What message do I write in their Exam Congratulations card?

Yes, it’s that time of year…. Exam results. I am sure there are many nervous teenagers anxiously waiting for those looming exam results, never mind the parents!

Quentin Blake Dog Good Luck Exam Card
Quentin Blake Dog Good Luck Exam Card

Great got my card, but my mind has gone blank. What message do I write inside?

Exams are important but everyone knows we aren’t all straight grade A students. However, this can be a perfect time to show how proud you are and show them that they can still achieve their dreams.

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

For all those hours of revision, hard work and tears, I am sure they gave their exams their best shot, but why don’t you give them that much needed confidence boost. It doesn’t have to be all about the results, when was the last time you told them that you are proud to call them your son/daughter for everything they have achieved in their life so far?

We hope that we can offer some great ideas or inspiration on what message to write to congratulate them on their exam success. We also have also offered some inspirational quotes if they didn’t quite get the results they wanted.

Happy Jackson Exam Congratulations Card

Exam Congratulations Card
Happy Jackson Exam Congratulations Card
  • Congratulations on passing your exams! Your patience and persistence has finally paid off. Now you are now one step closer to your dream.
  • Age-old wisdom says that hard work always pays off in life, and you have proven that it holds true even today. Congratulations

Quentin Blake Rabbit Exam Congratulations Card

Quentin Blake Rabbit Exam Congratulations Card
Quentin Blake Rabbit Exam Congratulations Card
  • You are our shining star. Well done.
  • You’ve done it! Congratulations on your great achievement!

Keep Calm You Passed Congratulations Card

Keep Calm You Passed Congratulations Card
Keep Calm You Passed Congratulations Card
  • For a change, your Girlfriend, Mum, Dad, Brother, Sister, Teacher and friends have the same feelings for you today – they are all very Proud of You for passing your exams. Congratulations.
  • Congratulations! You’ve run the course and passed the exams! There is no secret to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure. Well done!

Champagne Congratulations Card

Champagne Congratulations Card
Champagne Congratulations Card
  • Everyone is delighted to hear the good news. Congratulations!
  • Success never comes easy. So be proud and live it up. You earned this with your hard work.

Champagne Cork Congratulations Card

Cork Congratulations card
Cork Congratulations card
  • Good luck to you for your future and for your next ambitions. Congratulations!
  • You’ve made us all so proud. I am very happy for you.

Awesome Takes Practice Blank Greetings Card

Awesome Takes Practice Blank Greetings Card
Awesome Takes Practice Blank Greetings Card

No Plans To Be Awesome Blank Greetings Card

No Plans To Be Awesome Blank Greetings Card
No Plans To Be Awesome Blank Greetings Card
  • Keep being awesome, and I’ll keep saying Congratulations.
  • We never doubt you were born to do great things. Congratulations!
  • Exams or not, we always knew that you were a champion in the making. Well done!

Inspirational quotes if they didn’t get the results they wanted

  • The only way to guarantee success in your life is to give everything your best shot, just like how you did to your exams. We are still proud of you.
  • “Success is doing what you plan to do whatever the results.” – John Watson
  • “If you want something in life, reach out and grab it.” – Christopher McCandless in Into the Wild
  • “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney
  • “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell, retired American general
  • “The people who are crazy enough to believe they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs
  • “Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. Courage is what counts.” – Sir Winston Churchill

For all those hours of revision and hard work, we hope everyone gets the results they hope for and deserve. However, if they don’t it doesn’t mean they can’t still achieve their DREAMS!

Big Congrats Congratulations Card

Big Congrats Congratulations Card
Big Congrats Congratulations Card

What message to write in your Father’s Day Card?

Once a year, we celebrate and recognise fatherhood across the UK. With this date fast approaching, Father’s Day in the UK is always celebrated on the third Sunday in June which this year falls on Sunday 17th June.

“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad.” – Anne Geddes

Dad’s cannot always be the easiest to buy for but sending a card that you have taken time to find for your Dad can mean more to them, from a private joke to a pet name. Whatever type of card you choose it is great to make their day and see the smile appear on their face.

But now what message do I write?

