doyoupunctuate

Funny Joke Humour Personalised Greetings cards

Leeds, England On Etsy since 2012

doyoupunctuate

Funny Joke Humour Personalised Greetings cards

Leeds, England | 3,056 Sales

Announcement    Hello!

I hope this message finds you well and safe, that you and your loved ones are doing ok.

Firstly, if you purchase with me, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am a tiny business and every sale is incredibly important at this time.

Deliveries - I am posting everything First Class via Royal Mail, there is a delay in items reaching some places, even items going missing.

Please know that I am trying my very hardest to make sure your orders reach you, however, there could be a delay of up to one week for an item to arrive. Please bear with me, and do get in touch if your card or gift is time sensitive and I will try my very best to help,

Thank you for your support,

Bec x

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Last updated on 22 Apr, 2020

Hello!

I hope this message finds you well and safe, that you and your loved ones are doing ok.

Firstly, if you purchase with me, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am a tiny business and every sale is incredibly important at this time.

Deliveries - I am posting everything First Class via Royal Mail, there is a delay in items reaching some places, even items going missing.

Please know that I am trying my very hardest to make sure your orders reach you, however, there could be a delay of up to one week for an item to arrive. Please bear with me, and do get in touch if your card or gift is time sensitive and I will try my very best to help,

Thank you for your support,

Bec x

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Original funny cheekyBritish Inspired woodblock printed Greetings cards and gifts

Do You Punctuate? Is a funny old story that started with a question from my MA research and has built into a brilliant print to demand studio that emphasis customer care, quality British made products and most importantly - to make people giggle and have a laugh!

Initially, DYP started as a kitchen table top business that I could run around my family. I wanted to build a career and I needed the flexibility that working for myself could bring. So using my love of letterpress printing I bought two printing presses (called Mabel and Ethel) that I restored and I was ready to take on the world! I gradually built up my letterpress business by becoming a jobbing printer but I soon found I had lost my passion for the very thing that had helped me start out as an entrepreneur and business woman.

I came to realise quite quickly that people love their cards to be personal, quirky but that most of all you love your cards to be funny. We all love making people laugh and whilst I was trying to find my way through my creative crisis, I started to add rude words and funny sayings to my card designs.

I first showcased my 'Merry Christmas Tinsel Tits' and 'Merry Christmas Big Balls' at a very conservative, middle class kind of fair, where I expected outrage and condemnation. In fact the very opposite happened, I was selling them faster than I could print them, the personalisations were in demand, people wanted ruder words, ruder sayings and profanity. One of the stall holders near me came over at a quiet period and said 'it's been a pleasure to stand near you and hear genuine laughter and giggles, keep it up!'

So from there, I quickly expanded my range and developed a very signature style. I didn't want to completely abandon my letterpress and typographer roots so I used my wooden fonts for letterpress printing that were scanned in and I made my own font.
Sprinkled with lots of colourful language, the DYP style was born along with lots of cheeky laughs!

As the business has grown, we've employed two extra people with a third joining us later in the year. We have always strived to give the same customer experience that we expect from online shopping. It really is a joy to personalise and create your favourite words and sayings, knowing we're going to bring lots of laughter and giggles!

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