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Top 10 Best Selling Flamingo Paperie Birthday Cards

Birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions still need to be celebrated and acknowledged even though we are all in lockdown. The closure of high street retailers means that people are looking online to purchase their greeting cards and giftwrap. Flamingo Paperie is the UK’s leading direct selling paper stationery company. To help you with your selection, here is a list of our Top 10 best selling birthday cards based on February 2020 sales data:

1. In the Number One Slot is our trendy ‘Stars (Happy Birthday)’ design by popular  Flamingo Paperie artist Kate Mawdsley (Code : FP6128). Customers regularly tell me at events how difficult it is to buy cards for men and boys. This 6″x 6″ generic birthday card design is a must have staple and is suitable for males of all ages.

Blue Star Birthday Card

 

2. Another generic 6″x 6″ design.  ‘A Big Happy Birthday’ card by artist Lorraine Duff is a great staple for your card draw (Code : FP6145) as its multi-colours make it suitable for all genders and ages.

A Big Happy Birthday Card

3. Amazingly there is just one alcohol related card in the Top 10. Artist Michael C L Cheung’s new 5″ x 5″  ‘Cheers!’ design is proving to be extremely popular (Code: FP5105). Its muted blue brown colour combination is very attractive.

Cheers Card Design

 

4.Our best selling Christmas Sheep appear in a party mood in this fun birthday design called Happy Baaaa-Day by artist Tim Mason (Code : FP6133)  . Have you noticed that all of our top 4 designs have stars on them? Interesting!

Happy Baaaa-Day Card Design

 

5.I love this cheeky and very trendy 6″ x 6″  ‘Not As Old’ design by artist Laura Stone (Code: FP6138). It has a lovely delicate shaker feel to it.

Not As Old Card Design

There’s a passion for pink

Interestingly the last five designs in our top 10 are all pink ….

 

6. We find that the Flamingo Paperie floral designs sell particularly well. There are now three whole pages of florals and landscapes in our catalogue for you to choose from. This 6″ x 6″ ‘Happy Birthday (Pink Floral)’ is artist Laura Stone’s second design in the Top 10 (Code: FP6140)

Pink Floral Birthday Card design

 

7. One of my favourites! This delicate ‘Rose Cupcake’ design (Code: FP5115) by artist Mikki Butterley reminds me of a Laura Ashley style bedroom wallpaper that I had when I was a child.

Rose Cupcake Card Design

 

 

9. Interestingly, this is the only card in our Top 10 with a traditional 5″ x 7″ dimension. ‘Happy Birthday Balloons’ is a very pretty design by artist Claudine Rose (Code: FP7042). It has been foiled during the production process to make it even more luxurious.

Birthday Balloons Card Design

 

10. This witty and very cute 5″ x 5″ Llama design called ‘Another Year Older?’ by artist Karen Tye Bentley (Code: FP5112), has not surprisingly trotted into our Best Seller list.  The Directors loved this design so much that they used it as our 2020 brochure cover design. Its gold foil accents make it look even more special.

Llama Birthday Card Design

 

I hope you found my little round up interesting. Just a reminder that, whilst some of our cards have captions on the outside, they are all blank on the inside leaving space for your own personalised messages.

Designed in the UK

100% of all our greeting cards are designed and printed in the UK. This gives our range a quirky “Britishness”  that the large American card manufacturers, who supply our high street, are unable to replicate.

Flamingo Paperie and the Environment

We are continuously working to improve our environmental credentials. Best practice is applied to all issues that affect the environment. For instance we work with our suppliers to ensure that our raw materials only come from independently certified and well-managed forests which reject illegal and/or destructive logging. We favour the exclusive use of vegetable-based inks ensuring that all products are printed using low, or no, alcohol printing techniques. This is because it eliminates the Volatile Organic Compound emissions that are harmful to health and contribute to global warming and the destruction of the ozone layer. We also encourage recycling by the consumer by having a  ‘recycle’ message on the back of our cards

Need more birthday cards but short of time?

If you’re short of time and would like one of each of these Top 10 designs to restock your card draw then simply email me the words “Top 10 please” with your name and address to SARAH.L.GIFFFORD@GMAIL.COM. I will then process your order and will email you a payment link. Simples!!

Would you like to sell these amazing cards yourself?

The coronavirus lockdown has increased the demand for an online supply of greeting cards. I received a record number of orders through my website last month. As a direct selling greeting card company our success is determined by the number of distributors that we have within our sales network. Are you looking for a new challenge or an additional source of income for yourself? Would you like to do some fundraising for a favourite charity? For more information please visit the Join My Team section of this website.

