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This Christmas Don’t Say Fuck or Bugger

8th November 2018

This week the UK said goodbye to Big Brother!

When it started I loved it, do you remember Caggy from the first series? It became a very different programme over the years, budgets went up, media coverage exploded, and careers were made and forgotten about. Of course it reached it’s peak with the Davina parody character’s iconic line “You’re live on Channel 4 – don’t say fuck or bugger!”

I probably stopped watching around the 2005 / 2006 series, you can work out when you stopped watching Big Brother with this handy listing of all the Big Brother winners on the BBC. Some friends stuck with BBUK for many more years then I, but even in recent years they lost interest. Though one of them still expects Gamu to win the X-Factor this year!

While Big Brother UK has come to an end (for now) the Christmas season is fully here for us retailers! Some may argue that isn’t until the John Lewis & Partners Christmas advert comes along – the Penquin story is still one of my favourites. That version was made by Pieces for Places in Barmouth in North Wales, that I am pleased to say now stocks Dean Morris Cards.

So to start your Christmas shopping off I wanted to share with you a few of my favourite naughty products and to show it’s not all filth some nice cards!

Naughty Rude Christmas Cards

Let’s cut right to it, and start off with a little something someone said the may ” put it on the table at my works Christmas bake off, next to my mince pies”. A lovely card to bring some cheer and to show off that special ingredient you add to give those buttery pasty treats that extra little something.

I've jizzed in your mince pies   I've jizzed in your mince pies
 

And then there is the really naughty stuff! Too rude for this blog, but so rude you can find it in the Offensive Christmas multipack … the perfect antidote to pictures of Robins in snow.

Nice Like a Warm Mulled Wine

We do have plenty of nice lovely Christmas Cards on offer too! As lovely as the your favourite Christmas jumper!

So while you wait to see that first house with its Christmas Tree up can can think about this. Can you get one more year out of those Christmas Lights, you don’t want to waste money on a new set.

If all else fails, remember it is the festive season and you can tell your favourite drink how much you love them.

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Secret Santa Gift Ideas Under £10 for Christmas for 2018

10th October 2018

Oh no! Secret Santa gift time, again! Bah humbug!

Secret Santa gift ideas under £10 for 2018

Looking for Secret Santa ideas for under £10? Read on my friend, read on…

So, we’re hurtling towards that time of year AGAIN – how is 2018 going so quickly, eh? It’s been a bit of an odd year – again what with Brexit and Trump! – and if you don’t know what I mean, then where the hell have you been hiding? So we thought we’d do a quick update post on our Secret Santa gifts to help all of you get into that Christmas spirit, if you’re not there already?!

Secret Santa presents are a little bit of a prickly subject, and if you’re a bloke and didn’t realise the peril of buying the wrong present for someone, then it’s time you woke up and took some notice.

Read more in the complete post …

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Greetings Cards and Gifts Giveaway

3rd July 2018

Win free Stuff!We are all fans blowing here at Dean Morris cards towers! And we thought we’d remind you about the biggest competition going on today … no not England in the Russia 2018 World Cup, but our very own giveaway. A box of funny greetings cards, mugs, coasters, and even the odd rude badge for you to give to your friends and office co-workers, or just to smugly keep on your desk. No more hunting around for your favourite mug in work, you’ll have 6 of them. You could use one to suit your mood maybe when you need a brew.

It’s super easy, all you need to do is head over to Instagram, like the image displayed here and then share it with two friends.

We’ll pick a winner at random on the 10th July and then be in touch with them to arrange delivery of your box.

We’ve picked a selection of designs to suit all occasions through the year, we sure you’ll love it!

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I want to talk about rude cards

20th February 2017

I think it’s something I am reasonably qualified to do, certainly more so than tiling (tried that once, never again) or football.   I also believe it’s a part of the greeting card industry that some people within don’t like to acknowledge and yet rightly or wrongly it’s the one aspect of the industry that often generates the most media attention.  This was very much in evidence towards the end of January when a less than kind post on Mumsnet about some of my ruder Valentine’s cards made it to a selection of national tabloids.

I’m very proud of my place in the industry but I’ll always feel like the naughty young offspring despite my eighteen years or so within it.  There will never be a trade show where I don’t have to explain that “the old dears” actually do have a better sense of humour than the retailer may think.  Or that over half of my collection is perfectly clean but one bit of profanity means it must be on every card.  And then there’s the “I love these but I couldn’t possibly stock them”.   I’ll always provide humour at the edgier end of the spectrum and I’ve always accepted some of the restrictions because of this.  But – and in a moment of epic trumpet blowing  –  I’d like to stress the very important place rude cards have in the marketplace.

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Top Drawer Autumn 2016

15th September 2016

I came. I saw. I conquered. That’s the trade show season over with for this year and only another four months until it starts all over again with Top Drawer Spring in the cold depths of January.  Let’s not think about that just yet though.

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I can’t lie and say it was the most amazing show ever as it wasn’t and shows have changed for all exhibitors over the sixteen years that I have been doing them.  Footfall was particularly quiet on this one so it’s good that I got the orders I did.  Still it was as always fun to see my existing customers for a catch up, gossip, and to make those Christmas orders and to meet new people who have only just discovered Dean Morris Cards.

Today I’ve mostly spent catch up raising invoices and sending out catalogues.  All good!

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