10 Cards for Easter by Flamingo Paperie

Do you send cards for Easter? The tradition of sending Easter postcards to relatives and friends developed during the end of the 19th century. During my research into Easter card sending traditions I found this fabulous article by the BBC The Odd World of Victorian Easter Cards. What can I say? Card designs have certainly come on a bit!

Whether you are religious or not, sending a card for Easter can certainly brighten someone’s day and make them smile. In these times of a global pandemic, sending a card is a fabulous way of letting people know you are thinking of them.

In the Flamingo Paperie cards range we have three cards saying Happy Easter or Easter Wishes. There is also the fabulous Chicks card too, perfect for sending at Easter.

All of our cards are blank inside for their own message making them super flexible for many different occasions. Perhaps something from our floral selection would also be an option for Easter? With Spring hopefully being in full bloom these make a lovely choice.

Perhaps you prefer to send something a bit different, maybe more suited to the recipient? Here are two of my suggestions. Chickens and bumblebees! I love these cards, they are great fun!

There are many more I could suggest too, but the title says 10! If you would like more suggestions get in touch I would be happy to help. You can also contact me for our latest brochure.

Teresa xx

Find out how you can work with me and start your own greetings card business. Or how you can save money on your cards by becoming a Flamingo Paperie partner too!

15 Beautiful Cards for Mother’s Day

At Flamingo Paperie we have a very flexible range of greetings cards. So whilst we may not have a range with lots of cards labelled with Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday we do have a lot of beautiful alternatives.

All our Flamingo Paperie cards are blank inside so you can write your own message rather than having a verse which may not be appropriate. In this first selection we have two that say ‘With Love’, one which has celebrate in style and two floral options. There is also space on the jar of the second floral card to write a name to personalise it or you can write ‘Mum’!

A fabulous selection to start with and these are all new Flamingo Paperie cards from our January brochure. All our cards are £2 each or £1.60 each when you buy 10 or more assorted cards.

How about our gorgeous ‘Fabulous You’ card? Or there is ‘Just for You’ and ‘With Love Just for You’, plus the very pretty daisies and beautiful blue heart with gold foiled birds.

‘Sending my love’ and ‘Treat Yourself’ are two of my favourites. There are two more ‘with love’ options and for all the gin lovers ‘One More Gin’!

There we go, 15 beautiful Flamingo Paperie card options without me even thinking too hard! Plus we have a large selection of floral cards too!

You can browse our whole brochure here:

You can shop online for your cards or you can contact me direct to order if you prefer. Which of these 15 is your favourite?

Love Teresa xx

Find out how you can work with me and start your own greetings card business. Or how you can save money on your cards by becoming a Flamingo Paperie partner too!

Valentine’s Day Card Showcase

If you are looking for a different sort of Valentine’s Day card this year then look no further than the lovely range of cards by Flamingo Paperie. There are no cheesy rhymes in these cards! They are all blank inside for you to write your own more personal message.

All of Flamingo Paperie’s cards are designed and printed in the UK, supporting the UK printing industry. They are printed on chlorine free board using vegetable based inks, with paper from responsible sources regulated by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). If there is glitter on the card it is environmentally friendly (bio flitter), made from a vegetable derivative and biodegradable in marine and waste water.

There is lots to love about this beautiful range of cards! The great thing here too is that they are not just for Valentine’s, they are really flexible. You could use some of them for Mother’s Day for example, or for a birthday or to send some love to a friend to let them know you are thinking about them.

Don’t leave it too late to order your cards as the warehouse is very busy and with social distancing added into the mix as well, orders are taking longer than normal to be despatched. If you prefer to contact me to see which ones I have in my stock, click the contact me button. I can send the cards out more quickly at the moment if they are in my stock!

Next up in my blog I will have some Mother’s Day suggestions! See you then!

Love Teresa xx

I Got it Wrong!

2020 really showed me a lot about my greetings card business with Flamingo Paperie. Looking back on 2020 it also showed me not to make any assumptions! I have been running teresa4cards for 10 years. During this time I was very focused on getting to events, markets and fairs and getting out and about with my cards. I had combined this with online selling too but the events were my main focus.

Here are some of the myths I had ‘made-up’ about my business over the years which were destroyed in 2020!

  1. Sales are rubbish in January, people don’t spend much. Wrong! I had some fantastic orders from my mailing list last January and did great sales at an event I did too.
  2. It’s not worth doing events before Easter. Wrong! I had an amazing set of events in February which generated more sales than most of the months the year before. Contacts from those events continued to buy cards all the way through 2020 and they shared my brochures with their friends too!
  3. No events = No Sales. Wrong! When lockdown came in March this was my assumption. Happily it was very wrong! My mailing list were very keen to buy and people were contacting me from events the previous year, where they had picked up and kept my details. Orders were continuing to come in, even though I was doing very little promotion as I had no words. When first lockdown started I was frozen in my business for about two months!
  4. Online Selling Won’t Keep Me Busy Enough. Wrong! The continuous trickle of orders coming in encouraged me to start to promote my cards consistently again. I had the busiest Christmas season in my business that I have ever had! This time without leaving my home and standing all day at Christmas events!
  5. I can’t sponsor people into my business, I am no good at it and I won’t know how to help them. Wrong! I sponsored my first new person into my team for two years in August and then it snowballed! I added 6 more by the end of the year and I LOVE helping them!!

2020 ended up being my busiest year ever in my business and I am very grateful for everyone that supported me. I am going to try to not make assumptions from now on! This year I will get back to events when they are running again, because I love doing them but I am going to be more selective.

Love Teresa xx

Recyclable Christmas Gift Wrap by Flamingo Paperie

Christmas gift wrapping! Do you love it or do you hate it? I am not a neat present wrapper at all and I am in envy of those who craft beautifully wrapped presents! Fear not we have a range of wrapping options which won’t rip at the corner of every box!!

We have recyclable single sheet gift wrap, recyclable and biodegradable kraft roll wrap, plus tissue paper.

Tissue Paper

Our tissue paper comes in packs of 5 sheets for just £2 and our Christmas ones have been very popular this year! We also have coloured tissue for all year round too.

Single Sheet Gift Wrap

Flamingo Paperie single sheet gift wrap is recyclable and measures 70cm by 50 cm. It is available in Christmas and everyday designs. It is fabulous quality at 120gsm and has a cutting grid on the back so you never use more than you need to! Here are the Christmas designs:

Recyclable and Biodegradable Kraft Roll Wrapping Paper

Flamingo Paperie’s kraft roll wrap is recyclable and biodegradable. It is deep-dyed, the colour goes all the way through the paper, with vegetable based inks. The rolls are 3 metres long by 70cm. They are great for crafting and for stamping your own designs, as well as wrapping! They are available all year round too.

Kraft roll wrap by Flamingo Paperie

Gift Tags

Our gift tags are available in packs of 5 for £2. They come with lengths of twine to stick the tag to the presents. We have them in Christmas designs, birthday designs and plain tags too. Here are the Christmas ones to match the Christmas single sheet gift wrap!

Have fun with your Christmas wrapping!

Love Teresa xx