We started KIO in an effort to bring more cuteness and happiness into the world! We love nothing more than to create cute and lovely things that will make people feel awesome and will brighten up their day.
Our small business initially started as just a hobby, making handmade cards to give to our friends and family. Everyone loved our cute designs and commented on how special they were for being handmade which encouraged us to share this cuteness with you all and to start selling our greeting cards online.
WHAT MOTIVATES US
Each KIO design is created with an ethos of kindness, smiles and love.
Our philosophy is to 'be kind', to 'make someone smile' and to 'love more'. We believe that small acts of kindness and love can go a long way in making someone feel special and happier. In turn, that person's positive mood will make somebody else smile and so on and so on... Our products provide a way for people to send a little happiness someone's way, to make their friends smile or to tell someone special how much they are loved.
OUR DESIGN PROCESS
Inspired by anything cute, colourful or cosmic, all of our designs are created in-house from our little studio in Leeds.
Our illustrations are all hand drawn, initially sketched out using pencil and paper before being worked on digitally. They are then professionally printed here in England using a fine art printer to give a high quality premium finish with vibrant colours.
Our papercraft cards are each made entirely by hand with lots of love and care. Designs are cut out by hand, assembled together and finished with hand drawn elements and pretty embellishments. Each handmade card is completely unique and can be personalised to make them extra, extra special!
OUR 3 MAIN BUSINESS PRINCIPLES
☆ High Quality - We pride ourselves on quality! Using premium materials and with a keen eye for detail, no product ever leaves our studio unless it meets our super high standards of quality.
☆ Cute & Unique Designs - We love to push the envelope of handmade design and are always eager to create ever more adorable and unique products. If we don't think that a design will make someone smile, then it never gets made!
☆ Exceptional Customer Service - Being a small business, we greatly value each and every one of our customers - we think you guys are awesome and we want you to feel special! We're here to answer questions as quickly as possible and to help in any way we can.
We care about our lovely planet and so all of our illustrated cards are printed on 100% recycled carbon capture card stock. Our card envelopes are made from recycled paper, and the postal envelopes and boxes we use are all made from recycled card. For every card printed a donation is made to The Woodland Trust - the UK's leading woodland conservation charity who make wonderful efforts to protecting and restoring our beautiful UK woodlands.
We're always welcome to requests for creating custom cards! So if you would like us to create a completely unique card made just for you and with your own design ideas, please don't hesitate to get in touch. You can take a look at some of our previous custom designs on our Bespoke Cards page.
If you are interested in stocking KIO Cards products please visit our Wholesale page to leave us a message with your request.