Butterfly Tea Party | Charity Fundraiser

This month I’m helping to raise £50,000 for Together for Short Lives, the UK’s leading charity for children’s hospice care.

June 2014 is Phoenix Trading’s Butterfly Tea Party month. For the whole of the month, Phoenix Trading will make a donation to Together for Short Lives for everything purchased from the new Charity Supplement. Donations vary from 20p to £2 per product.

Click here to view this as an online magazine, or click here to download a pdf version.

If you live in Sheffield, I still have a few dates in my diary for Butterfly Tea Parties, and if you would like to get some friends together for a coffee and a slice of cake, or a glass of wine and a few nibbles, I will happily bring around my cards and stationery.

In addition to the product donations, I will be donating an extra 10% of all of my sales at Butterfly Tea Parties, to this worthy cause.

Not only will you have a chance to browse my new products and catch up with friends, you will be raising money for a wonderful charity, supporting children and their families here in the UK.

To order online just visit my website, or to enquire about hosting a tea party please email.

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New Collection of Cards and Stationery for Summer 2014

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My new Summer Brochure arrived with 62 brand new products! There are lots of new greeting cards, new countdown cards, age cards, some lovely gift wrap and my favourite set of Pocket Notebooks for £5 for a set of 3.

To ensure you always have something original and a little bit special in your bottom drawer, I would be delighted to send you a free copy.

As always, everyday greeting cards cost £1.50 each, or £1.20 each when you buy 10 or more together. To order, please visit my website or contact me directly.

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Don’s Say the ‘C’ Word!

I’m getting ready for the Christmas Countdown and starting to organise my business and my time effectively. I’ve just finished reading through my latest newsletter and the new Christmas Supplement that Phoenix Trading sent to me over the weekend. This Christmas promises to be extraordinary, I love many of the new products and I can spot a few great sellers already!

At Phoenix HQ, over three and a half million cards, 30,000 gift bags, 40,000 bookmarks, and 50,000 advent calendars have arrived in stock. It promises to be a bumper Christmas, I’m sooo excited. Its leading up to the busiest time of the year for a Phoenix Trader, so I’ve already started my preparations in August! I’m in the process of compiling a database of customers of whom I will be sending the Christmas Supplement to, I’ve been teasing customers about the forth-coming release and asking them to host a party event for me.

I’m also attending a Gift Wrapping Course in the next few weeks to pick up new skills for wrapping a present in the best possible way, and tying lovely bows on them. I will then use these new skills to offer free demonstrations to customers who book a Christmas Cards & Wine Party. If you are interested in having a Christmas party event to earn free products and spread the cost of Christmas, please contact me (available in the Sheffield area only).

The entire Christmas range is available to view and buy on my website, so please feel free to be the first to see it!

Summer Fayre at Mosborough Primary School

On Saturday 7th July I attended the annual summer fayre at Mosborough Primary School. I had prepared my event well in advance and I had taken a great selection of cards, gift wrap and stationery items with me.

Thankfully the weather stayed dry and bright, but I didn’t want to take the risk of an outdoor stall and opted to have a table in one of the classrooms. The event was very popular and plenty of people were interested in my products. Many had heard of Phoenix Trading before and bought some cards. If they didn’t purchase anything then I made sure people left with a brochure to take home, and everyone was invited to take part in the free prize draw for £20 of vouchers to spend.

I also displayed a message board for people who may be interested in joining my team of Independent Phoenix Traders, it gives some short snappy and great reasons to join. Whether you are in the UK, France, Australia, New Zealand or USA then you can join my team of Phoenix Traders and run your own greeting card and stationery business like me too, click here to find out more.

I spoke to lots of other stall holders who were in the same classroom too, there were people there from Usbourne Books, Partylite, and handmade jewellery makers too. Everyone reported great sales on the day, I took around £22 which isn’t too bad but if I had taken the risk of an outside stall with more footfall then I could have sold more. Trust the weather to stay dry! I mainly sold cards, but paperchains, and family organisers did well too! I took lots of contacts away from the prize draw, so maybe more good will come from that in future.

I’m looking for more events and for home party events from now on, its such a great way to meet new people and drive up sales. If you’re interested in hosting a Phoenix Card Party at home with friends then please contact me here. Party Hosts will receive 25% off their own order.

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Teacher Gifts & Tennis

Its that time of year again when school term ends and thankyou cards are readily sent out to the Children’s favourite teacher! Phoenix Trading have created some lovely artwork to show of their wonderful designs.

You really are stuck for choice which present to give to your teacher.

I couldn’t resist sharing the image of our Tennis card, come on Murray!!

All items are available to order on my website. All general cards cost £1.50 each, or £1.20 each when any 10 or more purchased together. Packs of 10 postcards cost £4.00 each, supplied with envelopes.

Great reasons to say thankyou to your favourite teachers

Great reasons to say thankyou to your favourite teachers

Another great way to say thanks

Another great way to say thanks

perfect for your tennis buddy

perfect for your tennis buddy

Kids will love to give these to their teachers

Kids will love to give these to their teachers

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Card Basket Sales on the Up!

Last week I took my basket of cards into work and left them in the kitchen as usual. I was very surprised over the course of the week to sell £44.00! Everyone loved the new selection of cards and really loved the way to purchase them, the value for money and convenience really makes their day. No trips to the shops equals no parking, no queuing, and no crying children! Happy Lyndsey.

I included all the new cards from the Spring, and Summer collections (about 100 cards), gift wrap & tags, postcards, and my new top seller – Paperchains!

I’ll return the basket of cards to the kitchen soon and I’ll be preparing more baskets to send to local businesses and to my friends and family. I’ll keep you posted on how I get on.

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