Christmas Card 2016

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Border left 13-262  Multicolour tulips at the Eden Project Border right
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My photograph for 2016 was of colourful tulips. It was in total contrast to the wintry scene of the year before and the muted colours of the preceding 3 years. Not traditionally Christmassy at all but very jolly.

I took the photo in the Mediterranean biome at the Eden Project in Cornwall several years previously. In each of the preceding 3 years, friends recommended this photograph for my card but with another one slightly ahead. With the consistent vote and the contrast to ones from the past few years, I finally used it.

Interestingly there is yet again a connection to my late friend who chose &/or inspired my card photographs from 2006-2011 and who died in 2012 but happened to inspire post-mortem the photographs which became my 2012-2014 cards. It was she who recommended that I visit Glastonbury & it was on that trip that I added the visit to Eden Project in which 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.