Successful Transit

Despite it’s somewhat tiny 60x60mm proportions, we are excited to report that the first French & Godbold Tiny Gift Card has successfully made it’s way through the Royal Mail postage system and arrived safely at it’s destination. The Tiny Gift Card envelope is outside the minimum “absolute limit” specified by Royal Mail. And yet they have done us proud and delivered regardless. Further international postage experiments will be undertaken shortly, stay tuned for further reports….

Reconnaissance

A busy time at F&G last week. At Progressive Greetings Live on Wednesday, we were inspired by the generosity of the traders in sharing their knowledge and experience of the greetings card industry. Thanks to Helen, Danny, Joanna and Alec for some great conversations. Since then, Richard has been out and about showing our portfolio, receiving positive feedback and some definite interest from local retailers. We spent Sunday walking the aisles of many London markets, looking for the one we liked the most for a regular F&G stall. Sunday Up Market in the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane is the winner. We had a great day with many beautiful things to see, delightful people to speak to and amazing food to sustain us along the way. Perfect.

Action

A detail from illustrated greeting card Bird's Eye View by French & Godbold
So much happening this week, French & Godbold is officially launched and our greetings cards have already begun shipping. We are excited, it feels like a delightful adventure. I am also assisting in film selection for the University of Hertfordshire Digital Animation Film Day on 23rd May. Still taking daily portraits but no chance to upload this week. I did manage a hour of weeding yesterday in my slightly disheveled vegetables beds. Sometimes life is fun when its busy with many things.

Saturday

French & Godbold are delighted to be previewing their new range of greetings card at the Hertford Vintage Fayre this Saturday 30th May. The Vintage Fayre takes place at the Corn Exchange, 39 Fore St, Hertford SG14 1AL, 10am-4pm. We had a great day the last time we attended, good music, great tea and cakes and good company. If you are in the area and wish to celebrate another special event this bank holiday weekend, please drop by for a visit.