Christmas card robin

The 3D Robin Christmas Card – new for Xmas 2019

I love robins. It delights me when they hop by to say hello while I am gardening, hoping to snatch a newly exposed earthworm or grub. They are virtually fearless and it always makes me smile when they come right up close and ruffle their feathers as if to say ‘Look at me, aren’t I gorgeous?’

When we started thinking about Christmas card ideas for 2019, it struck us that the robin was a missing element, so in the summer, we set about designing the ultimate Christmas robin pop-up card. One that would thrill robin fans, card lovers and anyone who loves to receive a little bit of joy in an envelope.

We asked our designers to make a robin that looked so real, that you’d half expect it to fly off from a distance. We also wanted it perched on a sprig of holly and asked for the cover to be grey. Our manufacturers favour red card for Christmas designs, but we think the grey works really well. The colour is very on trend right now, but it also contrasts nicely with the festive designs in their bright reds, greens and yellows. In this case, the little robin really pops.

I have one of the robin cards on top of my filing cabinet because it is such a joyful sight. It’s already selling well and it’s coming with us to our first Christmas fair on Sunday. I’m expecting him to fly off the shelves.

Animal cards

We have many animal cards – a kangaroo, a shark and a panda to name of few, but there is something extra special about the pop-up bird cards I think. We’ve been selling the red cardinal pop-up card for years and I love how detailed the nest is. It’s fair to say though, that our new robin is our best creation yet.

Did you know that the bird got its nickname ‘robin redbreast’ as this was the nickname given to early postmen who wore red jackets and became known as robins?  It is also said that a robin pulled out a thorn from Jesus’s crown and that it was his blood that created that famous redbreast. In 1960 the robin was voted our national bird and hence Christmas robins appeared on greetings cards. Long may it continue!

Does your business card stand out?

I don’t know about you, but I don’t take much notice of business cards until I come across one that really stands out – these usually come from designers as they know the importance of first impressions, the power of the visual image and why good quality card is so much better than the flimsy stuff, which screams ‘cheapskate!’

Imagine if you had a three dimensional bespoke business card that was so good, it became a talking point and was rarely thrown away. A card so awesome, it sat on people’s desks as a constant reminder of you and your business. A card that told the recipient that a company with your imagination, chutzpah and creativity is one they’d love to work with.

We offer bespoke business cards and invites and can create just about anything in card form. We can create pop-up logos, buildings, a replica of your car – anything! We do stress however that due to the design costs involved with bespoke cards, it is only worth doing if you want more than 50. We’ve made them for hotel chains, PR firms, individuals with special birthdays…the card world is really your oyster.

If you want a business card, corporate or party invite that will really get you noticed, drop us a line. You can have text either laser cut or printed onto your cards, we can include your logo and your website address. Send us photos or describe what you are after and our designers will get to work and create something awesome that is totally unique to you.

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.