Then in August last year, just a normal day doing my everyday tasks running the business, I received a surprise email from the card buyer at Tesco enquiring about my 'Sweet Tooth' Valentine's Day cards, asking if I would be interested in supplying to some of their selected stores.
Well, after my excited dance, which has become a bit of a tradition when good news arises, I enthusiastically responded.
|Tesco Extra Coventry|
There have been more learning curves for me whilst fulfilling this order, a task I am still doing all by myself, from the design to the hand-finishing, the packing, wrapping and dispatching, plus dealing with a leading supermarket is a different kettle of fish, and such a proud moment for me.
For the past two years Tesco have won RETAS awards for Best Supermarket Retailer of Cards, this award is judged on range of products, marketing and display, customer service, competitive edge and the retail environment. Having visited the Tesco Extra store in Coventry today, it is easy to see why.
|The easy to find greetings and stationery section.|
|Rows and rows of greeting cards as far as the eye can see.|
|Me, with an ear to ear grin at the Valentine's section.|
|My 'Sweet Tooth' cards sitting happily in the display.|
|What a proud moment!|
If you happen to be near any of these Extras, Aylesbury, Borehamwood, Watford, New Malden, Purley, Toton, Stockton, Coventry, Chesterfield or Gwent you will be able to find my cards in store. I'd love to see your photos of my cards, please send them to me by email : firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet them to @FaysStudio.
Have a lovely Valentine's Day!