The more creative you are with your Christmas cards, the more you care,
according to new research. The YouGov poll for HP has revealed that
three quarters of people say they feel special if they get a home made
card rather than one bought from a shop. Now one in ten Brits are
making their own Christmas cards in an effort to become more personal.
Family portraits came out top of the pics for the image Brits
would choose to go on their cards - a trend fuelled by the personalised
cards sent by public figures and celebrities such as the Royals, Blairs
and Beckhams. Indeed, it seems Brits are a pretty creative bunch with
50 percent saying they would like the opportunity to be creative.
Celina Hands, consumer market manager HP UK&I, comments "Having
noted a rising trend amongst customers for creativity in the home,
particularly using photos, HP has innovated with the smart
technology in its Photosmart range of cameras and printers. Now an
activity such as making greetings cards with family photos is simpler
than ever. And of course it's not just Christmas cards, there are still
the thank you messages in the new year as well as births,
birthdays, invitations, anniversaries or even just to say 'hello'".
Tracey Cox, international relationships expert and best selling author
said: "In a world of mass consumerism, personalisation has
become the ultimate way to make people feel special. The great thing
about homemade cards is that they are a simple and easy way to both
express individuality and how much you care - the time and effort which
went into them is clear and it's a personal touch that says so much."