Hello and Welcome!
Yes that’s right, the title of this post does include the word Christmas. Yes, it is only October. No, I will not apologise.
I’m one of those people who love Christmas a little too much. I still wake up at the crack of dawn on Christmas day (okay, I have to set an alarm now because my old body does not want to get up) and wake everyone else up to get Christmas started. I have a few Christmas posts planned on my blog but I was recently sent some illustrations from The Cheryl Co. and I want to share the Christmas cards a little early.
For those of you who don’t know, The Cheryl Co. is a brand created by a lovely blogged called Cheryl Wong. I’ve been following Cheryl for a little while and saw her tweet asking for some bloggers to receive some pieces from her brand (for free) in exchange for a review. Not going to lie, I almost squeeled when I saw the tweet, and emailed her the next day. I was fortunate enough to be chosen by Cheryl and she asked me to pick some pieces from her website. Being the awkward person that I was, I asked for some prints that weren’t available yet on her website (but lucky for you, they’re available now).
I chose the following:
- ‘Rude-olph’ Christmas Card – £4.00
- ‘Dachshund Through The Snow’ Christmas Card – £4.00
- ‘4 Perfume Bottles’ A4 Print – £8.00
I’ve put the prices there so you know the value of each piece as you’re reading through the review, but I did personally receive these items for free. Whilst I did, this will not effect my review of the prints.
I’m going to start with a quick bit of information about who The Cheryl Co. is, before moving onto my thoughts on each item.
Who is The Cheryl Co.?
On the website. it has the following ‘about me’ section:
‘Hello! I’m Cheryl and I’m the founder of The Cheryl Co. (I spent ages trying to pick a name but everything else is taken). I’ve started illustrating when I was pursuing my postgrad studies and needed something to help me relax and doodling actually worked a load! I was inspired by the people I love, the places I visited and so much more and I hope that with a piece of my work, you will not only see, but feel the same kind of way these works bring me.’
The website sells a variety of prints in different collections including: Cities (currently illustrations of buildings in Manchester), Seasonal (spanning Christmas and Halloween), TV (including various different series’ and films), Christmas, and Dame (which includes illustrations of gin bottles, perfume bottles, and plants). You can also request personalised colour portraits which cost £10.00 for an A4 print.
The illustrations are available in the following sizes:
- 5 x 5 = £4.00
- 5 x 7 = £4.00
- A6 = £4.00
- A4 = £8.00
Shipping to the UK is £2.00 for orders under £25.00 and free over £25.00. She also ships internationally.
Of course I’ve already mentioned that Cheryl is a blogger. She is based in Manchester and blogs about beauty, lifestyle, and travel (as well as anything else that she fancies). You can check out her blog here, as well as her Instagram, and Twitter.
The Christmas Cards
I LOVE a good pun so I absolutely had to pick these cards and I’ll be giving them to my family who I know will enjoy them.
The quality of the prints are fantastic, especially the handwriting part on the dachshund card, it doesn’t look like a print it looks like the original. I love the style of her illustrations and the composition of these cards. Plus I love animals so that’s a bonus. I like to try to give some more unique cards sometimes as it can get a bit boring to give the same old Christmas cards each year. I think these are perfect and I know the family members that I have planned to give these to will enjoy them.
There are a few other pun Christmas cards such as: ‘Merry Pugging Christmas’ (with an illustration of a pug), ‘I am Your Father Christmas’ (with an illustration of Darth Vader with a santa hat on), and one called ‘Seasons Greatings’ that has illustrations of different seasonings with salt saying hello. As well as this she has a Home Alone themed card, and two more traditional (but still cool) Merry Christmas cards.
‘4 Perfume Bottles’ A4 Print – £8.00
I was extremely excited to get this print but I have to say it was a tough choice between this and an illustration of some succulents. I adore plants and have many in my room (including succulents), but I thought this would go with my room theme (and blog theme) more, so chose this one – plus who doesn’t love a good perfume.
Again the quality of this print is amazing and I really love the style that the perfume bottles in drawn in. If I had to have any negative comment it would be that the card was slightly damaged when I got it out of the envelope (see the top edge). This is only minor though and would be fine once it’s in a frame.
Overall, I think the prints from The Cheryl Co. are amazing and definitely worth picking up. Whether you’re looking for a card for an occasion, or a print for either yourself or someone else, I’d definitely check out the brand website. I think the prints would make fantastic gifts if you framed them and wrapped them up – I know I’d be happy to get some of the prints (especially the succulent one). You don’t even have to get the full A4 print, you could get a smaller one and frame that for some different, and interesting, sizing. The pricing of these prints is more than fair and I can’t wait to see what else Cheryl comes out with.
Please be sure to support Cheryl and fully explore her website (and social media). She has a fair amount of prints which you can check out here.
So this brings us to the end of this post on The Cheryl Co. I’m very thankful that Cheryl chose to send me these prints, I genuinely love them and I feel lucky to have received them. If you enjoyed this review then please give it a like and leave a comment below letting me know which of these is your favourite. Also please follow my blog if you aren’t already, you can do so via a WordPress account, or email.
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