There is nothing more satisfying than hearing a customer say “this card is just right”. The personal touch involved in choosing and sending a card is always appreciated, whatever the occasion. By sourcing cards from over a dozen companies, and continually updating our selection, we aim to give our customers an extensive variety of themes and designs to choose from. Our aim is to offer affordable cards which are just a little bit different to those you can find in High Street shops.
With over 25 years of retail experience, Susan’s expertise and knowledge shine through in her attention to detail both in terms of merchandising and her exemplary customer service. By her own admission, greeting cards are her passion so if you need help finding the right card for that special occasion, just ask for Susan.
The RETAS Greeting Card Retail Awards 2017 ‘Employee of the year’
Susan Robertson was a finalist at The RETAS Greeting Card Retail Awards 2017 ‘Employee of the year’. Finalists are special employees who have gone the extra mile and made an outstanding contribution to the running and growth of a greeting card shop or department.
Great British Card Company
This is the third biggest card company in the UK. They have many ranges including the Paper House designs, which are lovingly animated, and their seasonal charity designs such as Perennial which include lovely wildlife and still life portraits.
These special cards each incorporate a recipe card for you to keep and were inspired when Laura Truby the designer, felt guilty when she had to throw away beautiful cards people had given her.She wanted to create something they could use, keep and enjoy forever and personally bakes, makes and styles all of the cards herself.
This family run business is based in Canterbury and has been trading in greetings cards for over 60 years. This is one of biggest suppliers to the Card Department as their range covers such a broad spectrum of events. Their use of foils, glitters, embossing, decoupage gems and bows, create beautiful highly appealing cards that are hugely popular with our customers.
Ling Design are one of the UK’s longest established and largest publishers of Greeting Cards and Social Stationary, selling in excess of 25,000,000 cards annually. Supplying over 25 countries worldwide, they pride themselves on the quality of their products and services and the excellence of their design and manufacturing.
Owner of this company, Vicki Prior, began her passion for greeting cards from a young age when she would make cards for her family and friends. She went on to set up her own Company and is now a global supplier to retail chains and independant businesses. Their team of in-house designers work with Vicki to bring fresh ideas and designs in keeping with their classic and delicate look.
This is one of the leading greeting card publishers in the UK and exporting around the world.They offer an imaginative and diverse range of cards, manufactured to the very highest quality.Their impressive portfolio has over 1000 designs created by their in-house studio and freelance artists.They regularly introduce new designs and ranges to ensure that the Abacus collection always has a fresh look.
Whether it’s a birthday or another special occasion, Tess Cards want you to feel your best. Founded by Tess Harbinson, this Company use childish puns, parody and terrible poetry work to poke fun at life’s ‘problem areas’ like know-it-all teens, yoga bores and untameable body hair!.The cards will guarantee to put a smile on the face of the person you want to make happy.
Designing and distributing greetings cards for over 32 years, Pigment Productions always pair up great design with great words in new and exciting ways.Humour, coupled with sepia photography has been their mainstay but now have art and trend along with sentiments in their collections.
Deeview Designs by Nancy Jackson
Local photographer Nancy Jackson seeks to capture the nature of Royal Deeside's rich and varied landscape and the distinctive character of its many historic buildings and gardens. Nancy’s stunning photographs are also available as postcards.
ART by Alice Stuart
Local artist Alice Stuart paints Scottish Landscapes, Still Life and Flowers in oil. Bright colours are a feature of her work.
In this time of electronic messaging, it is even more special to receive a hand written letter. The Noel Tatt packs of four mini notelets are great value. With over 30 designs to choose from there really is something for everyone. We also stock boxed notelets and a small selection of writing paper sets.
Whether you want to tell people that you are moving house, invite them to a party, or reply to a wedding invitation, we can supply you with the appropriate stationery with which to do it.
Having taken time and care to select the perfect gift, our wide selection of wrapping paper and accessories will enable you to complete it beautifully. In our gift wrap area we stock flat wrap and rolls of paper with designs to suit all ages and occasions. Tissue paper, ribbon, bows and co-ordinating gift tags are available in a rainbow of colours. As a final finishing touch, or if the chosen gift is tricky to wrap, gift bags are available in a variety of sizes.