Summer is in full swing! The blue skies overhead extend as far as the eye can see, offering an enticing invitation for outdoor adventures. There’s a distinctive vibe of freedom, passion and curiosity in the air as we embrace the warmer weather, leading us to lazy beach days, garden parties, and rooftop cocktails on balmy evenings as the sun dips over the horizon.

The sensations of summer have long offered us significant inspiration for our range of greeting cards and gift wrap, with our Tarot Sun Birthday Card a crowd favourite, as well as the bold and colourful Sunset Bike Birthday Card’s sunset hues and leafy palm trees.

We’ve been inspired by Mediterranean trips, where the wide open golden sand beaches are dotted with striped lounges as the gentle waves lap invitingly against the shore. Along the esplanade, fruit trees are weighed down with ripening oranges and lemons, bursting with freshness that mingles with the salty sea breeze.

A stylish lemons illustration on a birthday card from the female birthday card collection at Sister Paper Co.

Shells wrapping paper sheets from the gift wrap collection at Sister Paper Co.

As the winter coats get stored away for the season, our summer fashion gets its chance to show off and this year we're loving the prairie-meets-wild-west vibe. Think crochet, cowboy boots and fringed jackets over swimwear. Bold colours are perfect for bright sunny days, bringing a sense of adventure and anticipation. It's time to boogie with our Cowboy Boots Birthday Card perfect for dancing the night away.

Cowboy boots birthday card

The warmer weather from spring has nurtured verdant green hues as the background for garden parties, lush lawns perfect for picnicking, and weekend wanderings through the botanical gardens. These vibes are captured in our Greenhouse Birthday Card, perfect for summer celebrations.

There’s truly something so inspiring, comforting and energising about the summer seasons. We know we’re absolutely soaking up the rays, spending time with friends and family, and celebrating to our heart’s content - how are you spending your summer?

July 02, 2024 — Emma Pearce