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Christmas Card Cheer 2017

Whether you're sending cards to everyone or just a chosen few, here's our pick of the best from local artists and galleries.

With five weeks to go until Christmas day its that time of year when you think about dutifully sending out cards to family, friends and colleagues both near and far.  There’s much debate about whether cards are a dying trend but I still love the tradition of opening the post during the festive period, and it’s heaps more fun than opening the credit card bill!  Cambridgeshire and the surrounding area has a vibrant art scene and during Christmas local galleries and artists are stocking/creating unusual cards for our enjoyment.  Whether you’re looking for something traditional, artistic, cute or funny here are some of the best ones around this year, nearly all are produced or sold in and around the Muddy Cambs area…

 

Naomi Davies Art

Naomi David Artist

Cost: £2.50 each or 5 for £10
Where to buy: Primavera; Museum of Cambridge; Balzano’s; Urban Larder; Bridges; The Linton Kitchen; Country Kitchen, Haslingfield, Arthur Rank, The Geographer or online.
Christmas Fairs: Histon Handmade on 25 Nov, Mill Road Winter Fair (at Tradizioni) on 2 Dec and Linton Christmas Market on 9 Dec.

Laura Stoddart at Dial House Gallery

Laura Stoddart

Cost: £4.00 for a pack of 10 cards; gift wrap £1.50 and gift tags are £3.50 ( a donation for every pack of Christmas Cards sold will be given to Cystic Fibrosis Trust)
Where to buy: Dial House Gallery, Kimbolton (open Weds – Sat, 10am – 4pm)
Christmas Fairs: Kimbolton Christmas Market on 1 Dec

Sue Smith Art

 Cost: £2.50 each
Where to buy: Museum of Cambridge; VK Gallery, St Ives or online
Christmas Fairs: Histon Handmade on 25 Nov

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Kettle’s Yard

Kettles Yard

‘Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge’.

 Cost: pack of 5 for £6
Where to buy: Online

Nicola Killen Art

Nicola Killed

Cost: £4 each
Where to buy: Cambridge Contemporary Crafts in Cambridge and online.
Christmas Fairs: Histon Handmade on 25 Nov

Sophie Botsford

Sophie Botsford

Cost: £2 each or a pack of 10 for £15 (10% of all sales are being donated to MSA Trust – Multiple Systems Atrophy)
Where to buy: Lodgeway in Chicksands; The Kimbolton Flower Shop; Browns of Stagsden and online.
Christmas Fairs: Kimbolton Christmas Market on 1 Dec, Bedford Girls’ School Christmas Fayre, on Sat 2 Dec.

Sophie Botsford

Oliver Preston

Oliver Preston

I know, he’s not in Muddy Cambs but Oliver Preston’s cards make me laugh, I’ve a few of his cartoons on my walls too.

Cost: £2.50 each
Where to buy: online
Christmas Fairs: Gstaad Palace (Switzerland) in Dec if you’re passing that way!

VK Gallery

VK Gallery

Cost: £2 each or a pack of 10 for £15 (10% of all sales are being donated to MSA Trust – Multiple Systems Atrophy)

Where to buy: VK Gallery, St Ives (open Mon – Sat) and online
Christmas Fairs: Kimbolton Christmas Market on 1 Dec, Bedford Girls’ School Christmas Fayre, on Sat 2 Dec.

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