Hi! We’re Charlotte and Teifion. Together we run CW Cards; a small business based in West Wales. We design and create eco friendly greetings cards using watercolour illustrations and modern lettering.
The story of our business started during the first lockdown. Like many other people, we had loads of time on our hands! So, I decided to play around with a calligraphy set I’d been given as a birthday present.
We both wanted to start up a small business whilst we were on furlough and decided to use my newly found love of lettering to design some greetings cards. I was also shielding and going through some health problems, so my new hobby kept me happily busy.
From the start, being eco friendly was really important to us, so we opted for recycled cards, envelopes, biodegradable wrap and even recyclable stickers! You won’t find any plastic in our postage packaging either.
After putting the cards on Etsy, flurries of orders came in from our friends and family, who were all really supportive. Having spent many nights staying up until 2AM, lettering each card by hand, it was obviously time to get a printer! This gave us the time to set up our website and we’ve had this shop ever since.
As our brand grew, however, my health went downhill. I had 2 big operations leaving me with a stoma bag. Fast forward 6 months of recovery, I was more determined than ever to grow our business. I wanted flexibility, a work life balance and to do something I enjoyed every minute of.
You can now find our cards in shops all across UK! If you’d like to follow the rest of the story, you can find us @cw.cards on Instagram.
If you have any questions or would like a custom order please send me a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible. To enquire about a whole sale or for a collaboration, please use the contact page to get in touch.