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Wedding Invitations

What Time Do You Put on a Wedding Invite?

Whose name should be placed first on the wedding invitation? Here is the answer you are looking for!

UPDATED ON December 08, 2023
Wedding Invitations

Three Ideas for Unique Wedding Invitations

I absolutely love a good wedding.  It’s not only the bride and groom who look forward to the big day – it’s also their guests

UPDATED ON December 08, 2023

Best gifts for new homeowners

Best gifts for new homeowners

One of your friends and/or family are new homeowners, it’s very exciting! There are lots of essentials that they’ll be getting for themselves but what can you buy them to congratulate this great news? Here are some of my favourite ideas that I’m sure they’ll absolutely love.

Personalised Portraits


Gifting someone something personalised always means so much more in my opinion. There’s something so special about watching your loved ones open a gift from you and seeing their face as they realise it’s personal to them. My favourite ideas I’ve found for new homeowners are definitely personalised portraits. An illustration of the couple or their new home is something for them to keep with them for a long time and something I’m sure they’d love to display with pride.

Work by Amalia Lopez
Work by Amalia Lopez
Work by Amalia Lopez

Key Chains

I love the idea of gifting them something they’ll use every day and something they may not necessarily buy for themselves! It’s such an exciting moment to get the keys to your new home so why not make them even more beautiful with a lovely keychain? I’ve seen a lot of keychains called Resin flower keychains that are usually the initial of the person’s keys which look so beautiful. An option for a high-tech lover, a leather air tag case would be perfect to make sure they never lose their new keys!

Work by Born Gold Crafts


Plants are such a great gift for a new homeowner. Nowadays, house plants have become as popular as ever. They are definitely a very thoughtful present and always make a home feel calm and tranquil in my opinion. They also look decoratively beautiful and have the potential to become a fun hobby! My advice would be to go for the classic Jade plant also known as The money tree. They’re known for bringing good luck and fortune into a new home and are relatively easy to look after. Not to mention lovely to look at!

Cosy throws

Stereotypically, many people spend their first nights in their new home on a mattress or sofa before buying/ assembling their bed! So why not make their first sleep that bit more comfortable by gifting them a lovely, cosy throw? A beautifully soft chenille throw always looks elegant and homey draped over the sofa for colder nights and it will now have a more sentimental feel as their throw from the first evening in their new home!

Personalised cookies

I absolutely love how creative people are these days. When it comes to baking, sometimes the cookies you get gifted for special occasions look too good to even eat! There are so many fun options. From having your home iced onto a biscuit, their keys or front door. Even giving them simply a flavour you know they love! It’s such a sweet gift both emotionally and literally!

Work by sweet set ups

Greeting cards for new homeowners!

Writing anyone a card always means so much. The thought and effort that goes into taking the time to write someone well wishes and how proud you are of them is undeniable! So make sure you pick a beautiful card that they’ll want to always cherish. We have a collection of beautiful new home cards for you to choose from that I’m sure the happy homeowners will absolutely love!

Luxury Foil New Home Card - Sweet Spot Typography - New Home

New Home Card - Pretty Wildflowers - Hanging Basket - New HomeZoom image

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Moving House Help

Moving House Help

Here at The Card Gallery we are used to helping you through fairly stressful events: weddings, christenings, birthday parties and retirements. But we can also help you out with the 3rd most stressful thing that happens in your life: moving house. Moving house comes after divorce and bereavement in the list of most stressful life events. The process of buying the house can be stressful enough even before you embark on packing up one house into boxes and planning where all the stuff will go in your new house. Then, just when you thought the worst was over, you have to inform so many companies and people of the change of address that you feel like you’re drowning in paperwork. So, we have put together a few tips that will help you get through that paperwork and give you time to make your new house into the home of your dreams. 1. Arrange the post forwarding service with the Post Office in good time – it can take 10 days to set up. 2. Find a check list of companies you need to inform – there are plenty on the internet. 3. Set yourself a schedule for doing them all – you can save money, or at least receive money back from your previous address, from some companies, so get them changed first. 4. Use it as an opportunity to check all your direct debits – if you are moving to a different area you may want to cancel your gym membership and do you really need that magazine on subscription? 5. Find out which of the addresses you can change online, some of them will let you fill in an online form, some just need a phone call and others needs forms in the post. Banks and other financial institutions may require a signature and other verification to prevent fraud, but you will probably be able to download the form from their website. 6. Send out address cards to your family and friends, they are much more likely to note the change the address if it is received by post. Order your address cards before you move so you will be motivated to send them. We can pre-print all the details, so all you need to do is put the address on the envelope! 7. Save on postage costs by doubling up the change of address card. If you move in October time send it with an early Christmas card in November. Alternatively you might be planning a house-warming party or other occasion, so you can send the change of address card with the invitation. A house move is such a major part of your life, it is well worth taking a bit of time to plan everything and make sure you don’t lose contacts with family and friends.