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Christmas

Christmas Posting

24th November 2017 scandi post

So where did the year go? Are you asking yourself the same question? Christmas has just crept up on us all of a sudden, it’s Black Friday and presents are being bought, YIKS! Better get our skates on there’s so much to do. There’s the perfect tree to find and decorate with all your old fav pretty decs and a few new ones you just couldn’t leave in the shop. Fairy lights to test before they’re put on the tree.. must make a note to remember this after last years disaster! Presents to buy, a cake to decorate, the perfect festive jumper…

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Merry Christmas!

16th December 2016

It’s been a crazy old year with our studio move, lots of new designs and the launch of our online shop, ‘The Paperie Store’. Glad it’s now time to wind down, spend time with our families, indulge in some mulled wine, eat a little too much, relax and generally laze about doing nothing. Maybe practice a little hygge, snuggle down and watch some good old classic movies! There’s still some jobs to do before Christmas day, truffles and fudge to be made, the Christmas cake and a gingerbread house to be decorated, presents to be wrapped… Whatever you’re doing this Christmas,…

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Santa’s not the only one busy at Christmas!

21st November 2016

Dare we mention Christmas is now just around the corner! Hopefully lots of lovely ‘snail mail’  Christmas cards will be fluttering through your letterbox soon! If you’re sending a card or gift to give a little love or to brighten up someone’s Christmas,  don’t miss those all important delivery deadline dates. Here’s a few to pop in your diary. If you’re sending cards overseas, you’ll need to drop them in the post box by: Sunday 3rd December – Africa & Middle East Wednesday  7th December – Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Japan, Eastern Europe (ex. Poland, Czech Republic & Slovakia) Thursday 8th…

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My Secret Pleasure…

18th November 2016

The post has just landed, an uninspiring heap that you’re rifling through, a hand full of the usual bills, bank statements and take away flyers, when you catch a glimpse of a thick luxurious envelope. ‘Is it my birthday?’ pops into your head, then vanishes as the reality of just another Wednesday dawns. So what is inside this rather lovely surprise,  a beautiful hand enticing mystery, who’s written to me? In an era of emails, texts, Facebook, Twitter and numerous other social media messaging services, a personally hand written letter has become a rare treat in our digital world. Could it…

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Party Pooches…

14th November 2016

So you may think we have got a more than a little carried away but once we’d designed the ‘Wedding Woofer’ cards we just had to turn them into a Christmas card too. Can I just add at this point that we did design and launch our cards on NOTHS before the John Lewis advert went live… perhaps we are all just a little sentimental and crazy about our cute canines, especially around Christmas. Have your fav pooch with a little Christmas greetings message.  Or why not ask us to personlise your card from your BFF! Surprise your other half and friends…

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Delicious delights…

22nd December 2015

So its our last day in the studio before the Christmas hols and chat turned to cake, well what else! We’ve been putting a creative spin on our Christmas cakes and  some of us shared our photos this morning so we thought a quick festive posting would be perfect for the last day. Claire went all ‘Festive Luxe’ with stunning gold holly and berries. Too good to eat Claire! Ruth did a wonderful ‘Vintage Retro’ scene with cute Santa and Rudolph doing the splits. Too good to cut Ruthie! Sally-Ann did a ‘Winter Wonderland’ with a frosty tree and sparkly birdcage! Too…

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Studio Christmas Holidays

14th December 2015

Its been a busy old year here at Hummingbird Cards with new girls joining our happy team, new designs created and lots of exciting things planned for 2016! Our Christmas cards have been sent, the cakes has been iced & the fairy lights are twinkling away! So now we’re getting ready to take a well earned break. We’ll be closed from 5 o’clock on Tuesday 22nd December until we reopen again at 9 o’clock on Monday 4th January. Last wedding orders will be sent on Thursday 17th December. We’ll reply to any messages or enquiries we receive whilst we’re closed when we reopen…

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Brown paper parcels tied up with string…

10th December 2015

…these are a few of our favourite things! OK so we’re ever so slightly bonkers here in the HB studio about the care and attention we give to wrapping our Christmas gifts. There’s something strangely satisfying about deciding on your theme and style each year and coming up with novel and quirky ways to wrap and adorn each and everyone. We’ve even started a Pinterest board just to keep beautiful inspirations for gift wrapping. This year we decided upon two styles of Christmas wrap ideas for our NOTHS store. Winter Wonderland It just has to be about sparkle, frosty white with touches…

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Christmas Postal Dates 2015

20th November 2015

Christmas is coming so hopefully lots of lovely ‘snail mail’ or ‘squirrel mail’ Christmas cards  will be fluttering through your letterbox anytime soon! If you’re sending a ‘little something’ to brighten up someone’s Christmas we don’t want you to miss those all important recommended delivery dates so here’s a few to pop in your diary. If you’re sending cards overseas, you’ll need to drop them in the post box by: Friday 4th December – Africa & Middle East Monday 7th December – Asia, Cyprus, Far East, Japan, Eastern Europe (ex. Poland, Czech Republic & Slovakia) Tuesday 8th December – Caribbean, Central &…

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Send a little magical Christmas sparkle…

18th November 2015

The fairy lights have just been brought out of storage and the festive snow globe is out on Claire’s desk, so Christmas has officially started to arrive in the Hummingbird studio! OK, we know its early… but there’s only 23 more days at work so we’re getting into the Christmas spirit. Well, we are already surrounded by all the Christmas stock! We’ve been busy designing NEW laser cut Christmas cards and we’re so excited with the final results we had to share! We found a mirror finish card and just had to use it with laser cutting, the reflection created such magical, ‘Narnia’…

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