What’s Hot?

Carole and Debbie Hatch, partners of Paper Moon, Dore, Sheffield on what’s selling well at the moment

Paper Moon is a medium-sized shop in a large village with a loyal locals customer base.

Everyday: Nigel Quiney (Pizazz)
“Whenever a customer puts a pile of cards on the counter there’s always a Nigel Quiney card or two, usually Pizazz! These cards are popular in both male and female cards.”

The enamel pins on Hotchpotch's Flair range are going down well
The enamel pins on Hotchpotch’s Flair range are going down well

Cute: Hotchpotch (CBG) (Flair)
“The cute little enamel pins are central to the card but can be taken off and worn. They’re really good quality pins. Our favourite is the unicorn!”

Humour: Pigment (across the board)
“We love Pigment, they have a fantastic range of cards and they all sell really well. We particular like the ‘The Happy News’ range. They are great for relations sends as there is a lovely verse on the front of the card but with a modern feel.”

Photographic: Woodmansterne (general)
“We have a small photographic Woodmansterne range but we also use local artists depicting local scenes, which customers love.”

Contemporary: Caroline Gardner (across the board)
“Great stunning contemporary designs in beautiful colours.”

Traditional: Nigel Quiney (general)
“The artwork is always fabulous and customers often like a few simple words.”

Art: Wendy Carlton (general)
“We currently stock the most beautiful cards and cushions by this local artist.”

Caroline Gardner's designs are stunning
Caroline Gardner’s designs are stunning

Handmade/hand-finished: Five Dollar Shake (across the board)
“We have a stand of Five Dollar Shake cards, which sell well for special occasions and birthdays.”

Handmade/hand-finished: Janie Wilson (Silver Leaf)
“We have also done really well with this range of cards. They are a very simple and classy.”

Children’s: Hotchpotch (CBG), Paper Salad, Paper Rose, Nigel Quiney (general)
“We do try and stock cards that are under £2 as it inevitably works out very expensive for parents when they’re buying lots of cards for kids’ parties throughout the year.”

Wrap: Glick (general)
“The designs are beautiful and the prices are great and the wrap complements our cards.”

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