Tihara Smith's collection of Caribbean tropical greeting cards

New In: Tropical Greeting Cards for Different Occasions!

Introducing a collection of colourful Caribbean inspired greeting cards. This initial collection of cards was designed to bring some positivity and sunshine to the greeting card world! I wanted to create a collection that not only reflected the beauty of the Caribbean, but also brought some diversity to the industry with Caribbean phrases and sayings that I grew up hearing. The aim was to create a collection of cards that allowed you to send some Caribbean sunshine in an envelope to your family and friends for numerous occasions.

INSPIRATION 

Like all the bags, accessories and stationery products in the shop, this collection was inspired by the Caribbean. I love taking inspiration from my heritage and the colours, beauty and nature of the Caribbean - from palm trees, sunsets, fruits, flowers and leaves. When sitting down to design this collection, I also took inspiration from the Caribbean phrases and sayings that I would hear growing up as well as the food and drink that the islands are known for. Another source of inspiration for this collection was Caribbean music, from Reggae and Ska to Soca and Calypso. I hoped to bring a positive and feel-good carnival vibe to the collection that can be shared with your loved ones for birthdays, holidays and ‘just because’.

PRODUCTION

As a small business, I try my best to be as ethical and sustainable as possible. This doesn’t mean that I get it perfect - in fact, I’m sure there are a lot of areas I can improve on and I’m constantly researching ways I can do better and looking for more sustainable production options. I try to make a conscious effort to design and produce products in the most ethical and sustainable way I know how.
Image of greeting card and compostable. bag

For this collection of cards, I worked with a local UK printing company so all the cards are proudly printed in the UK. The cards are also printed on recycled paper, with a recycled paper envelope. Recycled paper is a greener option as it reduces the amount of waste that goes to landfill - recycling extends the life span of a tree’s fibres. Recycled paper also reduces the demand for wood, so helps in the efforts to preserve the world’s forests. You can read more about recycled paper from the FSC website. To protect the cards and the envelope, each card is individually packaged in clear compostable cellophane bags that are made from renewable corn and other sugar starches.

THE FINAL COLLECTION

The final result is a collection of twenty colourful and tropical greeting cards inspired by the Caribbean. I’ve put together a list of a few of my favourite cards for different occasions below.

BIRTHDAY CARDS

Send them some Caribbean vibes for their birthday with this set of tropical birthday cards.

 

JUST BECAUSE CARDS

There doesn’t always need to be a special occasion to send someone some love. Let them know you’re thinking of them and appreciate them with this set of ‘just because’ cards. All cards are blank inside so you can write your own handwritten message.


CARIBBEAN CARDS

Send a card inspired by and celebrating the Caribbean. From Caribbean food to music, celebrate each Caribbean island.

LOVE CARDS

Send some love their way with one of these greeting cards. Whether it’s your boyfriend, husband, girlfriend, wife or even an amazing friend. Let them know you love them with a card.

UPLIFTING CARDS

Send some colour and positivity in an envelope with this range of colourful and uplifting cards. Maybe someone you know needs a little bit of inspiration or motivation to keep going - give them a handwritten boost with one of these uplifting greeting cards.