Author: Cheshire Claire

Tips for your Christmas photos

The pumpkins have been carved and the fireworks are in the biscuit tin ready to go!  I am still to choose the Christmas photo and thought I would share some of my tips for choosing the perfect photo for to your Christmas card, photo insert or birth announcement:    Choose a Christmas card design that reflects you and your family If you like a few you could order more than one design or have both a card and a photo insert Select a coordinating photo that’s sweet and simple—avoid busy backgrounds or too much action Think about the colours on both your photo and your card design —black and white photos tend to look best with a brightly coloured design, and you will want to avoid using a sepia toned photo with a brown card Keep it simple—too many frills or colors will ruin the elegance of your message! Make sure you’re camera is on the highest quality setting on your digital camera, ideally try to ensure the resolution is 300 and the image size is at least 800 x 1200 pixels Can’t wait to see your festive choices! Claire x   P.s.  Don’t forget to place your orders by Friday 14th November 2008 on www.dandelionlounge.co.uk for delivery before December (Friday 5th December 2008 for delivery before...

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Exciting times…

This week Dandelion Lounge’s first Christmas Collection has been launched and I am so pleased with the reaction and feedback from customers and friends.  The final touches are also being made to the website and as it links through to this blog it is time I added some chatter to these blank pages. I have lots of occasions ahead being planned for this week – a first birthday, Halloween, Bonfire night and of course the big old NOEL is just around the corner!  Lots of lists for Mrs Lancaster, I’m heading south with the family at the end of next week for a Halloween party, then I’m having a few friends over to enjoy some fireworks (of the “no bang” baby variety!)  and I am trying to coordinate gift suggestions for my son, Hugo, because unless Father Christmas is going to bring me a house extension and a bigger garden we will encounter a space issue with cars, trikes, slides, sit on fire engines and a wendy house!  I also need to take a photo of Hugo for our Christmas card and his Thank You card, I have to confess to feeling a bit of pressure to make it really great – it is my business after all so I do need to lead by example – I have a couple of ideas and will share the end result I...

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