PRLog - Nov. 14, 2012 - NANTWICH, U.K. -- The double-dip recession and the worst economic down-turn in decades has sparked the return of the do-it-yourself Christmas reveller, according to Sandy Cowen, Managing Director of Cheshire’s Alexander Paper Supplies.
Sandy Cowen at his showroom
Cost conscious customers, anxious to achieve savings wherever they can, are turning their backs on the High Street and opting to make their own high-quality Christmas cards and decorations.
Sales of card, coloured papers and a variety of craft items have increased significantly at the company’s Dagfields Craft Centre premises and at its increasingly popular on-line shop.
“I suppose as well as enabling folk to save money on the cost of buying their Christmas cards on the High Street, a hand-made personalised card will be unique as well as being a little more special for the recipient,” said Mr. Cowen.
“The quality of the card and other materials we supply enables the amateur card maker to produce very professional looking greetings cards, that are truly unique. If they make all their Christmas cards at home they can also save themselves a tidy little sum.
“Of course home-made greetings cards are not a new idea. Our grand-parents would have been D-I-Y card makers in the days before greeting cards became big business.”
Mr Cowen launched Alexander Paper Supplies 18 years ago and it has grown steadily ever since. Today the company, with a staff of ten, supplies a vast range of art and craft products to schools and individuals across the UK. In addition to its Dagfields Craft Centre showroom, Alexander Paper operates a production plant in Crewe.
For further information click onto: www.alexanderpapersupplies.co.uk