Posts Tagged ‘Christmas tips’

A very merry stress-free Christmas

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

We all know that despite the Christmas jollity and mince pies, the holiday season can become a little stressful at times. This stress is multiplied when there are families to feed, presents to buy and cards to send to friends who have moved to far-flung corners of the globe.

Christmas Elves

Though we can’t help cook your Christmas dinner or do your Christmas shopping for you, we can help you send out your Christmas ecards to friends and family all over the world, for minimal cost. By choosing to send Christmas ecards this year you can save yourself expensive postage costs and rest easy knowing that your Christmas wishes can be sent instantly to people in all corners of the globe.

It couldn’t be simpler. Simply fill in your details, pay a small membership fee and you can send unlimited Christmas ecards through the Katie’s Cards website

The Great Christmas Tree Debate

Friday, December 7th, 2012

We at Katie’s Cards are always exploring ways in which we can continue to be as environmentally friendly as possible and it’s something we’ve commented on in recent blog posts. The Christmas tree is an iconic image of the holiday season and features on a selection of our ecards, so we decided to investigate whether real or artificial trees are more eco-friendly.

Christmas Tree Ecard

Real Christmas trees were the clear winner due to the fact that they are biodegradable and recyclable and are often grown on farms aware of their potential environmental impact. Artificial trees, on the other hand, are non-recyclable and must either be left to rot in a landfill or burnt. They are often made in factories with lax environmental rules and transported around the world, therefore racking up a large carbon footprint.

Needless to say, the Katie’s Cards Team was delighted with the outcome and look forward  to once again having that wonderful piney Christmas tree scent wafting around the office…

Click on the image above to view our favourite Christmas tree e card.

Pre-schedule your Christmas e cards now!

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

It’s just over three weeks until Christmas. That’s twenty-two days or, alternatively, just five hundred and twenty-eight hours from now. Why not avoid the inevitable Christmas rush and order your Christmas e cards now?

Christmas Presents

Sending your Christmas e cards early via Katies Cards is not only the eco-friendly way to send your holiday wishes to friends and family (as mentioned in our previous blog post) but it also means that whilst others are racing about posting their cards in December, you can be relaxing by the fire and avoiding the icy roads. Simply select the date you want your Christmas e cards to be sent and let us do the rest.

Still searching for the perfect Christmas gift? Take a look at this years ‘books of the year’ for inspiration. 2011.11.09.

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Hi all,

It can be really hard to buy gifts for people at Christmas time. Budget and time does have a huge impact on this. I find that a a good book can be a fantastic gift and don’t usually cost too much.

Here is a link to the Telegraphs ‘Books of the Year 2011‘ to browse through. There is a description of the plot to help you understand what the book is about and pick the right one for your loved ones.

Hope you find this helpful!

Katie x

P.s. here is one of our most popular Christmas e cards for some Christmas inspiration!

Christmas (and all year round) kitchen wisdom. 2011.12.07

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Hi all,

As Christmas is nearing, we all need a few helpful tips which can help us get through the busiest and (in my opinion) one of the best times of the year.

You may remember that I wrote a set of four Christmas tips a few weeks ago, each of them focusing on a particular part of the Christmas season. I have linked to these below:

Christmas Tips 1: Buying Presents

Christmas Tips 2: Planning your Christmas Lunch

Christmas Tips 3: Decorations

Christmas Tips 4: How to Have  a Greener Christmas

I came across some fantastic additional and more general tips on the Nigella website here that I thought you might like. They are submitted to the Nigella website by visitors who are sharing their wisdom and there are some fantastic tips in the list!

I hope you enjoy them!

Katie x

P.s. Here is a Christmas e card from our collection that you might like. You can find and send the ecard by clicking here.

Click here to join Katie’s Cards and begin sending unlimited ecards throughout your membership for a small subscription fee.

Christmas is approaching – here is some useful information to help you get organised. 2011.11.29

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Hi all,

We’re getting close to the big day. Many of you will have everything under control and will be well on your way to having the day completely organised. If you have been too busy then why not take a look at the list of tips I posted a week or so ago? There may be some helpful hints there you can use:

Christmas tips 1: buying gifts

Christmas tips 2: planning your Christmas lunch

Christmas tips 3: Decorations

Christmas tips 4: how to have a greener Christmas

Here is a great article I found in the Guardian that you might useful which details all of the Christmas delivery dates 2011

Hope this helps!

Katie x

P.s. here is a lovely Christmas e card from our Christmas collection to get you in the mood.

Christmas tips 4: how to have a greener Christmas. 2011.11.21

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a nice weekend.

As you may or may not know, I started to write a series of Christmas tips last week. I began with my tips for buying Christmas gifts, then went onto do tips on planning your Christmas lunch and finally give you some tips on decorating. Today I am sharing my tips for a greener Christmas with you. I hope you enjoy them and once again, please do leave a comment if you want to add one of your own tips to the list!

My tips for a greener Christmas:

  • Buy a real, living Christmas tree to decorate every year. They can replanted every year in your garden after the season.
  • Make sure that all Christmas lights are energy saving or solar. You can find a great selection of eco-friendly decorations and ligts here at Nigels Eco Store
  • Buy a holly tree so that you can use cuttings from the bush to decorate your house for years to come! You can buy holly and other beautiful trees here at Tree 2 my door
  • Buy eco-friendly gifts. There are some wonderful eco-friendly and ethical gifts available at Amnesty International
  • And of course, send your loved ones Christmas e cards! Our e cards don’t just have a pretty face, they are also extremely cost affective AND environmentally friendly!

Katie x

This weekend marks the beginning of my Christmas shopping. 2011.11.18

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Hello everyone!

I hope you have all had a productive week and i’m sure you are all looking forward to the weekend. I am going on my first Christmas shopping trip this weekend and hoping to pick up most of what is on my list!

We’re right in the middle of the busy period at the moment and are doing lots of work on corporate Christmas e cards for lots of businesses who want to send something special to their customers. Its very exciting work.

I have really enjoyed getting my Christmas tips together for you and will continue with these next week. Please do let me know if you have anything you want to add to my lists or have a subject you would like me to focus on.

Don’t worry if you missed out on the tips, you can read all 3 sets by clicking on the following links:

Christmas tips 1: Christmas shopping

Christmas tips 2: Planning your Christmas lunch

Christmas tips 3: Decorations

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Katie x