Oxfordshires Louie crafts and sells joyful cards, prints, and wedding stationery, celebrating relationships with vibrant flair.
Based in Oxfordshire, Louie has the simple aim of celebrating the relationships we really care about, shouting about the happy things in life, creating gifts to bring smiles to people’s faces and bringing colour into every room.
Louie Prints opened its doors in 2018, and since then it’s grown into a bit of a success story. Although I have been designing and making things for as long as I (and my mum and dad) can remember, Id never made anything for my nearest and dearest. Instead, I would find myself looking for unusual birthday cards and gifts that summed up my ‘real’ relationships with my girly mates and family. It was often a struggle and, even though it brought a smile to my face when I finally found the right gift, I noticed there was definitely a gap in the market – so I decided to fill it by doing what I loved best. I sat down one weekend (gin and tonic in hand) and designed my first 10 cards. I pushed the ‘live’ button with only those cards to my name and, with that, Louie was formed.
Since then, Louie has exhibited a handful of times and now stocks not only greeting cards, but tote bags, prints, wedding stationery, mugs, invitations and, most recently, nursery prints and postcards – a new range created during lockdown.
If there is something you have in mind, but don’t see on my store, I also offer custom prints, cards and wedding stationery that is more customised to the buyer. Working closely with a range of clients, Louie has now supported a number of brides and grooms by designing wedding stationery and other bespoke extras for the big day.
All orders are posted out individually from my living room, with pride and care going into every one. The feeling of seeing my designs out in the world – knowing they have been chosen amongst millions of other options – never goes away. A true stationery geek, a hard worker and a bit of a dreamer, I am pushing Louie to become the business I always wished for as a little girl.
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