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No more New Year's Resolutions, that's a promise

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No more New Year's Resolutions, that's a promise

I designed this card in recognition of how I bore myself making the same resolutions every year that I never keep. After a week, no a month, of overindulgence and inactivity we put ourselves under enormous pressure to change ourselves — to upgrade into a healthier, smarter and more successful prototype. To hell with New Year's resolutions, I'm done.  What about all those resolutions I made and kept throughout the year? What about: the new skills I picked up this year from that course I started/finished the hours I spent reacquainting myself with a language I learned twenty years ago  this small company I started the volunteering I did on those committees  the marathon...

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Maybe Bah Humbug is the best thing to say

Maybe Bah Humbug is the best thing to say

My 'Bah Humbug. Well, that year can just fuck right off!' card is controversial, to say the least. I know it is a little bit rude but you know what, sometimes we have years like that. So, when our loved ones have had a tough year, it can be a real kick in the teeth to send a jolly holly greeting card. 

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Don't mention the C word

Don't mention the C word

We all have that friend or relative that doesn't 'do' Christmas. To be quite honest, I don't understand because I just love this time of year so much. What is not to love about the smell of fresh Christmas trees, sparkling lights, homemade gingerbread and parties and catch-ups sometimes five days in a row? I simply refuse to grinch-along so I designed this card to say hello without saying the actual words. I think the pudding gives it away! Yeah Yeah. I know the saviour is born or fat man breaking and entering isn’t your thing but I still want to say ‘hello...

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Dublin Flea Christmas Market - only place in town with trustwordie cards

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Dublin Flea Christmas Market - only place in town with trustwordie cards

The Dublin Flea Christmas Market this weekend (06–09 December) and next (13–16 December) is literally the only place in town to pick up the last of my 7-packs that include the 'Ho Feckin Ho' card (now sold out). 

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Christmas is not all jolly holly for those grieving

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Christmas is not all jolly holly for those grieving

The first Christmas without a loved one is especially tough. When I was 23, we had our first Christmas without our mother who had died the month before. I'm sure we put up the decorations, we definitely cooked a meal and carried on all the traditions but I remember a numbness hanging in the air.  I have vivid memories of counting the heads around the dinner table because I was sure about 10 people were missing but it was just one big void. Then last year, it was our first Christmas without our father who had died rather suddenly a few months...

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