Card Connection Put the Joy Back into Christmas Giftwrap

Card Connection is the UK's No 1 greeting card franchise, servicing over 12,000 outlets in Britain and Ireland.
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Card Connection

  Opportunities:
In the UK
  Business Type:
Franchise
  Minimum Investment:
£40,000
  Training Provided:
Yes
  Home-based:
Yes
  Part time:
Yes

Recycling is rightly top of everybody’s minds right now and Christmas is the time of year that brings more products into our households than ever, that we then need to consider.

Card Connection Franchise

This includes Christmas giftwrap.

“Let’s admit it – it’s not just children who enjoy that frisson of excitement and anticipation as we tear off the wrapping paper to reveal that surprise gift,” said Michael Johnson, Managing Director of greeting card and giftwrap publisher Card Connection. “Unfortunately there is a lot of confusion amongst consumers as to what can be recycled, not helped by a number scare stories in the media currently claiming all gift wrap in non-recyclable.”

“It’s true that there are some types of gift wrap that are printed on a plastic film, or on paper that uses shiny foils and sparkly glitters, but we use none of these things,” continued Johnson, “that’s why all our giftwrap is recyclable.”

Fortunately, to help consumers the website for the charity WRAP (The Waste and Resources Action Programme) sets out an easy recycling test for your wrap: The scrunch test is a simple way to determine whether wrapping paper is made from metallised plastic film. Simply scrunch the item in your hand – if it remains ‘scrunched’ it can be recycled; if it springs back it is probably metallised plastic film and not recyclable.

So don’t let unnecessary worries about giftwrap recycling get in the way of a great Christmas. For peace of mind just look out for Card Connection’s distinctive black and white rollwrap dispensers.

“We wouldn’t want families across the nation to lose the simple pleasure of diving into that pile of brightly wrapped gifts under their tree on Christmas morning,” concludes Johnson, “So Merry Christmas, one and all!“

Card Connection is part of UK Greetings, which is a subsidiary of American Greetings Inc., one of the largest greeting card publishers in the world and has limited vacancies for franchisees that are keen to run an expanding business.

Since the franchise network in the UK is complete, the available opportunities now consist of acquiring an alreadyestablished territory from an existing franchisee. These vary in price according to their level of development, but start at £35k + Stock + Card Connection fee with earnings potential in excess of £50k per annum.

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