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New Christmas card designs 2017

The new cards are arriving tomorrow, after some delay at the printers. There are now fifty designs available in the Northumberland Winter Christmas card range, covering Hadrian’s Wall, the North and South Tyne valleys, Cheviot Hills, Simonside Hills, the Northumberland Coast and castle – Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh, Alnwick – the ever popular red squirrel, Northumberland National Park, Kielder, Hexham, and Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. This image shows a lone ash tree on the fells near Bellingham on a snowy winter evening.

New Christmas cards of Northumberland

There are some new designs available this year, which have just been sent to the printers, and will be on sale sometime next week. Climate change seems to be causing much milder winters, so winter photography with snow and frost is now something of a rarity, even in Northumberland. So the new cards are from images made during the two cold winters of 2009-2011. This view shows the River Coquet from the bridge at Hepple, looking towards the Simonside Hills in the Northumberland National Park on a very cold morning with a temperature of about minus 15 degrees C.

Northumberland prints

Photographic print on Epson Ultrasmooth Fine Art paper, with Epson Ultrachrome K3 archival ink. This technology has become the standard for the most discerning professional photographers who seek the highest image quality combined with the best archival print permanence. The dimensions refer to the paper size which is A3+ (or Super A3), 329 x 483 mm, (13 x 19 inches). The photographs are printed a little smaller than the paper size so that there is a white border around the image, and are signed in pencil on the paper border. Other sizes are available on request, as are prints on canvas – please email for prices. Prints are despatched in a rigid cardboard tube for full protection in transit.

Dove Crag, Simonside Hills, Northumberland National Park, near Rothbury.

Northumberland greeting cards

Greeting cards for everyday use, depicting Northumberland through the seasons of the year, are available from shops across the region, and also from this website. The images include many of the popular landmarks across Northumberland, such as Bamburgh Castle, Dunstanburgh Castle, Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Farne Islands, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland National Park, Cheviot Hills, Simonside Hills, Hadrian’s Wall, Sycamore Gap, Housesteads Crags, Crag Lough, Caw Gap, Milecastle 39, Hexham, Kielder, Hareshaw Linn, North Tyne valley, and wildlife such as puffins and red squirrels.

Single greeting card with envelope, cellophane wrapped,  210 x 148mm, blank inside for your own message.

North Sea surf  pounds the beach at Embleton Bay, below the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. This is the largest castle in Northumberland, dating from the early fourteenth century.

The land of far horizons: greeting cards

Greeting cards for everyday use, depicting Northumberland through the seasons of the year, are available from shops across the region, and also from this website. The images include many of the popular landmarks across Northumberland, such as Bamburgh Castle, Dunstanburgh Castle, Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Farne Islands, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland National Park, Cheviot Hills, Simonside Hills, Hadrian’s Wall, Sycamore Gap, Housesteads Crags, Crag Lough, Caw Gap, Milecastle 39, Hexham, Kielder, Hareshaw Linn, North Tyne valley, and wildlife such as puffins and red squirrels. The cards are supplied with a mailing envelope, in a protective cellophane sleeve, and are A5 size (148 x 210mm), blank inside for your own greeting.

Hadrian’s Wall was the most heavily fortified border in the Roman Empire, and dates from AD 122, during the rule of the emperor Hadrian. It was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. The best preserved remains of the wall are situated along a conspicuous geological feature known as the Whin Sill, a tabular layer of  igneous dolerite rock in the north east of England. Housesteads Crags, close to the famous Housesteads Roman Fort, look spectacular on a fine winter’s day with snow lying.

 

Northumberland greeting cards

Greeting cards for everyday use, depicting Northumberland through the seasons of the year, are available from shops across the region, and also from this website. The images include many of the popular landmarks across Northumberland, such as Bamburgh Castle, Dunstanburgh Castle, Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Farne Islands, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland National Park, Cheviot Hills, Simonside Hills, Hadrian’s Wall, Sycamore Gap, Housesteads Crags, Crag Lough, Caw Gap, Milecastle 39, Hexham, Kielder, Hareshaw Linn, North Tyne valley, and wildlife such as puffins and red squirrels. The cards are supplied with a mailing envelope, in a protective cellophane sleeve, and are A5 size (148 x 210mm), blank inside for your own greeting.

Alnwick Castle is often regarded as the best medieval castle in northern England. It dates from the 11th century and has been the seat of the Percy family and the Dukes of Northumberland, for 700 years. Swans are often seen in the River Aln, flowing from the Cheviot Hills to the North Sea.

 

 

Seasons of Northumberland calendar 2017

There are still a few calendars in stock and more than eleven moths of 2017 remaining. This calendar is the ideal size for mailing to friends and family. The size is a 23 x23 cm, so it fits within the 25 cm width dimension for the Royal Mail’s  ‘large letter’ rate, and is therefore is very economical to send by post.  There is a full page date grid and a full page image for each month of the year. For 2017, the images include the Northumberland National Park, North Tyne valley, Simonside Hills, Hadrian’s Wall, Bamburgh Castle, Breamish valley, Alnwick Castle, and Rumbling Kern. The calendar is available at many retail outlets across the north east of England, and can be ordered online from this website.

Northumberland : the land of far horizons greeting cards

Greeting cards for everyday use, depicting Northumberland through the seasons of the year, are available from shops across the region, and also from this website. The images include many of the popular landmarks across Northumberland, such as Bamburgh Castle, Dunstanburgh Castle, Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Farne Islands, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland National Park, Cheviot Hills, Simonside Hills, Hadrian’s Wall, Sycamore Gap, Housesteads Crags, Crag Lough, Caw Gap, Milecastle 39, Hexham, Kielder, Hareshaw Linn, North Tyne valley, and wildlife such as puffins and red squirrels. The cards are supplied with a mailing envelope, in a protective cellophane sleeve, and are A5 size (148 x 210mm), blank inside for your own greeting.

The Cheviot (815m), an ancient extinct volcano, is the highest point in the Cheviot Hills and the wild moors and uplands of Northumberland, which continue northwards across the Scottish border. The huge sweeping skies and far horizons, so typical of the Northumberland hills, can be well seen in this view from Battle Hill near Elsdon.

 

 

Seasons of Northumberland

There are still some Seasons of Northumberland 2017 calendars available.  For 2017, the images include the Northumberland National Park, North Tyne valley, Simonside Hills, Hadrian’s Wall, Bamburgh Castle, Breamish valley, Alnwick Castle, and Rumbling Kern. The calendar is available at many retail outlets across the north east of England, and can be ordered online from this website. There is a full page date grid and a full page image for each month of the year.

Northumberland calendar

Don’t forget to order your Seasons of Northumberland 2017 calendar while stocks last. The compact 23 x 23 cms size makes it very economical to post to friends and family for Christmas.
This calendar is the ideal size for mailing to friends and family as it fits within the 25 cm width dimension for the Royal Mail’s ‘large letter’ rate. There is a full page date grid and a full page image for each month of the year. For 2017, the images include the Northumberland National Park, North Tyne valley, Simonside Hills, Hadrian’s Wall, Bamburgh Castle, Breamish valley, Alnwick Castle, and Rumbling Kern. The calendar is available at many retail outlets across the north east of England, and can be ordered online from this website.