The British Bindi team has handpicked inspiring desi-owned brands to help support shopping local this Christmas 🎄 whilst highlighting creative entrepreneurs in our community.
Cards and stationery are the perfect little touches to gifting! Browse our fabulous favourite picks:
Little Paper Moments
Bringing to life hand lettered event stationery + greetings cards.
Instagram – @littlepapermoments
‘I am a self taught calligrapher + modern letterer. I love all things personalised. My business has one aim, to keep creating special little paper moments to commemorate, celebrate + remember those big memories.’
For the Christmas period, Little Paper Moments are selling:
– Personalised baubles that can be personalised with any text or choose from one of my pre-made text’s where names can be added.
– Christmas Eve box with or without a Santa Letter
– Hand written, gold calligraphy Mool Mantar – available framed or unframed.
All orders are taken via their Instagram (hit the button below).
The Fine Line Calligraphy
Their calligraphy ideology is to create beautiful and meaningful pieces of art for all customers.
Instagram – @thefineline.calligraphy
‘I have always had a passion for fine art and lettering since I was young. Earlier this year, I decided to pick up the pointed pen and upskill myself as a calligraphy artist as a way of relaxation. I finally built up the courage to pursue a side business and here I am today introducing you to The Fine Line Calligraphy. ‘ – Krupali (Artist & Business Owner at The Fine Line Calligraphy
At The Fine Line Calligraphy, they specialise in creating bespoke handwritten gifts for all occasions e.g. cards, quotes and notebooks. They also provide wedding and events calligraphy services which includes table stationery and personalised signs. Their skillset includes writing with a diverse range of equipment from pointed pen and brushes to chalk pens.
There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a smile on their customers faces when they receive their products. Please go and join them on their calligraphy journey and enjoy the creation of the fine lines.
Or you can email them on firstname.lastname@example.org
All Made Up Gifts
They create handmade personalised wooden boxes for all occasions
Instagram – @allmadeupgifts
‘Our festive Christmas boxes are perfect to display in front of the Christmas tree filled with presents or filled as a hamper to gift to a loved one. They can be used again every Christmas and customised to your requirements.’
‘Our baby boxes are memorable gifts! A great feature in a nursery for storing baby keepsakes or their favourite toys as they grow older. As with all our boxes, they can be customised to your requirements. They would make a great gift for a Baby’s 1st Christmas too.’
They create handmade personalised wooden boxes that can be:
- Bought individually for displays or storage
- Filled as a hamper for all occasions
- Customised with any colour
- Personalised with any lettering
And what’s more! Whether you are buying one for yourself or gifting one of our boxes to a loved one, their handmade boxes can be re-used for years to come – memorable gifts the recipient will love!
If you’d like a hamper but not sure what to fill it with, they have plenty of ideas to help you!
Orders and enquiries taken via their Instagram (hit the button below).
LuLi Crafts is a mission to create timeless handcrafted finishing touches that embrace culture and tradition.
Instagram – @lulicrafts
‘We are two mums spreading love and light through our passion for creativity. Brought together by our eldest children, Luca and Liyanna. These two are not only besties but the inspiration behind our brand name.’
What’s so special about LuLi Crafts you may ask? More than anything it is their love for all things beautiful… they want to bring unique pieces to people who have an appreciation for detail.
With every piece they make, design and curate their aim is to make sure it steals the limelight and they ask themselves this question; will it spread love, culture or build on traditions? As long as the answer is YES to one of these questions they will embark on another creative journey to bring it to their customers.
You can find them at www.lulicrafts.com
You can also find them on Etsy and they are a Not on the High Street partner.
They are a small business providing you with fun and witty cards inspired by Punjabi culture and music (Yep, they do have Sidhu, Diljit & AP Dhillon cards 🤣).
Instagram – @rangolicards
Bhangra Pavo it’s Christmas!
They have recently launched their Christmas Cards with a variety of designs, including their super cute Polaroid design in which you can add a photo of your choice alongside their names/surname! They also create personalised frames for different occasions. Whether it’s ‘Our First Christmas’, ‘Our Engagement’ or ‘Our First Dance’. They work closely with you to transform your pictures alongside your memorable hashtags, dates, locations and lyrics. Happy shopping!
Designs by Neev and Yana
Armed with an extensive background in interior and graphics design, they have an undeniable passion for authentic and beautiful designs. Unlike big agencies, they give your project the personal touch it deserves.
Instagram – @neevandyana
I’m a full-time mummy to two checky girls and in the process of setting up my personalised products business. I’m lucky to be supported by my fantastic husband! – Neh (the face behind Designs by Neev and Yana)
They take the time to get to know you and your needs. Then tailor the service they provide you to suit your specific needs in a timely manner.
Their current range includes personalised cards, bespoke wedding stationery through to personalised card based corporate products.
Enriching your life one design at a time.
No project is too big or small.
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