Brighton is a sunny seaside resort on the south coast of England, just a 50 minute train from London!
Brighton is well known for its diverse communities, quirky shopping areas, brilliant cultural, music and arts scene and a large LGBT population (which has led to its recognition as the “unofficial gay capital of the UK”).
Creased Card’s hometown is known to be the most popular seaside destination in the UK for overseas tourists and has also been called the UK’s “hippest city” and “the happiest place to live in the UK”.
Brighton was the perfect place for our Creased ‘s first store for all of these wonderful reasons. We are here to provide laughter and happiness to our customers, and what better place to do it than one of the happiest places to live in the UK?
Our Brighton store is based in the world-famous Lanes, just a 5-minute walk from the beach. The Lanes is one of the quirkiest shopping areas you will find in the UK. From independent stores to lovely boutiques. The Lanes really do provide a unique shopping experience – hence Creased Cards is smack bang in the middle of it all! With a brand new Lane set to be opened (late Summer 2018) – one of the biggest developments in Brighton’s city centre in years – The Lanes (and Creased!) has a promising future.
So now you’ve heard a little about our hometown and a few details about how great it is to live in Brighton, why don’t we give you a little tour of Brighton’s biggest attractions through the medium of greeting cards!?
We will also include some Brighton-esque cards just to showcase our wide range of cards.
The first stunning landmark is the beautiful and truly unique Bandstand which is located on Brighton’s vibrant seafront. The Bandstand first opened in 1884. It was restored to its original specification and reopened in 2009. This greetings card perfectly imagines the bandstand in all its’s glory through an astonishing illustration from a local artist Ilona Drew – and her art and card company, I Drew This.
The Brighton Palace Pier
The beautiful and vibrant Palace Pier is located in the centre of the city, opposite the Old Steine, and it’s been there since 1899! In 2003, there was a huge fire which started in the ghost train. Firefighters, whose vehicles could not pass along the narrow pier, ran the quarter of a mile to the end of the pier to tackle the blaze, but much damage was done. Following some restoration work and a change to remove the name ‘Palace’ from its name, the Pier enjoyed a renaissance during the next decade. In 2016 the Brighton Pier was purchased and after much local discussion and pressure, the original name was restored – the Pier was Palace Pier again!
Entry to the Pier is free and it has over 4 million visitors every single year! Check out the link here to find out more Brighton Palace Pier. Here at Creased Cards we have a nice variety of Brighton Palace Pier cards to choose from. All beautifully illustrated…
The Royal Pavilion
The Royal Pavilion is an exotic palace in the centre of Brighton with a colourful history. Built as a seaside pleasure palace for the rather naughty King George IV, this historic house mixes Regency brilliance with the visual style of India and China. This is a massive attraction in Brighton, with not only some beautiful gardens but also an amazing museum – and it’s just a minute or two’s walk from the Creased Cards store. Check out our lovely range of Royal Pavilion Greeting Cards over at Creasedcards.com
That’s the 3 biggest Brighton attractions summed up using some brilliant local publishers. Now to get over to some classic brighton-esque cards. These first cards are exclusive to Creased from our good friends over at Pheasant Plucker. Creased Cards owner Paul Jarman pitched an idea to Sarah and Eva at Pheasant Plucker for some Brighton exclusives…
and they have not let us down!
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These are just 2 of the 6-piece collection, perfectly Brighton with that Plucker flair and brilliance.
Lowe & Behold is another local supplier here at Creased Cards who provides some of the most individual and astounding illustrations that come from the heart of Brighton. The drag cards who, Martin (The designer) designs so perfectly really stand out and show what Brighton is about! These cards are so Brighton-esque sometimes we wonder if people outside of Brighton understand it’s brilliance.
The Drag idea behind these cards aren’t the only great thing… These cards have super clever names underneath, which we are sure will get you giggling.
With Lowe & Behold we stock, not only the amazing drag related greetings cards but also some Brighton specific drag related greetings cards!
Check out Martin’s Designs below…
That’s the end of our mini-tour of our hometown Brighton – but it doesn’t have to end there… why not pop down to Brighton, even if it’s for a very short trip? We think our hometown is the best city in the UK during the summer! Be sure to check out all the amazing attractions we included in the card tour and why not visit others such as the wonderful i360, and then take the Volks Railway to the Brighton Marina.
Equally important – come and say hello! Our Brighton card shop is based in the quirky Lanes shopping area and we’d love to see you! If you’re a Brighton local, we hope to see you back in store very soon!
Can’t make it down any time soon but have a birthday, wedding or other event coming up? Make sure to check out our website @ Creasedcards.com