Christmas Card 2001

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Border left Christchurch Park spring trees Border right
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My photograph for 2000 was of trees in Christchurch Park, Ipswich, UK. The spring sunlight and the light green of fresh spring leaves gives a feeling of life and warmth to a Christmas's winter cold. Taken in 1997.

Camera = Pentax K1000.

The border was the same as last year's.


Card assembly instructions to duplicate the original:

  1. Get the full resolution photograph printed at 6"x4" on photographic paper.
  2. Print the border using a laser printer (or print once and duplicate by photocopier) on A4 160 g/m2 white cardboard.
  3. Fold the printed cardboard into an A5 greetings card with one straight crease.
  4. Glue (or double sided selotape or similar) the photograph to the card in the correct orientation. Take care not to make the photograph too soggy.

Printing the border & photograph together on a colour printer does not give as good results (neither home laser nor inkjet printers have yet reached photographic printing quality). It also costs more (because of the ridiculous current price of printer ink) and gives a more mass-produced look.

More Christmas Cards

For the rest of my Christmas cards, go up to my Christmas card gallery page.