Welcome to Sarah Loves Cards

Sarah Loves Cards

Thank you for visiting my website and blog. I have been operating as a Phoenix Trader for the past 13 years and was therefore, as you can imagine, devastated when the company had to cease trading due to the failure of its International Expansion Programme.

Thankfully the Greeting Card Industry (Printers and Industry Experts) rallied round and have helped breath life back into the UK operation. On 1st February the business will  relaunch as Flamingo Paperie and I have already signed up as a Pioneer Partner so that I can continue to supply you with their fabulous products.

The Flamingo Paperie business will focus on cards, wrapping paper and notecards plus, of course, our famous advent calendars at Christmas. Whilst Flamingo Paperie products will represent at least 90% of my product range. I will also offer you a small range of complimentary products under my umbrella company Sarah Loves Cards – both paper stationery and other giftables.

Sarah Loves Cards Championing British Art and DesignI will continue to fly the flag for British design and my entire range will have been designed and manufactured in the UK.

How to top up your Phoenix Card stock

phoenix trading pack

Do you need to stock up on your Phoenix Cards?

I have purchased a large stock of Phoenix products to see us through until the official launch of Flamingo Paperie on 1st February. As there are currently no catalogues or online ordering I plan to supply the cards packs of 10 at £14 per pack plus £2.80 post and packing. That’s just £1.40 per card.

The greeting card packs available are:

Adult Female, Adult Male, Florals, Boys, Girls and Special Occasion.I am happy to tailor each pack to your requirements so if there are any particular hobbies that you want me to take into consideration then please let me know when you order eg. 1 x golf, 2 x football. Please give me similar guidelines for the Special Occasion Pack eg 2 x anniversary, 2 x new home etc. Once I have pulled 10 cards together for you I will send you a photo via Messenger or E-Mail to make sure that you are happy with the selection.phoenix trading pack

If you are ordering a Children’s Pack, please give me an idea of the ages that I am catering for.

SPECIAL OFFER : If you buy two or more packs then DELIVERY WILL BE FREE.

HOW TO ORDER : Please send me details of your requirements via

Facebook : Using the SEND MESSAGE function

Email : sarah.l.gifford@gmail.com .

Once we have agreed your selection I will send you my account details so that you can do a bank transfer. If you don’t bank online I can take a card payment or you can mail me a cheque.

Goodbye Phoenix Trading, Hello Sarah Loves Cards

closing of Phoenix Trader

Goodbye Phoenix Trading

I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news! As of the end of this month, Phoenix Trading will no longer exist. The company, in fact, ceased trading on Tuesday 15th August due to financial difficulties. Head office will, however,  remain open for a couple more weeks whilst staff despatch the final orders and tie up loose ends.

Unfortunately the demise of Phoenix Trading means that I can no longer operate as an Independent Phoenix Trader. I’ve been very lucky to have been a distributor with this great company for over 12 years. I have met some wonderful people and have made good friends along the way.

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I’d like to thank all of my loyal friends and customers for supporting my little card business.

I have always loved the company’s ethos and the fact that all of its products were designed and printed in the UK. The wood was sourced from the Scottish managed forests. Every card could be traced back to the tree that it came from. My goal for my own company is to stick to this ethos.

Most noteworthy is the fact that Phoenix Trading has done so much good. Over the years it has donated in excess of £2 million to charitable causes , through its charitable trust The Phoenix International Charity. It is unclear at the moment whether The Phoenix International Charity will continue.Sarah Loves Cards Championing British Art and Design

Hello SarahLovesCards :

So what now I hear you ask? Well, I am delighted to confirm that my own business SarahLovesCards will continue to operate. I have purchased a large stock of Phoenix Trading products. Customers can, therefore, continue to purchase Phoenix cards from me for the foreseeable future. I also plan to retail cards and paper stationery from other British companies with a similar ethos to Phoenix. All of the products that I stock will match the quality of Phoenix Cards and will offer the same good value for money.

Hopefully, over the next few months we will see a new Phoenix rising from the ashes. If it does, I will supply their products too.

I will keep you posted as my new business unfolds. The first step in the relaunch of my new business has been the unveiling of this fabulous new logo above, designed by Indigo Fox.

My website design will gradually change as well as the new business unfolds. It’s a case of “watch this space”. In the meantime, if you need to restock your card draw, please contact me via this link to my Facebook Business Page.