Three little words.
One great campaign.
Such truth behind the words and campaign. Artist Sarah Hamilton began this campaign to encourage everyone and anyone that steps into an independent retailer, gallery or business buy a card. Every single purchase no matter how small helps small business to stay in business.
This is straight from Sarah's Just a Card website.....
“If everyone who’d complimented our beautiful gallery had bought just a card we’d still be open.”
When I read this quote by shop keepers who’d recently closed their gallery I thought - enough is enough - we need to fight back! As an artist and designer, who also makes cards, I know just how valuable each and every sale is, not only to independent shops and galleries which make our High Streets unique, but to their artists and designer suppliers. Regrettably it’s too late for that gallery, but others need our valuable support, and this is why we started our campaign JUST A CARD - to encourage people to appreciate just how invaluable every single purchase is.
And it rings true for every small business I know, so I'm jumping on Sarah's bandwagon; she is located in Dulwich, England. I'm located in Forster, Australia. Lets do this, lets support any small businesses, artists, galleries and designers, craftspeople. Even if it is just the purchase of 1 card, just 1. Every single purchase helps us stay open. Yep, I'm throwing my happy place in their too, I have approximately 96 cards to choose from, I really do!
If you are a small business, designer, artists or crafter join the campaign, jump on the wagon, spread the word. Shout it out. Put the poster in your store or at your market or on your blog.
If you are a shopper or customer jump on the wagon too, shout out your fave shops, share them here. Post it on Facebook, share a photo on Instagram, tweet about your purchases. It all helps, it really does. I know and we will love you for it and we so appreciate your support. So, so, so appreciate it.