Very pleased with my nearly full page write up in the Wexford People – our local newspaper
– all about our range of Christmas and New Year cards and about the origins of trustwordie.
I've included a photo of the article but have included the text too to make it easier to read.
Joy bringing joy to the world with her Christmas cards
A county Wexford company has launched a range of Christmas and New Year cards for every type of personality among friends and family from the Christmas curmudgeon and the cheapskate to the bah humbug and the new year's irresolute.
Gorey woman Joy Redmond is the woman behind the company called trustwordie which she founded last September after reading 'Steal like an Artist' by Austin Kleon which is all about getting yourself a side hustle.
Joy is better known locally for her long-standing association with Sonru, one of the world leaders in video interviewing technology, based in Wexford town, where she is head of research. She is also a popular mentor with Wexford Local Enterprise Board.
The Christmas and New Year cards which include a thoughtful card for those experiencing their first Christmas without a loved one, are selling in the House of Cards and Gorey Visitor Centre, both on Gorey’s Main Street, The Wilds in Enniscorthy and online at www.trustword.ie.
They've been very positively received which is evident from the reviews on the website and social media comments.
Joy says the initial range of quirky wordy greeting cards that include thank you, birthday and sympathy cards were a result of all her years of speech writing and marketing - helping people articulate what they want to say but lack perhaps the emotional vocabulary or humour to express. “It’s a passion project. I really enjoy writing the blog and then hearing about the ‘joy' my cards have brought and the conversations they’ve started. We all have hundreds, sometimes thousands, of friends and followers online yet people often feel disconnected. Personally, I think there is an appetite to stop hiding behind technology and reconnect with people. I hope my trustwordies will be more than a greeting or Christmas card but the opening move in a long and lovely conversation."
Trustwordie cards are not only good for the mind but the environment too. The paper that is used is 100% chlorine free pulp from a sustainable and well-managed source. The envelopes and packaging envelopes are made from recycled paper and recycled maps respectively while the sleeves are a plastic alternative and are 100% biodegradable.