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It’s an age old question that’s left Children all over the UK wondering Just how will Santa Claus get into their house this Christmas if they don’t have a chimney?

With only 39 days until christmas rumours are emerging. It’s been said by some that Santa Claus uses magic to make himself teleport from outside to inside for houses that don’t have a chimney. Some believe that he uses this magic to make his sleigh and reindeer shrink, so small that they can, if needed, fit through the letterbox or any other tiny opening.


Of the 7.9 million families with children in the UK (Office For National Statistics) you too may wondering…

Just how exactly Father Christmas will be able to get into your home to deliver your presents?

To find out we went straight to our source in the North Pole and got the inside scoop:

“Don’t believe everything you read.  Sure, Santa Claus uses magic get into homes without a chimney” said one Elf who wished to remain anonymous “But seriously are you kidding me – of course he doesn’t teleport or shrink himself”

“He gets in the same way that anyone else would. He uses a key. But not just any old key, a key that has been left out on Christmas Eve by a Child. Most importantly: A Child who believes. And it is that child’s belief that creates the magic within the key”


“A magic key hung on a door on Christmas Eve night is your sign to Santa that your household believes”

So, there you have it folks. The answer to the age old question ‘HOW DOES FATHER CHRISTMAS GET INTO A HOUSE WITHOUT A CHIMNEY?’

The answer is simple… with magic…a Child’s belief… and a little help from a key!

Be sure to leave your magic santa’s key on your door at night as a sign to Santa that your house believes.

Children's christmas card - Santa Claus magic key

Santa's key


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Giving money as a gift idea

Personally I LOVE getting dosh for a present. Whether it’s Birthday’s or Christmas presents, cash is always the best gift.

I have a list of beautiful (translate: expensive) things on a Pinterest board that I’d have had to have been a REALLY good girl to get as a present. Cash is the perfect gift because I can add towards buying something really amazing that I’ve been saving up for or wanted for ages.

BUT when it comes to giving gifts, I’m never sure whether the receiver feels the same way as me at receiving money. Is it thought of as lazy, un-thoughtful? Like you couldn’t be arsed, or left it till last-minute so just stuffed some cash into a card. I couldn’t disagree more, giving money is the most thoughtful gift I can give to you. If I’ve not found anything after my excessive online window shopping that I think you would want. If there’s nothing good enough for me to part with my money, that’s good enough to give to you. If I’ve not got a clue what to get you even though I’ve been waiting for hints over the past months each time we meet up. If I think you’re worth more than a last minute dash to get you something from the toiletries isle on my supermarket big shop (talc, shower gel, body cream). I want my birthday (girl/boy) or Christmas giftee to be able to treat themselves to something that they’ve had their eye on for ages but held off buying because it may have felt too indulgent, excessive or whatever (a Clarins hand lotion, Dior lipstick, a Mulberry purse or to put towards their travelling fund to Bali).

Christmas present gift ideas for people who are hard to buy for

Christmas cash money card

If I give you money it’s because I want to spoil you. And it doesn’t have to be a lot of money, but with any amount of money gifted – it’s the thought that counts – far more than a Boots 3 for 2 that I’ve had in the cupboard since last years January sales.

And the thought is in the detail. If I give money as a present, it’s going to be given in a sweet little glassine minilope, on a beautiful card that’s environmentally responsible and packaged in a rustic little brown envie or box tied with jute. Because I have thought about you, I do care and I want you to treat yourself to something you’ve always wanted.

Don’t buy talc. Be thoughtful – give the gift of money for Christmas or Birthdays with our sweet little hashtag cards.


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It’s beginning to look { a little } like Christmas on our website!


Personalised Christmas cards handmade in the uk

Unique personalised christmas cards. Available to personalise.

The new Christmas shop is open with personalised cards, stylish Christmas gifts and unique Christmas baubles & decs for the tree. Ho Ho Hooray!

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Roll up roll up, our Christmas card department has gone live today on our website.

Vintage Christmas cards

Shop online here for something a little bit different this Christmas. Our new range of eco friendly christmas cards are made on 100% recycled brown card with recycled envelopes & bio-degradable cello wraps in cool silhouette prints & typography. Printed using our fab wax inks

Rustic recycled Christmas cards

Most cards can be ordered as a single card or available as packs.

Personalised Christmas Car

Visit the Xmas card collection here

With a very special magical children’s christmas card section underway and launching from next week. Stay tuned for updates.

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Have you visited our little pop up shop at Spinningfields, Manchester? It’s a pretty little place when it goes dark and the fairy lights come on.

We are open until 6pm Monday to Friday and also on Saturday & Sunday 11-5. It’s flown by since our opening day and because it’s a Christmas shop, we will only be there until 22nd December 2011. Come ‘pop in’ and say hi


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New in store: hand made Christmas cards available to personalise if you like. You’ll spot a few old favourites as well as 3 or 4 new designs…

Now available in packs too! Visit Made With Love to order your Christmas cards today

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The last date to order your Christmas cards is Friday 17th December before 1.00pm. Orders received after this time will not be sent until we re-open on Monday 4th January 2011.

For years I have to admit to not really striking a great work/life balance. It has always been more of a work/work balance with life fitting in somewhere in between and friends and family have all had to ‘make do’ with this arrangement. 

Made With Love needed me to work all hours god sent to get it to the point it is at now and for the future, Made With Love has some grand plans.  But after building up a succesful business to the level it’s at today, I want to make sure that I stay committed to the goal. To do this I need time off to re-charge & more importantly spend time with the people who have gone without me for the last few years.

In 2010 we closed the website for a summer break. It was a little hectic and customers had to place their orders before we closed or wait until we re-opened again. When I came back, the website hadn’t self destructed, the studio hadn’t exploded, the business was still intact and you lovely people were all still here waiting to place your orders. Mostly I was feeling super re-charged and full of beans which has seen Made With Love achieve even bigger climbs as a result.

This major learning curve of learning to leave my baby. Letting everything I’ve worked for over the last 7 years just hang around and wait for me (for a change) this summer has taught me that although I’d make a really great machine, I am not a machine & that it’s ok to take a break. Even machines need breaks!

So that’s what we’re going to do. After the Christmas rush is over and Christmas cards have all been ordered & sent we will close on Friday 17th December 2010 & re-open on Monday 4th January 2011. Last posting dates from Royal Mail for First Class is the 21st Dec so you will still have a little time to send your cards once you receive them from us after the 17th.

Please bear in mind that Royal Mail are experiencing delays after the recent weather and fresh snow is forecast for the end of this week too. Please allow Royal Mail time to deliver. First Class can normally take 3 working days (although most does arrive next working day), we suggest you allow 3-5 working days for post to get through as there may not be snow in your area but your little Made With Love package may have travelled a long way to get to you and will be behind a back log of mail at your local sorting office if you’ve had bad weather.

Click to order your Christmas cards before 17th Dec.

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