It’s this time of the year I call ‘supplier’s Christmas. I have been beavering away designing new stuff for months and I am finally ready to shout about it to the world….or that is our stockists, to be precise.
Besides letting you know about all NEW for 2020 I am inviting you to visit us at Spring Fair. The usual complimentary delivery on all show orders will run again or maybe you are after the complimentary chocolate?! Either way, I’ll be soldiering for 5 days on 2C31 and I hope to see you again or meet up if we have never done.
Over 80 NEW designs across 5 ranges would make their way to the show. The artwork and designs has been a true labour of love. There will be two new design styles with very distinctive contemporary looks. Wreath is painterly and feminine, while Hardoy is graphic and midcentury inspired. As usual, the designs are delicately hand embellished with our signature floral jewels and glitter.
All designs are up on the website now, so have a peek if you have not done yet. They are also available to order now via our secure trade-only website www.sabivo.co.uk, which is safe and easy to use. We would love to see you again on stand 2C31 but if you can’t make it to the show we could also post a paper one and a sample card or get in touch with one of our wonderful agents.
It has been more than a week since I attended the Ladder Club for new greeting card publishers. I posted earlier what was all about but if you have not had the chance to read the previous post, you can read it here. The list of the speakers also gives you a good insight of what was covered on Day 2.
The networking dinner was wonderful and I had a chance to meet people I already knew as well as new ones. At dinner I sat next to Lorraine from Rush Design and Henri Davies, former National Trust and WHSmith Buyer and currently a retail consultant. I had interesting conversations with both of them but had a proper giggle with Lorraine. We’ve discovered that we are both self-taught artists and somehow entered the world of greetings with the similar idea of ‘how hard can it be to design a card’ (more on that on another blog post). I was also looking forward meeting Lynn Tait of the Lynn Tait Gallery. She is the heart and soul of the Ladder Club and true inspiration, both personally and professionally. The food was lovely and all in all, a fantastic evening before a full day of talks that were to follow.
I thoroughly enjoyed the seminar day, which was packed with valuable information, although drawing from my previous experience in fashion retail and buying, there were not many surprises to what I have heard. But I still found it good to compare similarities and differences. My thoughts are, if you have never been in business and all your life have designed or created lovely designs and products, the seminars will be eye-openers. I wholeheartedly recommend attending the first and the second day. As a bonus, you can also join the Ladder Club Facebook Group Page. There are some wonderful discussions going on and you can ask even more questions or what was not clear on the day even after the seminars.
So, best of luck with your future venture in greeting card publishing. Hope to see you soon at some of the trade shows and if you go to the Ladder Club, do not forget to pop a little badge on your website and tell everybody that you have attended one of the very special clubs in the world.