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Valentine's Day will be here before you know it - get your card now and feel smug about being so organised!
Terrific cards for terrific people - by Lou Longworth
Hi - I'm Lou Longworth, the illustrator behind the greeting cards. I love that feeling when you find a card that is just perfect for the recipient and you can't wait to give it to them. A lot of the cards on the high street all seemed so similar though, so I decided to start drawing and here we are!
All my illustrations are hand drawn and my aim is to make people smile or giggle. Whether it’s because of a silly pun, a shared joke or a common interest, I think greeting cards are a terrific way to connect with someone. They help us stay in touch, cheer each other up and celebrate with one another - and all that from a bit of card stock!
My cards are all A6 size, printed onto 350gsm satin card stock and supplied with a C6 kraft envelope. I aim to be as environmentally friendly as I can so source my card stock from FSC certified suppliers, use kraft envelopes made from recycled material and send orders out plastic free.
Please get in touch if you have any questions - I'd love to hear from you!
I'm a greeting card designer who loves a bit of silliness and a lot of puns. I draw all the illustrations for my cards myself and hope they make you and your favourite people smile :-)
a printing company
I use a printing company to print my illustrations onto greeting cards made with sustainably sourced card stock.
A local print shop
Print designs onto 400gsm card stock
Customs and import taxes
Returns & exchanges
Frequently asked questions
I'm happy to offer wholesale discounts - please get in touch!
Custom and personalised orders
Custom and personalised orders will take longer to process than ready to ship items, and will also depend on how long it takes for me to receive the information I need to get started, and how long it takes to get a reply to any queries or proofs sent. Most custom orders are shipped within 2-3 days though. For custom cartoon portraits, you can attach photos in Etsy Messages.
Once shipped, the following is a guide to how long your order will take to be delivered:
Free delivery: 2-5 business days
First class post upgrade: 1-2 business days
International orders are sent via Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed delivery. This service is expensive but delivery times are quicker and it gives us both peace of mind knowing where your order is on its journey. You'll find the tracking information with your order on Etsy.
Most orders to North America & Europe will arrive within a week or two, however Royal Mail doesn't consider a package 'lost' until 25 days after the estimated delivery date, so I can't refund until then.
Please order in plenty of time just in case!
Sending direct to recipient
I'm happy to send your card direct to the recipient. If you'd like me to print a message inside there is an add-on for this here: https://etsy.me/3ajCb0F
When checking out please just enter the recipient's name address in the delivery address area. You can also leave a 'Message to the Seller' for me to let me know.
Orders sent direct to the recipient with a message inside will be sent in their kraft envelope, rather than including the card and its kraft envelope inside a shipping envelope.
Please get in touch if you have any further questions about this.