Flamingo Paperie Still in Business despite Coronavirus

To our wonderful Customers

Our hearts go out to everyone in these uncertain times but especially to any of you who have been impacted by the coronavirus. If you are sick, we wish you a speedy recovery. If you are a nurse, teacher, or other key worker who is on the front line, we salute you and say thank you for the sacrifice that you are making to support our communities.

Still open for Business during the Coronavirus

We are pleased to say that we remain open for business. It is the Government’s express wish that online businesses keep going.
As you know, our business operates through our network of Flamingo Paperie Partners of which I am one. You will usually find me out and about in the local community at events and at Pop-up Shops held in customers’ homes. These activities have been understandably curtailed. You can still access our wonderful Flamingo Paperie range, however, here online via my website.

Coronavirus Safeguards and Working Practices

Social Distance ImageFlamingo Paperie’s directors, our customer service, finance, design, IT and marketing support teams are all working remotely so we foresee no circumstances where they will not be in a position to keep the main functions of the business operational.

As you would expect, the directors have been consulting with our warehouse and distribution partners. They have assured us that they are 100 % committed to continuity of service. They are taking all the necessary precautions to safeguard staff who do not need to remain at home. This means that, for the foreseeable future (as far as that goes in this fast-moving situation), we will be able to continue to send out your order. However, please be aware that we have less staff  to pick and pack your order. Delivery companies are also facing unprecedented demand so DELIVERY WILL TAKE LONGER THAN USUAL. Please bear with us.

Online shopping is about as safe as it can be and, until we hear otherwise, we are guided by the Royal Mail’s statement below:
Public Health England (PHE) has advised that people receiving parcels are not at risk of contracting the coronavirus. We know from experience with other coronaviruses,  that these types of viruses don’t survive long on objects, such as letters or parcels. This complements the highly publicised guidance from PHE for people to wash their hands more often than usual using soap and hot water.

I am asking my customers to quarantine all parcels for 24 hours after receipt as an additional safeguard against the coronavirus

Send a Card, Deliver a Smile

Sending A Smile image

There has never been a better time to sit down and write a letter or send a card to friends and loved ones. We also have a superb range of craft kits that will keep you and others amused for hours and hours! It’s worth having a look at our colour-in paper tablecloth too.

Thank you for your Custom and Support

All of us here at Flamingo Paperie wish you well and thank you so much for your continued custom.

To view our full product range please click on this link. Orders over £30 will be delivered free of charge.

Take care and keep safe.

Flamingo Paperie Launches 27 brand new Autumn card designs

Flamingo Paperie New October Card Designs

Autumn Design Inspiration

The Flamingo Paperie team of artists have rustled up a gorgeous selection of new greeting card designs this Autumn plus two beautiful new giftwraps with matching tags. We are particularly pleased that the new selection includes several male card designs. Men and teenage boys are always so tricky to buy cards for!

A few of my personal favourites

This comical and truly unique design FP5090 Let’s Avo Party by artist Laura Moore has to be one of my favourites.

Let's Avo Party Flamingo Paperie Card Design

Our best selling Christmas Sheep appear in a party mood in this fun birthday design FP6133 Happy Baaaa-Day by artist Tim Mason.

Happy Baaaa-Day Flamingo Paperie Card Design

Exotic designs are very “de rigueur” at the moment and this gorgeous design FP6135 Hummingbird Birthday fits the bill perfectly.

Hummingbird Flamingo Paperie Birthday Card

Fans of our floral and landscape range will adore artist Gerry Murray’s latest creation FP6125 Meadow.

Meadow Flamingo Paperie Card Design

For all those little stars out there

Artist Kate Mawdsley’s two new star giftwraps with matching tags are perfect for young adults and children. The 120gsm paper quality with gridlines on the reverse offer unbeatable value for money. I challenge you to find an equivalent quality anywhere on the high street at just £2 per sheet.

Flamingo Paperie Blue Star Wrap DesignFlamingo Paperie Multi-Colour Star Wrap Design

These stunning gift tags come in packs of five for £2.

Flamingo Paperie Multi-Colour Tag PackFlamingo Paperie Blue Star Tag Pack

Our Eco Credentials

All of our greeting cards are designed and printed in the UK which minimises our carbon footprint. The paper and board comes from responsible, renewable sources and we use vegetable based dyes in the production process. Our flitter (Flamingo Paperie speak for glitter) is also biodegradable.

Like to see more new designs?

This is just a small selection of the new card designs on offer. To browse the rest of the new range visit the New For October Section of my Flamingo Paperie Website.

If you enjoyed this post then please check out my favourite designs in the Summer New Design Blog 

Now that the weather is turning. maybe you’d like to see a few of my favourite designs from our 2019 range of Charity Christmas Cards. This year we are supporting MacMillan Cancer Care, Alzheimers Society and Together For Short Lives.