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How to Have a Personalised Christmas/How to Make Personalised Christmas Cards

Posted on December 04, 2018 by Ruth Wallington | 0 comments

It’s not long to go until Christmas and we are nearly at peak festive fever here at
Hello Ruth HQ! My last blog post showed you some easy homemade advent

calendar ideas, and this time I’m talking personalised Christmas cards.

Personalised photo christmas cards
I always used to make my own Christmas cards with a lot of help from my kids. But now they are a bit older, the enthusiasm has worn off for them, and I’m also

struggling to find the time now my business is growing so much.

These are some of my homemade Christmas cards from years gone by, I hope you might have a go at making some yourself. If you are short of time, scroll down to see my made-for-you personalised cards, which you can order though my shop.

How to Make a Reindeer Handprint Christmas Card

This one can get a bit messy, so it’s time to get out the aprons and newspaper. You’ll also need blank cards, reddish brown poster paint, googly eyes, red mini pompoms, some ‘Happy Christmas’ stickers or pens, and a child.

  1. Paint your child’s hand as shown below.
  2. Help them print their hand on the card, and then use their fingers to print on the branches of the antlers.
  3. After the paint is dry, stick on googly eyes and a red nose.
  4. Then add your Christmas greeting stickers, or write on your message.

Handprint reindeer christmas card

These cards are sure to raise a smile and a chorus of ‘Ahhhh, how sweet’.

handprint reindeer christmas card

How to Make a Leaf Print Christmas Card

If you have older children, or want to make your own cards yourself, this DIY is

simple, yet effective. Just gather some leaves or a small branch from a conifer tree, dip it into PVA glue, print onto a blank card, and sprinkle with glitter before it dries.

leaf print christmas card

How to Make an Origami Christmas Card

If you liked the origami Advent Calendar in my last blog post, you’ll love this

Christmas card. I just stuck a black and white family photo to the centre of a piece of green craft paper and folded it into a Christmas tree shape. See step by step images below to make the origami tree shape.

origami christmas tree card

origami christmas tree card

If you’ve run out of time to make your own cards, aren’t confident in your handiwork, or can’t face the paint mess (it can be a bit stressful with little ones, can’t it!) you may like to buy personalised cards. I have a wide selection of personalised Christmas cards, alongside framed and unframed prints, which all make perfect gifts.

Personalised Happy Christmas Photo Cards

My Personalised ‘Happy Christmas’ Photograph Cards

are a unique way to send your season’s greetings. Simply select the photos from your happiest memories, email them to me and I’ll do the rest. You’ll need one photo per letter, plus three extra, so 17 in total. If you like, you can add a personalised greeting on the front and inside. They come in two sizes, in multiples of 10, so you’ll have plenty to spread the festive cheer.

personalised photo christmas cards

Personalised Ho Ho Ho Photo Cards

It’s also easy to customise my Personalised ‘Ho Ho Ho’ Photograph Cards. Just choose nine photos, email them to me with the messages you’d like to add to the

front or inside, and relax whilst I make your gorgeous personalised Christmas cards. The ‘Ho Ho Ho’ cards also come in two sizes, in multiples of 10, and are sure to take pride of place on the mantelpiece.

personalised photo christmas cards

I make everything in my Hello Ruth shop myself, and add a healthy portion of love to each and every order. By ordering from me, or other small businesses, you are
making a real difference to our lives, and getting something extra special in the
process, so thank you for your support. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

How to Make Your Own Advent Calendar

Posted on November 27, 2018 by Ruth Wallington | 0 comments

Here at Hello Ruth, we are getting so excited about the Christmas season, how about you? As a working mum, I like to get organised as early as I can, to try and relax and enjoy the run up to the big day. I also like to have personalised, homemade Christmas decorations and gifts.

So, today I’m going to share a few easy homemade Advent calendar ideas that I’ve created over the past few years. As much as chocolate-filled Advent calendars are fun, I think a homemade, personalised one is even better.

How to Make Your Own Advent Calendar

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Creative Ways to Celebrate Landmark Birthdays

Posted on July 11, 2018 by Ruth Wallington | 0 comments

Here at Hello Ruth HQ, we just love a birthday, and the best ones are always ‘landmark’ birthdays. From 18ths to 100ths there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate in style.

Our favourite family landmark birthday parties had fun themes that were easy for every guest to get involved with. These fun, easy party ideas don’t have to cost a fortune, but create a lot of impact your guests will love.

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Personalised Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dads Who Are Difficult to Buy For

Posted on May 15, 2018 by Ruth Wallington | 0 comments

With Father’s Day just around the corner (it’s 17th June, by the way) I’ve been thinking about what to make or buy on behalf of my kids. Dads can be so difficult to buy for, so I think a heartfelt or handmade personalised gift is the way forward. I love handmade gifts and cards, so here are some ideas I hope the dads and grandads in your life like, plus I’ve added some inspiration for personalised Father’s day gifts you can buy too.

Fathers day 2018 photo gift ideas

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How To Keep Your Holiday Memories Alive

Posted on April 23, 2018 by Ruth Wallington | 0 comments

How many thousands of photos do you have saved, unloved and forgotten on a hard drive? I am certainly guilty of this, but photos were designed to be printed, displayed, and enjoyed!

How To Keep Your Holiday Memories Alive

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Quick and Easy Easter Crafts for Kids (and Grown Ups)

Posted on March 20, 2018 by Ruth Wallington | 1 comment

Here at Hello Ruth, we take every opportunity to decorate our home, and Easter is no exception. From simple spring blooms to Easter egg crafts, the more the merrier.

Easter crafts for kids

I love to make them with my kids, as it’s a great way to spend quality time together and get them involved in some creative time. Here are some simple ideas to get your Easter craft creative juices flowing – they’d make lovely decorations for your Easter table.

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What Mums Really Want for Mother’s Day

Posted on March 02, 2018 by Ruth Wallington | 0 comments

Mother’s Day is next Sunday 11th March, so I have been dreaming up a little wish list! As a mama myself, I think I am well placed to know what mums really want for Mother’s Day, and it’s not last-minute flowers from the garage. #sorrynotsorry

I have my eyes on a few beautiful, personal, unique Mother’s Day gifts from some fellow independent makers that tick all the boxes. But first, let me say that buying a Mother’s Day gift is not always needed. Something hand made by my kids is always welcome. Unless it’s made from a huge cardboard box that takes up loads of space... I’m thinking a lovely card where they can write out a message in comedy spelling, which is easily stored for years to come.

But of course, I wouldn’t turn my nose up something pretty. Here is my own unique Mother’s Day wish list. I hope my husband sees it and takes note!

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