It can be hard to know what to write as we don’t always say or show how we really feel. However, Father’s Day is a great time to remind your Dad / Step Dad / Someone who is like a Dad to you on how much you appreciate everything they have done for you.

We hope that the suggestions below can offer some great ideas or inspiration on what to write in your card this year, helping you to say ‘Thanks Dad’…

Dad To The Rescue Father’s Day Card

  • “Some people don’t believe in heroes, but they haven’t met my dad.” Unknown.
  • I have a Hero. I call him Dad.
  • Dad you are my hero and my role model. Thank you for being here for me / us.
  • You are truly my superhero in plain clothes. I can’t recall the number of times you bailed me out of sticky situations. I don’t know what I would do without you. I love you so much, Dad!

 

SuperDad Father’s Day Card

  • No matter how busy you are with work, you always make time for us. I know that it’s not easy, but you still make it possible. That makes you a superhero in my eyes. I love you, Dad!
  • No matter how old you become, you will always be a superhero in my eyes. Thank you for being such a wonderful dad. I love you!
  • I don’t need a superhero who can fly, see the future, or read minds. I just need a dad who loves me and believes in me. Thanks for being that person for me, Dad. I love you!

 

Best Dad There’s Ever Bean Large Father’s Day Card

  • You’re the best, Dad I love you.

 

World’s Bestest Daddy Blank Greetings Card

  • I’m lucky as can be because the world’s best dad belongs to me.

 

Good Sense Of Humour Dad Father’s Day Card

  • To me, you are the best father in the world. You know how to make me laugh. You know how to make me smile and make me feel confident about myself. Thank you for loving me, Dad. I love you.

 

Dad Hugs Are The Best Father’s Day Card

  • You are the best “Dad” and my best friend.
    Today is your day. Cheers!
  • A hug from you feels like shelter from the storm. Thank you for always coming to my rescue when I need you. I love you, my dearest Dad

 

Quentin Blake Daddysaurs Father’s Day Card

  • To the world best dad, Happy Father’s Day
  • Roar means ‘I love you’ in Dinosaur

 

Dad’s First Father’s Day Card

  • Even though this is only the beginning, it’s easy to see our baby loves you just as much as I do, Happy Father’s Day.
  • Happy 1st Father’s Day! Being a father is the most important job a man will ever have.
  • You’re a natural at this ‘daddy’ thing.
  • You are off to a great start as a Dad. Happy 1st Father’s Day.
  • My fingers may be small but I can still wrap Daddy around them.

 

Panda Daddy Father’s Day Card

Quentin Blake Daddy Time Father’s Day Card

  • Anyone can be a father, but it takes a lot to be a daddy.
  • Behind every great daughter / son is a truly amazing dad

 

Have a Cracking Father’s Day Card

  • Thanks dad for everything you have done for me / us.
  • A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow. Happy Father’s Day!
  • I have the best memories growing up because of you, Dad. You made sure that I had the most normal and fun childhood. I am the person that I am now because of your love. I love you, Dad!

 

That’s Why They Invented Dads Father’s Day Card

  • Don’t know where I’d be without you.
  • Some people travel to feel happy. Others go out and party. Me? I just call my Dad. I love you, Dad!

Other suggestions:

  • Dad we are so lucky to have you as a Dad and Grandad.
  • If I had the chance to choose my dad, you would still be my 1st choice, I love you dad.
  • Don’t tell Mom. The best advice you gave me. Happy Father’s Day.
  • The best Dads get promoted to Grandpa.

Famous quotes:

  • “Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.” – Pam Brown
  • “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me.” – Jim Valvano
  • “A father doesn’t tell you that he loves you, he shows you.” – Demitri The Stoneheart
  • “Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad.” – Anne Geddes

Sadly, some Dad’s may not be around, but it can still be a time to remember those fond memories or to celebrate people in your life who are just like a dad to you.

So, whatever you are planning for Father’s Day, have a good one!

Source: Best Wishes and Quotes

What message to write in my Mother’s Day card?

