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Emily McDowell on cards, swears, collaborations & democracy!

Emily McDowell on cards, swears, collaborations & democracy!

by Claire Senior
In the same way that parents are not supposed to have favourite children, I often feel like it’s my duty to love equally all the artist and designers whose work we stock on Pancake’s virtual shelves. But here’s my guilty confession: I abso…
Why I called my Business The Curious Pancake

Why I called my Business The Curious Pancake

by Claire Senior
Ah... so you don't sell odd shaped pancakes then? Er, no. No we don't. Surprisingly, it's not a question I get from many customers. It's usually quite clear to those visiting our site that we don't actually sell pancakes at The Curious Pancake. Ju…
​Please could you not put the cards in the plastic sleeves?

​Please could you not put the cards in the plastic sleeves?

by Claire Senior
**this article has been recently updated in light of new information about polypropylene recycling** "Please could you not put the cards in the plastic sleeves?"I received this request in the comments box of an order that came in last week. As f…
I Pledge to Shop Small - Just A Card's Indie Week.

I Pledge to Shop Small - Just A Card's Indie Week.

by Claire Senior
I'm writing this right in the middle of Just A Card's Indie Week 2018. I have a streaming cold. My feet are on a hot water bottle and I have a veritable sea of used tissues surrounding me. I feel like partially warmed up poop. My eyes are stinging ti…