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Trustwordie Christmas cards available in Arnotts Christmas Market

Some great news for Dublin customers wanting to shop offline this holiday season. My Christmas cards are now available in the Arnotts Christmas Market. I had entered their Pitch '22 competition which invites Irish start-ups and entrepreneurs to pitch for a chance to secure placement in the 2022 Arnotts Christmas Market with the ultimate Pitch’22 winner also securing a €10,000 business development fund. I submitted a video pitch back in April and made it to the in-person pitch in May, Alas, I didn't make it into the fabulous five finalists BUT the really great news is they took on my range...

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Trustwordie features in local independent News

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A big shout out of thanks to local journalist Amy Lewis who wrote a wee feature about my cards being stocked in Arnotts Christmas market this season. Here's a link to the full article here.   

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Stop Press: 3 brand new Valentine's cards for 2022

Ever the romantic and sentimentalist, I'm delighted to present you with 3 brand new cards in our Valentine collection. I'm billing them as one tongue-in-cheek, one seriously tongue-in-cheek and one with random words of kindness because it's not all slap and tickles for everyone. So here goes: We made it (through covid) A tongue-in-cheek card for couples who can laugh about the stresses and strains of those ghastly repeated lockdowns which hopefully are behind us. Truly the test of any relationship.  Happy Xalentine's Day (for the ex) Whether you're both living your best life apart or feel ready to extend the olive branch towards future healing, this Xalentine's...

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Christmas present ideas for a better world

This time last week, I had no presents bought. Now, I'm nearly done and happy to report that I shopped locally, sustainably and with a keen eye on the environmental impact. As I wade my way through Nomadland by Jessica Bruder, I've never been more certain of the need to be cognisant of the source of our products and to support small independent, preferably local, retailers. I'm happy to share my gift ideas with you. Here's some of the presents I've bought and received over the years, maybe even a few of this year's are included. Spoiler alert for family and friends.  I...

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Trustwordie talks shop local in the Sunday Times

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Trustwordie got a wee mention in the business pages of today’s Sunday Times. In the piece I spoke about the growing support of the shop local movement as opposed to supporting billionaires faffing about in space. (That's not me in the photo, ha ha) Thanks Sandra O’Connell for the great chat earlier in the week. We also spoke about how customers are becoming more environmentally conscious in their shopping habits but alas there was not enough ink. Happy that other small companies got a word in instead. 

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