We have such a wealth of talent in this country. Independently designed cards can often be personalised, many are hand drawn and lots of designers use techniques such as screen printing, mixed media and papercut skills.
By choosing a card that hasn’t been mass produced by a large card manufacturer you are helping to support home grown talent. You may also like to read about the “Just a Card” campaign started by Sarah Hamilton and supported by Mollie Makes and The Design Trust. The campaign aims to encourage people to appreciate just how valuable every purchase from artists, designer/makers and independent shops are. Take a look at their website to find out more about the “Just a Card” campaign
Alongside lots of cuddles and a cup of tea in bed, I'd be happy to have any of these cards handed to me on March 15th. The following is a list of 10 of my favourite cards created by independent designers from the United Kingdom.
“It is more important than ever to support our local independent shops. To keep our High Streets peppered with interesting galleries and indie shops we need to be mindful of our buying choices. So whether it’s just a card, a print or a piece of jewellery, support your favourite makers, and show us your purchases using the hashtag #justacard.”
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