Mother’s Day is this Sunday (11th March), which is surprisingly early this year. As a parent myself, being a mum has been the most rewarding experience but has not always been easy. However, watching my son grow up (way too quick!) is full of laughs, fun and priceless memories. This is why I think this card below (Why They Invented Mums Mother’s Day Card) is great as it is so true!

Drawing of me by my Son!

Why They Invented Mums Mother’s Day Card

In the UK, Mother’s Day is always the fourth Sunday of Lent which today is traditionally celebrated by children with the giving of cards, flowers and gifts. Sadly Mum’s, we will all lose a valuable hour in bed as we ‘Spring Forward’ the clocks an hour for British Summertime! Gutting, but a great sign that Summer is on it’s way following the cold weather we have had in recent weeks!

You have your Mother’s Day Card but what message are you going to write?

It can be hard to know what to write as we don’t always say or show how we really feel. However, Mother’s Day is a great time to remind your Mum how grateful you are for those telephone calls, words of advice or just the simple things that she has done to put a smile on your face! We hope this helps and gives you some inspiration this Mothering Sunday!

Why You’ve Got Me Mum Mother’s Day Card

  • Because of you, I am me. Happy Mothers Day!
  • Happy Mother’s Day, love from your favourite child
  • Only a mother as perfect as you… could have a (daughter/son) as perfect as me. Happy Mother’s Day!
  • If I didn’t have you as a Mum, I’d choose you as a friend

Mummy’s Monster Mother’s Day Card

  • I am a monster, but I am your monster
  • Mum – woman who loves you unconditionally
    Momster – what happens to mom after she counts to 3

Why They Invented Mums Mother’s Day Card

  • It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.” – Dorothy on The Golden Girls

Good Egg Mum Mother’s Day Card

  • You’re the best! Thanks for all you do. Happy Mother’s Day!
  • There is no way to be a perfect mother…but a million ways to be a good one

Super Mum Mother’s Day Card

  • Mum you are my hero
  • Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together” – Susan Gale
  • Mum, Chauffeur, Therapist, Chef, Maid, Nurse. You may go by many titles. But we will just call you: Superwoman

Five Minutes Peace Mother’s Day Card

  • Happy Mother’s Day to a Mum who deserves a medal… for putting up with me all these years!
  • I am so lucky to have you as my mother… I’m sure no one else would have put up with me this long. Happy Mother’s Day!

Nutty Mum Mother’s Day Card

  • Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we’ve ever met.

Turn Into Your Mother One Day Mother’s Day Card

  • Kids would be a lot cooler if every time they shouted ‘Mum’ it was followed by ‘You’re awesome!’ and ‘Thanks for keeping me alive’
  • Out of all the Mum’s in the World I’m so glad you are mine

Dirty Washing Funny Mother’s Day Card

  • Thank you for always being there, Mum. Happy Mother’s Day!

Difficult times and relationships…

Mother’s Day is about celebrating all Mum’s, but sadly not everyone’s Mum is still around. I also saw an advert on TV the other day. I think it was for the lottery but not 100% sure. However, it was about young man who said I never had a dad so I would send a card to my mum on Father’s day and Mother’s day. Why don’t you send your dad a card? Or send a friend who has lost their mum recently a thinking of you card?

If your relationship with your Mum is complicated, what about sending a card with a personal message, even if it is Hope you have a lovely day.However, you celebrate Mother’s Day with your family we wish all Mum’s a very Happy Mother’s Day.

What message to write in my Valentine’s Day Card?

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many people will embrace the day while some will think Valentine’s day is over-commercialised or be glad to see the back of it. Although it is not an official holiday, this ‘day of love’ has become a tradition that is celebrated around the world. So, is there anything wrong for one day to remind someone that you love them?

Nothing says that you have to spend a fortune and sometimes the simplest and most personal ideas mean more including a card. I was speaking to someone a few months ago and he said for his birthday he asked his kids not to buy him a present but just to give him a card. To him, a card that they had taken time to find meant more to him than buying a present for the sake of it. So maybe a card that you have taken time and effort can mean more to your loved one than anything else?

most imporatnt thing about a card is the person who receives it

So, you have your Valentine’s Card but what message are you going to write?

