Have you ever received a Christmas card from a friend or family member where they signed with the name of their pet? If so they’ll probably be interested in these fabulous bespoke Christmas cards, in which a caricature drawing of their pet features on the front, alongside a personalized message.
The idea for these cards came from the Illustrated Paper Company, who collaborated with artist Sarah Watson and Wonky Dogs, and best of all, you get to keep the original A4 sized drawing and 10% of all profits go to the Mayhew Animal Rescue Home.
All you have to do is send of a picture of your beloved pet, and choose between two designs; one is “Under The Mistletoe” or “Cracker Hat”. You can also supply three words that sum up your dog, so for instance, you could have ‘naughty’, ‘licky’, ‘loveable’, ‘playful’, ‘lazy’ or ‘loyal’. Then pick which greeting you want your pet to say, either ‘Happy Christmas’ or ‘Season’s Greetings’, and wait for your deluxe, recycled cards to arrive, along with their festive red envelopes.
And there is also an option for you to have two pets on one card. The cost of a one pet portrait, 40 cards and envelopes, which includes the original artwork, is £128 plus £10 shipping to a single UK address. Two animals, artwork and 40 cards costs £188 plus £10 post and packing.
The quirky paintings of Sarah’s Wonky Dogs’ pet portraits use a pen and watercolours that capture the essence of your dog’s personality, and the cute and expressive brush strokes and characteristic expressions she employs will ensure your Christmas cards are the talk of the mantelpiece this season!
If you are interested in ordering a batch of pet portrait cards, you need to provide at least 3 weeks notice for Sarah to work her magic in time for you to receive before posting dates at Christmas. There is also a minimum order of 40 cards.
For more information and how to order check out the website illustratedpapercompany.com, or alternatively you can email your photograph and words to firstname.lastname@example.org
There is also a 20% discount for You Magazine/Blog readers. Please enter the code ‘YOU’ at the checkout.