Just who is The Retro Christmas Card Company? We aren’t quite what you think of when you see the name “Company”. It’s just the two of us. A wife and husband team that created this little seasonal company as a hobby almost 14 years ago. From the ideas for the designs and illustrations, card greetings and web design to the packing of the boxes, answering of the phone and emails and shipping – it’s all just the two of us. We make a great team, if I say so myself.
The idea for the company was, and is, still based on the fact that I am an illustrator and graphic designer. I have always worked as a freelancer and enjoyed product development. We also share a real love of Christmas. From the start of our marriage I designed and produced all of our greeting cards. So when friends remarked on how much they loved our Christmas cards every year, a spark of an idea flew into the window of the studio.
Each and every design in our shop is 100% original and created by myself, Diane Dempsey. People often ask where do you get the card images? I create them from scratch, from preliminary pencil drawings that are then illustrated digitally.
I could not possibly ever do this without the love and support of my husband. He keeps me organized, writes most of the card greetings, makes all the shipping run especially fast and affordably, orders all the boxes, bags all the cards, and a big bonus, has a mathematical mind. Us artist types can be lacking there. Thank you my dear Hubby.
We have gone through some changes through the years. We started out as “WhatsBuzzin”, of all names. A favorite 1930s swing song by Cab Calloway. Our tagline was “The Retro Christmas Card Company”. After the first 3 or 4 years we decided that it would be wise to actually describe what we sell rather than be so incognito. We do, after all, want you to find us.
I just wanted to clear up any confusion that the “company” was any high powered corporation, with employees and all that. It is a small family business. The smallest in fact. We appreciate every single card purchased and enjoy working with you and communicating with each of you during the holidays. It is the most wonderful time of the year.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support. We wish you the merriest Christmas ever!