Flamingo Paperie Customer Club members benefit from having special offers, sometimes free gifts with their website orders, including a free gift when you place your first website order after joining the customer club. But don’t worry you are still my customer, so you will still be supporting my business! In the past there have been offers to get free cards with your order, an offer exclusive to Customer Club members.
The Flamingo Paperie Customer Club provides you with regular contact with our Head Office, in terms of one email a month. This could be an offer, or information on new products, sometimes a quiz with the chance to win prizes, and sometimes the chance to give your opinion on a design. There is always something new going on!
Another advantage is that should I ever stop being a Flamingo Partner, you still have contact with Head Office for ordering your beautiful cards! (I am NOT stopping being a Flamingo Partner by the way!!).
You can also unsubscribe at any time, but I am sure you won’t want to as HO will make you feel part of the Flamingo Family!
This year I decided that during January I wanted to use my Flamingo Paperie cards to spread some gratitude and smiles during what can be a long winter month! Personally I love January as I find planning, setting goals and starting a new year exciting. But I know a lot of people don’t look forward to January and after the festivities of Christmas find January a long, long month. And so my little send a smile campaign was born!
With every brochure sent to a customer that ordered last year, I included a Thank You card with instructions to send the card to someone that they would like to thank for something. Whether it is for something they have done for them, or for just being there, send them a thank you and give them a smile!
I attended a networking meeting and gave out more thank you cards, with the same instructions to send them on! One lady knew instantly who she was going to send the card to! I look forward to finding out where these cards end up on their journey, and hearing the stories behind who they were sent to and why.
I will also be sending out a thank you card to anyone who orders from me this month who hasn’t yet had a thank you card.
If you have received a Thank You card, if you would like to share with me who you sent it to and why, I would love to hear your stories!
There were 43 new card designs by Flamingo Paperie launched in January. There were new artists, and new gift wrap and gift tags added too. I am excited to add the new cards to my teresa4cards stall!
The January new brochure is very pink, with the Lama being the main feature! Brochures have been sent out to my mailing list. If you would like a copy then contact me and I will happily post one to you.
My first stall for this year is on 31st January and I am now booking in stalls for the rest of the year, including Christmas! My mission this year is to take my cards to more businesses with browsing baskets and more retirement villages with my pop-up shop. If you are able to help with this at all then please let me know.
Today I am starting the wind down for the Christmas break. I am looking at what stock of Christmas items I have left and starting to review the year. Although I am not out selling, this is still a busy time for me. I review every event I did this year to see whether I want to book that event next year! I take into account how busy the event was, whether my cards etc were well received and how easy setting up and packing up were, along with any other factors which are relevant. I list all the events I want to get booked in for next year and in January I start to get these booked in.
My aim is by the end of the year to have done my bookwork up to date, including a stock take. This then drives my plans and goals for the next year. I love goal setting and planning!
This year I am also planning on doing a boxing day sale. This is not something I have done before so it will be interesting to see how well it works. Look out for details on my social media!
A big THANK YOU to everyone that has supported my business in 2019!!
In January I will be busy again as there are new brochures out and a range of new cards from Flamingo Paperie being launched. I send brochures to my mailing list and lots of people get organised and order their cards for the next 6 months or even for the year!
I also have lots of thank you cards I am going to be making use of in January! More on that to follow soon 😉
I am looking forward to another busy year in 2020 and to continuing to grow my card business.
That’s all from me for now, have a fabulous Christmas!
Welcome to my new blog! I am Teresa, I work from home, I am based in Somerset and I have two children. I run a business selling greetings cards, which I have been doing since January 2011. If you have already been following my journey, you will know I have been blogging for a while. With the growth of my greetings card business this year in particular, I have decided to keep my teresa4cards blog separate from my other blog, and so here we are! You can find my past Flamingo blogs here.
Flamingo Paperie officially started in February 2018, but I have been running teresa4cards for much longer than this as I was previously with Phoenix Trading which I joined in January 2011. I joined for the flexibility that the business offered me, and this remains one of the key reasons I am still working in this business.
I am very excited for the future of my card business. We have recently introduced recyclable and biodegradeable gift wrap and gorgeous new papercraft kits, to go alongside our core range of beautiful greetings cards. Both of these product ranges have been really well received. I am looking forward to seeing what else Flamingo Paperie HO come up with in 2020!
I have plans to continue to grow my card business in 2020 and beyond, both online and offline. More about that in a later blog!
To learn more about me and my business go to the About Me page. To go on my mailing list to receive the new brochure which will be out in January send me a message here.
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