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Happy Canada Day!

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Today we want to wish all our Canadian members a very happy Canada Day! This day of celebration commemorates the day in 1867 when the Province of Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia were united as one. Many Canadians will celebrating by holding fireworks displays, going to concerts and organising sports games. We also have a festive Canada Day ecard on the Katie’s Cards website which, since it will arrive instantly in the recipient’s inbox, you can still send today!

If you’re celebrating today then we would love to know how! Feel free to comment below, email us at katie@katiescards.com, tweet us or Facebook us.

Katie x

Upcoming celebrations and useful e cards. 2012.06.20.

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

There has been a lot to celebrate in the recent few weeks and I’m pleased to say that the fun isn’t going to stop for a little while yet as there are still some fabulous events in July such as:

Canada Day – 1st of July 2012

On the 1st of July every year, Canadian’s celebrate the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada. Much like the American Independence day, this is a day for families and friends to get together, enjoy the warm weather, eat food and relax. Celebrations can include fireworks and parades and many will send each other greetings. We have a wonderful Canada Day e card that you can use to wish your loved ones well wishes on the day. Please click on the thumbnail to view it.

Canada Day E card from www.katiescards.com

Canada Day E card from www.katiescards.com

Independence Day – 4th of July 2012

On the 4th of July every year American’s based all over the world commemorate the adoption 0f the Declaration of Independence which happened on the 4th July 1776 and declared United States of America independent from Great Britain. People enjoy celebrating this holiday by holding partie’s and BBQ’s for their friends and family and attending carnivals and fairs. Fireworks are used as part of the celebration as well as themed ‘red, white and blue’ food, dress and decorations. People also like to send their loved ones greetings on this day and you can find a selection of Independence day e cards on the Katie’s Cards website. Please click on the thumbnail below to view one of our most popular July 4th ecards.

4th July E card from www.katiescards.com

4th July E card from www.katiescards.com

The Olympics 2012

The 2012 Olympics are taking place in London and begin on the 27th of July. This is a great reason for anyone to get into the spirit and hold their own opening ceremony  as no one can be left out with every country in the world being represented! Why not use our fabulous Olympic’s 2012 E card to invite your friends and family to an Olympic themed party or get together?

Olympic's 2012 E card from www.katiescards.com

Olympic's 2012 E card from www.katiescards.com

You can keep up-to-date with upcoming holidays and events by using our handy calendar which can be found on the Katie’s Cards website here.

We hope you enjoy the celebrations!

Katie x

Meet the Katies Cards team

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Hi all,

As promised, here are a few snaps to help you get to know me and the rest of the team better.

Our office

First of all, here are two photographs of the Katies Cards office. The building with the bluey-grey ‘Engravers House’ sign above the window is the our office where all of our ecards are created. The building is a converted butchers shop and is bright and airy. There are 3 companies in the building altogether as well as my ceramics studio which was built at the back of the office.

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The Katies Cards office


The office is in Teddington, a small and pretty town in Middlesex in the south of England. Its right next to a gorgeous park called Bushy park, where we go at lunch time and where I walk Plum.

The team

We are a small, close-knit team who enjoy working together to create our e cards in our lovely office in Teddington. We often listen to music in the office and because of Nick’s wide taste, usually leave the selection up to him. There are a few pubs nearby where every now and then we go to have a lovely pub lunch.

Nick

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My husband Nick works with me to come up with ideas for new e cards and helps bring my drawings and paintings to life on the computer screen. He helped me to create my first e card for my Mum and has been instrumental in getting Katies Cards where it is now.

Prior to Katies Cards, Nick studied animation at University. Once qualified, he embarked on a successful 8 years as an animator before deciding to go it alone and use his skills to work as a freelance animator for TV and film, which was how we met Barry.

Nick has an eclectic taste in music and enjoys food, cycling, films and spending time with friends and family.

I am very lucky to be able to work alongside my husband who is extremely talented and committed to producing such high quality cards for you!

Barry

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Barry is a talented illustrator who has worked with us to create our e-cards from a very early stage. He has made many of the backgrounds and characters you see in our collection and has also been instrumental in helping to shape the seeds of my ideas and come up with new ones!

