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Christmas Shopping the Just a Card Way

By Sarah Cowan

If you've been keeping up with the Just a Card blog over the last seven months then you'll have seen us featuring some amazing independent artists, designers, makers and shops.

Christmas tends to be the busiest time of the year for independents and designer makers as people search for something unique to give to someone special.

Well search no more! Here we bring you a reminder of some of the fantastic businesses we have featured on our blog, along with some of our favourite gift ideas from our fabulous supporters - just in time for the festive season.

Yes, it's Christmas shopping the Just a Card way!

Below you will find my top ten picks across four categories - Christmas cards, gifts under £15, gifts under £50 and gifts under £100, along with the all important information you’ll need to find out where to buy them. We were inundated with entries, and it was genuinely difficult to narrow it down this far. But I can honestly say that every single thing featured here is gorgeous!

Where to buy:

Reindeer & Penguin Christmas Cards

£8.00 for a pack of four

By Pamela Louise at Pamela Louise Designs

Cold Snap Christmas Card by local artist Kate Lycett

£3.00 each

Available from Alison Bartram at Heart Gallery, Hebden Bridge (available for posting)

Snowflake Christmas Cards

£8.50 for a set of four

By Elvira Van Vredenburgh, Elvira Designs

Christmas Lights

£3.00 each

By Sarah Westwood

CMYK Cracker

£2.50 each

By Joseph Cox at Form

Assorted London Landmarks Christmas Cards

£10.00 for a set of five

By Amalia Sanchez de la Blanca at Linescapes

Illustrated Christmas Card

£2.40 each

By Sarah Fisher at Paper Cafe

Limited Hand Screen-Printed Christmas Card Set

£7.00 for a set of two

By Siya Liu at DoodleDuck Designs

‘Tree Decorators’ Christmas Card

£2.40 each

Made by Mia Hague

Winter Botanical Gift Set

£14.00 for a set of three

By Kathy Hutton at Kathy Hutton Prints

Where to buy:

2017 Calendar

£10.00

By Sarah Kate at The Paper Creative

Handmade Framed Dog

£15.00

By Catherine Bell at Swift Bell Designs

Chevron Standing Zip Pouch

£14.00

By Colette at Colette Moscrop

Retro Xmas Snowflakes Paper and Gift Tags

AUD $7.70

By Amanda Laing at PAPRLY

Wooden Bird Stud Earrings

£10.00

By Katie Willingham at Press Send

Brass Hex-Cube Bookmark

£8.00

By Charlie Mortley at Charlie Mortley Design

Mountain Sunset Brooch

£15.00

By Ruth Williams and Brendan Fan at I Am Acrylic

The Blue Print Large Neoprene Clutch Bag

£12.00

By Claudette Cooling at The Cool Line

Reclaimed Leather and Beech Wood Desk Tidy

£15.00

By Andrew Cunningham at eastdesign

Elephant Print Eco Tote Bag

£8.00

By Jes Hooper at Jes Hooper Wildlife Art

Where to buy:

Scarf

£45.00

By Katrin Eagle - Wool Artist

Double Arc Walnut Necklace

£25.00

By Emma Garland at Little Red Apple

Snoopy Dog Washbag

£25.00

By Ginger Doodles Designs

Glastonbury Festival Travel Poster Print

£20.00

By Georgina Westley at Georgina Westley Art • Design

Swallow Kumo Kimono Baby Shoes

£22.50

By Amelia Veasey at Amelia Veasey Shoes

Starry Roundscape Giclee Print

£18.00

By Hattie Buckwell at HattieHat

Karma Circles Necklace

£50.00

By Marion Barclay at Marion Made Jewellery

Organic Retro Leaves Apron

£22.99

By Rachael Taylor

Leather Skinny Tie

£34.00

By Janet Law at By Law

Colourful Ceramic Ring Bowl

£25.00

By Carol Morley at kabinshop

Where to buy:

Green Honeycreeper Print

£55.00

Michelle Campbell at Michelle Campbell Art

Eli Infinity Scarf

£80.00

By Antonia Sullivan at Sprig Knitwear

Book Bag by Laura Spring

£52.00

Available from Sarah at Pencil Me In Shop (available for posting)

Jamie Almond iPad Case

£95.00

By Herin at Mollum Vellum

Leather Memory Book: Crimson & Grey, Small

£99.00

By Susan Green at BOUND

Medium, Silk Fox Scarf

£85.00

By Holly Picthall at Wilful North

Folded Bud Silver Earrings

£75.00

By Michele Wyckoff Smith at Michele Wyckoff Smith Jewellery

Scorched Bowl by Heather Scott

£75.00

Available from Philippa at The Maker Place

Little Red Boat

£80.00

By Jane Reeves at Jane Reeves Glass

‘Big Hen’ Mechanical Toy by Ian McKay

£100.00

Available from Ann Symes at Gallery 57, Arundel

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