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Bloggers wanted

Bloggers wanted

Having recently taken over the Letterbox brand we are looking at all of our promotional activities to further raise our profile and spread the news about our thriving company. We are a British independent family run company and our guiding principle is to select the type of toy and gift that parents remember with fondness from their own childhood or that Grandparents will want to buy for their grandchildren. You can read more about us here. We currently do everything…

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Personalised Gifts – Back by popular demand!

Personalised Gifts – Back by popular demand!

We love to hear from our customers and following your overwhelming requests for the Letterbox personalised  range we are delighted to re-introduce many of their incredibly popular best sellers. So here they are – we’ve got it all wrapped up from towels to pencils to placemats and more! Our new catalogue featuring these and lots more exciting new products will be mailed around mid March. But if you can’t wait – you can get an early sneaky peek on our…

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Are your toys made in Britain?

Are your toys made in Britain?

Some months ago we saw a couple from Kent, the Bradshaws, interviewed on TV as they had determined to buy only British made products.  We were reminded of the “I’m Backing Britain” campaign of the late 1960s (which shows our age) and wished them luck with their quest. We sent them a message to this effect but did warn them that finding British made toys might prove difficult.  Our only suppliers that produce everything in the UK are Orchard Toys,…

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Christmas closing

Christmas closing

We wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  We will be closed from the afternoon of Monday 23rd December until Thursday 2nd January.  Any orders placed in that time will be despatched on that date.

Letterbox joins Mulberry Bush

Letterbox joins Mulberry Bush

We are delighted to announce that we have acquired the Letterbox brand and website www.letterbox.co.uk from the Tobar Group, with effect from 31st October 2013, and will be incorporating Letterbox into Mulberry Bush.  Letterbox was founded 25 years ago in Cornwall and offered a range of traditional toys and childrens’ toys and gifts very similar to our own, with a specialisation in personalised children’s gifts. Mulberry Bush already includes many of the Letterbox favourites in our own range and, whilst…

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New Catalogue now printed and in the post!

New Catalogue now printed and in the post!

Have you received our autumn catalogue yet?  We can hardly believe it but it is that time of year again and our new catalogue is now printed and in the post.  If you’re not on our mailing list you can request a copy but in the meantime why not take a look at the many new toys we already have in stock?  More new toys, gifts and games are being added every day.

Can your child swim a length?

Can your child swim a length?

Interesting news today from the the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) warning, according to the BBC, that more children may drown if they are don’t have the recommended annual number of hours of swimming lessons at school.   This is the sort of news that Breakfast TV like to report on, showing children – who must have got up at an unearthly hour to have their moment on TV – practising swimming, jumping in and diving.   In the report they did make…

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Warehouse Sale – Update – 2nd Day cancelled

Warehouse Sale – Update – 2nd Day cancelled

We’re sorry to disappoint anyone who was planning on coming on Thursday 23rd May but we have had to take the decision not to open our warehouse sale for a second day.   Today, the first day, was a great success – to the extent that most of the items had sold by the end of the morning.  We have so few sale items left that we think you’d have a wasted journey tomorrow. This was our first ever sale at…

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Toys Made in Britain??

Toys Made in Britain??

The BBC Breakfast programme is featuring a family who are trying to buy only British made goods.  How good to see that idea back I thought as I watched, reminded of the We’re Backing Britain campaign of the late 60s.   Then I choked on my cornflakes when I reflected that, if they were looking to buy toys for the couple’s young children they might be hard pressed, remembering what we sell ourselves that is made in the UK which, I’m…

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Easter closing

Easter closing

Our office is now closed for Easter, reopening on Tuesday 2nd April.  Our website is if course still able to accept orders over the Easter weekend and these will be despatched on Tuesday 2nd April. We wish all our customers a restful weekend.