Limerick public asked for Christmas card designs

Nick Rabbitts


Nick Rabbitts

Members of the public are being invited to design their own Christmas cards at the Limerick Craft Hub
HAVE you ever dreamed of having your own special Christmas card printed and made widely available?

HAVE you ever dreamed of having your own special Christmas card printed and made widely available?

If so, a competition being run by the Limerick Craft Hub could be for you.

The hub, based in Lower Cecil Street, is running a unique competition this Christmas.

They are asking local artists and crafters to design their own special card, reflecting Christmas in Limerick.

And the winner will have their design printed, and sold as a Christmas card in the Craft Hub.

Not only that, they will get a hamper full of artisan foods just in time for the festive season.

Clare Jordan, who manages the Craft Hub, which exists to provide local creatives to put their work on display, said she is looking forward to see what local folk have to offer.

“The hub is here to encourage the public to engage in craft as much as to appreciate the work our local artisan and crafts people make. People can come and see the craft being made, as much as getting crafty themselves. This lends itself to people designing Christmas cards and bringing them in to us,” she said.

Clare said the cards should provide a flavour of how Christmas is celebrated in Limerick.

“It’s about making the opportunity for people to be creative, and reflect on their thoughts of Christmas in Limerick,” she added/

The cards should be printable on A5 material, and a limited run will be printed by the Limerick Printmakers.

Cards can be painted, printed, based on photography or multi-media.

They can be dropped into the Limerick Craft Hub at 9 Lower Cecil Street, where all cards will be on show in the window of the unit.

The competition is open to all ages - just write your name and contact info and stick it to the back of your card, and age if you are under 18.

The contest is open to people of all ages.

For more information, telephone 061-315668, or visit the Limerick Craft Hub on Facebook.

Meanwhile, next Tuesday, December 9, people from across Limerick will have a chance to come and taste some of the artisan food the Craft Hub creates.

Tasty Tuesday kicks off at 11am.