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Warning – post contains swears!
Most of you will know I’m a big fan of snail mail. I’ve had the same penpal for 30 years now (Hi Michelle!) and writing letters and cards is something I’ll always cherish, especially when I miss people. Today I want to share some Etsy UK Stationery Finds with you today, as part of their #StandWithSmall campaign.
We’ve been in lockdown for almost 4 weeks in the UK and I’m so grateful for all our posties and delivery drivers keeping the mail moving! I’ve received my prescription, indie food deliveries and cards from friends and family which have lifted my spirits so much.
Here are a few of my favourite UK stationery designers on Etsy if you also want to support small businesses and find some cards to send in lockdown.
Oh Squirrel stock all handmade cards using Katie’s beautiful handwriting, floral designs and fun typography. Most designs have an eco-friendly focus too (bonus!), the cards are made using biodegradable glitter, pressed flowers and recycled board. The floral handmade cards are also a great way to celebrate a spring lockdown birthday and bring nature to someone.
Daphne Rosa offers positive and playful home and paper goods with a newly launched collection of colour block cards. Kate has an amazing eye for colour combos and the hand lettered messages are just perfect for sending a pick me up during the tough days in lockdown.
Next up, is the bright, playful and inclusive designs of cheerful Canadian Angela Chick. Not only is Angela someone I seek out for chats and banter online, she’s a top notch greetings card designer for pretty much every occasion. I send her cards to pals on the regular and they never fail to make me smile.
Clare Gray is another eco-friendly stationery designer and she’s local to Cambridge too! Her cards are printed with vegetable based inks, all recyclable and no plastic packaging either. I recently tried out some of Clare’s gift wrap too and it was so luxurious.
When you just want to get to the point, Jenna’s latest design for her shop Pilfered is absolutely perfect. I’ve already sent this to the bestie and the guy I’m dating just to get my point across that lockdown is hard without seeing them! Jenna is also out there working on the frontline in healthcare and is an absolute legend.
I hope you enjoyed that stationery round up today – all UK based designers, all women and all working hard to keep their businesses going during this difficult time. Each of them are combining their post box drops on a daily exercise outing, or working with couriers for collections if they are self-isolating. It’s amazing to hear how so many small businesses have rapidly adapted to this crazy situation and to ensure they are keeping themselves and others safe.
Don’t forget to check out the #StandWithSmall tag on social media to see more Etsy finds and see the Etsy Editors Picks here.
Stay well x