RESOURCES: Christmas card templates 2017

It’s that time again… It may seem a long way away but Christmas cards need to be on your priority list over the next few weeks. We are releasing this year’s template this week to ensure you have time to print and stuff them.

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.

It is best practice for local parties to insert a personal letter usually 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.

Christmas cards should be stuffed into blank envelopes, it is not unusual at this time of year for an unaddressed card to come through your door from a neighbour. So this will not seem strange to people.

To make the most out of your Christmas card delivery it is normal to have yours printed professionally in full colour, whilst getting your letter printed on a Riso so it can be written later on, closer to the festive season.

It’s often better to choose a localised photo for extra interest. There are two common ways of doing this: use a local photo from a photographer (see this example from Hazel Grove Constituency) or by doing a local school competition to draw the front of your card (see this great old guide from LDHQ).




Christmas Card bulk buy deal 2017

In partnership with Election Workshop, we are offering a programme of bulk buys. This is the first of those.


Bulk order deadlines:

  • Monday 16 October for return by Thursday 26 October; or
  • Monday 6 November for return by Thursday 16 November

If you cannot make either of these deadlines, email for an alternative quote.


Christmas cards

Our Christmas card offer is for A5 300gsm silk printed in full colour on both sides folded to A6.


Print run / price:

  • 1,000 / £99 was £160
  • 1,250 / £115
  • 2,000 / £149
  • 2,500 / £160 was £210
  • 5,000 / £199
  • 6,000 / £220
  • 6,250 / £235
  • 7,000 / £249
  • 7,500 / £265
  • 10,000 / £345
  • 15,000 / £470
  • 20,000 / £585 was £695
  • 25,000 / £695
  • 30,000 / £795
  • 35,000 / £880
  • 40,000 / £950 was £1,150
  • 45,000 / £1,030
  • 50,000 / £1,110

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 print jobs and pass on the saving. So you must meet the deadlines to secure these prices.

To place your order, email:


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. ALDC have examples (above) in the File Library and a template, but feel free to email if you need any help.

Paper colour / price per thousand:

  • White / £8.50 was £9.50
  • Blue or cream / £10 was £13

These 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.

To place your order, email:


Christmas card envelopes

Price excl. 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.

To place your order, email:


Sign up

Place your order by contacting Election Workshop ( 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) just give us a call. To upload your artwork go to 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 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.

Lorna Dupré says

(1) Are the quoted prices for the cards exclusive of VAT (ie do we need to add 20 per cent to the above)?

(2) Are the prices for single versions? eg if I wanted four different versions of 5,000 would I need to pay £199*4=£796 rather than £585?

(3) The PDF file of the cards is over 110Mb and takes an age to download!

Thank you.

Lorna Dupré
NE Cambridgeshire

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