So, you’ve got your card but go to sit down to write your Valentine’s message…Your mind goes blank! Don’t worry, famous singers, poets, writers have been writing about love for centuries but when you are stuck for inspiration, who says you can’t borrow or use the words of others! We hope below will provide you with some much-needed help!

Together Forever Kiss Valentine’s Card

UK Greetings together forever kiss valentines day card

  • “You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.”
    – Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  • “How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglet
    “You don’t spell it…you feel it.”
    – Pooh”
    – A.A. Milne, Winnie The Pooh

Other ideas for this card:

  • You will forever be my always
  • You are my today and all of my tomorrows

Tortoise Want to Grow Old With You Husband Valentine’s Card

Grow old Wrinkly Husband Valentines Card

  • “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.”
    – Winnie the Pooh – A. A. Milne
  • “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.”
    – Rabbi Ben Ezra – Robert Browning

My Favourite Weirdo Small Valentine’s Day Card

Weirdo Valentines Day Card

  • “We’re all a little weird, and life’s a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”
    – Dr. Seuss

Gimme A Hedgehug One I Love Valentine’s Day Card

Hedgehog Love First Sight One I Love Valentines Day Card

  • “You had me at ‘hello’.”
    – Jerry Maguire

Nobody Makes Me Smile Like You Boyfriend Valentine’s Card

Nobody Makes me Smile Boyfriend Valentine Day Card

  • “When I saw you, I fell in love and you smiled because you knew”
    – William Shakespeare
  • “I still remember the day I met you and smile. Because it was the best day of my life”
    – Unknown

Balloons Make Life Amazing Husband Valentine’s Day Card

heart balloons Make life amazing Husband valentines day card

  • “Sometimes, someone comes into your life, so unexpectedly, takes your heart by surprise and changes your life forever”
    – Unknown

Bears Hugging Heart Girlfriend Valentine’s Day Card

Bears Hugging Heart Amazing Girlfriend Valentines Day Card

  • “My heart is, and always will be, yours”
    – Jane Austin Sense and Sensibility
  • “You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought.”
    – The White Company, Arthur Conan Doyle

Other suggestions

  • “Always.” – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling
  • “Love is a promise; love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.” – John Lennon
  •  “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt” – Charles Schulz
  • “Love is taking a few steps backward maybe even more… to give way to the happiness of the person you love.” – A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
  • “I do love nothing in the world so much as you” – William Shakespeare
  • “Above all things, I believe in love” – Moulin Rouge (one of my favourite films!)
  • “Someone who really loves you sticks with you through all of the ups and downs”
  • “Every Love Story is beautiful but ours is my favourite”
  • “Love is just a word until someone gives it a meaning”

Marriage Proposal?

Between Christmas and Valentine’s Day is the most popular time to get engaged some ideas on ideas on what to write in your Valentine’s Card…

Engagement card

  • “You don’t marry someone you can live with – you marry the person who you cannot live without.” – Unknown

For a bit of fun here are some facts about Valentine’s Day…

25 facts about Valentine’s Day

12 facts about Valentine’s Day

Celebrate around the world…

We hope that this gives you some inspiration but if for whatever reason you won’t be celebrating Valentine’s Day don’t worry there is always Single Awareness Day to celebrate on 15th February 😊

Don’t recycle your Christmas Cards just yet!

recycle your christmas cards - pick n mix cards blogSadly, Christmas is now over for another year but to beat those January Blues we have the answer! Christmas cards can be more than just cards so don’t be in a hurry to put them in the recycling just yet! There are so many designs, shapes and sizes with so much potential to get creative and opportunities to upcycle. We hope that these ideas will be great projects for you to enjoy a bit of me time or do with the kids on those rainy days at weekends or during the holidays.

Gift Tags – My Family’s Tradition

Every year for as long as I can remember my mum has always done this by making our Christmas cards into gift tags for next Christmas. It is such a simple and great way to transform your Christmas cards for another year! Depending on how big or small each card is, you simply cut the whole of the front of the card off from the back making either one large gift tag or cut out one or two shapes to make smaller tags. You can also us some of the card embellishments such as bows, buttons, to give your gift tag a more unique and glamour touch! In our family, the following year we would then write on the back and stick on the parcel with Sellotape but if you want you can also punch a hole and thread some colourful ribbon or string on to stick it to the parcel instead.

