Based in Hampshire, The Princess and The Pickle create earth-friendly greeting cards, featuring artistic reproductions of original photography by Helen Clarke.
The Princess and The Pickle cards are designed to be a little kinder to our planet than some of the mass-produced cards you’ll find on the high street. As an eco-conscious greetings card retailer, we want to ensure our products are made in a responsible way, limiting their environmental impact.
These minimal-waste greeting cards are perfect if you want to send a thoughtful message to a loved one while being a little kinder to the environment.
While some people prefer to send a text or an e-card, there’s nothing quite like sending a handwritten note card on a special occasion or to let a loved one know you’re thinking of them. A handwritten envelope arriving on someone’s doormat (amongst all the bills and the junk mail!) can really brighten that person’s day. We hope the cards we create will be cherished, not thrown away. The cards are fully recyclable, as they are uncoated, with no glitter, foil or embellishments, but it’s always better to reuse where possible. These artistic greeting cards are designed to create lasting memories and are perfect for popping in an A5 picture frame.
A more earth-friendly alternative to mass-produced greeting cards, The Princess and The Pickle’s cards are:
- Made with 100% recycled paper from post-consumer waste. No trees are harmed in the making of our cards!
- Designed and printed in Hampshire, UK, with materials sourced from within the UK and as locally as possible, reducing our carbon footprint.
- Plastic free. Hurray!
- Designed with original photography-based artwork and intended to be cherished, not thrown away. However, they are of course recyclable.
- Blank inside for your own message, making them perfect to personalise for any occasion.
Orders are sent ‘naked’ to reduce waste further, with no presentation bag, just good old fashioned paper/card-backed protective packaging.
All printing is currently done ‘in-house’ (literally!), using a high-yield single colour ink system, for optimum usage out of each cartridge and our ink supplier reuses or recycles every part of the cartridge, meaning no part of it goes to landfill.
The vibrant range caught the attention of Theo Paphitis in 2019 and The Princess and The Pickle became one of Theo’s Small Business Sunday winners.