What’s Hot…in Greetings, Haslingden, Lancashire?

Greetings is a medium-sized shop owned by Carol Monteverde, located in the small Lancashire town of Haslingden, with a loyal locals customer base.

Hallmark are constantly creating new ranges for its stockists.
Hallmark is constantly creating new ranges for its stockists.

Everyday: Across The Board from Hallmark
“Being a Hallmark Gold Crown indie store, much of our stock is controlled by the publisher – its wide selection of designs have always sold very well.”

Cute: Nutmeg from Gibson (UKG)
“Quite new to us, Nutmeg is a teddy bear character with a fresh and simple look.”

Cute: Barley from IC&G
“Another cute bear but this range covers relations and occasions titles, and even those ‘just because…’ sends for relations, such as sister.”

Humour: Paw Play and Game On from Quitting Hollywood (Distributed by Words ‘n’ Wishes)
“Cherry picking the designs across all of the publisher’s ranges, we select the tamer designs for the racks and a few naughtier ones for the under the counter selection.”

IC&G’s Eternal range goes straight to the heart with its sentiments.
IC&G’s Eternal range goes straight to the heart with its sentiments.

Traditional: Eternal from IC&G
“Really wordy designs that just fly out. The sentiments and decorative design elements run right through the whole card, not just on the front.”

Handmade/Hand-Finished: Champagne from Second Nature
“All of the publisher’s ranges have sold well, but we’ve stocked the Champagne range for 10 years and it’s still a strong seller. It’s the handmade elements that are its appeal.”

Beautiful hand-painted gin glasses from Sunny by Sue
Beautiful hand-painted gin glasses from Sunny by Sue

Ancillary: Top Lass Personalised Tote Bags from History & Heraldry
“A really strong fold-away bag that can be personalised. It’s a nice inexpensive gift – they sell year in year out.”

Ancillary: Hand-painted gin and prosecco glasses from Sunny by Sue
“Every time we get these instore they just sell out! And now we are receiving the prosecco flutes – single and sets. They are beautifully hand-painted.”

Creation Express’ personalised product service was a favourite recently with pupils showing their thanks to their teachers.
Creation Express’ personalised product service was a favourite recently with pupils showing their thanks to their teachers.

Ancillary: A Little… from Joma Jewellery
“Sentiment is strong in the North, and these little bracelets packaged with sentimental words and a giftbag are a perfect little present.”

Ancillary: Personalised mugs, plaques, keyrings and cards from Creation Express
“Popular all year round, recently the personalised products was a favourite for gifts for teachers at the end of term.”

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