JUST A CARD are delighted to be involved in a unique collaboration with Top Drawer and the Greeting Card Association . They are facilitating shop stickers spreading the message about how vital every sale is to independents across the U.K. The Just a Card team were at Top Drawer in January (14-16) to distribute these.
We are also so grateful to printed.com for donating these stickers to the cause - they are also huge supporters of this community - so if you need promotional material remember them because they are the bees knees!
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SHARE our Social Media posts loads so lots of people will use the stickers - we've all put in loads of work to make this happen - now we need the might of JAC supporters to spread word!
Alejandra Campos, show director of Top Drawer says: “We are delighted to be supporting the JUST A CARD initiative. Our aim is to spread the word to our retail community, if we can increase consumer awareness by encouraging retailers to endorse and promote the initiative, it can make a huge difference to these businesses and, consequently, to the diversity of their town centres, which is in everyone’s interest. Retailers who would like to join the campaign can collect their free JUST A CARD window stickers at the S/S18 edition of Top Drawer.”
Read more about how this collaboration came about from Jakki Brown at the GCA here.
DIDN'T MAKE THE SHOW BUT WANT A STICKER?
We realise that some of you couldn't make the show but would still like stickers, so our wonderfully kind team member Michael Fram, of The Leaping Hare Gallery and Framers in Easingwold , has offered to post them to you. We'd ask that you send a C4 (229 x 324) SAE with a large letter stamp to Michael, at: The Leaping Hare Gallery and Framers, 23 Chapel Street, Easingwold, North Yorkshire, YO61 3AE.
As you know we are a campaign with limited resources so please bear with us - we will do everything we can to get stickers to you.
Why is this SO IMPORTANT to JUST A CARD and so many of you?!
When I set up the JUST A CARD campaign three years ago it was with one key aim - to highlight how valued and vital every sale is to artists, designers and independent creative businesses and shops. We all know how incredibly hard people work, how much passion, dedication, blood, sweat and tears go into what we do. We need independent shops to thrive, not just for them but also for their community and all their suppliers. The campaign has grown hugely in the three years, and I have gone from working on it alone to being one of ten - Absolutely incredible! The amazing Design Trust supported us right from the outset alongside Mollie Makes, The Greetings Card Association and so many others too. That we are now in a position to be able to offer all independent shops FREE* window stickers is the realisation of many, many hours of volunteer work. We know that people who engage with our campaign get increased sales - we're told this all the time.
So don't just say you support independents - get involved - spread the word - let's MAKE A DIFFERENCE together!
With Best Wishes,
Sarah Hamilton and the team at JUST A CARD.
*While stocks last - available at Top Drawer between 14-16 Jan, or after that via S.A.E to Leaping Hare Gallery and Framers, Easingwold, Yorkshire.