Carters Christmas Gift Guide

3 November, 2020

Ideas and inspiration for thoughtful presents

Thoughtful gifting can go a long way. A meaningful present shows someone how much they mean to you and you can chose to support a small family-run business. 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone and the power of a gift can go a long way. We hope you enjoy this gift guide and that it gives you inspiration this festive season.

Creative Online Courses

It has become more and more popular to give experiences as presents. It could be tricky to find an experience that complies with government restrictions so the gift of an online course would be perfect this year. A fun activity that can be enjoyed from home.

Signwriter Joby Carter has been teaching online signwriting and fairground art courses since the beginning of lockdown. He offers insider knowledge and expert tips that have been passed down through generations of signwriters since the Victorian times. If you have no previous experience, we recommend beginning with Learn About Letters and working your way up from there. The next courses start in January.

Books on all things vintage and fairground

We all know someone who loves a good book for Christmas. Books are the perfect size to send in the post to those people you might not see this year. From history books on vintage fairground rides and slot machines, to beautiful photography books of the fair, we’ve got something for everyone – and from just £4.50! Fairground enthusiasts may enjoy the Collectors’ Edition of 6 books for just £20.
Exclusive new release: Pre-order Joby Carter’s Signwriting: Tips, Tricks and Inspiration with a foreword from Sir Peter Blake. This entertaining and immersive guide to the world of signwriting and fairground art is filled with information on how to draw and paint great letters, accompanied by over 370 inspirational full-colour photographs. Whether you know someone who just loves letters, or someone who has a professional interest in the craft, this book promises to be a fantastic gift this Christmas. Pre-orders will be dispatched between November 10th and 17th.

Professional signwriters’ paint supplies

If you know someone who has enjoyed our online courses or someone who is signed up to our January courses, you could kit them out with the authentic beginner-signwriter set.

Although our courses can be enjoyed with just a pencil and a ruler, many of our students have gone on to paint their own signs. This is why we offer everything you need to get started, from pre-prepared boards to paint brushes and mahl sticks, it’s all available on our online shop.

Original vintage and retro-style posters

We’re all spending a lot more time at home than we’re used to, so it’s more important than ever to make home beautiful. We’ve got posters to suit every taste, from original collectable Carters Steam Fair posters, to traditional fairground and lettering inspired prints – all perfect for jazzing up your Zoom background!

Limited edition tote bags

Do you know someone who loves fairgrounds? Give them the chance to show their love to the world with our limited edition tote bags. There is no better way to pop to your local corner shop than with this reusable bag. Available while stocks last.

Unique hand-painted artwork

There is nothing more special than a completely unique hand-painted piece of art. Show that special someone just how much they mean to you with one of our original signs, all hand-decorated by leading fairground artists Joby Carter and his mother Anna Carter. They make lovely additions to the home or studio. Browse the artwork for sale here, or commission a personalised sign here.

Carters Christmas Bundle

Can’t chose? Get a bit of everything with our limited edition Christmas Bundle which includes a ‘Loads of Fun’ tote bag, the Collectors’ Edition Book Set (of 6 books), the A3 Pictorial Poster Set (of 5 posters) and a Carters Victorian-style Showbill. There are just 35 of these bundles available so grab your’s while you can. Individually, all this is worth over £80 but we are offering the gift sets at just £35 each. An unmissable offer and a fantastic Christmas present.

We hope you were inspired by this gift guide and it has helped you find the perfect present for someone special. Thank you for your support, we hope you enjoy the festive season this year and we look forward to seeing you on the fairground as soon as we can.

All the best from,

Joby, Georgina and all the Carters Family

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