At The Lightbox we are proud to support #justacard. We believe this is a wonderful campaign, aiming to encourage people to support designers, makers, artists, independent galleries and shops like ours by buying ‘just a card’.
Just a Card was set up by artist and designer Sarah Hamilton after hearing a shopkeeper from a recently closed gallery say that ‘if everyone who had complimented our beautiful gallery had bought just a card we’d still be open’. As the phrase goes, a little can go a long way. If every visitor to our Shop bought just a card, it would make a huge difference to us as a charity. Every sale is valuable and by shopping independent, you directly support small galleries as well as the local artists they stock.
To help spread the word, Sarah has set up a social media campaign on Thunderclap. At 3.30pm on 3 December 2015, a one -time tweet will be sent by Thunderclap from the Twitter or Facebook account of everyone who has signed up. Over 250 people have shown their support so far, which means their message could be heard by nearly half a million people! Please get involved and sign up to help spread the word even further.
In The Lightbox Shop, we stock a wide range of pieces by local artists and makers from handcrafted jewellery to ceramics, as well as decorations for the festive season. You may have spotted our brand new wall display of local and regional artists work all for sale at affordable prices. So if you’re looking for a gift that is a little different this Christmas, pop in and have a look. By purchasing something from our Shop (even if it is just a Christmas card!), you are supporting The Lightbox as a charity as well as the livelihood of the local artists and makers we stock.
How you can help - find out how to support Just a Card
Our Shop is open from 10.30am – 5pm Tuesday – Saturday and 11.00am – 4.00pm on Sunday.