Molly Mae was launched at the prestigious Home & Gift show in Harrogate on the 19th July 2009. After over 6 years of running her own Card and Gift shop and listening to the needs of her customers, Stacey wanted to put her ideas and the very valuable user feedback to good use. So she got together with Jude, who had worked as a graphic designer for over 10 years, and launched Molly Mae.
Molly Mae specialise in beautiful, design-led greeting cards for all occasions. We especially recognise the consumer demand for cards for family members and special occasions.
Molly Mae cards are created from original images, designed around hand drawings and incorporating quirky patterns in contemporary colours. We print on high quality FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified card, specifically designed for the greeting cards, and have a hand-finished option.
A bit more about us
In 2003, after graduating, Stacey fulfilled a lifelong ambition to open a Card & Gift shop - 'Icle Star' in Desborough, Northamptonshire.The shop was well received in the town and soon she took the opportunity to take on more space and open a coffee shop next door. Stacey ran art classes, baby groups and children's parties all focused around cards and card making but when Molly Mae was so well received into the industry, Stacey decided to sell the shop and concentrate on Molly Mae.
Jude graduated in 1998 in Graphic Design. Her career then took her to London where she worked as a designer at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. There she enjoyed designing booklets, posters and websites for children and won a number of national and International awards. She also gained essential knowledge of print processes and became at expert with design software. In 2003 she moved to the midlands to work at a national children's cancer charity in a similar role.
Stacey and Jude juggle work and family life with 5 children between them, the eldest being 22 and the youngest turned 11 in May. People often ask who Molly Mae is, and she is simply a combination of our daughter's names, Molly (aged 13 - pictured left) and Rosa Mae (aged 14 - pictured right).