He studied illustration at University and has since had a very successful 7 year career as an illustrator. When I asked him for some facts to write in the blog, he proudly told me that as a student, he designed the characters in a number 1 Playstation game called ‘Prisoner of war’ which is very impressive!

He is a keen follower of football and art and enjoys playing golf.

Racheal

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Racheal is new to the team, having only joined us 1 month ago. She was brought on board to help us grow Katies Cards due to her 7 years experience in marketing for both large and small companies. Unusually for a marketer, Racheal actually studied Sculpture at University, but after completing the degree realised that she didn’t want to follow the creative path and went on a search to find the right career. After joining a small publishing company as a customer service advisor, she was quickly moved over to the marketing department and rose up the ranks. Since then she has worked for another large publishing company and a disability organisation, planning and implementing marketing campaigns and developing marketing strategies.

Racheal is a keen cook and a lover of all things food, fashion and interiors.

Me

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You may already feel like you know a lot about me so i’ll try to keep it brief. I am Katie and I am the person who started this process 5 years ago. I am passionate about saving the environment and I am always on the look out for eco-friendly ideas, which is how I realised that there weren’t any good quality e cards to send to people five years ago when I was looking for an eco-friendly e card for my Mum’s birthday. I decided then to make my own e card, taking some time to make sure it was really good quality and I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to do more! I came up with some more ideas for Nick and I to get to work on and then planned how we could sell them to people on the internet. 18 months later we launched katiescards.com with just 25 cards and have steadily been adding more to the collection over the years – we now have over 160 in the collection for all sorts of occasions such as birthdays, Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s day, Mothers day, Fathers day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Independance day, St Patrick’s day, engagement, wedding day, anniversary, new baby, new home, Canada day and many more!


Click on the link to see the first birthday e card that I created for my Mum (you can send this card also if you like it).

I love what I do and that I am able to combine the things that I love in my job – art, environmental issues and working with Nick. Like Racheal, I also studied Sculpture at University and after leaving went onto become an art director for film and TV. After becoming a mother, I decided I wanted to take a step back from my career so that I could bring up our children Molly and Joe. Now that the children are older and turning into young adults, I have more time and thats another reason Katies Cards came along at just the right time for me.

I enjoy tennis, art, film, traveling and spending time with friends and family. I also enjoy taking long walks with our Jack Russell Plum (who you will hear more about later). I love making e cards and genuinely wish to make you and your loved ones feel special when one of our cards is sent.

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Plum (the office dog)

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Me and Plum in Bushy park


Plum is our Jack Russell but we bring her to the office every day so that she doesn’t get lonely. We have a garden here that she enjoys running around (and terrorising next doors cats!) and because we are right next to the beautiful Bushy park, I can take her for good lunch time walks which she loves.

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Plum


Plum is 5 years old, is great fun and a loving dog. She is, just as all Jack Russell’s are, she’s very stubborn and territorial and we often have moments when she goes completely crazy! But she is a great character and we love having her here in the office. She is also a brilliant source of inspiration and our walks together have been where alot of my ideas have formed.

She got her name when, at only a few days old, we took her to meet my mum. My mum has a Plum tree in her garden which some Plums had fallen off, and the new puppy picked one up in her mouth and brought it to me, dropping it at my feet. Out son Joe said ‘Plum’s a good name!’ and we all agreed!

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Me and Plum in Bushy park

That’s it for now. I will keep updating you on our team news and add some more pictures so that you know what is happening here but I hope you feel you know all of us a bit more now.

Hope you’re all having a nice Wednesday,

Katie x

P.s. I have recently joined Facebook and would be delighted to become your friend. I am new to social media but will be using my Facebook profile to help keep you up-to-date with the Katies Cards news as well as posting interesting gift and lifestyle ideas and advice. Click here to visit my Facebook page and request friendship with me.


New Canada Day E card

Friday, April 8th, 2011

This is the first Canada Day Ecard we have created and hope that it ticks all the boxes, 101 things to do with a maple leaf.

Canada day maple leaf E-card

Canada day maple leaf E-card

The Canadian National Anthem adds a sense of gravity to the animation.