Don’t Let Lockdown Get You Down – Reasons to smile with Creased

Welcome to our Life in Lockdown Blog! We aren’t going to sugar-coat it; the new lockdown restrictions are pretty challenging. People from all backgrounds and situations are being hit by the impact of government restrictions put in place to combat the COVID-19 virus. We wanted to share with you some of our favourite small businesses who always deliver a fantastic service and continue to do so throughout this lockdown phase. And if you are after a card or two to commemorate a lockdown birthday or want to send a get well message to someone affected by the COVID-19 virus, we have put together a selection for you to browse.

  • Lockdown Cards
  • Best Small Businesses
  • Lighten The Mood
  • Shop Closed. Web Store Open.

Life in Lockdown – Lockdown Cards

Let’s face it, Lockdown 3.0 is the sequel we really didn’t want to have to watch… let alone star in! But here we are on the mainstage, well, just left of the mainstage in the eyes of some politicians!

At Creased we are known to have our tongue firmly in our cheeks but we also have a big heart. We have put together a selection of lockdown birthday cards as well as some tasteful get-well soon cards. If any of your loved ones have a birthday coming up in quarantine or have fallen ill during the current pandemic. We’ve got you covered.

Just click each image below to go straight to that card on our webstore.

Life in Lockdown – Lighten The Mood

On Monday 4th January 2021 at 8pm, families, teachers, firemen, nurses, small business owners, O.A.Ps (you get the idea) across the UK, tuned in to BBC to hear the latest news delivered by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. At Creased we were hoping that Boris would announce that everything is ok, and we can go back to meeting up with friends and family in pubs, but unfortunately we knew this would not be the announcement we heard. Like many others who predicted we were going back into a lockdown, we were unfortunately correct.

It’s back to only being allowed outside for one hour’s exercise. Or to get food shopping. It’s back to not socialising face to face with your nearest and dearest. It’s back to all non-essential retail physical shops being closed. Although hugely challenging, we know this is to help save the National Health Service and physical health of the UK overall. At Creased we are doing all we can to support the restrictions so that we can all be as safe and healthy as possible. Having said that, we do like to keep things light-hearted here at Creased, which is why we’ve put together a selection of funny meme’s that have made us chuckle and kept us in high spirits.

Things are constantly changing with government restrictions and guidelines. Although these constant changes can be frustrating, they are there to protect us so it is important to keep up-to-date with the latest REAL news. If you want to find out the latest government guidelines, just click here.

Life in Lockdown – Shop Closed. Web Store Open.

Due to the current restrictions our physical store in The Lanes in Brighton is closed until further notice. Our online webstore however remains open, and we are offering some brilliant services that will ensure you can continue buying from us in confidence. We are also starting a sale across selected lines on our site too, which gives you even more reason to browse our online library of brilliantly different cards. Click here to shop now.

  • Same day dispatch on all orders made before 4pm Monday – Saturday
  • We dispatch through Royal Mail 1st class delivery service
  • SALE NOW ON!!! (for limited time only)


Life in Lockdown – Best Small Businesses in Brighton

As a small independent business, we value the support of our customers, especially during lockdown restrictions. You already know about our extensive range of entertaining greetings cards. Our personal handwritten service and our friendly customer service. But we want to let you know other brilliant Brighton based businesses we love here at Creased.

  • Our good friends at The Brighton Wine Co. are delivering delicious wines with a super speedy delivery time – helping to keep you fuelled throughout lockdown.
  • Super cool Hi Cacti is a cactus concept shop based in Brighton’s Seven Dials. The funky store features part south by southwestern decor, part botanical boutique. There fun products range from wall art, cushions to dinosaur plant pots and giant cacti – check out their webstore or their Instagram for lovely pics like the one below.
  • 17 Grams are our friendly neighbours in the Brighton Lanes. The brilliant staff serve up super fresh coffee and tasty, sweet treats – they are open during lockdown for take-out, go grab a hot drink from them after your government approved daily outdoor time.

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