Goodbye Flamingo Paperie, Hello Sarah Loves Cards and Lilac Tree Designs

Sad Flamingo ImageGoodbye Flamingo Paperie

Flamingo Paperie sadly ceased trading in May 2023. During the final couple of years of its operation a mix of trading challenges, rising costs of supplies and general mayhem within the economy meant that the Directors were unable to keep the business profitable.

Like Phoenix Trading, the Flamingo Paperie business was focused on greeting cards, wrapping paper and notecards  all year round. And in the Autumn/Winter; Charity Christmas Cards, Advent Calendars and Advent Calendar Cards.  Flamingo Paperie also successfully developed a range of Paper Craft Kits.

Sarah Loves Cards Championing British Art and Design

Hello Sarah Loves Cards and Lilac Tree Designs :

Back in 2017 when Phoenix Trading ceased trading, and before Flamingo Paperie emerged, I launched my own business called Sarah Loves Cards . I wanted to continue supplying my loyal customers with quality, British made greeting cards. At the same time I wanted to stick to the commendable ethos of Phoenix Trading.

After Flamingo Paperie emerged, I signed up as a distributor, but continued to operate under the umbrella brand of Sarah Loves Cards. I did this to protect my business should Flamingo Paperie cease trading and also to give me the freedom to sell other brands that fit with the ethos of my business. When Flamingo Paperie ceased trading in 2023 I bought a large quantity of stock so that I could continue to supply my customers until I could find an alternative British supplier that could offer the same style of designs and the same quality of product as Flamingo Paperie.

I am delighted that a new Greeting Card wholesale business has risen from the ashes of Flamingo Paperie Cards called Lilac Tree Designs. The company has been set up by two ex. Flamingo Paperie Partners/Phoenix Traders. Their aim is to continue to offer a high quality, British made product comparable with the previous offering. I was invited to join them as a Front Line Agent – an offer that I happily accepted. The new business is going very well. We are in the process of launching our third batch of new designs following two previous very successful launches.

Same Printers as Flamingo Paperie, Same artists, Same great quality

The Directors are using the same printers and many of the same artists so we are able to continue to offer the quality that you have come to expect from us.

Flying the Flag for British Design and Manufacturing

All of the cards from Lilac Tree Designs are produced in the UK so we continue to fly the flag for British artists. The range has been produced using UK sourced, environmentally accredited materials.

Exclusive New Card Designs

The Online Catalogue from Lilac Tree Designs contains a mix of New Exclusive Designs and third party products. Unless otherwise stated, all designs are blank inside for your own messages.

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