Customer of the Week – October 14th 2013

We’re uber excited to bring to you another fantastic customer – Claudia Carey – from California. Claudia loves to send cards to her family and friends. Here’s just one of Claudia’s many testimonials from the past 6 months.

Customer of the week - Claudia Carey

Happy Columbus Day!

In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue…

Genoese-born Christopher Columbus loved sailing from a young age. Inspired by the travels of Marco Polo, he wanted to find a shorter route to the Far East by sailing west. He did not realize his dream, nor was he the first to discover America; however, his journey opened the way for further exploration and European settlement of the Americas.

Columbus Day

Columbus Day was proclaimed a national holiday in 1937 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It is widely celebrated among Italian-Americans as a day to honor their heritage.

Interesting facts about this day:

  • The first Columbus Day was celebrated in 1792 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of his arrival to the New World.
  • Hawaii and South Dakota do not celebrate Columbus Day, instead celebrating Discoverers’ Day and Native Americans’ Day, respectively.
  • Leif Erikson is considered to be the first European to have discovered the Americas. Leif Erikson day is celebrated on October 9th.

The haunting season is upon us!

Halloween will be here soon and we have just the cards for you to celebrate! Are you planning a frightfully fun costume party? Do you just want to send a ghoulish greeting to your friend?

Check out our terrifyingly terrific selection of cards and invitations!

Halloween Cards and Invites

See our full range of cards on our mobile app and on our web app now!

Have you picked out your costume already? Tell us what you’re going as!

Or are you looking for ideas? Here are a few ideas we’ve come up with:

  1. Walter and Jessie, Breaking Bad
  2. Katniss or Peeta, The Hunger Games
  3. Piper, Tastee, Red & Pornstache, Orange is the New Black
  4. The Bluths, Arrested Development
  5. Iron Man & Pepper Potts
  6. Wolverine
  7. A minion from Despicable Me
  8. Ed & Lorraine Warren, The Conjuring
  9. Walking Dead Zombies!
  10. Anyone from Game of Thrones

Keep an eye out for our Halloween CleverCards competition – we promise it will be a treat!

Details coming soon…

*Weekly Newsletter* – Tuesday 1st October

Hello Customers!

Well it’s officially the first day of Autumn – we hope everything is golden where you are!

This is a recap of our 2nd Weekly Newsletter – bringing to you all the updates and happenings within the Cleverbug Community! This week we’re sharing with you some exciting news and juicy insights on:

  • A Cleverbug Re-Brand
  • Customer of the Week
  • Meet the Cleverbugs: Simone Crowley

A Cleverbug Re-Brand

At Cleverbug, we are always looking for ways to improve and take customer feedback very seriously. We heard you loud and clear when you said you love our app, but don’t quite love our name – and so, we made a decision.

 “Cleverbug” is becoming “CleverCards” – the smartest way to send greeting cards!

Now isn’t that clever… Stay tuned to see the change coming soon. We’ll have a new logo, app icon and whole new website and app user interface design. We think you’ll love the sleek new look and next week we’ll be previewing some of the new visuals and artwork.

Customer of the Week

This week our chosen customer is the ultimate Cleverbug advocate! Her name is Kristin Oxford from Georgia. Kristin has sent 16 printed cards to her friends and family since she started using Cleverbug in February 2013! Here’s what she has to say:

Cleverbug Customer of the Week - Kristin Oxford, GA - USA

Cleverbug Customer of the Week – Kristin Oxford, GA – USA

Meet the Cleverbugs: Say Hello to Simone!

Cleverbug's Newest Team Member - Simone Crowley

Cleverbug’s Newest Team Member – Simone Crowley

We’ve just had a brand new ‘Clever Clogs’ join the Cleverbug creative team – she’s our new Lead Graphic Designer, Simone Crowley. We’re super excited to have Simone on board with us and we also hope you love all the new CleverCards that she will be adding to the store! So you can get to know Simone a little better, we’ve thrown some questions her way..

Where are you from?

Dalkey, Co Dublin. Ireland. 

What do you do and what is your role at Cleverbug?
My role is Senior Graphic Design Team Lead. My team and I design the cards that are available in the store. We research new trends and are constantly coming up with new ideas to keep everything fresh.
Who or what is your inspiration?
I have a huge collection of design, illustration and animation books where I get inspiration from. There is such a massive amount of creative talent online these days that I read a lot of design blogs too. I studied animation so I have always loved Mary Blair’s style of concept work. I also collect kids’ picture books as the illustrations are fantastic.
What is your favourite food?
Mexican
Can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself? (hidden talent, strange habits etc. etc.)
I’m learning to knit in my spare time, so far I have done a lot of scarves! Plus a tea cozy for my dad in his team colours 😀
Are you funny… of course you are! Tell us a joke?
Q. What do you call a man with a seagull on his head?
 A. Cliff 
If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
My cat Edward, simply because he has the best life ever!
What do you enjoy most about Cleverbug?
I’m so lucky to have a job where I am creatively challenged all day long! It’s wonderful we can design cards for so many different occasions. It’s a such a great feeling when you receive a card in the post, I like to place them on my mantel piece and keep them there as a memento. I love to imagine that around the world people are doing this with the cards that I have created!
Say “Hello” to Simone at simone@cleverbug.com or simply leave your “Welcome” comment below! You can also find her on Twitter: @simonecrowley
We hope you enjoyed finding out a little more about our people this week!
Until next week – keep smiling and sharing sharing with us your cards and stories of your special occasions!
Cleverbug XOXO

Cleverbug Cards for International Mother’s Day 2013

NEW IN: See our beautiful new range of International Mother’s Day Cards! These cards and more are now added to the app. Here’s a sneak peek of some designs! You can download our app to see these greeting cards and many more here: http://bit.ly/Cleverbug

Elegant Mother's Day Cards

Elegant Mother’s Day Cards

Photo-Montage Mother's Day Cards

Photo-Montage Mother’s Day Cards

Funny Mother's Day Cards

Funny Mother’s Day Cards

Cute / Kid's Mother's Day Cards

Cute / Kid’s Mother’s Day Cards

Mother's Day Card for Babies

Mother’s Day Card for Babies

Kid's Mother's Day Cards

Kid’s Mother’s Day Cards

Mother's Day Cards for teenagers

Mother’s Day Cards for teenagers

Beautiful Mother's Day Cards

Beautiful Mother’s Day Cards

Mother's Day Card with personalized messaging

Mother’s Day Card with personalized messaging

Funny & personal Mother's Day Card

Funny & personal Mother’s Day Card

Cool and unique Mother's Day Cards

Cool and unique Mother’s Day Cards

Cool Photo-Montage Mother's Day card

Cool Photo-Montage Mother’s Day card

Cleverbug Mother's Day Cards

Cleverbug Mother’s Day Cards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even more Cleverbug Birthday Card designs – tell us what you think!

We spent a little bit of time personalizing birthday cards for a range of tech reporters. You can see them here and in our last post. You can download the Cleverbug app here: http://bit.ly/Cleverbug