Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Christmas posting dates for the UK

Royal Mail: Last recommended Christmas posting dates for the UK

Saturday 20th December - First Class
Thursday 18th December - Second Class

Royal Mail Christmas products & services:

"Enjoy your Christmas with Royal Mail’s one-stop guide to all things festive!

From last posting dates to yuletide deliveries, you’ll find all your posting needs here with our online Christmas toolkit.

To make things a little easier for you this Christmas, we’re extending our enquiry office opening hours between the 15th December until Christmas*. To make sure that you receive all your packages we’ve introduced new evening deliveries on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd December. We’ve also introduced Sunday Redeliveries on Sunday 21st December"

Source: Royal Mail

100th blog = 10% OFF All Cool Cards

To celebrate this, our 100th blog post and in line with helping to 'save the country from financial ruin' we're doing our bit by offering a cheery seasonal 10% discount on all our greeting cards until the end of the year..!

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Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Royal Mail Christmas Stamps 2008

Royal Mail Christmas Stamps 2008

A secular issue, for the most part, from Royal Mail featuring a Pantomime theme.

The Pantomimes set:

2nd class and 2nd class Large
- The Ugly Sisters from Cinderella

1st class and 1st class Large
- The Genie from Aladdin

50p - Captain Hook from Peter Pan

81p - The Wicked Queen from Snow White.

Reprinted from the Royal Mail 2007 Christmas issue:

Madonna - 1st Class
The Madonna of Humility by
Lippo di Dalmasio

Madonna - 2nd Class
Madonna and Child by William Dyce

Technical details:
Pantomime: Designed by Steve Haskins and the team at So Design Consultants, Bristol, using photographs by Peter Thorpe. Printed in gravure by De La Rue on self-adhesive paper in sheets of 50.
Madonna: Formatting and typography are by Peter Willberg.
These stamps are also printed by De la Rue in gravure. The small stamps are definitive size - 20 x 24mm - and the Large Letter stamps 30 x 24mm. See note below pictures.
The Miniature Sheet is conventionally gummed. It contains the six stamps, arranged as a block of 4 and a pair, within an illustrated border.
As the stamps are definitive-sized, the Christmas stamp booklets will be the same size as definitive books of 12. There will be two different 1st class and two different 2nd class books of 12.

Royal Mail

Monday, 3 November 2008

Cool Cards featured in Stuff Magazine

The December edition of Stuff magazine feature several of our Christmas cards..!

The cards featured include:

"Darwin Atheist" from our Atheist and Secular Christmas cards.

"Xmas family" from our Uncooked Christmas cards

"The Evolution of Tradition" from our Atheist and Secular Christmas cards.

View all our Christmas cards at Cool Cards