There’s still time to join my business and raise money for charity

Don’t forget there’s still time to join Phoenix Trading as a trader& donate up to £25 to charity. Join any time between now and end of May to help one of four chosen charities

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Clinton Cards goes into Administration

So, another one bites the dust… its a shame to see such a large High Street chain to go down again. Its really imperative that companies embrace new ways engage customers and offer a fantastic product.

Maybe this is just the first in a shift of movements away from the crass cards Clinton’s has been chucking out, cards that say I cant be bothered to write my own message to you in, and cards that aren’t funny anymore. At least the Phoenix cards are all blank inside so they are neutral and can be personalised by yourself. With our great value offer when you purchase more than 10 cards, you can easily stock up and quite cheaply keep cards aside for those unknown occasions.

The internet is proving more popular now especially with Moonpig and Funky Pigeon increasing their market shares, and personalised cards that say “thankyou” or “i love you” mean more than a generic message does.

The BBC has recently reported that “the UK is actually sending more greeting cards than ever, despite the fact that Clintons has gone bust.  Last year saw a 3% rise in card sales compared with 2009, and while Clinton Cards may have struggled, other chains such as Scribbler and Paperchase flourished.”

Stephen Bayley says that “Nowadays any fool can reach 50 million people after a few minutes heartless work on a keypad, but reaching an individual is altogether more interesting. In the same way that a single witty postcard is worth more than 25 million Tweets, a card suggests something that went missing in the digital revolution: intimacy.”

I’m so proud to be a Phoenix Trader right now, I have an excellent product that is so versatile and a business offer that is incredibly flexible.

Clinton Cards

Shame about Clintons – makes me realise how good it is to be involved with Phoenix – a company with no commercial debt, directors who make tough business decisions on our behalf to steer the company through tough economic times, and with good environmental ethics such that they don’t pulp vast quantities of unsold stock like other high street card retailers.

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Here are my new Phoenix Cards

I have lots of new cards to show! I love them all very much and all these are available to buy through my website There are 52 new products available including blank cards, postcards and mini gift cards.

ImageImageImageHere are the new gift cards which measure a tiny 83mm x 110mm (these cost 75peach, or 60p each when any 20 or more are purchased).


My Summer Product Range

Just a quick message, the new Summer range of Phoenix Trading products is available to order online now. Click here to view and buy online! There are 52 gorgeous new products. I hope to get you some pictures to see this Saturday, but for now see them online. As usual our general greeting cards cost £1.50 each, or £1.20 each when you buy any 10 or more.


Oh, go on then… a sneak peek…