choices we make now, live on through generations.

I Am Pilgrim – Terry Hayes

A fast-paced espionage thriller about a world class secret agent who returns from retirement to take on an anonymous adversary who poses a biological threat to the U.S.

Off on holiday to a faraway destination? Let your family know you arrived safely with a quick greeting from Katie’s Cards. Better than postcards, your ecard will reach them immediately and not after you’ve got back home!

And if you’re away when family and friends are celebrating a birthday, schedule your Happy Birthday ecards before you even think about buying your Factor 30.

No matter how many ecards you send, Katie’s Cards Membership is unlimited so don’t forget to take advantage of our wide range of e cards all year round.