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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”