LMC Christmas

Christmas is a time for family, friends… and an occasional dose of satire

We’re famous for our Christmas cards. Sometimes bonkers, sometimes serious, sometimes satirical and often involving some sort of paper engineering. We invest a lot of time and love in creating something special and poignant to send to our clients, partners and friends each year.

They’re our annual opportunity to express our creative bent, and often poke fun at our industry – in a loving way, of course.

We’ve created a ‘card’ every single year since 2007. Now you can view them all in the gallery below.

2021 Happy Construction Families

“What a treat – and you have no idea what you have managed to achieve. We played Happy Families last night with my daughter who has gone all woke at university, who was really impressed with the variety of families on display and now thinks that her Dad’s industry may not be completely beyond the pale…”

Best testimonial ever for this year’s Christmas ‘card’!

This is everything we wanted to create – a little card game that could bring families together this holidays, and maybe discover and discuss some of the less well-known roles in construction.

Say hello to a diverse range of professionals and trades… from Mr Guy Ding, the architect, to Mrs Ima Cosy, the Passivhaus consultant….

Can you complete the families and win the game?



2020 Festive Bauble

2 metres: That which keeps us apart, will bring us together

After a roller-coaster year, why not have some fun making our festive bauble? It’s a tricky bit of paper engineering, but we had a lot of fun trying.

The seven strips of paper that make this bauble can be laid end-to-end to create a 2 metre device to keep people at a safe distance, or follow the instructions sheet to make a festive bauble that brings people together – the choice is yours. Just be sure to share a picture of your creation!

Share your picture and tag us on social media. For every picture received, we will make a donation to the Construction Youth Trust.

Download your instructions Download your bauble kit

2019 The Stellar Prize

In the 50th anniversary year of the first lunar landing, we’re taking Modern Methods of Construction to the moon. The challenge? To design and build a recycled, festive moonbase for a new off-world colony.

Fancy making your own? Download the moonscape backdrop below, print it and get building!

Download your moonscape

2018 Built Environment News

Our attempt to do what journalists do – a magazine full of industry news. But can you tell what’s fake news and what’s real news?

2017 A Place for Peace

No satire this year. Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy and a year full of threats of warfare, we decided to send a simple message of peace.

2016 Brexit Protection Equipment

Not PPE, but BPE. A catalogue for builders, with all the kit required to keep them safe from Brexit.

2015 May the Force Be With You

In the face of a construction industry skills crisis, this card gave everyone the chance to build the perfect workforce (with fridge magnets).

2014 The LMC Christmas Manifesto

In the run up to the 2015 election, we published our manifesto – packed full of Christmas-friendly policies for the construction industry.

2013 BIM (Baby in a Manger)

A real BIM object that Revit users could download, suitable for any stable environment. With help from BIM Object.

2012 Self Build Homes

Doing our bit to Get Britain Building, we provided a generous land allocation of 247 square centimetres on which to build your very own housing development.

2011 The Golden Rule

Remember the Green Deal and its Golden Rule? This was a Green Deal approved measure.

2010 The Ration Book

The year of austerity. A carefully rationed package of silliness and satire, including frugal recipes for the construction industry and a pointedly political carol.

2009 The Christmas Story via Twitter

“Yay, it’s a boy! Pls RT” – If Twitter had been around when the baby Jesus was born, this is how we think the news might have travelled. *thumbs up emoji*

2008 Approved Document X

The official guidance for new building regulations on festive structural amendments, including the Code for Sustainable Christmases.

2007 Zero-Carbon Stable

A build-your-own eco stable. Built with sustainable materials and renewable technologies, it sets the new low-carbon standard for birthplaces.