Hello lovely people!
Last time we updated you all on here it was the end of the Fringe Festival & now the Christmas preparations are in full swing, time is passing so quickly!
We've had a very busy month or so here at Present with lots of exciting things happening including lots of new suppliers, a house move and even a new member of the team. So without further ado, everyone meet the new addition to our family...
This is Seth! He's our gorgeous (if we do say so ourselves!) labrador puppy and new best friend for Mac. He loves being in the shop and getting cuddles from you lovely lot.
Alongside getting a lovely new puppy, we also took a trip down to the Autumn Fair in Birmingham. We love going to trade shows and meeting lots of talented people and browsing the new products that they have to offer. While we were there this year we stumbled across a fabulous company called Cardology. They create beautifully engineered pop-up cards that we thought would be a wonderful addition to the shop. They take a greeting card one step further, and you can find a range of them on our shelves now.
We've also introduced some other lovely new suppliers to the shop...
Ooh I Like That Design
Georgina has been creating these fabulous cards since 2014 and we just love the bold prints and colours that she uses.
Kirsty Oxley Illustration
The lovely Kirsty is an Edinburgh art school graduate who creates these Scottish wildlife themed cards, but with a bit of a twist!
This stickman range created by Jack & Dominique of Lanther Black has been a big hit with you guys! If you have a spare five minutes, pop over to their website lantherblack.com and check out their 'rarely asked questions' - hilarious!
Grace is another local Edinburgh art school graduate and creates this unique range of greeting cards, prints and tote bags. The astronauts with the selfie stick is a personal favourite!
Tessa designs and creates these original greeting cards with her wire fox terrier Tobin not far from her side!
She was also lovely enough to design us our very own Present card with Mac & Seth on the front showing off their matching saltire bow ties. Thanks so much again Tessa! :)
Alongside new greeting card suppliers, we have also introduced the wonderfully named A Pony Called Steve to the shop. They make fun and fabulous soap and bath products and yes, there actually is a pony (an adorable shetland to be specific) and he is actually called Steve! They have a fantastic range of scents - from mojito to cherry cola to green grass. If you were blindfolded, you would have no idea you weren't smelling the real thing!
We'd also like to introduce you all the the star of this year's Halloween window. We asked on social media for some name suggestions as we felt he deserved a pretty cool one. Some of our favourites were Mr Bone Jangles, Alonso and Hugh Skully!
Also, at the end of September, we took part in Just A Card day - a day to celebrate small, independent businesses & designers, and to highlight how buying 'just a card' allows them to continue doing what they love everyday! As ever, we'd like to thank you all for your continued support!
We will catch you soon for a festive update as we start to get the shop twinkly and cosy as the the festive season fast approaches, yipeee!
Have a lovely week!