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HUMOURCARDS Painting a Pawtrait of a furry Verse


best seller Images & Editions from Otter House offers a mix of humour cards from Pet Pawtraits to the Crazy Gang. The animal antics of their mad-cap guinea pigs and puppies prove to be best sellers in the market. Imagination holds no boundaries with these card ranges with characters varying from sumo wrestlers to Vegas show girls.


T: 01392 824300 www.otterhouse.co.uk


Survive season Spending several hours in a


confi ned space with your family doing lots of cooking can become a yearly endurance test! Perhaps this is why humour Christmas cards seem to be an essential for most families. Cath Tate Cards have added to their best-selling Photocaptions Christmas range to keep the season jolly! The six new designs take the total to over 30 different hilarious designs. Cath Tate has designed the new cards with inspiration from her own family celebrations, drawing from memories of being a multi- tasking mother doing the dinner and the male family member who had to be reminded Christmas Day was the 25th!


T: 020 8671 2166 www.cathtatecards.com


Blow your own


card! The new free personalisation service launched by Cardoons online has already proved very popular with folk buying their humorous cards which come with balloons attached. Managing Director Peter Langdon


said: “It’s exciting to see how the free personalisation has increased orders. “There’s nothing like a Cardoon on the market and we want our customers to make their friends or family fee really special. Our greetings cards put smiles on faces – and our customers are going to be grinning for longer with free postage.” Cardoons design, publish and sell greeting cards like no other. A


Cardoon comes with one or two uninfl ated latex balloons attached for the lucky recipient to blow up. There are currently 40 vibrant cards in the range covering a variety of occasions and many more designs are in the pipeline.


T: 01534 618040 www.cardoons.co.uk


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with a laugh Humour is really the only way to get through Christmas.


combines with


vintage Vintage images and a four-line verse have been combined by Pigment Productions in the new 12- card light-humour range An Outstandingly Good Year. The four-line verse is an established way of delivering humour and sentiment but has not been used much with photography such as the pictures from the Picment archive.


The range features male and female sends with a wide range of subjects. Birthdays include: I know you don’t like lots of


fuss


And don’t like being fl ash So when you look inside this


card You won’t fi nd any cash! And our favourite design in


Chocolate is


this range is our current top seller Oh Yes!, depicting a bowler- hatted boxer dog with a great verse:


A man of fi ne demeanour distinguished and a gent You haven’t turned out bad at all Despite a youth misspent!


T: 01423 520098 www.pigmentproductions.com


icing on the cake Laughter may be the best medicine, but chocolate surely comes a close second? This fresh and funny collection celebrates the joys of indulging in the sweeter side of life – cake, chocolate, and that most British of pastimes, afternoon tea. These 24 cards may be a little bit naughty, but they are also nice:


with card and envelope from responsibly-managed forests, vegetable- based inks and compostable outer slips.


T: 03333 200473 www.artecodesigns.com


Snapshot of some


new designs Occasions Unlimited are delighted to announce new designs in the ever- popular Snapshot From The Past range. Using images from genuine old photographs and all in a sepia tone we have built a range that offers timeless, nostalgic appeal to all ages. Gentle humour features strongly in the range and, as ever, the designs remain consistently within our best-selling styles. Occasions Unlimited supply many independent retailers with no minimum order and great special offers.


T: 01491 652300 www.cardsofcharacter.com


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