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FUNNY cards are central to a successful male greeting range, and Hanson White have a vast portfolio of rip-roaring ranges to cater for the joker in your life.

My inspiration

- Seeta Wrightson, Editor and Writer at UK Greetings MY inspiration for this design was my own dad, who is less than tech savvy and relies on me to help with all technology related matters!

Although it is like speaking a different language to him sometimes, he’s always really appreciative of the help. I wanted the voice of the piece to be conversational to fi t with the Carlton Brand, which is very much about speaking in a down-to- earth naturalistic way.

I felt the subject matter was something a lot of people could

relate to, and the light-hearted humour makes it fun and more accessible, though the sentiment is still very heartfelt.


PHOTOGRAPHS capture the special moments we want to remember forever, freezing a memory allowing us to look back and reminisce. This range from Gibson features situational photography that evokes memories of moments shared with loved ones. When you receive a ‘Captured In Time card’, it takes you back to summer afternoons, the buzz of bees and the fresh smell of cut grass. Paired with heartfelt verse, this range connects the sender and recipient, delivering relevant words in a perfect tone.


TRADITIONAL designs continue to dominate the male market. And meeting the needs of the sophisticated, masculine recipient is the ‘Serenity’ range from Gibson which combines classic art styling with iconic pastimes and imagery we associate with the men in our lives. The outdoors is the perfect escape from busy lives and there’s nothing more relaxing than taking in a scenic view. The watercolour illustrations of Serenity are refi ned, debonair and masculine, showcasing popular leisure pursuit, sports and hobbies.


● Crackers features cute and endearing animals, bright bold artwork and conversational copy with a cheeky punch line. Developed by Giggles artist Debbie King, the Plasticine characters really come to life, jumping off the page and out of displays. The Crackers range is available across a

variety of captions in everyday and seasonal.

● My Monster recognises the traits the men in our lives have… good and bad. With a super Husband monster and the farting Dad monster, this rib-tickling range is sure to put a smile on the recipient’s face. The humorous characters and fun rhymes are available across a variety of captions.

● Awkward Family Photos is exactly that… awkward!! This very relatable range captures the embarrassing family moments we just want to forget. With very little copy, the imagery in this photographic range says it all. Available in seasonal and everyday.

● An ongoing favourite from Hanson White, Say Cheese is retro,

witty and versatile. Combining eccentric photographic images with quirky statement humour, the range is a slightly cheeky send for the men in your life.

● Hanson’s best-selling humour range Giggles delivers designs for every funny bone and

every sending situation. With a selection of punch line gags, cheeky humour and masculine irony, in both

everyday and seasonal, Giggles is a winning choice for that special occasion.

● The nostalgic Uncle Marmaduke collection is reminiscent of 1920s propaganda, with retro styling, bold colouring, and

fl amboyant lettering. Masculine, and very on trend, this range celebrates the virtues of a successful man! Available in everyday and seasonal.

● Featuring fantastic Plasticine characters, Jurassic Street is a step back in time, with modern day gags in a prehistoric setting. A perfect send for the cavemen in your life, Jurassic Street takes the mickey out of the basic archetypal human being, who’s just at the point of learning everything there is to learn.

FATHER’S DAY 2014 YOU can view the Father’s Day 2014 collection from UK Greetings now by going to: The new eBrochure library on the UK Greetings website allows retailers to see a snapshot of the Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day and Easter 2014 offering from the comfort of their own home. As part of the launch of Spring 2014, UK Greetings are also inviting retailers to register their details and gain free entry into a prize draw to win a luxury Hotel Chocolate hamper. Details can be found in each of the Spring eBrochures. 19

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