Contrary what this glorious card by @lagomdesign says, we don't think there's any such thing as 'just a card'. Even the teeny tiniest snail mail through the door can make someone's day! 💌
As many of you may already know, it's Just a Card Week (18th-22nd June) - a wonderful campaign created by @sarahhamiltonprints Their mission is to encourage people to value and support independent shops, artists and makers by not just paying lip service about 'shopping small' but to actually go to your local independent shops, galleries, art studios, craft fairs and small businesses, put your hand in your pocket and buy something - even if it IS just a card.
As a small business ourselves, we're all too aware of the challenges that can be faced in trying to find one's place amongst the high street giants and the huge efforts often needed to ensure that our businesses continue to grow and flourish (we think there's room for all of us! 😊).
Those of you who visit our Broughton St and Bruntsfield shops regularly will know that we're all about championing independent artists, makers and other small businesses. Today we want to give a shout out to four of our beautiful card designers - @twinpines_ @lagomdesign @catherine.rayner @cardnest These beauties are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the vast array of amazingly talented makers, designers and creatives we currently stock.
Next time you're in one of our neighbourhoods, pop in for a browse of all the goodies on offer.
But in the mean time, please do remember that every time you buy from an independent artist/maker/shop/small business (even if it is just a card), you're not only buying something special/unique/handcrafted, you're also enabling an entire world of artists and designers to continue making, crafting and creating ❤️