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Have you heard of the Just a Card Campaign? Find out More Here...

Posted by Catherine Conway on

What is It

The JUST A CARD campaign aims to encourage people to buy from  Independent shops and galleries by reinforcing the message that all purchases, however small, even 'just a card' are so vital to the prosperity and survival of a small business. 

It is the brain child of Sarah Hamilton an Artist and Designer who saw a quote "If everyone who'd complimented our beautiful gallery had bought 'just a card' we'd still be open" this was written by a retailer who sadly had to close their gallery. 


Why Get involved

I am sure you will agree that  people seldom realise the considerable costs involved in keeping a shop open. The cost of just keeping the light on – electric, gas, water rates,  business rates, stock, wages etc all need to be met before even a penny of profit can be made. 

We all know that running a shop is often a labour of love and that if it wasn't for the passion, hard work and sheer determination of small business owners  there would be a lot more boarded up eyesores on our high streets.

As a direct response to the campaign many people have reported they often feel embarrassed to make a small purchase as they felt this may appear penny pinching. Something they'd never feel in a large chain store. However since hearing of the campaign they've changed their opinion. 

How can I get involved

We believe that if we all work together we can make a difference and keep the high street alive with small independent businesses - remember #togetherwearelouder

  1. Adding the Just a card logo to your blogs, websites etc.
  2. Follow @justacard1 on Twitter and Instragram  Retweet & spread the word.
  3. Download posters and postcards from our website and put them up in your shop
  4. Get involved with Just a Card Day: 28 September 2018.
  5. Share and spread the word on social media


For more information on any of the designers we are working with, visit our community of independent designers.  If you're a designer interested in ramping up your business you can find out more here.


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