Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Beauty Of Screen Printed Posters

I can’t help but fall in love when I see a screen printed poster. There’s magic in their hand crafted imperfections. The colours are brighter and more alive than on their bratty digital brothers. There’s real beauty in the way the ink seeks out the tiny creases in the paper, the flaws and misprints that […]

Ghostsigns – A Gift Shop Hub Interview

Gift Hub Hub was lucky to get an interview with Sam Roberts about his amazing project ‘Ghostsigns’. After hearing Sam on Radio 2 we reached out and was delighted he agreed to feature on our blog. Ghostsigns are the typically fading remains of painted advertising on walls. Through a variety of projects, including research, publishing, […]

A Day In The Life Of A Market Trader

A few years back the snow came. A sparkling blanket covered the land, a few feet deep meaning it was impossible to drive. Not to be defeated I defiantly put on my wellies and braved the white wasteland to walk to work. Wearing as many layers as possible, it was slow progress as I trudged […]

Should Independent Shops Have a Black Friday Sale?

Black Friday is a scary name when you think about it. In the US the name was given to the shopping day after Thanksgiving due to the fact that so many people went out to shop that it caused traffic accidents and sometimes even near riots as people desperately tried to pick up that extra […]

How To Choose The Correct Tone & Content For Your Blog

I recently knocked out an article for a popular humour blog, mainly to get it out of my system and with no expectation it will ever see the light of day. The likely hood it will ever get published is the same as Donald Trump winning the presidential election (Editor’s Note: This article was drafted […]

Blogtacular – Blogging Event Spotlight

Blogtacular is the place for people whose hearts beat with creativity to come together to meet, share and inspire. This is a day for people who create vibrant and original content to discuss their work, fill their minds with new ideas and to collaborate with fellow bloggers and indie business owners. No matter what you do online; if you love great quality […]

The Westminster Wire Factory – Gift Shop Hub Supplier Spotlight

Today’s feature is on The Westminster Wire Factory Ltd based in Wareham, Sunny Dorset. Tell us a little about your company? We are based in Dorset which is a great place for us to live, but is irrelevant as we are a national and international company dealing with customers mainly by phone/facetime and e-mail. Most […]

Mantons Cards – A Gift Shop Hub Spotlight

Mantons Cards are a multi award winning Port Erin store and the Isle of Man’s largest supplier of quality cards and gifts. They stock a comprehensive range of greeting cards, for every occasion including birthdays, weddings, christenings and an exclusive range of Manx Cards. Mantons can be found opposite the Port Erin steam railway station on […]

Festive Friday 2016 – Greeting Card Association

  Christmas is coming – that special time of love and caring, family and community, the time when we reach out to spread good will and happiness! And it’s when the Christmas cards start arriving that we really begin to feel that lovely festive feeling. What better way to get this all started nice and […]

The Homeless Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

The Homeless Christmas shoe box appeal is now in 12 locations around the UK. If you own a shop then why not get involved. All locations are at the end of this post. Cant find your area? Why not run this appeal yourself (full support provided). Every Christmas, homeless people not only have to […]