TheCardAbidesShop

Geeky Greeting Cards

Hebden Bridge, England 228 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (62)

TheCardAbidesShop

Geeky Greeting Cards

Hebden Bridge, England | 228 Sales

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Natassia Bentley

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Natassia Bentley

Announcement    NEW CARDS ADDED! Check out our Limited Edition Foil cards, and get ahead of the curve with our Christmas cards! With festive three tabletop designs to choose from it won't be hard to score a nat 20 with your friends and family - or keep it simple with a minimalist, nature inspired Christmas card!

Announcement

Last updated on 30 Sep, 2019

NEW CARDS ADDED! Check out our Limited Edition Foil cards, and get ahead of the curve with our Christmas cards! With festive three tabletop designs to choose from it won't be hard to score a nat 20 with your friends and family - or keep it simple with a minimalist, nature inspired Christmas card!

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About TheCardAbidesShop

Sales 228
On Etsy since 2017

Our Story

From 2015 to 2017 I was working in a comic and boardgame shop in Leeds. Science Fiction and Fantasy games, film and literature have always been a huge part of my life, entities such as Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and Dungeons and Dragons forming the backbone of my tastes from early childhood, so it was a perfect fit for a LARPer like me!

Almost every week we'd be asked if we stocked greeting cards and would end up in a lengthy discussion about how difficult it can be to find unique, crafty gifts and cards for our fellow geeky friends! It took me over a year to bite the bullet and give it a shot myself - after all, there was clearly a gap in the market for our existing customers!

I designed and printed five seasonal roleplay cards and got them up in the shop with only a week until Christmas, just the acquellero card and a kraft envelope. Despite the last minute release and complete lack of packaging I was pleasantly surprised with what happened next - we sold out!

Another year passed of planning and preparing around my full-time job and the weekly RPG group I DM'd while I slowly built up more designs and began selling them in the other stores of the comic and games chain I worked for as well as my LCS.

Overtime the cards developed to come with MORE stuff, MORE packaging and LOTS MORE designs! My wonderful partner joined the team to help me deal with the massive increase of cards being packed every month and eventually took over the shipping side of our Etsy once it was launched.

I now work from home as a designer and photographer with a part-time retail job, giving me more time to focus on the work I really love. In the last year The Card Abides has changed so much, now with a new, more gift focussed format, a rebrand, the addition of posters and stockists spanning 7 locations but a few things have stayed the same: my love for this little business and the many amazing things that inspire the designs, and of course the classic acquellero stock and little kraft envelope.

Shop members

  • Tash

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

  • Sergio

    Assistant, Packer, Tea Maker

  • Whiskers

    Queen, Boss Lady, General

Production partners

  • Printers

    Leeds, England

    Poster printing.

  • Print Bureau

    Hebden Bridge, England

    Personalised poster printing.

  • Printers

    London, England

    Printing for greeting cards.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on 24 Apr, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

We don't currently offer any personalisation for our cards, but personalisation is available on some of our posters/prints with more coming soon!

Wholesale availability

If you're interested in becoming a stockist just drop us an email at thecardabides@gmail.com! Our order form requires updating following the relaunch so any orders will have to be placed via email for now.

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