Happy New Year!
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a jolly time welcoming in 2013. To start us off gently back into the world of cards, gifts and blogging I'll be putting together a round-up of the best cards and gifts of 2012. Tomorrow will be the Top Ten Greetings Card Designs. You can see a shortlist of the designs in the running on the blog's Facebook page, click here to go straight there. Feel free to share your opinions and let me know you're favourites, I'm still a little undecided myself! I also wanted to round-up a few new features and show you how you can get involved with the blog in 2013.
Submit cards and gifts to be featured
You can submit your products to be featured on the blog at any time and it's totally free! Just email me or use the contact page to upload your images. Please be aware I do get a growing number of submissions; I look at everything and will get back to you as quickly as possible but please be patient with me! If you can please ensure the pictures you upload meet the requirements listed on the contact page it helps me out hugely and is much appreciated.
'Meet the Retailer' & 'Behind the Design' Questionnaires
If you're an independent card and gift retailer, publisher, designer or maker you can now showcase your boutique or products in a special 'Meet the Retailer' or 'Behind the Design' feature. Like all Card and Gift Blog promotion it's totally free. If you would like to take part email me for a questionnaire.
Sponsor the Blog
If you'd like to have long-term promotion for your company and help support the blog, you can become a sponsor or advertiser. You'll get a dedicated space on the sidebar, a listing on our sponsors page and lovely links to your website. For more information email me but please be aware that you must be connected to the card and gift world and be suitable to the likes and aesthetics of the blog.
Connect with Card & Gift Blog
As well as the main blog, we have lots of social branches, come by and say hi ...
Finally, the Forum
Last but not least, to celebrate our third birthday I've set up a 'Card '& Gift Community Forum' ~ a place to chat, share knowledge and ask questions. Please feel free to use it as much as you like and start some discussions. For example my personal background is in greetings card publishing, gift production, warehousing, distribution, stock management and pricing; please feel free to ask me any questions and I'll try my best to help. Click here to go there now!