May 15, 2015
Ever spent what feels like an eternity browsing through racks upon racks of cards, never quite finding the right one? Maybe like me you don't have an eternity, you have a bored child in a pushchair and/or a toddler taking all the cards out of the stand. If either of those situations sound familiar, check out this list of my 10 favourite Father's Day cards and cut out the hassle! Click on any image to buy.
1. Secret message card
Share a cheeky or personal message with Dad this Father's Day. This card has another hidden inside which you personalise with your own message. £4.25 by Julia Eastwood.
2. Father's Day Story Card
Make this card really personal by choosing different options for each section of the card (including swapping amazing kids for terrific son/fantastic daughter) to make a unique story for your Dad. I love this idea, priced at £3.20 by Betsy Benn.
3. You've been my Daddy for....
Choose the number of days and relation with this personalised Father's Day card, perfect for Dads, Grandads, Grandpas and so on! £4.95 by Ruby Wren Designs.
4. Perfect genes
Love the simplistic nature of this card and the fun message! €3.95 by Kerry Lyons with free delivery to the UK from Dublin.
5. Bit of blue
Love this! Had a little chuckle thinking of Peter Kay as soon as I saw it... £2.50 by Reloved Vintage.
6. All about Daddy
Choose from Dad or Daddy to make this suitable from children of any age, it even includes a practice sheet! £4.00 from Cloud 9 Design.
7. The Grand Daddy
Just love the illustration and play on words with this quirky Father's Day card by Paper Gravy (£3.40).
8. Build your own Daddy bear card!
Oh this is so cute! Choose the number of children this is from to change the number of bears on the card and the number of 'me's' in the message. £3.25 by Heather Alstead.
9. Dad's performance review
Choose from a variety of colours with this cheeky personalised performance review card, sure to raise a smile this Father's Day! Another by Betsy Benn and priced at £2.90.
10. Periodic table card
Aaaaaand finally, for all those Breaking Bad fans - this periodic table card has to be the one? £2.95 by Newton and the Apple.
A great selection, celebrating independent designers - any of these choices will show Dad that a bit of love and thought has gone into his card this Father's Day.
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February 16, 2018
I always think buying gifts for Mother's Day is harder than for a birthday; there's a little more sentiment behind it. The months and years seem to roll around so quickly these days and each year seems to get a bit harder!
I've actually started a kind of present diary now, I make a note of what I get people (mainly family) so that I can refer back to it; I can also make notes of gift ideas I think of throughout the year. It helps avoid repeating presents too!
With Mothers Day just around the corner, I've put together a list of my favourite gifts for Grandma (or Nanny, Nana, Granny, whichever name you use!).
February 02, 2018
From doughnut walls to abstract masterpieces, wedding cake trends continue to evolve, but what will be big in 2018?
I've got the low-down together with some gorgeous examples to get those creative juices flowing!
January 15, 2018
I don't know about you, but I always feel like a Valentine's gift has to hit the right tone. Somewhere there has to be some kind of meaning or romance to make it worthy of being presented on the day of love!
Well, I've spent hours exploring ideas to fit the bill (and the budget) and assembled my ten favourites here.