Our Story

  • Rachel Ellen Designs is an independent greetings card, stationery and gift business based in Nottingham. The company was founded in 1997 when Rachel retired from a career as a professional ballet dancer and started hand painting cards at the kitchen table in her London apartment.

    Interest in Rachel’s unique products soon grew and she moved back to her home city of Nottingham, where family support, a lot of hard work, constant innovation and a fearless spirit saw the company evolve and thrive.

  • Some 26 years later, the multi award winning business continues to forge its own path, Rachel’s charming hand-painted style is instantly recognisable and this combined with incredible attention to detail and insistence on the highest level of quality in every regard have helped make the company one of the leading publishers in the UK, and market leaders in children’s cards and gifts.

All of our greetings cards are 100% British made, in fact after being designed in house they are all printed and flittered within a two and a half mile radius of our premises (so virtually not carbon footprint). They are then die-cut, hand finished, cello wrapped, checked, picked, packed and despatched by our very own skilled in house team.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our products as well as every aspect of quality control and packing to ensure that everything arrives in perfect condition.

Meet the Team