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On Friday 7th September we battled it out with fellow printer Windles in our second annual Wayzgoose event! Earlier this month we celebrated our birthday in style by hosting a ‘Wayzgoose’ event, an old printing tradition dating back to the 16th century, which celebrated the transition from printing by daylight to printing by candlelight. Hosted […]

September 17, 2018 | In News
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For (often less) than the price of a designer coffee, you can make a real difference to someone’s day by conveying a truly personal message.

January 30, 2018 | In News
Print Week Awards 2017

Following our fabulous two successive wins in the Social Stationery Printer of the Year category  at the prestigious Print Week Awards in 2015 and 2016, we are hoping it will be third time lucky in 2017!

September 19, 2017 | In News
Paul Woodmansterne

A message from our Managing Director to all those who have recently contacted us or raised concerns online with regard to our Genius card 364785

September 12, 2017 | In News
The Wayzgoose winners

What a fabulous idea to resurrect the tradition of Wayzgoose (see our previous news item here)
and the Woodmansterne and Windles Group teams both rose to the challenge!

September 12, 2017 | In News

We’re bringing back a long-lost print tradition – WAYZGOOSE. Celebrating print. There will be a competition between us and Windles print later today… wish us luck!

September 8, 2017 | In News

Not just top quality cards – find out, in real terms, what your generosity meant to our supported charities last Christmas.

We’ve been busy designing, planning and printing a lot of fresh new product this month!

July 4, 2017 | In News
Woodmansterne Opium greeting card

Can you spot what’s wrong with this image? Does the shift in popularity from art to humour cards signify a significant shift in our perspective?

April 4, 2017 | In News

We’ve got a terrific TEN (count ’em!) NEW ranges launching at this year’s Spring Fair!

January 31, 2017 | In News
New Heidelberg press install

It was a busy time for the Production Team in the lead up to the Christmas break. Not only were they busy making the preparations for Santa’s visit but they also took delivery of a NEW Heidelberg printing press.

January 17, 2017 | In News
Woodmansterne at Spring Fair 2017

We’re gearing up for a busy few weeks here as we put the final finishing touches to our stands for Scotland’s Trade Fair and Spring Fair 2017

January 10, 2017 | In News
Quentin Blake illustration

We have TWO exciting opportunites to join Woodmansterne’s licensing team, supporting our multi-award winning greeting card design studio.

December 2, 2016 | In News
3D Christmas Village Advent Calendar

Ever wondered what our award-winning Production team get up to when then have a few moments to spare?

October 25, 2016 | In News
Seth Woodmansterne receiving the Social Stationery Printer of the Year award from Gyles Brandreth

For the second consecutive year, the Woodmansterne Production team have won the prestigious Print Week Award for Social Stationery Printer of the Year – well done guys!

October 20, 2016 | In News
Woodmansterne RSPB greeting card

From designing cards to receiving them, there’s a whole lot of love involved in the greeting cards business. Let our MD explain….

October 4, 2016 | In News

For the second year running, we are delighted to receive confirmation that Woodmansterne has made the shortlist for the ‘Social Stationery Printer of the Year’ category in the PrintWeek Awards 2016

September 13, 2016 | In News
Henries finalist 2016

Just back from our holidays and we are thrilled to see that we have been nominated for yet more industry awards!!

August 25, 2016 | In News
Thinking of You week 2016

It’s been scientifically proven that receiving a handwritten card makes people feel much more special than receiving texts, emails or Facebook messages. And it feels really good to send them too!

August 23, 2016 | In News

Johanna Willy Woodmansterne (née Leurink)
21 Jan 1926 – 1 Aug 2016

August 17, 2016 | In News
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We’re delighted to announce two NEW ranges to add to our extensive (and very funny) humour selection.


The sealed envelope is something we all take for granted, but can you imagine giving or receiving a greeting card without it being encased in an envelope?

April 28, 2016 | In News
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We’ll be giving our retailers something to laugh about on Stand 317 at this year’s PGLive.

