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Let the judging begin!

December 2009, by Simon G | 7 Comments – latest by Emma

It’s time to put down that sticky glue-gun, fasten the lids on your favourite pot of glitter and tidy away the beads, buttons and bows – the MOO MiniGift Box Competition is over.

Thank you to everyone who took part, but the deadline for the competition has now passed and the judges are forming their opinions on the finalists, ready to give the results in January 2010.

In case you’d forgotten (or perhaps didn’t know) the competition is being judged by MOO’s very own Product Designer (Paul) and Creative Director (Denise) along with Michael Craig – Design Director at Etsy.

Every entry we received was unique, and truly creative. The judges have got some tough decisions to make in awarding the …Continue reading this article…

Happy Holidays from MOO!

December 2009, by Denise | Add a comment

Well, it’s Christmas at last, and from the sound of you all on Twitter your cards are sent, and your presents wrapped. It’s been great hearing all your cries of delight recently, as your poor postmen and women have struggled with packages through the snowy weather!

Hope those of you who have time off over the festive season get everything you wish for, and those who are working have more fun than you might be expecting. We’ve published the dates we’re working over the holidays, so if you find yourself in the office, you might well have company here in the UK, or over with the MOO Crew in the US.

We’ve had a …Continue reading this article…

Holiday Shipping and Printing Dates

December 2009, by Dan | 2 Comments – latest by Denise

Well, the last order dates for the holidays have passed, and Santa’s final sacks of festive MOOs are filling up fast. We’re still taking new orders though, and we’ll be shipping them out as fast as we can – so don’t hesitate to order thank you cards for all your lovely pressies!

Just so you know, here’s our warehouse and customer service closure dates over the holiday season.

Thursday 24th December – LIMITED HOURS: we’ll be shipping orders in the morning, but going home in the afternoon to wrap presents.
Friday 25th December – CLOSED : we’ll be at home feasting on mince pies and turkey.
Monday 28th December – UK CLOSED: we’ll be buying new trousers to fit our expanded waistlines!! …Continue reading this article…

MiniCard Boxes: before… and after!

December 2009, by Simon G | Add a comment

The ideas have been popping into the MOO Flickr pool over the last few weeks and we thought it was time to share another one of the crafty creations that caught our eye for MOO’s MiniCard MiniGift Box competition.

We’ve had a few entries, and can only imagine that the rest will come pouring in over the next few days with the deadline not far away now (midnight PDT 28th December 2009).

Everyone at MOO Towers has been completely blown away by this next entry….

Before……and After!

Doreen Kassel has crafted something truly, 100%, unbelievably unique …Continue reading this article…

DIY gifts, with help from your friends

December 2009, by Denise | 3 Comments – latest by Alex@ Send Gifts to Bangladesh

Recent years have seen the rise of ‘handmade’ on the internet. Stores like Etsy, Dwanda, Glimpse Online, Folksy and more, all sell work from talented crafters, while crafting communities like Ravelry are full of people quite literally doin’ it for themselves. The current economy means there’s less money to spend on gifts this year too, and now more than ever people feel the need to give gifts that really count.

It’s not easy being a crafter though – especially at this time of year. Long lists of gifts to make can be daunting, and the creation of a flawless item takes time that isn’t always available. Buying handmade is a great substitute of course, but there …Continue reading this article…

Picking the right card for the job

December 2009, by Anne-Marie | 1 Comment – latest by Gina

Ever dreamed of quitting your day job and just taking off around the world? Well, who hasn’t, right? But some people actually do it. And we’re not just talking about taking a brief sabbatical either.

Take Kristin and Paul Cowles.

They loved travel, but found that working in advertising was just giving them ‘itchy feet’. A whiz around the world only to end up back back in the regular rat-race just wasn’t going to cut it. Instead, they formed a company that combined their two loves, travel and computers, creating a The Circumference, a website dedicated to inspiring others to take the trip of a lifetime.

The Circumference isn’t …Continue reading this article…

MOO’s Countdown to Christmas

December 2009, by Simon G | 4 Comments – latest by group housing concepts

MOO’s Countdown to Christmas…

The MOO Crew have carefully selected a list of great creative and marketing resources from across the web, giving those on MOO’s “nice” list a few favourite sites and blogs to help you pass away the hours on the countdown to Christmas!

Ranging from the best ways to SEO your site through to a few posts on “how to be a freelancer”, these blogs and sites are a great place for inspiration and tips when setting up your own small business or your very own studio.

For the ‘snap-happy’ user we’ve included some photo and portfolio ideas, and for those more comfortable with things of a graphic (design) nature, we’ve dropped in a couple of articles on design. …Continue reading this article…

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