Everyone gets involved, nobody gets a free ride. Inspiration, design, printing, hand-finishing, packaging, distribution – there’s always a job to be done.
When it comes to making cards, we like to do most things in-house and very little is outsourced. We are quite possibly control freaks but it works for us.
We like snacks in the office. You will often find cake, biscuits and nibbles loitering around the kitchen area – we are also partial to the occasional chippy lunch. We drink LOTS of tea, and the occasional posh coffee when Paul tests out his barista skills on the coffee machine.
We like nights out. We try to behave sensibly but sometimes the cocktails get the better of us. There have been occasions where press-ups have been done on the dance floor, break dancing back-spins have been attempted and one instance of a drunken head being shaved.
As far as greeting cards are concerned, we can be quite fussy. We only buy the best materials and we like to work with nice people. We only buy paper and envelopes which are either recycled or made from FSC paper / sustainable paper.
Approx 90% of our products are printed in-house by our sister company, Melbourne Print Ltd. They have some super snazzy printing equipment. Many of our cards are hand finished with subtle sparkles – we have a super group of local ladies who do this for us. In 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021 and again in 2022 we won a Henries Award for our card designs (as well as also reaching the finals in 2014, 2015 and 2017). To say we are delighted with our FIVE awards is an understatement! They have pride of place in the office and are frequently stroked as we walk past them.