April 26, 2016 | In News
Seth and Dave

Another video from the production floor as Seth introduces us to Dave and his guillotine …

April 12, 2016 | In News

In the second of our series of videos giving an insight into our production process, Seth moves on to the cylinder cutter and folding machine.

Our printing press video still

In the first in our series of video clips showing our production processes, we introduce you to our printing press in action…

March 24, 2016 | In News | Tagged , ,
Greeting card material

We wouldn’t be able to produce the quality greeting cards we are known for today if it wasn’t for someone very close to our hearts. Paul Woodmansterne explains…

March 11, 2016 | In News
Woodmansterne 30th Birthday card detail

Rob, in our award-winning Production Team, is not known as “The Glitter Fairy” for nothing…

March 1, 2016 | In News | Tagged , ,
Woodmansterne Pink Greeting Cards

Buoyed by our success at last year’s Print Week Awards (on the first time of applying) , this year we’re setting our sights even further afield and we are going international!

February 23, 2016 | In News | Tagged
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We’re told never to judge a book by its cover. Surely then, we mustn’t judge a card sender by the greeting cards we receive. Or, should we?

February 16, 2016 | In News
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Let Paul, Woodmansterne MD, introduce our NEW “Look” Photographic range – and explain why he is so excited by it…

February 8, 2016 | In News

Even more reasons to drop by Stand N10-P11 at this year’s Spring Fair at NEC Birmingham!

February 2, 2016 | In News | Tagged
Scotland's Trade Fair

Following the success of our first visit to the Scotland’s Trade Fair in 2015, we are delighted to confirm that we will be exhibiting again this year.

January 19, 2016 | In News

What is the subliminal message underlying the purchase of a greeting card? Woodmansterne MD, Paul, has a theory…

October 20, 2015 | In News | Tagged
Seth Woodmansterne at Print Week Awards 2015

We’re delighted to announce that the Woodmansterne Production Team have WON the Social Stationery Printer of the Year at the 2015 Print Week Awards.

October 19, 2015 | In News | Tagged , ,
Bing and friends

Look out for an exciting new CBeebies children’s range to be in card shops soon…

Blue Jacket by Preston, William F. from Ceredigion Museum

The judging panel have selected the successful applicants, and announce two new Woodmansterne Art Conservation Scholarships

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Taking those few precious moments to select and send a card is an act of love. Paul Woodmansterne on why we should all send early, and send often!

July 7, 2015 | In News

Another fabulous idea from Woodmansterne to help make someone feel really special.

June 8, 2015 | In News | Tagged ,
Julia Woodmansterne

As Woodmansterne’s Publishing Director prepares to enjoy her retirement, her brother (and MD!) Paul, sends a heartfelt thank you.

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Our retailers will be getting a little added incentive for Spring Fair Earlybirds to come and visit the Woody stand….

January 13, 2015 | In News | Tagged
Detail from Woodmansterne Charity Christmas card in aid of Marie Curie

New Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Rev Paul Bayes, pledges to hand-write 60 Christmas cards a day and hand deliver as many as possible amid fears internet greetings are depersonalising Christmas – and Paul agrees with him!

November 28, 2014 | In News | Tagged , ,
Festive Table Enchanted Collection

A choice of 4 beautifully designed and finished themed Christmas table collections of placemats, namecards, coasters and wine glass decorations will help you to go that extra mile when it really counts.

Woodmansterne National Trust Greeting card

Our MD Paul, on the truly timeless value of giving and receiving a quality Woodmansterne greeting card.

Woodmansterne Art Conservation Awards. Portrait of Walter Ralegh

Applications are now invited for grants to conserve pre-20th century easel paintings in oils from all museums, art galleries and country houses in the UK open to the public.

National Thinking of You Week

Create a wave of love, caring and happiness across the nation by sending a card a day during the last week in September.

Woodmansterne Henries Awards

The finalists for the premiere awards for the Greeting Card industry – the Henries – have now been announced and we are delighted to report that Woodmansterne is on top of the leader board yet again!

