PAPERLESS POST: HEMNA reviews the Christmas e-cards you can personalise

Christmas draws ever closer with a mere weekend separating us from roasts and festive puddings, mulled wine and heartily sung carols. It is also prime card-giving season, with 668.9 million Christmas cards sold in the UK (2008) and an astonishing 1.9 billion cards sent in the United States over the festive period (2005). If like a lot of people, you are pressed for time, the idea of buying several dozen packs of paper cards, envelopes and stamps and having to individually write out each one probably is a difficult thing to move up on your to-do list. You know you have to, … Continue reading PAPERLESS POST: HEMNA reviews the Christmas e-cards you can personalise

HEM: Diwali 2016 wallpaper

    The Half-Eaten Mind wishes all its readers and community a very happy Diwali.     IMAGE CREDITS: “File:Traditional Aakash Kandil, Diwali, Pune India 2013.jpg” –  Ramnath Bhat, Wikimedia Commons (24 October 2013) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Traditional_Aakash_Kandil,_Diwali,_Pune_India_2013.jpg “Wish Happy Diwali To Your Website Visitors!” – Mehul Mohan, Happy Diwali http://diwali14.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/happy-diwali-blog-widget.html Canva https://www.canva.com/ Continue reading HEM: Diwali 2016 wallpaper

PHOTO MOMENT: The long hop of the law

  Don’t be stealing any Easter eggs, otherwise Bunny Cop here will haul you in. The Half-Eaten Mind wishes you a very happy Easter!!   IMAGE CREDITS: Sheik Atchia. Facebook, Facebook Inc. https://www.facebook.com/ Related articles Happy Easter Eggs 7 Fantastic Ideas for Coloring Easter Eggs Where and how to celebrate this Easter weekend 15 Fun & Easy Easter Crafts & Activities Smorgasbord Easter Egg Hunt – Bloggers who are ‘Jolly good eggs’ Glad Påsk – Happy Easter Easter Egg Flower Vase Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: The long hop of the law

CHRISTMAS 2015: HEM festive graphic

  This year’s wallpaper is influenced by the humble Christmas tree, with its merry decoration and celebration of creativity and light. The basis for this year’s graphic is a picture from a photo wallpaper site, the Wallpaper Abyss, depicting a row of trees decked out in blue fairy lights. The text used aligns with the photo’s colour scheme very well and keeps the theme running. I prepped the image using an old favourite of ours, piZap. It took only around fifteen minutes yesterday morning and is now officially launched today. It will be used here and on the Half-Eaten Mind Facebook … Continue reading CHRISTMAS 2015: HEM festive graphic

A DRUGSTORE ADDICTION: 10 Christmas ideas for bloggers

Fashion and beauty blog A Drugstore Addiction has penned a special guide on ten ideas for bloggers to explore this Christmas to get themselves and their readers into the festive spirit. As the 25th December nears, many bloggers and online writers will be thinking long and hard about what seasonal content they are looking to post, and sometimes it can be tricky to think of revolutionary new ideas especially given the Net is such a crowded place. A Drugstore Addiction may well be the saving grace of any blogger struggling to come up with something Yuletide related. Embed from Getty Images The … Continue reading A DRUGSTORE ADDICTION: 10 Christmas ideas for bloggers

FESTIVE FILMS: Notting Hill to host Xmas pop-up cinema

A special pop-up cinema where filmgoers have to enter through a wardrobe is set to make a return to the fashionable district of Notting Hill in London, local culture online magazine Londonist reports. The cultural initiative, called Pop Up Screens, will see what Londonist describes as a ‘winter wonderland of Christmas films‘ will bring a selection of festive films to the 20th Century Theatre in Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill for twelve days, between and including the 12th and 23rd December 2014. Among the Christmassy highlights to get people into the Yuletide spirit will be classic and vintage films like It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street and a selection of films suitable for children, including … Continue reading FESTIVE FILMS: Notting Hill to host Xmas pop-up cinema

PHOTO MOMENT: Cadbury’s Christmas chocolate

Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like a big chunky bar of chocolate. If it’s festive chocolate, even better. One thing I can tell you about retailers in Britain is that they are so passionate about Christmas that they start bringing out festive themed goodies a good few months in advance. In fact the receptionist at my workplace was even telling me how some shops have already started playing Yuletide carols…and this was on Hallowe’en!! Chocolate maker Cadbury’s, home of the recently revived Wispa bar, among other niceties, has brought out a new chocolate bar that will join their family-sized Dairy Milk collection … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Cadbury’s Christmas chocolate

ANNOUNCEMENT: HalfEatenMind unveils theme wallpaper for Christmas 2012

By Vijay Shah The festival of peace and goodwill to all men (and women) on Earth is just a couple of weeks away, and already nearly everyone is gearing up for the Christmas season. The stores are awash with fresh plastic trees, mince pies and all manner of various treats and presents for the loved ones. Houses and workplaces up and down the country are being bedecked in tinsel, lights and decorations as people collectively get into the festive spirit. The first snows of December have already fallen here in Stratford, although sadly were early in the morning and did … Continue reading ANNOUNCEMENT: HalfEatenMind unveils theme wallpaper for Christmas 2012