Second Nature’s £10,000 Holiday Won By Expressions of Haddington

It was “a normal Tuesday morning” for Teresa Sear, owner of Expressions card and gift shop in Haddington, Scotland – and then the phone rang. Tim West, Second Nature’s sales manager started the call by asking Teresa how her day was going, to which she replied: “It’s been fairly quiet so far.” There was certainly some noise made when Tim shared the good news that Teresa had won a £10,000 dream holiday of her choice anywhere in the world. The names of all indies who placed an order for Second Nature’s new products by the end of January (and paid to terms) were entered into the holiday prize draw with the lucky winner being picked by PG’s Jakki Brown on the Second Nature stand on the first morning of Progressive Greetings Live.

Above: Second Nature’s general managers Nicole Schragger (right) and Chris Bryan (left) on the publisher’s stand at PG Live as PG’s Jakki Brown picks the winning ‘egg’ which contained Expressions’ name.
Above: Second Nature’s general managers Nicole Schragger (right) and Chris Bryan (left) on the publisher’s stand at PG Live as PG’s Jakki Brown picks the winning ‘egg’ which contained Expressions’ name.

When asked where she would most like to go, Teresa’s initial reaction was “Bali or the Madives” but her children are now applying pressure with their priorities. “I have been looking on endless holiday websites for inspiration. My kids are very excited and have plans for unlimited ice cream on an all-inclusive somewhere fabulous!” said Teresa.

Above: Teresa Sear is spoilt for choice of where to go with her £10,000 holiday money, that can be spent on flights, hotels and car hire.
Above: Teresa Sear is spoilt for choice of where to go with her £10,000 holiday money, that can be spent on flights, hotels and car hire.

More winning moves

There were plenty of other ‘winning moves’ from other exhibiting publishers who made the recipients very happy with their respective competitions and prize draws. Here are just a few of them…

Carte Blanche – Two giant Tatty Teddies

Above: South West indie, (left) Maggie Wynn, owner of Just Cards in Honiton and mangeress Angie Prior were ‘beary’ happy to have won a huge Me to You bear in Carte Blanche’s first day prize drawer at PG Live. Eileen Le Net from Albion Books, Hove won the giant Tatty Teddy in the second day draw.
Above: South West indie, (right) Maggie Wynn, owner of Just Cards in Honiton and mangeress Angie Prior were ‘beary’ happy to have won a huge Me to You bear in Carte Blanche’s first day prize drawer at PG Live. Eileen Le Net from Albion Books, Hove won the giant Tatty Teddy in the second day draw.

Cherry Orchard – £250 of holiday vouchers

Above: Jackie Collins, managing director of Cherry Orchard is ready with ‘the readies’. To add some extra razzle dazzle to the launch of its Razzle Dazzle range, there was a prize draw at the show with £250 of holiday vouchers up for grabs.
Above: Jackie Collins, managing director of Cherry Orchard is ready with ‘the readies’. To add some extra razzle dazzle to the launch of its Razzle Dazzle range, there was a prize draw at the show with £250 of holiday vouchers up for grabs.

Portfolio – First prize: A carriage paid order. Two runners-up prizes: 36 free Father’s Day cards

Above: The names of all retailers who have registered on Portfolio’s new trade website were put into a rather impressive hat. Portfolio’s Jayne Diggory (left) and Natalie Morphet (right) invited PG’s Jakki Brown to delve deep and pick out the winning names. The first prize of a carriage free order was won by Wickwire of Sheffield while 36 free Father’s Day cards are winging their way to the two runners-up – The Scandinavian Shop in Helensburgh and Unique Creations in Oxford.
Above: The names of all retailers who have registered on Portfolio’s new trade website were put into a rather impressive hat. Portfolio’s Jayne Diggory (left) and Natalie Morphet (right) invited PG’s Jakki Brown to delve deep and pick out the winning names. The first prize of a carriage free order was won by Wickwire of Sheffield while 36 free Father’s Day cards are winging their way to the two runners-up – The Scandinavian Shop in Helensburgh and Unique Creations in Oxford.

Deckled Edge – A beautiful framed canvas print

Above: The framed canvas of a beautiful racehorse, created by artist Janna Cossetini, founder of Deckled Edge (right), was won by Pig Finca in Kingsbridge, Devon. PG’s Gale Astley (left) made the prize draw.
Above: The framed canvas of a beautiful racehorse, created by artist Janna Cossetini, founder of Deckled Edge (right), was won by Pig Finca in Kingsbridge, Devon. PG’s Gale Astley (left) made the prize draw.

The Imaging Centre – First prize: £200 worth of free print; Second prize: £100 worth of free print; Third prize: £50 of free print

Above: Retailers Amanda and Pete Hall of Halls Bookshop in Llandaff were invited to do the honours for The Imaging Centre and pick out the winning names. Louise Mulgrew won the first prize of £200 worth free print. The second prize of £100 worth of free print went to Aardvark Press while the third prize of £50 of free print went to Huetribe. (Left-right) Julie Brightley (The Imaging Centre), Amanda Fergusson (GCA), Giannina Antola (Aardvark Press), Louise Mulgrew (Louise Mulgrew Designs), Adam Short (The Imaging Centre) and Tineka Smith (Huetribe).
Above: Retailers Amanda and Pete Hall of Halls Bookshop in Llandaff were invited to do the honours for The Imaging Centre and pick out the winning names. Louise Mulgrew won the first prize of £200 worth free print. The second prize of £100 worth of free print went to Aardvark Press while the third prize of £50 of free print went to Huetribe. (Right-left) Julie Brightley (The Imaging Centre), Amanda Fergusson (GCA), Giannina Antola (Aardvark Press), Louise Mulgrew (Louise Mulgrew Designs), Adam Short (The Imaging Centre) and Tineka Smith (Huetribe).

Gruff Pawtraits – A photographic shoot of your dog

Above: Talented photographer Rhian Apgruffydd, founder Gruff Pawtraits offered a great prize of a photographic shoot of the winners’ dog. It was won by Lisa Leadbeater of The Little Card & Gift Company in Newport, Shropshire, who has a Yorkshire Terrier Cross doggy.
Above: Talented photographer Rhian Apgruffydd, founder Gruff Pawtraits offered a great prize of a photographic shoot of the winners’ dog. It was won by Lisa Leadbeater of The Little Card & Gift Company in Newport, Shropshire, who has a Yorkshire Terrier Cross doggy.

Top: Teresa Sear outside Expressions saying a big thank you to Second Nature.

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