6 of our favourite local christmas cards

Need to send some last-minute Christmas cards? Then check out our favourites from these local card-markers and charities…

For the sea swimmers
Know someone who, like the Salty Seabirds pictured, is not averse to a spot of winter sea-swimming? Then this is the card for them. Or if that’s you and they’re still to be convinced, this is the card for them, too. Look how joyful it is! Also: the sale of these cards raises money for brilliant local hospice charity Martlets.
£3.75 for a pack of ten
online.martlets.org.uk

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For the (wannabe) gardeners
These plantable wildflower Christmas cards by Brighton-based Loop Loop are brilliant for the planet and for you. They’re made from recycled material and embedded with seeds so when your recipient has finished enjoying the cute designs, they can simply pop them in a pot or the ground and enjoy seeing them flower in spring.
From £4 a card
looploop.co.uk

For the pun lovers
We’re sure it will come as no surprise whatsoever that these Hello Dodo beauties are some of our cards of choice this and every year. What isn’t made better by a good pun, right? Add a dinosaur into the mix and we’re doubly sold.
£10 for a pack of six
hello-dodo.com

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For the current affairs buffs
Cleverly encapsulating some of the key political moments/disasters courtesy of this snafu-attracting trio, this card is sure to put smiles on faces. Amy also sells cards featuring her drawings of Brighton landmarks with her beautiful calligraphy.
from £13 for a pack of five funny cards
theamyverse.com

For the Brighton lovers
We’re big fans of illustrator Lisa Holdcroft’s illustrations of our beloved home town. Known for her cartoon crowd scenes set against a backdrop of recognisable locations, her snowy Christmas designs are just as joyful.
£8 for a pack of six
lisaholdcroft.com

For the naughty but nice
Like your puns a little on the rude side with a side of silliness, just like us? Then you need one of Stoats & Weasels’ playful designs.
£5 for three cards
stoatsandweasels.com