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The

Redrakoon

Story

 

Before we tell you how great our products are, how great our website is and what exactly we can offer your business, we thought we would start off by saying 'HELLO' and say thanks for visiting our website!  

More than a decade ago, on a freezing cold summer's evening in the North East of England, just outside of Newcastle upon Tyne (where we love Greggs so much we have one on almost every corner) in 2012 we started Redrakoon ®.  

 

On the back of binge watching AMC's 'Breaking Bad' boxset, and then purchasing a 'Breaking Bad' birthday card from the internet which turned out to be a piece of A4 paper stuck to some cheap card which wasn't even cut straight, we had an epiphany.

The world needed better greeting cards, and our focus was to be an alternative to the standard boats and golf club cards for men or the typical flowers and teddy bears for women.  

We wanted to change things up, to create funny greeting cards that were slightly risqué but not offensive or vulgar, and above else, excellent quality.   Because we couldn't get our hands on a good quality 'Breaking Bad' birthday card, we made our own and along with Mr. White & Mr. Pinkman in the style of the classic Mr. Men characters and we sketched up a range of 50 initial pop culture inspired designs, launched them on social media and the rest was history.  We found a niche market and designs flew off the shelves faster than a seagull catching a chip.

In the years that followed, Redrakoon slowly moved away from selling its awesome greeting cards online to the public and instead re-launched itself as an officially awesome publisher and supplier of funny greeting cards to the retail trade.  

Our greeting cards are now currently sold in various retailers throughout the UK and abroad, from large high-street stores and smaller independent retailers to online stores.  Our unique designs will inject laughter into any occasion.  Not literally - that would totally hurt – but they are sure to bring a smile to someone’s day, and over the past decade we've made a lot of smiles.

 

The huge success of Redrakoon’s designs is due to our love for laughter which is what drives who we are and what we do, every day. Well, not every day…on Sundays we do have hovering to do.  

 

We are constantly on the lookout for new stockists to stock our growing range of cards.  We love to work with stockists who share our sense of humour, and we can guarantee that our service, our officially awesome selection of designs and our awesome prices will be ideal for your business and your customers.

 

However, don't take our word for it.  Take a look around our website, check out our cards and see what our stockists say about Redrakoon and when you're ready, simply register for a trade account and join the home of awesomeness. 

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Meet The Team

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Kevin
Founder
(a.k.a. The Card Father)

 

"Hi, I'm Kevin, founder and creator of Redrakoon.  A little about me... I have a condition that means that when I can’t sleep I need to eat…the doctor has called it ‘Insom-nom-nom-nom’.   I live my life by a certain moto… that is that I don’t ever want to look back and think... “ah man...I could have eaten that.” I enjoy moonlight walks to the fridge, the occasional pot noodle and the sultry sounds of the Backstreet Boys. 

Most of all I love greeting cards."

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Lily
Customer Service Manager
(a.k.a.
Cake stealer)

"I'm Lilly and I love greeting cards.  I used to think I was indecisive, but now I’m not to sure.  Working at Redrakoon I have learnt there is no angry way to say 'bubbles'.

I did a push-up today. Well, I actually feel over but I had to use my arms to get back up so…you know, close enough.  Before Redrakoon,

I used to run a speed-dating service for chickens, but I was struggling to make hens meet."

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Frances
Accounts Manager
(a.k.a Technical Wiz Kid
)

"Hi, any billing issues... I’m your gal.  I’m obsessed with taking blurry pictures of myself in the shower. I have a serious selfie steam issue.  In all my years working at Redrakoon, I have found that in the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take and the poorly timed farts.  Lastly, to whoever stole my copy of Microsoft 365 Office; I will find you. You have my word!"

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Alice
Dispatch Manager (a.k.a. Box Gal)

"Hi, I'm not clumsy.  It's just the floor seems to hate me, the tables and chairs are nothing but bullies and the wall always get in my way.  I don’t mean to interrupt people, I just randomly remember things and I get really excited.  I once saw a guy sitting in a Starbucks; he had no iPhone, no iPod, no iPad no tablet or a laptop. He just sat there drinking coffee like a psychopath...scary.  My team deals with all your orders and deliveries and we are here to help in any way.

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David
Billing Manager
(a.k.a. Money Man)

"I love Redrakoon. Period. I do have a massive obsession with the group Wham and I do rather sleep a lot however!  So, if any member of staff ever needs to leave early, I always ask them to please wake me up before they go go!  My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We’ll see about that.  More importantly I’ve recently put up a high-voltage electric fence around my house.  My next-door neighbour is dead against it."

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