You’re invited to Just A Card Week

Just A Card Week, 18-22 June - image by Sarah Cowan

Just A Card Week is taking place from 18-22 June and you’re invited to get involved!

The week is being held to mark the third birthday of the popular Just A Card campaign, which celebrates and supports designer-makers, independent shops and galleries. The initiative highlights that every sale from these businesses – even just a card – is vital to keep our high streets vibrant and varied.

It all began when artist Sarah Hamilton, founder of Just A Card, spotted a quote from an independent shopkeeper who’d been forced to shut down. “If everyone who’d complimented our beautiful gallery had bought ‘just a card’ we’d still be open”.

So how can you get involved with Just A Card Week?

The campaign will be taking place across social media. Here’s what’s going on during the week:

An Instagram challenge

Just A Card Week Instagram challenge

All images courtesy of Sarah Cowan

There will be daily prompts for you to follow on Instagram during the week, that are all about celebrating creativity and independents, finishing with a happy dance on the Friday. Why not get involved?

Daily social media tutorials and top tips

Sarah Hamilton and Emily Quentin will both be sharing their advice and top tips to help creatives maximise the potential of social media during the week. They’ll be focussing on how to increase your followers and engagement, as well as how to make connections and friendships online. You can follow the campaign on Instagram and Twitter. Why not follow Sarah and Emily on Instagram too?

Just A Card giveaway

Kate Marsden, blogger and Just A Card team member, is organising a giveaway as part of the campaign. One lucky person will win a prize that’s designed to support a small business and includes mentoring from The Design Trust’s Patricia van den Akker.

Facebook and Twitter challenge

Just A Card is calling on everyone to retweet and share Facebook and Twitter posts about the week to share the campaign’s message far and wide and support designer-makers, independent shops and galleries. Don’t forget to share posts from the independents you love too.