Holy Mackerel are a greetings card publisher based in wild and woolly West Wales. We’ve been around a while, established back in 2002, and we’re a family business, with sisters Sarah and Katie at the helm!
Right from the start we set out to be able to provide our customers with a “one-stop shop”, and to achieve that we work with a whole host of UK artists and artisans to create a huge choice of artwork and styles. We pride ourselves on the choice we offer in our huge range of designs, and also in the choice of genres – humour cards, art cards, occasions and relations cards, we really do have something for everyone.
Having run a small gift shop ourselves, we do understand a lot of the issues the independent retailer is up against, and we like to work as closely with customers as possible. We keep our minimum order very low, at just £60, and our carriage paid order at just £100, and we are well-known for our high speed turnaround – we will often get a trade order out to a shop the day after it is ordered. If you’re short of space we can also offer display deals, from card spinners to fridge magnet stands and counter displays for our mini card ranges.
We’re perhaps best known for our ranges of cards by artist Erica Sturla, who creates and photographs her funky polymer clay figures. We have over 500 designs by Erica, and we have an amazing range of occasions in particular. From 17th anniversary to first Holy Communion, first day at school, to 100th birthday, we think we’ve got most events covered, and if you spot one we’re missing let us know and might just be able to add it to the range!
We’re also increasingly known for our regional and bespoke card ranges – we produce “Greetings from ….” Postcards and cards for UK counties, as well as for Wales and Scotland, and we can also produce them exclusively with your town’s name on, for that extra local touch. We produce cards in Welsh and Polish language too!
You’ll find us at major trade shows throughout the year, and we also sell through a network of agents. You can also browse and buy online at our easy-to-navigate website where you’ll find all of our designs and where you can easily search by artist , occasion or keyword to find precisely the cards you need.
If you’re interested in stocking our products just give us a call on the number below – we’d love to chat with you!
Tel: 01395 578571