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At Clintons we are very proud of our History and heritage. The business was family run and founded in 1968 by Don Lewin. The first store opened in Epping, Essex. By 1988 the business had grown to 77 stores. In 1994 the company had further grown to 277 stores. In October 1994 Clinton Cards acquired 83 shops from Hallmark Cards and in September 1995 acquired 112 shops from Carlton Cards. A further 211 shops were bought in 1998.
397 stores were purchased in June 2012 by American Greetings based in the USA and currently own Clintons. A full rebrand was put in place including where Clintons replaced Clinton Cards to denote the fact that we are a destination for all of life’s special moments and occasions. The customer experience entails a fresh new range of cards, gifts, gift wrap and stationery items. A new logo was needed to re-energise and reinvigorate Clintons. A refurbishment of all the stores was also put into action.
There are currently circa 400 stores all over the UK, including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as a transactional website.
From the 5th December, Clintons opens their new store in Blackburn Mall Shopping Centre. Clintons offers thousands of different greeting cards, plus gifts, wrap, homeware and decoration. They will hold the grand opening on Saturday the 8th December, to officially celebrate the new store location. Clintons previously occupied 21 ‐23 Victoria Court and will be opening at 30 Lord Street Mall. To celebrate the opening, Clintons is giving customers 20% off all in‐store purchases from the 7th‐9th December and the team will be on hand to give out complimentary gift bags.
In addition, Clintons are running a giveaway competition on the Mall Blackburn’s Facebook and Twitter feeds in which a beautiful gift hamper will be up for grabs worth £100, the perfect present for a friend or loved one this Christmas. To enter the competition, all you need to do is share and tag the lucky person in the post that you think deserves it most this year and why.
Kimberley Wells, Store Manager for Clintons Blackburn, said: “We’re excited to be opening our new store in the Mall and look forward to welcoming back previous regular customers plus lots of new faces. Our fabulous selection of cards and gifts caters for family, friends and colleagues, with a huge range of exclusive products for Christmas.”
According to new research on behalf of Clintons , those living in the North West are among the most prepared for Christmas.Almost one third (30%) expect to finish their shopping by the end of November whilst 38% start Christmas preparations ahead of October.
Clintons boasts the widest selection of greetings cards on the market in all styles, from modern to traditional and for every need starting from 49p, giving our customers an unrivalled breadth of choice for those all‐important thoughtful messages that people want to send.
The store in Blackburn will stock a wide range of products and brands including exclusive candles, Disney, Me to You, Yankee Candle, a host of party items, wrap and popular Lindt and Ferrero Rocher confectionery brands.
Clintons continues to support a wide range of charitable causes including Marie Curie, The British Heart Foundation and children’s charity, Rays of Sunshine. This year Clintons launched their first ‘Design a Christmas card’ competition, which saw children given the opportunity to design their own Christmas card. The winning designs have been printed and are now on sale in stores.
From Saturday 3rd November, Bluewater will open its newly refurbished Clintons store, offering thousands of different greeting cards, plus gifts, wrap, homeware and decoration.
To celebrate the re-opening in Kent’s largest shopping centre, Clintons is giving customers 20% off all purchases for a week, up until the 9th November.
Hayley Knight, Clintons Store manager for Bluewater, said: “We’re thrilled to have reopened in Bluewater and look forward to welcoming our customers back to the new store in the run up to Christmas. Every day is a special day for someone in Kent and we have cards and gifts for all occasions, from celebration to sympathy and thanks.”
“Our research tells us that we all instinctively appreciate the time and thought which goes into sending a card. We have a diverse range of wonderful cards for everything you want to say.”
Clintons boasts the widest selection of greetings cards on the market, in all styles from modern to traditional and for every need starting from £1, giving our customers an unrivalled breadth of choice for those all-important thoughtful messages that people want to send.
Clintons Bluewater will stock a wide range of products including their exclusive Clintons of London candles, Disney products, Yankee candles, Me to You teddies, a host of party items, wrap and popular Lindt and Ferrero Rocher confectionery brands.
Clintons continues to support a wide range of charitable causes including Marie Curie, The British Heart Foundation and children’s charity, Rays of Sunshine. This year Clintons launched their first ‘design a Christmas card’ competition. The winning designs have been printed and are now on sale in stores.