Father’s Day is around the corner (on 21st June). If you haven’t got a card of gift yet there is still time (but I wouldn’t leave it for too long as the Royal Mail are still experiencing delays).
It's still a weird time and a lot of us (me included) will not get to see our Dad this Father's Day, but that doesn't mean we can't make it special.
Here are some of the cards and gifts in my shop ideal for Father's Day.
FAB DAD scrabble cards are back for 2020 with new designs
Coasters are an easy gift to pop in the post.
If he is a footie fan, then these football coasters are in clearance and have been reduced to £3.
Available in Black and White, Royal Blue and Sky Blue.
Or maybe he would prefer a magnet? All magnets are also in clearance at £2.50
All clearance items are reduced to clear and when they are gone, they are gone!
If you want to give your Dad a bigger gift and he's difficult to buy for, what about a mug and two coaster gift set?
Everyone needs a mug, right?!
Both sets are £16 each. The mug and coasters are also available separately but the set is 10% cheaper compared to buying the items individually.
At the moment I am only shipping to UK addresses. There are still severe delays due to many authorities applying special measures within their working practices to minimise the spread of the virus.
I will keep an eye on the situation and will start shipping worldwide as soon as I can.
As an alternative to sending a gift, you can buy your Dad an eGift card which are available here. They have no expiry date so can be saved until I am shipping worldwide again.
If you are worried about your card or gift being delayed by the current postal delays or you don't want to go to the Post Office, I can send your card and/or gift directly to your Dad with a handwritten message.
How will you treat your Dad this Father's Day?
Psst....Please allow extra times for your order to be delivered, I can not guarantee delivery dates, see my full Shipping Policy here.
Recommended last order dates:
- Standard delivery (2nd class) - 12th June 2020
- First Class - 15th June 2020
I’m launching something a little bit different today. Something I’ve wanted to try out for a while and that is a Mercht campaign.
What is a Mercht campaign?
Mercht is a free way to create and sell merchandise without any upfront costs, or risk. I’ve chosen to use my designs on t-shirts and tote bags.
I just need to sell a minimum of five items per campaign. Once the campaign ends, Mercht handle the printing of orders, shipping and any associated customer service.
Mercht are the sister company of the printers I use for my mugs and coasters. They print everything in house in their factory in Leeds, UK. I’ve also supported campaigns in the past and been very happy with their service.
I’ve actually created four campaigns! The designs are based on the popular Time to Par-Tea range and the coffee mugs and rainbow design I used for the free colouring page (you can get your free download here). I call it coffee and rainbows but they are just mugs so they can be mugs of tea, coffee, hot chocolate or gin!
I’ve always wanted to see my designs on clothing, I guess that comes from studying fashion but as I work from our spare room I don’t have the space for the stock. This is a great way for me to do this without the upfront cost or concerns about where I’d keep them!
T-shirts are made from 100% cotton (Sports Grey is 90% cotton/10% polyester and Ash Grey is 99% cotton/1% polyester), and are a heavy weight 185gsm (175gsm weight for the white tees). Available in sizes S-XXL. There is a size guide on the product pages so you can check your size before you buy.
If the Tote bags prove popular I can look into stocking them.
Tote bags are 100% cotton and are a quality 140gsm weight.
To support any one of these campaigns click on the images or click here to go to my campaign page.
Want to know more about Mercht?
How does it work?
You need to place your order before the campaign ends, which is 13th May 2020, except for the coffee and rainbows tote bag which ends earlier on 6th May 2020. This was my mistake when setting it up, I put the wrong date 🙄 and I can’t change it as someone has already bought one! I hadn’t started to advertise it until now, so yay!
You are not charged when you initially place your order. Your card will only be charged if the campaign you order is successful.
When you initially place your order and enter your payment details, Mercht will authorise the payment to confirm the details you've submitted are correct. If the campaign completes (I need to sell five or more items for it to go to print) then the payment will be processed once the campaign ends. If the campaign fails to complete, your pre-authorisation will be cancelled and no money will be taken. Mercht won’t print or ship the order and I will be sad!
How long will it take to receive my order?
Once the campaign is completed Mercht start printing. Due to social distance and safe working practices, they are taking 8-10 days to print and ship orders.
Shipping is expected to be from 19th May 2020, except for the Coffee and Rainbows Tote Bag which is expected to ship from 12th May 2020. You will receive a confirmation email when it is shipped.
Due to the delays in the postal service it may take longer to arrive.
If you have any more questions you can check out their FAQs on their website.
Other plans in the making
The profits from this campaign will go towards a new stationery range! 😀
I have always wanted to design a stationery range because I LOVE stationery and the more colourful the better.
Last weekend I was inspired so this week I have been researching and started designing. In order to make my idea a reality I need to raise some funds to be able to buy stock and meet the minimum order quantities which is why I’ve decided to do the Mercht campaigns.
T-Shirts and Totes not your thing?
That’s OK. If you’d still like to support me you can buy me a coffee instead (via Ko-Fi).
Ko-fi works like a tip jar for artists and creatives. My Ko-Fi supporters will receive a link to an exclusive download of the first design for the notepads!
So you’ll get a sneak peek of what I’ve been working on!
Buy me a virtual coffee here ☕
Or you can purchase a digital gift card from my shop here. These have no expiry date so you can save it for when the new stationery range launches.
If you've got this far, you are awesome! Sorry it's a lengthy post but I really appreciate your support ❤
I’m super excited about doing a Mercht campaign and I can’t wait to progress the new stationery range. I will keep you up to date with my progress.
Have a great day!
It's a strange, uncertain world at the moment and I hope you are keeping safe and well, both physically and mentally.
I like this space be a happy place but I wanted to keep you up to date with what I am doing at fizzi HQ. I have a page dedicated to let you know what measures I am taking to keep my lovely customers, as well as myself, safe. You can read my full Covid-19 update here.
Obviously it’s a very fast moving situation and so I'm keeping up to date with news and government advice and will do what’s recommended. If there are any changes, if my processing times change or there are any changes to Royal Mail’s service, I’ll update you on this page, Facebook and via my newsletter with any new developments.
If you have any concerns about ordering from me please get in touch.
Business as usual
Clearly these are strange times and part of me doesn't want to bother anyone while we’ve got so much on our minds. However, at the same time I want to keep my business going and continue brightening up your day - I think we all could do with some positivity and a giggle.
I’ve made a decision to continue as normal, as much as possible and of course, within reason. Therefore I will continue to send happy emails, I will be on Instagram and Facebook sprinkling joy and colour to brighten up your day but also for my own sanity.
NEW in the Shop
I've added extra options in my shop which will help you stay connected with your friends and family with happy mail....
💌 I can send cards direct to the recipient handwritten with your message.
💌 On all other items you can add a gift message and I can send any product to any address.
There is no extra charge for handwritten messages. Before adding your card/gift to your basket just select where you would like me to send them and if you have chosen to send directly to the recipient, an option will appear for you to type your message.
💌If you don't have time to organise a gift or you're not sure what to buy someone, you can now buy a digital gift card. This is emailed to you straight away so you can email it on.
You can purchase gift cards here.
You don't have to miss anyone's birthday and you can let loved ones know you are thinking about them.
Next week I will be sharing a FREE colouring page with you. My happy email subscribers will get it first so if you can't wait you can sign up here.
Keep safe, stay at home and look after each other!