We don't have space for many greetings cards at Pierrot et Coco. We're not a 'card shop' or a 'gift shop', so don't want to devote too much space to birthday cards and the like. However, we always have a very carefully selected range, rejecting more than we accept when they don't fit in with our aesthetic so we were very happy to be approached by Glasgow School of Art graduate and illustrator, Heather More. It was love at first sight when she showed us her small collection of animals with lots of character and the "I know you love..." pop star range of greetings cards. They've proven to be just right for our customers, after all, who could resist a fox in a Bowie T-Shirt?
We are very happy to have taken delivery of the first designs of the PieroPrints Art Carte Postale series. There are 10 of his A6 postcards wrapped in beautifully illustrated paper and tied with striped string, making them very gift-able, covetable and collectable.
This series is the Dia de Los Muertos collection, with 2 each of 5 designs. There are big-eyed Mexican girls, boys and dogs on the fronts and lots of space on the back to write a note - but we think they could also be framed for the wall.
Of course, it's the wrong month for Day of the Dead, but we'll take a bit of Mexican kitsch, Frida Kahlo style and bulldogs with tattoos any day of the year.
To show our Scottishness, we're doing a little competition for Burns Night which is Saturday 25th January. Some of you might not know who Robert Burns was, but if you've ever shook arms on New Year's Eve to 'Auld Lang Syne' then you're already familiar with at least one of his poems.
The Prize? A big, glass jar of Joe & Seph's Gourmet popcorn - flavoured with caramel, Colombian Coffee and Scotch Whisky to help you celebrate in a less traditional way than piping in a haggis.
Of course, once you've eaten all of the delicious Joe & Seph's air popped popcorn, you can use the glass jar for anything you wish.
It's worth £25, and all you have to do to be eligible for entry is sign up for our newsletter, via our website - www.pierrotetcoco.com - before Friday 24th and we'll automatically enter you for the prize.
You can be sure if you do sign up for our (soon to be fortnightly) newsletter, we won't annoy you with stuff. We'll choose what we send you carefully, and respect your privacy.
Obviously very late to the party, but we're now on Instagram. We'll be posting pics we wouldn't normally share on Facebook or the blog, so follow us to enter the sometimes bizarre world of Pierrot et Coco.