Best Wishes in Leominster, the lucky winners of our prize draw for stockists are presented with their £500 Emerald Collection Five-Star voucher…

July 22, 2014 | In News
Woodmansterne Art Conservation Scholarship

Now you can donate to the Woodmansterne Art Conservation Fund and play your part in conserving original works of art around the UK when you buy our greetings cards online.

The Retas Awards 2014

19 was most definitely a very lucky number for a number of key greeting card retailers at Wednesdays Retas Awards Presentation at the Dorchester Hotel, London as Woodmansterne’s table 19 played host to THREE award winners.

Pictured: Quentin Blake (Head Trustee) handing over the microphone to Joanna Lumley (Patron) with Colin McKenzie (Director)

Paul and Julia attend the opening of the first museum/gallery in the world devoted to the art of illustration.

Woodmansterne Art greetings card

Come on guys, get out there and give the ones you love a card. Our MD, Paul, throws down the gauntlet…

Woodmansterne Art greetings card

Why wait for a specific occasion when you can make any day special. Make a difference to someone today. Send them a card of wow!

Birthday Crowns

Heads up! It appears that you love our latest idea for a novel way to send your Birthday wishes. Our new “Birthday Crowns” are quite literally flying off the retailers shelves!

Not just top quality cards – find out, in real terms, what your generosity meant to our supported charities last Christmas.

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We are delighted to announce a new addition to our children’s ranges, which will be available in our stockists shortly.

Tomorrow Christ Church (Oxford) is launching its new Music Trust. It’s a venue which holds great significance for our MD, Paul Woodmansterne.

Our Territory Sales Representative Emma Chatting paid a very special visit to Bookstore Brierlow Bar on Saturday to surprise our Spring Fair prize draw winner Judith….

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Fun and games in the Woodmansterne offices last night as our MD, Paul selected the winner of our Spring Fair Prize Draw.

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This year there is not just one, but FOUR excellent reasons for all you retailers to pop along and see us at the show….

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We are looking for a full-time in-house designer with experience within the greeting card industry. If you, or anyone you know, would love to work in our multi award-winning studio here’s how to find out more…

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After a mere 8 weeks of from the start of the process we are delighted to announce that we have now acquired “Caltime” the advent calendar specialists established in 1979.

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We are still celebrating after winning the prestigous “Henries Award” for Best Humorous Cards Range at last month’s ceremony. Well done to all!

November 8, 2013 | In News | Tagged

We were delighted to work with Jarrolds department store in Norwich recently as part of the store’s £2million makeover. Find out how we got involved…

November 7, 2013 | In News

With the Team GB cyclists speeding past, we display our new 2014 range for the first time at the Cardgain show. Too much excitement in one day?

We are delighted to announce that our fabulous new ranges for 2014 are now available for pre-order via our new brochure, find out what’s inside…

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Paul Woodmansterne, our MD, is often asked this question, and to find out which is his favourite card, and the reasons why, read on….

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Woodmansterne Art Conservation Awards. Portrait of Walter Ralegh

A painting, belonging to The National Portrait Gallery, was one of the major works chosen by our panel of judges at the last round of the Woodmansterne Art Conservation Awards. A donation of £10,000 was pledged which has enabled the process of painstaking conservation, removing centuries of over paint, to reveal the coded message incorporated into the work by the unknown English artist.

October 9, 2013 | In News | Tagged ,

As soon as our cards are printed at our Watford press, we move them down the road to our distribution centre ready to be selected, packed and despatched to our stockists. We moved our card distribution from The Forest of Dean a few years ago to Milton Keynes after we managed to buy our own warehouse premises there in November last year and have been distributing our cards from here since April.

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We were thrilled to receive a lovely email out of the blue today from Woodmansterne’s chief photographer to let us know that today is the 50th anniversary of his joining the company in 1963, back when it was the original colourslide business. Perhaps he is reminding us to send him a card!

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