The JUST A CARD campaign aims to encourage people to buy from Designer/Makers and Independent Galleries and Shops by reinforcing the message that all purchases, however small, even ‘just a card’ are so vital to the prosperity and survival of small businesses.
The campaign came about when Artist & Designer SARAHHAMILTON saw the quote “If everyone who’d complimented our beautiful gallery had bought ‘just a card’ we’d still be open” by store keepers who’d recently closed their gallery. This prompted a call to action! Designer/Makers and independent shops and galleries need a voice. People seldom realise the considerable costs involved in exhibiting at design shows or keeping a shop open. Stand fees, power, materials, wages etc need to be met before even a penny of profit can be realised. Running a shop is often a labour of love. Without dedication and passion, and crucially sales, it would be another boarded up eyesore.
What is Thunderclap? It’s a platform that allows people to pledge a tweet or Facebook message, with us all posting this at the same time.
FOR THIS TO WORK WE NEED 250 SUPPORTERS/FRIENDS TO COMMIT TO THIS OR IT WON’T WORK AND ALL OUR EFFORTS WILL BE WASTED (GET THE VIOLINS OUT !).
Please support the cause by pledging a tweet or a Facebook post here
Use the hashtag #justacard on your social media
You can read more about Just A Card here