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How to choose the purrrrfect Christmas card.

19 October 2016 by Stacey

card with black cats in snow

‘A Black Cat Holiday’ Card

Okay so it’s mid-October but, in my opinion, this is the month when it starts to feel like winter again, with darker nights and colder mornings.

Most people are thinking about Halloween and Bonfire Night, but I’m already making my Christmas list! I love organising what I’m going to give to my friends and family, and one of the first things I do is purchase my Christmas cards. Choosing cards for your friends and family can sometimes be difficult with so many styles and options. I always like to pick designs which I think they will personally like. There are plenty of cards available from National Museums Liverpool, so I make sure our Merchandising and Buying team point me in the right direction. Here is their guide to help you to choose something for each person.

Animal Lovers

From robins to reindeer to polar bears, animals form an integral part of Christmas and everything we love about the festive season. Although we shouldn’t forget about the likes of Rudloph this year, we are actually quite drawn to cards featuring our more domesticated furry friends this year instead. Our pack of A Black Cat Holiday cards are purrrrfect for cat-lovers but if your friends prefer dogs, you can always opt for the Winter Walkies design.

Appreciators of Art

If you’re looking for cards showing beautiful scenes and portraits rather than the typical images of presents and baubles, then look no further than our The Sun Had Closed the Winter’s Day cards presenting a painting by Joseph Farqharson. Like much of his work, these cards display a classic snowscape likely inspired by his life in Scotland. Another artistic choice would be the Madonna and Child card featuring the work of illustrator Simon Mendez.

Literature Fans

christmas card with alice through the looking glass

‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ Card

We all have our favourite Christmas stories and poems, but some have survived the test of time more than others. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is one of those works of literature that has remained popular with people of all ages ever since its publication in 1843 and has been adapted countless times in film and on the stage. A new edition of the tale published in 2009 was accompanied by P J Lynch’s illustrations of Dickensian London, and our pack of cards entitled A Merry Christmas to You, Sir! features his work. Alice Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll is another classic, and this year we are delighted to be offering our Alice through the Looking Glass Christmas cards, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. Both of these choices are great for bookworms, especially those who are familiar with the characters in the two stories– writing out your festive messages to friends and family in these cards may even encourage you to revisit your favourite tale this Christmas!

Whatever interests or passions you and your friends and family have, we offer a Christmas card to match! Why not explore our range online and in our museum shops now?


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