Supporting Small Businesses: Moonlight and Hares

Supporting Small Businesses: Moonlight and Hares

Welcome to the tenth edition of my Supporting Small Businesses series. Once again, I am back to the roots of this series and supporting an illustrator who sells some wonderful cards and postcards (among other things).

I have followed Moonlight and Hares for a while now, but last week I finally decided to order some cards and postcards. I ordered via Etsy, but you can also order through the Moonlight & Hares website.

May the Light Shine Brightly Greeting Card.
May the Light Shine Brightly Greeting Card (A6).

The face behind Moonlight and Hares is Karen Davis. Karen is a British artist who is inspired by the magic of the countryside, folklore, hares and forest creatures, as well as the old ghosts of this land, tales from the imagination, the moon and all the threads of light that weave between.

The Calling Mountains Greeting Card.
The Calling Mountains Greeting Card (A6).
Carrying the Star to Spring Greeting Card.
Carrying the Star to Spring Greeting Card (A6).

As you can see, Karen’s illustrations are magical. You can just tell that Karen is surrounded by inspiring nature and folklore as she works her magic with her illustrations. I chose a selection of my favourite greeting cards and a pack of postcards, but I could have ordered more as she has many wonderful illustrations to choose from.

Invisible Paths, Foxglove and Bees Greeting Card.
Invisible Paths, Foxglove and Bees Greeting Card (148 x 148mm).
Stone, Scent and Spirit - Magical Hares Greeting Card.
Stone, Scent and Spirit – Magical Hares Greeting Card (148 x 148mm).

Each of the greeting cards came with its own brown envelope and the pack of postcards was tied together with string. My cards were delivered in a cardboard letterbox-sized box, perfectly sized for my order. There is no wasteful packaging to be found in a Moonlight and Hares order and it’s all recyclable too!

Floral Spring Hare Postcards tied with string.
Floral Spring Hare Postcards tied with string.
Floral Spring Hare Postcards x 6.
Floral Spring Hare Postcards x 6 (210 x 100mm).

Moonlight and Hares currently also sells prints and notebooks, as well as digital downloads of writing paper and journal pages.

I placed my Moonlight and Hares order via Etsy late on Tuesday evening. It was dispatched on Thursday morning and was with me by midday on Friday. I was surprised it arrived so quickly!

These cards and postcards will be going out with letters to various friends and penpals, and I’m sure they will love them as much as I do.

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Please note: I bought these greeting cards and postcards with my own money and I am in no way affiliated with Moonlight and Hares.

21 comments

  1. Kelly says:

    I enjoy your posts featuring fun products. (I can think of at least three times I’ve subsequently placed an order!) I’ll have to check out the Etsy shop for these. The artwork is gorgeous and I hope I’ll be a recipient of one. (Tell me if I owe you a letter. I think the ball is in your court, but I never know if the postal service has dropped the ball along the way.)

  2. Oh My! This shop is amazing and the deigns are beautiful and rich looking. I know someone who would just love the ‘hare’ theme too, so I now know where can get them something original when birthdays come around.

    The artist lives in Wiltshire too, which is where I hale from, so I am now wondering which medieval village we are talking about, as there are so many of them!

    Thanks for sharing and I hope that all is well in your neck of the woods. Looking forward to a slightly more relaxed summer, although not the crowds of people! 🙂

    Yvonne xx

  3. Ellie says:

    I love her work too and have a print of a hare. I also sent one to my best friend in Canada. She has a lovely blog too and a Youtube channel.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

  4. Lisa says:

    Oh my goodness, these are simply beautiful. I love hares too, we have lots of hare-themed mugs, picture,s and sculptures in our house. I always try to send hare-related Christmas cards as well. I’ll definitely be heading over for a browse, thank you so much for sharing this lady 🙂

  5. Ann says:

    Those cards are absolutely gorgeous, Nikki.
    I love the hare and the snowdrops, and the dancing hares the most!
    Hares are such magical creatures. xxx

  6. Lindsey says:

    Oh my gosh they are so beautiful! I’ll have to check out her other work because I’m hopeless at resisting a notebook. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  7. These are lovely Nikki – I especially like them as you know I’m a huge fan of rabbits! I think my daughter would like them too. Also, I think it’s wonderful you are highlighting small businesses to help them along – and goodness knows they need all the help they can get!

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