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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.

Our Hand-painted Leather Bags
After the success of our personalisation event we decided to scale up! Three of the leather bags popular in our Marylebone High Street store were identified to be customised, to create 3 one off show-stopping pieces to star in our window and to be won in an exclusive competition.
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...
How to upload your own zoom virtual background

Find out how to upload your new Caroline Gardner Zoom virtual background!

New Eco Pouches
We are proud to introduce a brand new, environmentally friendly eco pouch for all our Christmas card packs. Made from recycled bottles, this sheer eco pouch with fun neon ribbon drawstring closure keeps the cards clean and secure.
The Art of Sale Shopping
We’ve had a browse of the sale, currently in full swing, to show you some lovely gift-combo ideas to get the ball rolling. Here they are and why we picked them…
What are the best face masks to buy?

With so many options to choose from, how can we navigate the now-crowded face mask marketplace, be responsible in our plight to stop the spread of COVID-19, look stylish(!!)...without being distasteful!

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...
CG x Waitrose x Meningitis Now
We have once again collaborated with Waitrose & Partners with not one, but four charity shopping bags to help raise money and awareness for Meningitis Now. We have created two traditional jute shoppers, and two foldaway totes made from recycled...
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...
Pumpkin Painting
Being print lovers here at CG we decided that we wanted to celebrate Halloween by painting our pumpkins rather than carving them. Not only does it save the hard work of scooping out the inners, but means we can get...
Save the planet with pineapples!
We are so excited to announce that we have collaborated with John Lewis & Partners and Jutexpo, the world’s leading eco-friendly reusable bag company, to produce a new shopping bag made entirely from recycled plastic bottles! We are thrilled to...
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
As we bask in the warmer weather and make the most of these lighter and brighter evenings you might be wanting to brighten up your wardrobe too. Rainbow stripes have been spotted on the catwalks and high street alike. Whether...
Wedding Season Essentials
Wedding season is in full swing, and with multiple weekends blocked out for hen dos and the big day itself, it can be a busy time. So we’ve rounded up our top picks to see you through this busy period....