Miffy Turns 59…

June 20th, 2014

Miffy was created by Dick Bruna in 1955, when telling his young son a story about a little rabbit they had seen on a rainy holiday, playing in the dunes…

 

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She has since lived a very exciting 59 years! Miffy has visited the zoo, learnt how to ride a bike, made friends at school, and more recently- turned her hand to art in ‘Miffy the Artist’!

 
This year we have seen the release of some new ‘Thoroughly Modern Miffy’ books. Award-winning poet, Tony Mitton, has been revamping some Miffy classics to appeal more to a modern British audience. So far ‘Miffy at the Gallery’ and ‘Miffy at the Zoo’ have been released, with more titles to come throughout the year.

 
The Miffy books have sold over 85 million copies worldwide, and the brand is said to be worth £150 million! A lot of this revenue comes from merchandise, which is where we come in!

 
We are extremely pleased to be a licensed manufacturer and wholesaler of Miffy merchandise! We recently launched a whole range of ridiculously cute Miffy products! We have mini posters, postcards, postcard packs, A6 magnetic notepads, magnets, tote bags and tea towels!

 
Have a look at our range of wholesale gift products here.

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D-Day 70 year anniversary

June 6th, 2014
Let us go forward- Winston Churchill WW2 Poster

Let us go forward together- Winston Churchill WW2 Poster

70 years ago today, British, US and Canadian soldiers stepped bravely onto the beaches of Normandy, Northern France. This was the first stage of ‘Operation Overlord’, the invasion of Nazi occupied Europe, and the start of what was the eventual end of the harrowing Second World War.

 

Brave soldiers some even younger than 18, as it was common for boys to lie about their age as they wanted to support their fathers, brothers, uncles and cousins and fight for their country, got out of  boats and stepped foot onto the beaches. Many knew they may never see home again, but had no choice but to be brave and carry on. As many as 4,413 allied troops died on the day of the invasion. Within 11 months of D-Day, Nazi Germany was defeated.

 

Today around 650 remaining British veterans, now in their late 80’s and 90’s visit Normandy to remember and take part in the remembrance ceremony.

 

You may have seen our previous posts about our WW1 posters, but in this collection of Imperial War Museum images we have plenty of WW2 posters, encouraging people to support the war effort. These prints and gift products are selling fantastically well, especially with this year being the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. Have a look through the whole range and stock your shop with these wonderful gifts.

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