In the beginning…
We wanted to start a business that complemented our interests and skills and the eureka moment came after a visit to an art exhibition (Mei-Yee’s interest). We thought a lot of the art would make great greetings cards and so we decided to have a go at making our own. Mei-Yee’s graphic design background and Henry’s product development and business experience seemed a match made in Elysium…
We came up with Little Mee to reflect Mei-Yee’s love of cycling and with the help of Henry’s friend, Chie, in Japan the recipe cards soon followed. The LOL messaging cards developed from a brainstorming session and the inspiration for the most extensive and most exciting range, the Original Origami Cards, came from Henry’s strong connection to Japan.
…and then what happened?
After spending a good few months furiously conceptualising and creating cards we decided we were ready to do an exhibition to see what the world thought of our efforts. So we jumped in the deep end and exhibited at the greetings card industries most prestigious and biggest tradeshow in the UK, Progressive Greetings Live in 2016. We tested the market with our 4 concept lines and the origami cards attracted the most interest, we even got an order in the first hour! We were chuffed and since then we have been busy refining and designing a whole bunch of new origami cards and more…
Our vision is to create greeting cards with an innovative, interactive and fun twist so watch this space for more to come.
Owner, Designer, Creator
Owner, Marketer, Creator