Christmas Card 2011

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Border left Acer leaves in autumn colours, on black bench, Lynford Arboretum Border right
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My photograph for 2011 was of colourful autumn leaves on a dark wooden background.

The leaves were from an acer tree at Lynford Arboretum. They looked luscious in their yellow, red & green colouration glistening wet from rain. A friend suggested we collect a few and I temporarily put some of the better ones on a park bench. They happened to look even better against the dark bench so I took this photograph.

Camera = Panasonic TZ5.

The border was a duplicate of last year's.


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.