Thoughtful Cards & Gifts

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Thoughtful greeting cards, gifts and homewares that reflect the ups and downs of life, from the small moments to the big milestones. Everything is designed to help you to nurture friendship, inspire thoughtful gifting and spread kindness through heartfelt designs and keepsake products.


Last updated on Jan 9, 2023

Tasteful Swiss Souvenirs - Personalised & Keepsake Cards - Practical Gifts.

Thoughtful greeting cards, gifts and homewares that reflect the ups and downs of life, from the small moments to the big milestones. Everything is designed to help you to nurture friendship, inspire thoughtful gifting and spread kindness through heartfelt designs and keepsake products.


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About DeerandSparrowStore

Sales 1,541
On Etsy since 2018

Welcome to Deer & Sparrow!

Deer & Sparrow is a brand with a big heart and passion for helping family and friends connect. We live in busy times and often find ourselves not seeing those we care about as often as we’d like. We want to be there for life – those little moments that make up every day, as well as for the celebrations, for the commiserations, to sympathise, to encourage and to reminisce, yet distance and responsibilities do mean that we can’t be present all the time.

At Deer & Sparrow I create greeting cards, gifts and homewares that reflect the ups and downs of life, from the small moments to the big milestones. Everything is made to help you to champion friendship and kindness through heartfelt designs and keepsake products to inspire thoughtful giving and kindness with ease, colour and creativity.

Each product is inspired by life, traditions and, of course, the people and places we love, and is made with love, care and high quality materials so it can be cherished for years to come.

It’s all about connection and letting those we love know we care.

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Hi, I’m Judith, the artist, designer and maker behind Deer & Sparrow. I live in a small wine growing village just outside Zurich, in Switzerland but I’m originally from Northern Ireland. I moved to Switzerland for one year and never left!

Before Switzerland I went to Art College in Belfast where I received a BA Hons in Art & Design, specialising in Visual Communication. After graduating I worked for five years in an Award-Winning Wedding Stationers & Specialist Paper Shop. It was an exciting job that involved seeing behind the scenes of the wedding and pulling it all together in an invitation that announced the wedding and created excitement for the day ahead. My days were spent designing and making Wedding Stationery from a huge array of papers in many colours, textures and sheens. It was an "Aladdin's Cave" of paper, think unending paper swatches, samples, printer and guillotine. I loved it! I left to move to Switzerland. My husband was offered a fantastic opportunity in Zurich and we moved to Zurich for one year. Many years later we still live in the Kanton of Zurich.

Upon moving to Zurich, I worked for a couple of companies in administration - very different from my creative background. However, I learnt a lot about running a business in Switzerland through these jobs and met lots of wonderful people.

Following a difficult season in life, after my second child was born, I started to draw and design cards again. The spark of creativity was reignited, and I knew it was time to finally to start my own creative business. It was something which I had always wanted to do but had never been brave enough to do. That business is Deer and Sparrow! It is full of work inspired by nature, the sea, the mountains, colour, celebrations, words and coffee. There is a heavy dose of Northern Irish warmth, stories and coast line combined, with the majestic Swiss Alps and Swiss life observed by someone who get to call two places home.

Deer & Sparrow is a colourful, joyful, honest and meaningful brand. It values family and friendship and aims to help you strengthen those cherished relationships with colour, art and words. There is a little humour, some puns, and words that build up rather than tear down. You will find no crude or swear words here or politics.

Deer & Sparrow started with greeting cards and I expect cards to always be at the core of it. Cards are such an easy and fun way to let someone know that you care. I now have three greeting card ranges – Printed, Handmade & Keepsake. The purpose for each of the ranges might be slightly different but the motivation behind them is to connect and celebrate, plus snail mail is the best!

In my Etsy shop you’ll also find some wall art which is inspired by nature, often abstract and sometimes with words. All my wall art has connection at its core whether that is to a place, a person or a celebration. Art is such a powerful way to speak to people and I’m honoured when someone chooses something that I’ve created for their home or friend.

You’ll be able to find parts of my art within all the products sold at Deer and Sparrow. Cards in the Handmade Range have a tiny piece of art as their focal point. You’ll also find details of abstract paintings in most of the hanging decorations, pin badges, prints, pocket mirrors, enamel mugs, key rings and trinket dishes.

