Halloween has been and gone and that can only mean one thing - Christmas is fast approaching. HP are getting into the swing of things and have teamed up with NCH, the Children's charity, to create a huge national Festive Card that will be delivered to Her Majesty, the Queen on December 15th.

HP is calling on the general public to submit the digital photos that best represent their vision of the family's festive spirit by sending in photos and messages of family, friends or classic symbols of this time of year.

These images can be sent to HP by visiting


. HP along with the NCH will then choose 500 of the most colourful and creative images and messages to create a life-sized 350 x 250cm card.

The 8 foot card will feature seasonal images donated by the British public together with their personal festive messages to Her Majesty. For every picture and message donated, HP will donate £1 to the NCH's Keeping Families Together Project.

According to HP A national poll today shows that 84% of Brits are more likely to cherish a home made or a personalised card this Christmas.

While numbers of cards sent has steadily grown year on year, with over 2 billion cards sent last year alone, the messages contained and types of cards sent has changed dramatically. The vast majority of those polled believed that the best cards tended to be those that included personalised messages with warm colouring as oppose to the mass produced high street cards.