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Thinking of you week
 Launching in 2014 by the Greeting Card Association (GSA), 'Thinking of you' week encourages everyone to send handwritten cards to different people; harnessing the joy and love found in sending and receiving snail mail.
Our Summer Reading List
There's nothing quite like settling in with a good book. Whether you're heading for the beach, planning a lazy afternoon or you're looking for a bedtime read, read on to discover some of our favourite books, perfect for a summer read. Beautiful...
National Give Something Away Day
You might be familiar with the old saying 'it's better to give than to receive'. Giving something away that you no longer use is a simple act that can mean the world to someone. That's not all though, the act of re-gifting...
Celebrate pride Month - Six Pride Flags explained
The rainbow flag has become one of the most famous symbols of the LGBTQ+ community. Pride flags have become a colourful symbol of queer identity and they have been evolving over time to represent every queer identity. In this blog, we'll walk you through some of the LGBT+ flags.
Celebrate Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of London Pride!
Pride might be colourful and joyful and a celebration of diversity of genders, ethnicities, sexualities and races, but it is organised every year to remind of the issues that still need to be tackled.
The Great British Bake - Recipe for the Jubilee
What better way to celebrate the Jubilee weekend than with a traditional Victoria sponge cake? This easy recipe will add a sweet treat to the long weekend celebrations. 
70 years of style on the throne – Bags for a Royal

Just like us here at Caroline Gardner, the queen is a bag lover. In her 70 years on the throne, she has in fact rarely been spotted without her favourite handbag: a classic black leather bag that works with any of her colourful outfits.

World Cocktail Day – Favourite recipes from the team
World Cocktail Day is the perfect occasion to treat yourself to your favourite cocktail – or mocktail! The celebration falls every year on the 13th of May. Here at Caroline Gardner, we will celebrate this day by recreating some of our team members’ favourite cocktails and enjoying them together.
International Women’s Day
The 8th March marks the celebration of International Women’s Day, a day to commemorate achievements of women from all over the world. 
Wear your poppy in print

This year we’ve partnered with the Royal British Legion to support the 2021 Poppy Appeal. All profits from this poppy tote bag will be donated to serving and former military personnel and their families providing assistance, support and guidance.

Find out more about the work of the Royal British Legion and the meaning of the poppy today.

Confessions of a Stationery-Lover

We at Caroline Gardner are papyrophiliacs. Are you one of us too? If you do not know who a papyrophiliac is, let us give you some hints about what it means to be a papyrophiliac.

Celebrate International Dog Day with our top picks for dog lovers
International Dog Day is observed every year on the 26th of August. 2021 marks the seventeenth observance of this day since its first celebration in 2004. International Dog Day was founded in the United States by Coleen Page, an advocate...
International Cat Day- Top picks for cat-lovers

Here at Caroline Gardner the team LOVES cats and this means they cannot resist featuring them on many of our cards and our NEW AW21 collection, Make Your Mark.

 

Personalisation Event for National Friendship Day
Treat your friend to a little gift made ESPECIALLY for them. To celebrate National Friendship Day, our in-house designer will be hand-painting initials onto keyrings, notebooks & small accessories, so you can order a gift online & have it personalised for FREE!
Celebrate diversity and uniqueness this Pride Month
June marks Pride Month, a month dedicated to the celebration of the LGBT+ community. June 2021 marks the 51st Pride since the first parade was organised in 1970. June was chosen as it marks the Stonewall Riots that broke out in New York...
The story of the Silver Baby Feet Card

Caroline & Angus’ daughter, Flora, had a baby girl, at Chelsea and Westminster hospital. Her baby is significant to the Caroline Gardner brand story, because of one card in particular...

Viral Meningitis Awareness Week
This week is Viral Meningitis Awareness Week and we wanted to do our bit to share important information about Meningitis, and give you the chance to help us fundraise too!  For the next 24 hours we're donating 20% of profits...
Thinking of You Week

We are delighted to get involved in Thinking of You week and wanted to share a few things we have been doing and how we plan to help and bridge the Social Distance gap.

Our Environmental Pledge
NAKED CARDS With approximately 8 million metric tons of plastic entering our oceans every year, we want to play our part to reduce the amount of unnecessary single use plastic and to protect our environment. In 2019 we launched our...
Meet Frank
Frank really needs no introduction. As one of the most loved members of the Caroline Gardner team he is also one of the most famous. A constant star of our most popular instagram posts he is as recognisable as any...
Modern Calligraphy Tips
Modern calligraphy and hand lettering has been a huge trend in the last few years and is a prominent feature in a lot of our card ranges and stationery. With intricate and flowing letterforms we love the personal touch hand...