While Christmas may be some time away, it is already on my calendar to get our local Christmas cards sorted. To make sure you have time to print and stuff the cards, we are releasing this years template this week.
Many Liberal Democrats send Christmas cards to every house in their ward. These are a good opportunity to remind people that you are there all year round, without a heavy political message.
People usually add these cards to the rest they receive and so unlike Focus leaflets, they tend to be held on to for quite some time.
Many parties also choose to add an insert to the cards, usually in the form of a letter from the future local candidate or prominent campaigner. In the context of a Christmas card, it’s best to keep the content light and personal – no ‘hard’ politics, but a word about how you will be celebrating and your thanks and best wishes to those who work hard in our local community.
- This is a good opportunity to remind people of the contact details for your local Liberal Democrat team.
- These cards do not need to be addressed but should be stuffed into envelopes so they arrive like other cards they receive.
- Christmas Cards can be printed on a Risograph, but they are much more likely to be kept if you can afford to have them professionally printed in colour, the cost has come down dramatically in the last few years
Bulk Buy Deal
Christmas Card bulk buy deal 2016
In partnership with Election Workshop, we are offering a programme of bulk buys. This is the first of those.
18th October for return by 29th October
OR 18th November for return by 28th November.
Our Christmas Card offer is for A5 300gsm silk printed in full colour on both sides folded to A6.
|Print run||Price||Print run||Price|
|1,000||£99 was £160||10,000||£345|
|2,000||£149||20,000||£585 was £695|
|2,500||£160 was £210||25,000||£695|
|6,250||£235||40,000||£950 was £1,150|
Post and packing is £10 per box (around 2,500 cards). Above 10,000 cards we will delivery by pallet for £50 up to 50,000 cards per pallet.
We are able to offer these negotiated prices because we will group together a large number of jobs print them together and pass on the saving. So you must meet the deadlines to secure these prices.
Christmas Card letters
Many local parties include a handwritten note in their cards. These are usually double sided A5 and printed on a Risograph printer (rather than professional print). We are also offering these at a specially reduced rate for the bulk buy.
|Paper colour||Price per thousand|
|White||£8.50 was £9.50|
|Blue/cream||£10 was £13|
|Delivery||Will usually be delivered with the envelopes for no additional charge. Orders without envelopes or not on a pallet will mean a per box charge of £10 per 10,000.|
We are also offering envelopes for the Christmas Cards.
|Price ex. VAT||Price inc. VAT||Specification|
|White||£9.50||£11.40||C6 (114x162mm) White gummed wallet 80gsm|
|Blue||£12.50||£15.00||C6 (114x162mm) Blue wash gummed wallet 90gsm|
|Cream||£12.50||£15.00||C6 (114x162mm) Blue wash gummed wallet 90gsm|
|Delivery||£10 plus £1 per box|
Place your order and pay online at www.electionworkshop.co.uk/christmas_cards_product. The order form will be live from Monday 10th October. You can pay by credit or debit card. BACS and cheques are welcome too if received within a week of the order.
When you submit your artwork it should be a high-resolution PDF and have a 3mm bleed (we are available to give advice on this). Upload your artwork go to www.electionworkshop.co.uk/upload or email it to us.
If you have four or more wards (especially if they have similar print runs) then we should be able to beat these prices, please email Charles at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07904 371 320.
Please note that Christmas Cards and Envelopes from any supplier are liable to VAT at 20%. The letters are not liable to VAT.