A Christmas Card Surprise

Who remembers the blizzard that hit the UK at the beginning of the year? I do, purely because I got stuck in it whilst out taking photographs. You may wonder what relevance this has on this post. Well, Mum loved one of the photographs I took on that day so much she surprised me and turned it into Christmas cards!

This post will be all about those Christmas cards, as we added glitter to give the snow that little extra festive touch. Enjoy! (If you’re a family member and you’ve yet to receive a card from us, look away now!)

Making your own Christmas cards is so simple and so effective. Mum ordered the cards, added some text inside and on the back and we bought some glue and glitter and added the final touches. All we did was add little glue blobs, added glitter and it makes the card sparkle and I think the cards look really good!


Here are some photographs of us adding the final touches to the Christmas cards:

First we added drops of glue to different parts of the card. We tried to make them different sizes so the glittered areas were different sizes too, like snowflakes.


Then we shook glitter over the card and the glue, tapping the excess off.


The finished product:

We were really chuffed with the final product and can’t wait for our family and friends to receive their cards in the post. It feels very special to have my photograph used for something like this and for my name to be on the back of the cards too!

The back of the cards read: ‘Snowstorm on Primrose Hill. Photograph by Imogen Marshall.’ How cool is that?

All photography featured in this blog post is my own.


  1. Wow, these cards look so professional! You took such an amazing photo! I didn’t get a chance to make any Christmas cards this year which I’m quite sad about. Next year I’ll start on them early!

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      Thank you so much, that’s so kind! Definitely start early next year, such a lovely thing to do and so personal. x

  2. These cards are beautiful and your photos are gorgeous! I remember the snow that hit earlier this year, it got so bad here, it was beautiful though!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      Thank you so much! It was absolutely beautiful, if only it could have come a few months earlier when it felt more Christmassy / wintery! xx

  3. These cards are super cute, and I love the fact they’re personal to your family! ♥︎

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      Thank you so much! x

  4. Aw that’s such a good diy idea and resourceful on recycling the pictures into Christmas cards 😁

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      Thank you x

  5. What an awesome idea 💕
    So personal and thoughtful

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      Thanks so much! x

  6. Macey Gloria says:

    This is such a wonderful idea; I might have to try doing something similar myself next year… 😉 The glitter adds such a nice touch! Merry Christmas xx


    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      Thank you so much, you definitely should! Hope you had a lovely Christmas! xx

  7. Oh my, these are lovely! Such a great idea, they look like a professional card. I love how you’ve created the snowflakes, such a creative idea.

    Gemma | https://anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com/

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      Thank you so much! x

  8. They are beautiful!

    1. Imogen Chloe says:

      Thank you! x

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  10. […] I think if I had to pick a favourite it would have to be my ‘Postbox In The Snow’ photograph. This was taken during the ‘Beast from the East’ last year and although I got incredibly lost in the snow that day, the end photographs were definitely worth it! You may remember the Christmas cards I had made last year from another photograph from that day, you can read that post here! […]

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