Greetings cards are huge business in the UK. A 2015 report from the GCA (Greetings Cards Association) valued the UK market at £1.6 billion. And cards can cost anything from a few pence to several pounds. But you don’t need to break the bank, you can join the increasing number of people who make their own cards. According to Crafts Beautiful, the top consumer craft magazine, greeting card making in the UK is the number one craft hobby. So, why not give it a go: it’s fun and easy!
Instead of giving out a shop-bought card on the next special occasion among family or friends, try your hand at making your own.
Making your own cards does not require hours of time, and hard work, it just needs a bit of creativity, the right materials and a sense of fun. You can even get the family, and kids involved.
New guidelines for school pupils in England state that only phrases starting with “what” or “how” merit an exclamation mark! (This means that children who use punctuation marks in written tests will be penalised unless they adhere to strict rules. I mean, I know I ask people not to use them in every sentence, and […]
I am a baby boomer – one of the many children born in the years soon after the Second World War when all the surviving armed forces returned home and started families. All over the country, schools were built or expanded. My own senior school used to have 200 pupils, but within two years this shot up to more than 2,000. Classes were large, and we had 13 classes in a year, with usually over 30 pupils in each class.
Scrapbooking has been around for ages, but it has recently experienced a surge in popularity. People from all walks of life have discovered the joys of creating albums to showcase their treasured photos and keepsakes, and it can be a great way of keeping a record of your progress learning English. There are many quite elaborate scrapbooking techniques and embellishments available, but the truth is, anyone who can use scissors and glue can scrapbook (yes it is a verb). You don’t have to spend ridiculous amounts of money to create attractive pages. With some basic supplies and a little imagination, you can create lovely scrapbooks that will be adored for years to come.