Christmas Card 2018

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Border left Baubles decoration detail in Stratford shopping mall Border right
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My photograph for 2019 was of a bundle of reflective silver-gold colour baubles. It was part of a large (a few metres) Christmas decoration hanging over a stairwell in a shopping mall in Stratford, UK, near the 2012 Olympic Games park.

This was nearly my 2017 card photograph. There were two photographs very highly liked when I asked friends' opinions in the previous year but it was almost a tie between the religious & symbolic one and this secular & jolly one so I used one then and had the other as ready top choice for the next year.

Camera = Panasonic TZ35.

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 normal 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.