I know, I know, it’s not even Halloween! You don’t want to be think­ing about you-know-what yet.

But here at Unruley Articles, we need to think about it: we can’t wait until ’tis the sea­son to be jolly to get our stuff set-up for Christmas. Christmas cards won’t make them­selves, you know.

So, if you can bear to think about the sea­son of good­will a little early, read on…

This year we’ve got a few dif­fer­ent types of card avail­able on Etsy — I’d like to tell you about them.

Christmas Under The Sea

Christmas Under the Sea

Click for more/bigger pics at Etsy

Say you’re a cheer­ful young octopus, and you’re keen to cel­eb­rate a tra­di­tional Christmas. But there are no pine trees under the sea! What can our resource­ful ceph­alo­pod do?

Well, thats the ques­tion these Christmas cards answer.

This may seem purely whim­sical,  but was actu­ally inspired by real life. The mimic octopus can imit­ate sea snakes, lion­fish, flat­fish, brittle stars, giant crabs, sea shells, stin­grays, flounders, jelly­fish, sea anemones, and mantis shrimp. (There are sev­eral videos on YouTube show­ing them)

Now, as yet, no-one has spot­ted them imit­at­ing Christmas trees, and par­tic­u­larly not get­ting star­fish and seahorses to help them out, but I reckon it’s purely a mat­ter of time!

The truth about Santa Claus

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The Truth About Santa Claus

Ever wondered how Mr Claus man­ages to get down all those nar­row chim­neys? Or how he can carry so many presents?

Well, this card reveals the answer! As with many of the answers to life’s mys­ter­ies, the answer involves tentacles.

(And if you like out marine-based Christmas ideas, you should check our DIY paper­cut ornaments/tags

Lino-printed Snowflake Cards

Maybe the above cards are too col­our­ful and silly for your lik­ing? For some­thing a little more eleg­ant, look to these Snowflake cards. Following on from my adven­tures in lino-printing I made these, going for a simple and styl­ised design in pear­les­cent ink.

Snowflake Lino Print

Click through for … well, you get the idea!

So, yes, it’s begin­ning to look a lot like … oh, have you gone?

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2 Responses to It’s beginning to look a lot like … no, wait, don’t go!

  1. […] that time of year approaches and we’ve now got a new set of hand-printed Christ­mas cards avail­able at our Etsy […]

  2. […] Hey there folks. We’ve had a couple of people ask if our Christmas cards were avail­able to view online. Well, most of them are the same as last year: talked about here. […]

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