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

PAPERLESS POST: Experiencing a new breed of e-card

  They say that life is full of surprises and great things. And, indeed, you’ve just run into a whole bunch of them. Your sister has just had a baby boy, your friend has got his wedding date finally confirmed and the tinpot dictator of a manager at the office you have had to force yourself to be rictus grin nice to is leaving for a new position. Card buying season is making its presence felt but that same life of surprises usually consists of working all the hours thrown your way while juggling gym, hobbies, family time and all … Continue reading PAPERLESS POST: Experiencing a new breed of e-card

PHOTO MOMENT: Chinese New Year 2015 – Year of the Sheep/Goat

This year, the Chinese New Year will fall on Thursday, February 19, and according to the hallowed annals of the ancient zodiac from which originated the animals and their associated years, we will see the dawn of the Year of the Sheep. The sheep in question is said to be specifically the female Wood Sheep, although some will say it is the Green Sheep. Whichever material or colour the sheep of 2015 will arrive as, the New Year will be a time of new beginnings, family reunions and much excitement. Embed from Getty Images The sheep is considered a lucky animal, … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Chinese New Year 2015 – Year of the Sheep/Goat

LOVE IS…?: The Scribbler Valentine’s Day Competition

By Vijay Shah Last month, the Half-Eaten Mind brought you news of a Christmas quiz competition launched by the personalised greeting card legends Scribbler where a lucky winner was just a few questions away from winning a year’s supply of free cards of their own choice. Well, they’re back with a new and even more easy-to-enter comp…and this time one lucky lover will be getting more than just flowers and a box of chocs this Valentine’s Day. To celebrate the season of lurve, Scribbler are giving away a free iPad Mini to the best or most amusing answer to that … Continue reading LOVE IS…?: The Scribbler Valentine’s Day Competition

SCRIBBLER CHRISTMAS QUIZ: Win £300 of personalised cards

By Vijay Shah In one of the Half-Eaten Mind’s recent articles (read it here), I looked at the increasing popularity of personalised goods that you can design and order yourself from online (and physical ) retailers. Whether it is your nephew’s silly face on a stamp, or your next-door neighbour’s ‘ugly mug’ on a coffee mug, nearly any kind of treasured memory can be reproduced as a memento. Nowhere has the trend of personalisation been more pronounced than in the industry of the greetings card. With easy and innovative options to create your own tailor-made cards for that extra special … Continue reading SCRIBBLER CHRISTMAS QUIZ: Win £300 of personalised cards