Make a card inspired by ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’

Make a card inspired by ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’

Dylan Thomas often wrote about Christmas, talking about it in his letters, and most famously, in his story ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’. He created some beautiful images to help us imagine his childhood Christmases, and we’re using some of these as the inspiration for some special hand-made Christmas cards.

You can use whatever you have at home to make your cards. Either use pre-bought plain cards, or cut and fold some colourful cardboard in the size of your choice.

Find your favourite quote from our downloadable list of suggestions.

Download quotes

Either cut out a quote and stick it on your card, write it out, or read the book and find your own favourite phrases and lines!

Once you have Dylan’s words for inspiration, decorate your card as you wish. You could cut out cats and presents, or create your own Swansea scene with houses running down the hill to the sea. Use coloured paper or card, pencils or paints, add embellishments or keep it simple – it’s up to you! Whatever you choose, you’ll make someone very happy when they receive a lovingly hand-made card.

‘I plunge my hands into the snow and bring out whatever I can find. In goes my hand into that wool-white bell-tongued ball of holidays resting at the rim of the carol-singing sea, and out come Mrs Prothero and the firemen.’

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