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Seventh Day of ubu Christmas: Our Homemade Christmas Card Competition

Today we are celebrating Christmas with a competition for best homemade card. The idea of making or printing Christmas cards started in Britain a long time ago, actually in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole who interestingly also help set up the Post Office. It didn’t take long for both of his ideas to become popular. We are pretty sure that Sir Henry never delivered any Christmas cards that were nearly as good as the ones we’ve seen made by the people we serve.


We had pictures of Christmas cards that everyone has been making from almost all the areas that ubu serves and enables people. We were of course impressed by the quality and standard of the entries for the competition, but most of all that people we serve had come together to enjoy being creative together. The video below is a gallery showcase of the entries we had for our Homemade Christmas Competition.


Andrew from Wigan is enabled by ubu and lives in a house with three other friends. “I have always enjoyed doing arts and crafts and making things” says Andrew. I was really happy to have a chance to have a go at the Christmas card competition.” The four friends got together for a card making session in their home, it was an excellent opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit and share the fun of creating something special.

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