Pop-Up Christmas has arrived…

They’ve arrived! Our new range of pop-up Christmas cards are here. They’ve been designed exclusively by us, which means you won’t find them anywhere else in the world! We hope you like them. This year, we’ve added a glorious Christmas Wreath Pop-Up Card, A Christmas Cracker Pop-Up Card and Santa In A Cadillac Pop-Up Card to our collection.

The wreath is inspired by one we found in Country Living magazine. Most Christmas pop-up cards come in red, but as grey is very much de rigeur at the moment, we chose it for the card’s front cover. What do you think? It’s an incredibly detailed card and like all of our range, it has been hand assembled.

We wanted something fun that really popped out at you this year, so we devised the Christmas Cracker Pop-Up Card. It went through a number of revisions, but we think we’ve got it right. And finally, our favourite is Santa in a Cadillac. Our vehicle cards sell really well, so we wanted to create a special one for Christmas and what could be more iconic than a Cadillac? Again, this is an incredibly skilled piece of card engineering – it takes some doing to get a Cadillac to fit into an envelope!

We hope you enjoy our Christmas cards this year. We’ve seen from selling them at markets that they always put a smile of people’s faces. We know it’s only November, but lots of people are stocking up on their festive cards already. Many of ours sold out well before the big day last year, so make sure you bag your favourite before it’s gone!

Big Ben London pop-up cards

Hello and welcome!

Hello there and welcome to our new shop. We’ve moved over from our Etsy shop and hope many of our regular customers will continue to buy our cards.

I’m going to start by telling you a little bit about how Pop-Up Pigeon came into being. Friends and family laughed when I told them I was going to try and sell cards in the UK. Why? Because I never sent cards. Birthdays, Christmas, Anniversaries…nobody ever received a card from me.

It’s not because I am mean or a bit bah humbug, I just hate the idea of spending up to £6 on a piece of folded cardboard, no matter how brilliant or funny the message is. My attitude towards cards changed when my dad went to Vietnam and bought my daughter a pop-up birthday card. I’d never seen a card like it. I marvelled at the artistry and opened and closed it hundreds of times in an effort to find out how it was done.

I still have the card that was sent four years ago now – there’s a picture of it here on this blog. Every time a birthday or anniversary came along, I thought about how I would love to send a card like the one my daughter Sarah got for her eighth birthday.

My husband suggested I try and source the cards. Perhaps I could sell them at markets? Now I love the idea of selling anything at markets as I am such a chatterbox, so off I went and did some research.

It took six months to find a trusted supplier whose handiwork was of an exceptional quality. I waited for our first order with trepidation and was delighted when I first laid eyes on the cards. They were amazing!

They go down a storm at markets. We don’t mind children with sticky fingers handling them as they are incredibly robust. Our best-sellers are the flower cards, men seem to like the ship and the boat and the Christmas range sold out last year.

We’ve been selling over on Etsy to buyers all over the world and thanks to the quality of our cards and our exceptional customer service (I am such a stickler for customer service!) we got a raft of 5* reviews. We’ve explanded our range, created our own designs (I am particularly proud of our ballerina card) and have started doing custom orders for businesses.

We sell these cards because we love them and we hope you do too! We’ve got cards for anniversaries, new baby, wedding, cyclists, romantics and we even have a sizzling barbecue card featuring kebabs that look good enough to eat!

Stay tuned as I hope to blog a bit more on the subject of cards and celebrations. Thanks for visiting.