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Celebratory Cards for all occasions

(29 Posts)
NanKate Mon 11-Jan-21 07:57:05

My two grandsons have birthdays next month one will be 8 and the other 10. I realised that I wouldn’t be able to get them birthday cards so I have ordered personalised ones online which are not much more in money than ones bought in a shop.

I got a Harry Potter one for the 10 year old wishing him a magical birthday from one company and then the Ninjago one from another company for the 8 year old showing some of his favourite characters. They will be sent to me for us to add our own message.

Here’s a little quiz for you as I am not supposed to advertise the card company. The HP card was called - First word celestial object, second word he lives in a sty. 😉

lemsip Mon 11-Jan-21 08:01:55

Got it! moon and pig comes to mind!

FannyCornforth Mon 11-Jan-21 08:06:47

Is it true that you can't mention companies?
I've heard people mention it on here before, but I don't think that it's the case.
There are whole threads discussing clothes shops, I started one about Pavers shoes a few days ago.

Witzend Mon 11-Jan-21 08:07:37

I was wondering about that co. for a Gdd’s first birthday recently - and several others coming up soon - so was v pleased to find entirely suitable cards among a small selection in a relatively small Sainsbury’s.
I have 6 birthdays to think of just in January, and another 2 within the first 2 days of February!

25Avalon Mon 11-Jan-21 08:08:52

NanKate, I have been buying cards online as can’t go to the shops and I have been surprised at the choice, inexpensive price, quality and how lovely the cards are when they arrive all safely packaged from companies using Amazon. Yours from MP sound lovely. I bet your gss will be delighted. It makes you wonder why you didn’t do it before.

NanKate Mon 11-Jan-21 08:21:11

Perhaps Fanny I could have mentioned the name I think in retrospect it’s just the website I can’t include.

Yes 25Avalon it is a good idea to continue using them. One for a friend’s 80th and one for our 50 WA in October. I’m on a roll. 😁

FannyCornforth Mon 11-Jan-21 08:40:15

Thank you Kate, that makes sense now

Pittcity Mon 11-Jan-21 09:26:15

I've been using them a lot more recently, sometimes sending the card direct to the recipient to save time.
Be warned though that they are taking some time to be delivered now. Before Covid I could order a card one day and it'd be delivered the next, now it's over a week.

Marydoll Mon 11-Jan-21 09:32:17

A while ago this question was asked about naming websites. If I remember correctly, GNHQ came back and said it was OK, because we are not try to advertise or sell goods.
People were getting tied in knots, talking about the Orange shop and the Long River company.

Maggiemaybe Mon 11-Jan-21 09:40:46

The GN rules are clear that we can mention company names and link to websites too if we’re just recommending something that others might find helpful, and not spamming the site with our own products.

So as I’m not the CEO of Sainsburys or Asda, I can say that in normal times I get most of my cards from supermarkets. The ranges have really improved and they’re very good value. I used to use Moonpig a lot but the postage adds to the cost if you have them sent to you first to add a message.

I’m not going to supermarkets these days and have had some good quality cards from traders on Amazon, aka A****n or the company that sounds like a big river in Africa wink.

Beechnut Mon 11-Jan-21 09:41:31

At Christmas I received a couple of Kate Dorothy cards. I have looked them up and they do personalised cards.

Mapleleaf Mon 11-Jan-21 09:43:08

Yes, I've found them extremely useful whilst we have been/are in lockdown. In fact, I've got a couple to sort out for special birthdays this month. I never bothered with them before, but they are very handy for the times we are living through.

Ellianne Mon 11-Jan-21 09:44:36

I've used them to send abroad a lot.

Maggiemaybe Mon 11-Jan-21 09:48:17

One thing to check if you’re buying online is the size of the cards. I ordered some Christmas cards direct from an artist. They are lovely, but so tiny, like the ones my children would send their classmates back in the day. My own fault of course.

Elegran Mon 11-Jan-21 09:48:29

Ummmm- MaggieMay , the A****n is a big river in South America (Not that I am bullying you in any way!!! but if you asked at a railway station in Nairobi for a ticket to the A****n you might get a short and dusty answer)

Kate1949 Mon 11-Jan-21 09:49:22

The Card Factory online do personalised cards very cheaply.

LaraGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 11-Jan-21 09:49:45

Hello, just popping on to confirm that yes, you are very welcome to share recommendations of products or companies - and links are a bonus as they make it much easier for other users to find exactly what it is you're talking about. We only ask that you don't promote your own company or product - or are affiliated to them in some way. smile

Elegran Mon 11-Jan-21 09:49:53

Maggiemaybe not MaggieMay.

Maggiemaybe Mon 11-Jan-21 09:50:57

Sorry, Miss, I haven’t woken up properly yet. grin

NanKate Mon 11-Jan-21 10:37:01

Thanks Lara I now understand. 👍

lemsip Mon 11-Jan-21 10:37:20

thanks for clarifying LaraGransnet.

Peasblossom Mon 11-Jan-21 10:42:05

Can I ask about soliciting contributions to charities or fundraising campaigns?

There was a thread a few days ago that asked for contributions to a political fund, I was a bit doubtful about that.

Or doing something like flagging up a particular charity or, say, a post on GoFundMe?

I looked on the etiquette page but couldn’t see a guide to anything about this.

Thank you.

Elegran Mon 11-Jan-21 12:35:22

Maggiemaybe grin

Party4 Tue 12-Jan-21 00:08:08

I have been using an online store called Candy Kisses and buy as many as possible esp when they have a sale on.Post Xmas sat with calendar preparing to order for next 3 months,disappointed to find they are closed til 1-2-2021. Well worth a look the cards are really lovely,unusual and good quality.

B9exchange Tue 12-Jan-21 00:14:17

There are a whole lot of websites out there that will let you download and customise free cards for every occasion. All you need is some stiff card to print them out on. As my printer tends to jib at some stiff card, I print out onto ordinary paper, then stick onto the card with glue. People seem to like them, and I can make them much more personal.