Gift Guide – Handmade Greeting Cards
I’m already receiving Christmas cards, which reminds me to get my own cards ready and out in the post over the next couple of weeks. I love unique, handmade greeting cards and thought I’d share a few of my favourites that offer a personal touch to any gift.
Fracas Cards creates handmade greeting cards using vintage postage stamps and other vintage found objects. Each card is unique and one of a kind, with greetings ranging from the standard (Happy Birthday/Thank You) to the funny (Happy Divorce). You can purchase cards individually or purchase a Christmas Card box set for £15.00, which includes: 3 Merry Christmas, 3 Happy Christmas, 2 Happy New Year & 2 Happy Holidays. View Fracas Studios’ complete offering for more unique handmade cards using other vintage objects such as cassette tapes and old keys.
Biscuiteers are a bakery offering iced biscuits, including bespoke designs for brands such as Mulberry, Boden and Burberry, for press launches, corporate gifts, private parties and weddings, as well as chocolates, holly gingers and cakes. For Christmas, in addition to wonderful hampers that I will post about separately, they make these adorable biscuit cards that come beautifully packaged in small hand-illustrated gift boxes. Biscuiteer Boutique and Icing Cafe is at 194 KensingtonP Park Road, London W11 2ES, and you can also shop their complete selection online.
This is Nessie offer a range of quirky, original and handmade cards that are an alternative to the mass-produced chain store cards at a fraction of the cost that boutiques charge for hand crafted cards. Have a look at their huge range of hand-finished cards here.