What’s Hot…. In Best Wishes, Garstang, Lancs

Best Wishes is a small shop, in the Lancashire rural market town of Garstang, which enjoys a loyal locals and tourist customer base. The retailer’s owners, Marion and Mark Flaherty share some of their top selling products.

Cute: Me To You from Carte Blanche.
“A well-known brand that’s perpetually a good seller. Men in particular focus on the designs for their wife’s birthday and anniversary.”

There are lots of different dog breeds within The Little Dog Laughed’s ranges.
There are lots of different dog breeds within The Little Dog Laughed’s ranges.

Cute: General from The Little Dog Laughed.
“Often we find the cards are impulse buys and customers pick up 2 or 3 at a time. The range also covers a huge range of dog breeds.”

Humour: Genius from Woodmansterne.
“Good quirky humour, and we find the range suits all ages as the designs aren’t alcohol-related.”

Photography: Cowshed Cards from The National Park Card Company
“Good rural themed cards that tap into our agricultural locality.”

Art: General from Tracks.
“The publisher provides a good range of both art and photographic blank cards.”

A gorgeous Wooden Words design from Tracey Russell.
A gorgeous Wooden Words design from Tracey Russell.

Contemporary: Wooden Words and Love Olive from Tracey Russell
“Lovely colourful eye-catching drawings, one with applied wooden cut-out details, and the envelope give an edge to the cards.”

Traditional: Across The Board from IC&G.
“One of our biggest selling companies, especially great for ages and relations, and good customer service.”

Lively artwork and unusual captions on a Kingfisher Cards design.
Lively artwork and unusual captions on a Kingfisher Cards design.

Traditional: General from Kingfisher Cards and Piccadilly.
“Fairly new companies to us but with lots of unusual titles and they fill the more wordy customer requirements.”

Paloma Blue age cards from Belly Button.
Paloma Blue age cards from Belly Button.

Handmade/Hand-Finished: Across The Board from Belly Button and Five Dollar Shake
“Both publishers create beautifully finished, quality cards for special occasions.”

Ancillary: Mad Dots china mugs and glassware from Joe Davies.
“Good giftware for ages and relations sends.”

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