Quirky Christmas cards from Ellie Ellie

Tuesday, 22 November 2011 12:02 PM

There is something delightfully vintage about the new range of handmade Christmas cards from Ellie Ellie. The Letter Tile Christmas Card (£2.50 each if you purchase four or more) is now on sale, using Polaroid inspired prints to spread festive cheer.

Choose between three unique designs reading either Merry Xmas, Let It Snow or Jingle Bells. Each photograph is mounted on a re-cycled card with vintage photo corners and a recycled colourful envelope, and the card is blank inside for your own personal message.

Ellie Ellie uses re-cycled materials in all their quirky childrenswear, ladieswear, jewellery, accessory and gift designs.

With the tag line "re-design, re-cycle, re-love", the website also stocks gorgeous upcycled notebooks, from £5.50 - choose from Monopoly/Cludeo/Playing Card/Train Ticket designs - and recycled paperchains, £5.

This turquoise vase matches the theme perfectlty.

Turquoise is the colour of Christmas

It seems turquoise is the colour for Christmas decorating this year with many new festive season collections featuring the colour. It is a friendly, happy colour, with the ability to relax people, making it ideal for those family gatherings.

Londoners are most likely to celebrate Christmas with champagne

Londoners most likely to quaff champagne this Christmas

More people in London than anywhere else in the UK will be celebrating Christmas with a glass of champagne this year, a nationwide study has shown. In the capital, 50 per cent of residents say they plan to raise a festive toast, compared with less than a third of people in the rest of the UK.

Don't pour turkey fat down the drain

Don't let blocked drains dampen your festivities

City dwellers looking forward to a festive Christmas dinner need to remember to dispose of the turkey fat in a responsible way, or risk a blocked drain and a potentially hefty call-out fee. A third of Britons are unsure of how to dispose of cooking fat, which is responsible for the majority of sewer blockages each year.

Londoners are supporting local businesses this Christmas

Londoners choose local stores for Christmas shopping

Londoners are choosing small, local stores for their Christmas shopping, rather than hitting the main stores or buying last-minute gifts online, a study has shown. The majority of London residents have picked up festive items from independent shops close to home, the survey by Lloyds TSB has highlighted.

Millions of Brits face a long drive this Christmas

35% of Londoners to drive 100 miles for a family Christmas

More than a third of people living in London are preparing to drive 100 miles or more to visit their family at home over Christmas. A new report has highlighted that 35 per cent of Londoners face a long drive to be with relatives this festive season.

This cushion is made of school uniforms.

Recycle your school blazer gain a bespoke piece

Have you ever wondered what to do with those old school uniforms, pony club blazers and team jumpers? It can be difficult to throw away these items but you can use these old uniforms to create new bespoke soft furnishings for the home.

Vintage themed party supplies.

Vintage party decor

Forget the Jubilee union jack theme taking over every home and take a look at this gorgeous range of pastel prints. This collection of tableware for parties is vintage inspired without the need to traipse through second-hand stores to get the old world look.

Get festive ideas at the Ideal Home Show

Buy tickets now for Christmas homes show

The Ideal Home Show takes on a Christmas theme this November, including gadgets and gifts for all the family. Christmas-themed displays include how to dress your home for the festive season and seasonal recipes from the Ideal Food area.

Treasures of the world

Bring your wanderlust back to your home.

Wanderlust seems to be a trend in home décor this year with pieces from all over the globe making it into UK sitting rooms. The look requires items to be from many different locations and have an eclectic feel.

Go retro with an iPhone handset

Plug in your iPhone for an old-fashioned chat

We love new technology but sometimes, at home, wouldn't it be nice to ditch the touch-screen for a phone with a traditional handset? Now, you can plug in your Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches and enjoy a good old gossip Lady Gaga style.