Updated: Feb 19
WHAT ARE THESE BETTER ALTERNATIVES?
The year of 2020 has been one to forget for many people. No one could have predicted we would be in a world where we wouldn’t be able to share a warm embrace with our loved ones, but unfortunately that is the hand we have been dealt. All because some dude, 1000s of miles away, decided to chow down on a bowl of bat soup!
I suppose I do have this guy to thank for giving me a kick up the ass to start up the funny and rude greetings card business that I’ve been wanting to do for a couple of years now. On the flip-side, I also have him to thank for turning me into a border-line alcoholic and for the extra 2 stone that I now have to carry around with me after eating and drinking my way through lockdown.
Now, to answer the question. Well, after continually getting fed up with endlessly wading through 100s of boring greetings cards on moonpig then buying a distinctly average one just so the painful experience would end, I thought to myself “there must be better alternatives to moonpig”. I then, almost immediately, thought “why don’t I become that better alternative”. A couple of months later I sold my very first greetings card on my very own website – Jolly Ginger Cards – and the rest is history.
WHY IS JOLLY GINGER CARDS BETTER THAN MOONPIG?
Of course, I am biased because I want you to buy my cards and not continue to line the pockets of the multi-million-pound beast that is moonpig. However, I also believe that when considering alternatives to moonpig you should choose us for 3 reasons:
Our cards are actually funny. Each and every card is designed to make you laugh. They are often a bit sweary and rude, which allows us to go were others fear to tread. I like to refer to our cards as ‘joke cards’ because they were all created with humour in mind. If you’re still in doubt then I challenge you to browse all our joke cards and see how far you get before you crack a cheeky smile.
Free handwritten card service. I’ve always felt that moonpig’s mass production solution of printing your lovingly crafted messages inside their cards was in personable and quite frankly looks a bit shit. I understand why they do it because they would need 1000s of people handwriting their cards to keep up with demand and keep the millions rolling in. A small army of oompa loompas would probably do the trick, but I don’t think Willy Wonka is going to give up his guys any time soon. I don’t have any oompa loompas either, but unlike moonpig, I want you to send the perfect, personable and funny greeting card. That’s why we offer a free handwritten card service for all our cards.
We are Cheaper. It might surprise you but we are cheaper than moonpig and their poorer cousin funky pigeon. They will try and entice you in with an appealing price but then faceplant you with a hefty delivery fee right at the end. We like to be a bit more honest and offer free, yes that’s correct, FREE DELIVERY on everything. There are no hidden fees like with those other Dick Turpin styled folk.
HOW DO I BUY ONE OF YOUR HILARIOUS CARDS?
Well that’s the easy bit. We sell all our cards on line via our website – Jolly Ginger Cards. All you need to do is visit the website and buy the card that makes you laugh the most. All our ‘joke cards’ as I like to refer to them, are organised into categories to make your browsing experience easier.
If you are sending direct to the recipient then don’t forget to use our free handwritten card service. All you need to do is remember to fill out the box (Example shown below) before you add your card to your shopping cart.
WHAT DO JOLLY GINGER CARDS LOOK LIKE?
In short, they are A5 in size and printed on high quality cardstock. Below are a few popular cards to whet your appetite.
HOW DO I CONTACT JOLLY GINGER CARDS?
We’re proper down with the kids and are very active on our Facebook and Instagram accounts. If you drop us a message, we will normally reply pretty quickly unless you’re being a Dick. If you’re a bit more old school you can always send us a good old fashioned email at firstname.lastname@example.org
LET'S WRAP THIS UP
So, now you have your answer to the question – what are the alternatives to moonpig? Who would have thought it would be the brainchild of a very jolly and very ginger man who was fed up with his ‘proper job’.
If you’ve made it this far and read the whole blog then you might as well click on this link - Jolly Ginger Cards - and take a look at the website. As a little sweetener, use the code below to get 20% off!!!
Thanks for reading, take care and don’t forget to buy loads of my cards please!
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