Through Deer & Sparrow I hope that you find ways to nurture friendships, share the laughter, show appreciation, celebrate the good times and ways to show you care in the tough times.

Shop members

  • Judith Cupples

    Owner, Designer, Maker

Production partners

  • Laser Cut Wooden Shape

    United Kingdom

    Laser Cut Wooden Shapes

  • Enamel Mug Printer

    United Kingdom

    The artwork is my own design. This company made the mugs using images I supplied.

  • Bespoke Laser

    United Kingdom

    UV printing, Laser Cutting & Spot UV gloss

  • Small Business Manufacturer of Enamel Mugs


    Apply my design unto the mug and seal.

  • Frame

    United Kingdom

    Make frame

  • Deep Box Frame



  • Limited number of frames

    United Kingdom


  • A print shop

    United Kingdom

    Printed the image and text. Image & text designed by Deer and Sparrow.

  • Base Board

    United Kingdom

    Cut circular wooden bases for painting.

  • Second Hand Tray base


    I search in local second hand stores for items that need a new lease of love and life!

  • Fabulous company with amazing printers!

    Stockton-on-Tees, England

    Print my artwork onto customised shapes.

Shop policies

Last updated on Sep 23, 2022


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Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 12 hours of purchase

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Last updated on May 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalised orders

I love being able to personalise and offer bespoke gifts! The dispatch time varies depending on the item, and can be found in the individual listing information. Before making an order please take note of the estimated shipping times as well as the processing time. If you need your item for a certain date please contact me and I will see if I can accommodate! I look forward to hearing from you.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Depending on the item it will come wrapped in a cellophane bag or wrapped in tissue paper, protected by bubble wrap or paper packing where necessary. In order to try to reduce waste large items, such as the Artboards, are sent in used cardboard boxes.

Currently, I don't offer a gift wrapping service.

Wholesale availability

Items are currently not available for wholesale. Bulk orders will be considered on an individual basis, please contact me directly for a quote.

Care instructions

Alcohol Ink Paintings, Resin Art work, petri art, Wooden Plaques & display boards:
- Keep out of direct sunlight
- These products are unsuitable for display outside, or in rooms with high humidity.
- To keep clean please dust regularly with a dry lint-free cloth.
- Ensure the mounting surface and method of fixing to the wall is strong enough to support the item.
- Keep away from naked flames.
- Please note wooden products made wrap/expand/crack with changes in temperature and humidity.

Postage/ Shipping (further information)

All my items are handmade, and most to order. Some items take a little longer to make than others, but under each of my listings you will see "Ready to ship" to give you an item of how long it will take me to get your order into the post. If there are any unexpected delays I'll get in touch.

For most items there are two postal options 1st Class (A Post), and 2nd Class (B Post). If you require a faster postage option with tracking please get in touch before placing your order.

Above you will find an estimated shipping time. This information is from the Swiss Post website, and does NOT include delays in customs.

Customs (further information)

All orders shipped outside of Switzerland are sent with a customs declaration attached. Any customs fees, duties and handling charges, tax etc. are the responsibility of the buyer.

The above estimated shipping times are the time taken for your parcel to arrive in your country. Time to arrive to your door will depend on custom clearance. At busy times of the year it will take longer to clear customs. I am not responsible for delays in customs.

Any package* returned due to non payment of customs fees and charges will receive a refund less 10% and restocking fee. Shipping is not refundable in these circumstances.

*This does not apply to custom and personalised items. Please see "Returns (further information)" for full details.

Refunds (further information)

If you are not satisfied with your purchase please let me know before leaving feedback. It's important to me to try to make things right!

There are certain items which can not be refunded, please see above.

Items which can be returned must be still in new condition. Shipping is not refundable and the buyer is responsible for the cost of the return shipping (with proof of postage). A refund will be issued once I have received the item.

Any returns from outside of Switzerland must have a completed customs declaration form. The parcel must also be clearly marked as "RETURNED MERCHANDISE". Failure to do so may result in custom charges, which will be deducted from your refund amount.