And how can I get involved?
Here at Pedddle we’re backing the, ‘Just a Card Campaign,’ which has now been running for an incredible four years.
The campaign aims to encourage customers to buy from small independent businesses, artists and designers to bring home the message that even a small purchase like a card can be the difference between surviving and failing.
Designer and artist Sarah Hamilton started the campaign after she saw a quote saying: “If everyone who’d complimented our beautiful gallery had bought ‘just a card,’ we’d still be open,” by a storekeeper who’d recently closed their gallery. Sarah designs and makes prints, cards and homeware so knows first-hand how every small purchase helps.
Sarah set up the campaign with an amazing team of extraordinary supporters/volunteers as a call to action to help give designers, makers and small creative business owners and independent shop owners a voice — and we’re all for it at Pedddle.
I love our team, I really couldn’t do it without the gang!Sarah Hamilton
Thanks to their combined hard work and many hours graft, the support of The Design Trust and Mollie Makes as well as social media, the campaign really has gained momentum, which is fantastic to see, and we’d love you to join them and us in backing it.
It’s really easy to do – if you go to www.justacard.org you can add the logo to your own website, blogs and social media feeds. You can also download posters and postcards to display in your shops, galleries, stalls or events. There are somewhere in the region of 13,000 posters currently displayed in indie shops.
And with Just A Card’s Indie Week taking place between 25th and 29th November – a week to celebrate small independent businesses, there’s no better time to support the campaign.
We are hosting an Instagram live chat with Sarah Hamiliton on Thursday 21st November, 2019 at 1pm. Chatting to her about the start of the campaign and what we can all do to get involved. If you want to join us follow either @justacard or us @pedddleuk and you will be notified of our live if you are browsing your IG account at the time.
To find out more from Just A Card, visit their FAQ page- here.
Here’s the JUST A CARD list of ways you can SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN
1. Add their logo to your blogs, websites etc.
And finally – by all means compliment people, it makes the world a far sunnier place, but if you can, PLEASE, buy just a card!