Christmas Card 2006

Border top
Border left Sunset from Nacton Shore Border right
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My photograph for 2006 was of a sunset across a curve of the River Orwell from Nacton Shore in Suffolk, UK in 2006.

Unfortunately something tragic happened near this place (about a mile looking in the opposite direction to this view) between me posting these Christmas cards and Christmas itself that made this rural riverside wooded area notorious worldwide. I will not mention any more about it here so as not to detract from the beauty of the sunset but you can probably find details by WWW searching.

Camera = Panasonic FZ20.

The border was a duplicate of last year's rotated from landscape to portrait format.


Card assembly instructions to duplicate the original:

  1. Get the full resolution photograph printed at 6"x4.5" 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.