Kristan Miller, owner of Cadeaux & Co, Wells, Somerset, and Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire shares what tickles the fancy of customers to her two stores, that have a customer base made up of loyal locals, families and destination visitors.
Humour: Words Of Wisdom from Dandelion Stationery
“We have two spinners of these cards and we still can’t keep up! The collection appeals to a wide demographic and there is a huge variety of sending occasions, from the loss of your dog to going through cancer treatment… and although many have beautiful words, many designs are also funny.”
Art: General from Louise Mulgrew
“Lovely and quirky watercolour images of mainly animals.”
Contemporary: General from Raspberry Blossom
“Good quality, foil finished contemporary designs in fresh, strong pastel colours, and at a good price point.”
Contemporary: Across The Board from Molly Mae
“We’ve stocked this publisher for over seven years. The designs in the ranges have wide sendability for many occasions and its sympathy cards are beautifully worded.”
Contemporary: Across The Board from Think Of Me
“Currently this publisher is on top form. Its retro-inspired designs are bright, young and fresh and the finishes are absolutely stunning.”
Contemporary: Neo from Always Sparkle
“Lovely wordy, smaller size cards with a nice foil finish.”
Contemporary: General from Stop The Clock Designs
“Really lovely ranges that are bright and cheerful and integrate textile patterns into the artwork.”
Handmade/Hand-Finished: Quicksilver from Wendy Jones-Blackett
We concentrate on the Quicksilver range as the smaller size designs fit the spinner. They are a great pick-up; customers tend to find the stand and go no further…. buying handfuls.
Handmade/Hand-Finished: Across The Board from Five Dollar Shake
Top of the range, quality cards. For special occasions cards for special people it’s the go-to brand.