GIFT TIP: Add a beautiful card for a personal touch

Everyone likes to feel special, and a thoughtful gift will certainly make your recipient feel good, but the cherry on top is adding a carefully selected card with a personalised message. You don’t have to be too wordy or sentimental with your message, but a few heart-felt words that resonate with the recipient and demonstrate how much they mean to you are always appreciated. Now is the opportunity to say the things you don’t say everyday, but feel in your heart.

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This is a really effective way of creating a simple handmade Christmas card. You don’t even have to be good at sewing – just mark up your card, thread your needle and away you go!


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This is a really cute card for a guy – especially if he has glasses!

Why we love it:
  • This card has a really “cute” feel about it that celebrates wearing glasses. 
  • This card would be relatively easy to make yourself – plastic glasses such as these are readily available at discount stores (often in the toy/novelty section). Goggly eyes and bow are available at any craft/haberdashery store. 
  • You could print, write or stamp the text. 
  • Have some fun with the border on the card by using patterned paper, ribbons or even a strip of sequins. You could also experiment by using different coloured cards (instead of white). 
  • To create a female version of this card, simply add eye lashes and fuller, coloured lips and/or hair. 


This fun greeting card could be used for any occasion – birthday, anniversary, Thank You card…

Why we love it:
  • This sophisticated, neutral colour scheme would work well for a guy. 
  • The combination of pattern and plain card adds texture and interest to the card. 
  • Introduce pops of colour to this card with coloured beads or sequins. The neutral-coloured background will carry just about any colour. 
  • You can customise your message to suit your recipient/occasion, or use stamps or stickers to create the letters. 

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HANDMADE CARD OF THE WEEK: Mr Fix It card for DIY enthusiasts

Know a guy who loves his DIY? This is the perfect birthday or Father’s Day card for ‘handy’ blokes. 

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Why we love it:
  • This is possibly one of the cutest cards we’ve seen. We love the addition of the googly eyes that ‘bring the tools to life!’
  • This card could be used for either a man’s birthday or Father’s Day. 
  • You can play around with different colours and patterns for the background of the card. 

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