This is a great idea of using letters from Martha Stewart adding that personal touch to your presents – Gift tag letters

gift tag resue christmas cards pick n mix cards blog

Works of Art!

This is a great project to start the New Year and brighten or refresh a room by making your Christmas cards into works of art. This can easily be done with any other type of Greetings Cards such as Birthday cards. Why? Behind every card some talented, creative person has spent time and love designing the image that features on your card so why not showcase your favourite! All you need for this simple project is a photo frame.

works of art - reuse christmas card - pick n mix cards blog

The Christmas Card shown in this picture was a Charity Christmas Card we received supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity by The Art Group.

School books and sticky back plastic!

I remember as a child at school using sticky back plastic on my school books to make them last and to make them individual. Why not use your Christmas or Birthday cards to decorate your own notebook covers or let the kids get creative with theirs!

Don’t loose your page!

I know with technology you can read books on Kindles etc but I still love a physical book to read. Using your Christmas cards, you can create simple bookmarks to stop you losing the page! You can simply cut a strip or add more to the bookmark by punching a hole and adding string or ribbon, whatever you prefer.

bookmark recycle chrsitmas cards pick n mix cards blog

Brighten up your fridge!

A fun way for you to brighten up your fridge is to upcycle your Christmas cards into magnets. You will need to buy magnetic tape or backs which are available from most craft shops or eBay! You could even make over some existing magnets or yo give as a present.

fridge magnet recycle christmas cards pick n mix cards

This card for both bookmark and fridge magnet was from National Deaf Children’s Society – Santa’s Morning Routine by Impress Publishing.

Keep Kids Entertained!

Puzzle! I love this idea of transforming Christmas cards into puzzles and such a simple way to keep the kids entertained! Simply cut the front of the card from the back and get creative with your scissors! Hopefully this will then keep the kids entertained so you can enjoy 5 minutes peace.

puzzle reuse christmas cards pick n mix cards blog

Get creative!

Ever thought of creating a collage? It is such a great project to create a new artwork for your house and have fun with all your family. All you need is some glue and scissors and either paper or canvas. Simple create 1 or a series of pictures with your Christmas or Birthday cards and transform them into new artwork for the house or to give as presents.

Do love to be by the seaside!

Nowadays this might be seen by some people as old fashion and traditional, but postcards aren’t just for saying how much you are enjoying the sun while on holiday. I have read many times that people prefer receiving personal handwritten messages compared with text or post on social media. Simply cut the front of the card, write your message and address and add a stamp! A postcard is normally about A6 in size, 148 x 105 mm or 5.8 x 4.1 inches. Otherwise they can be great to leave for your other half or kids with a personal message to cheer them up or to remind them!

postcard reuse birthday cards pick n mix cards blog

This was a Birthday card given to me last year. This card is designed by The Art File from the Natural History range – Ruby Topaz Hummingbird.

Creating Memories 🙂

I have always kept special cards from close family including Christmas cards, Birthday cards and more. I have never really thought about why, but I think it must just be for sentimental reasons more than anything. At the moment they are saved in a bedside drawer but I should probably make or buy a memory box for all my special cards and items. This could be a simple shoebox or go and buy one, but if you are feeling creative make yourself one, adding that personal touch!

Donate to Charity

Here a couple of ideas where you can donate your Christmas cards, but I am sure there are plenty more in the UK

Age UK -Birthday and Christmas Card Project

Community Cards

Alternative…Christmas Card Recycling!

If you don’t fancy upcycling your Christmas cards, Sainsbury’s stores are collecting boxes in branches for you to recycle Christmas cards as well as wrapping paper and defunct fairy lights in connection with FSC UK. However, this was due to end on Monday 8th January 2018 but they were still available in my local store today. Please make sure you remove any embellishments such as bows, jewels, ribbons etc and do not include cards that have glitter.

Thank you for reading…

I hope this gives you some inspiration on great ways to upcycle and recycle your Christmas cards this year. Enjoy and thank you for reading.