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trustwordie's "tongue-in-cheek" Valentine cards featured in Irish Times magazine

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trustwordie's "tongue-in-cheek" Valentine cards featured in Irish Times magazine

So happy to make the 'We Love..' page of today's Irish Times Magazine. I've included a photo of the article but have included the text too to make it easier to read. Modern Love We’re all for love, but at this time of year it can get a little irritatingly pink. No matter how great your passion, hearts and flowers aren’t for everyone, and what if you just want to tell someone, in the most non-committal way possible, that you might, ever so slightly care? Fear not, as there are some Irish brands who deal with the day in a...

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trustwordie talks about love and Valentine's Day on radio

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trustwordie talks about love and Valentine's Day on radio

I'm a regular listener to Ciara Kelly's Lunchtime Live radio show on Newstalk. Every so often, the show goes "unscripted" which means the listeners make suggestions about what they want on the show and then come on as the guests. It's talk radio as we do it in Ireland. In my tweet, I asked: Do people still send anonymous valentine cards or declare their feelings to people they fancy? Or has it just become a commercial couple thing? Anyway, here a 5-minute clip of me talking all about love and Valentine's Day and how I think it has moved away from...

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A name like Joy is handy for Christmas puns

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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 cardsA 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...

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Donating to charity, saving the world and other reasons for not sending Christmas cards

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Donating to charity, saving the world and other reasons for not sending Christmas cards

We all have that friend, relative or sibling that never sends a card.  I used to try and operate a '3 strikes and you're off' my card list before I designed this card.  You see I literally cannot stoop to their level and have to wish them a Happy Christmas. I'll be sending this card to three of my five siblings and while not naming names, my sister Eve and only brother will not be receiving this particular card in recognition of their relentless adherence to Christmas spirit even though December is their busiest month of the year. Newstalk Lunchtime Live  Ciara Kelly was talking...

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We sell "non-boring cards" – It's official

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We sell "non-boring cards" – It's official

Ho feckin ho. I'm so proud that our #christmascards made it into the hot list in today’s Irish independent for our “non-boring” cards. I'm particularly pleased that they listed us as "non-boring" because it's one of the very reasons I started trustwordie - to create interesting, inspiring cards that make you smile as well as think.  They say no news is good news but I'm afraid national news is bad news for you as we're sold out of this Christmas card with the Hiberno-English twist. However, all is not lost because some retailers still have some limited availability, read about it here. 

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