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About us

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The Handcrafted Card Company Ltd
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Wedding Stationery
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In the beginning ...

At the start of the new millennium two mums who shared a love of paper, design and print had an idea.

From humble beginnings that idea has evolved into offices, a warehouse and a fabulous, dedicated team who work hard to keep all our customers happy.

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2003 - Our first website

After spending late nights learning all about Adobe Dreamweaver and SEO we launched our first website in 2003.
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Wedding Stationery

Our early days were spent designing and creating wedding stationery. Our customers mainly came through recommendations and our website but we also exhibited at the occasional wedding fair.
DIY Wedding Stationery
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Lovely Customers

For many years we worked for hundreds of clients creating stationery and innovative table plans for weddings all around the world with a huge variety of wedding themes.
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2005 - Updated Website

A new website launch followed in 2005.
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Lovely Customers

We created stationery for enormous weddings for celebrities at castles to small intimate family celebrations with a level of service, we’re proud to say, that was second to none!
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All things wedding

With our origins in wedding stationery we have a vast amount of experience in ‘all things weddings’ and we’ve evolved into one of the UK’s most trusted wedding stationery suppliers.
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The Smithy

As the business grew we needed more space than a home studio could offer so we made the move to our first premises in 2008, the former Smithy on the Duchy of Lancaster Estate near Crewe. An update to our website followed.
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Creativity

Our products find their way to creative couples and all types of wedding businesses from wedding stationers, event planners, through to florists, wedding jewellers and bakers, and many more, with inspiring products for card making, wedding invitations and wedding styling.
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On trend

We sourced wonderful materials for our wedding stationery and soon found that many of our ideas in weddings stationery design were starting trends!

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Innovation

What we couldn’t find we created, such as our ‘Enfolio’ ® pocketfolds, wallets and flat style invitations and ‘Chic Applique’ embellishments.

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Inspiration

As we advised customers on our ‘tricks of the trade’ it became the greater part of what we do. Now, rather than create stationery ourselves, we continue to innovate and inspire with our vast array of products.

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2010 - The Clockhouse

We soon out grew our lovely Smithy and moved to new premises ‘The Clockhouse’ in Newcastle-under-Lyme with offices and a warehouse in 2010.
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Royal Appointment

Two removal vans later (who knew ‘The Smithy’ held so much) over one weekend we were safely operating form our new abode. Within two months of moving we were commissioned to make a commemorative butterfly bouquet for Her Majesty The Queen.
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National Wedding Shows

We demonstrated how to make DIY wedding stationery at the National Wedding Show for 2 years running ... we were taken aback at how the audience lapped up ATG guns, infact we’re proud to say our stand was ‘heaving’ and we literally wore the carpet out!
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2013 - We need more space!

We extend our warehouse space and update our offices.
Greeting Cards
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2003 to now - Greeting Cards

But it’s not all about weddings! We couldn’t supress our passion for quality, design led cards and we began designing greeting cards for retail in 2003. From our Potteries base we supply handmade greeting cards throughout the UK and beyond to independent retailers, garden centres and department stores.
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2010 to now - Greeting Card Trade Shows

We exhibited at our first greeting card trade show in 2010 and they’ve now routinely become part of our yearly calendar and include the Spring Fair (NEC) , Autumn Fair (NEC) and Harrogate Home and Gift Show.
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Greeting Cards Retail

We’re proud to say that our cards now furnish some top notch stores and we’ve been finalists in ‘The Henries’ twice ... we’re still working on the winning ;)
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Henries Finalist 2012

Henries Finalist 2012
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Henries Finalist 2015

Henries Finalist 2015
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Gift of the Year 2016

Highly Commended Gift of the Year 2016
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Henries Finalist 2017

Henries Finalist 2017
wowvow ®, weddingblog.co.uk © and The Handcrafted Card Company Ltd
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Rebranding

Rebranding of The Handcrafted Card Company Ltd and development of our greeting card ranges.
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wowvow ®

This website sees the launch of our exciting new wedding brand wowvow ® so that ‘The Handcrafted Card Company’ can be used exclusively for our greeting cards.
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July 2017 - The Handcrafted Gift Company ©

We launch a fabulous range of giftware at the Harrogate Home and Gift exhibition 2017 under The Handcrafted Gift Company © brand. The giftware range includes beautiful ceramic products which are entirely made in the UK. It’s always been about quality for us, quality of product and service and we extend that into all that we do ... where will it go next ... watch this space!
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Summer 2017 - Magic Flyer ®

The Handcrafted Card Company Ltd are now the exclusive distributer for the Magic Flyer ® butterflies in the UK and Ireland.
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WeddingBlog.co.uk ©

It doesn’t stop there ... we’re shortly revealing our original WeddingBlog.co.uk website. Watch this space!