Coronavirus Update

In times of uncertainty, customers need to know where they stand. Our brand is built on warm communication and good humoured playfulness, and that won’t change during this crisis.

We want you to know that we are following all the best practice guidelines as they emerge so we can keep on creating and dispatching gifts and cards to cheer people, and that seeing your heartwarming and hilarious personalisations is keeping us going too!

With that in mind, we’ve added the following little extras to our site 

Send Direct!

Now isn’t a great time to be popping out to pick up birthday cards or little gifts, but we have you covered with our send direct scheme. 

We can print your own message in any of our cards or on a gift card and deliver it directly to your recipient, and we’ve extended the gift wrapping and messaging service to cover ALL of our products - on our website this is FREE. Just pop us the message in the instructions when you checkout.

Download and Distract

To help keep your kids busy during social distancing, we’ve made some of our discontinued colouring projects FREE to download, from Easter crafts to Place settings on a range of themes.

Easter Cupcake Wrapper Colouring Printable Download

Easter Egg Hunt Colouring Printable Download

Please bear with us as we make these our files available, we will update the list here and publish on our social media channels too)


Staying social from a distance

We are so grateful for our online community of customers, designer makers and social media followers who are continually sharing their creativity, positivity and inspiration to lift our spirits.  

We hope to return the favour with uplifting and useful posts across our social media, and will be sharing on the things you send us too - feel free to stop by and say hi on



and Pinterest

A few FAQ’s ….

Is it safe to receive a post?

Currently, the advice from Public Health England is that people receiving parcels and letters are not at risk of contracting the coronavirus. 

Will my order arrive on time?

We are working with all of our delivery companies to try our very best to get your parcels out on time, and ask for your patience if things take a little longer than usual to arrive. 

What steps are you taking in your business?

We are proactively monitoring all government and public health information to make sure we keep on top of any new advice. 

We’ve restricted onsite visits to essentials, and all our admin staff are currently working from home. 

We are reading and sharing advice from our suppliers and delivery firms to make sure we are all on the same page when it comes to best practice guidelines. 

Thank you for supporting small businesses at this difficult time.

Best wishes and virtual hugs

Claire & The So Close team