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Simply Special

Shirley Hunter's Simply Special creates finely-craftted, handmade greetings cards for retail trade. Each card is individually designed and printed in-house at Simply Special.

Simply Special was established by Shirley Hunter in 2005. They first received an award at Showcase Ireland 2006 and the quality and innovative design has been recognised on many occasions since then. Shirley does all the design work and each card is individually created by Shirley and her team in their purpose built workshop in Co. Tyrone.

The embellishments are cut and made from their own printed papers and all the printing on the card is done in-house. There is a full retail catalogue available and the designs and colours change all the time ensuring that the retailer has always a fresh display. As well as exhibiting at Showcase Ireland, Simply Special also exhibits at Home & Gift Harrogate and Autumn Gift Fair Dublin.

Shirley now employs 12 part-time staff and supplies retail outlets all over the UK & Ireland.

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Further Information


Stormont Visitor’s Centre

Belleek Visitors Centre

Belleek Living shops – Enniskillen, Newry, Ards,Lisburn and Debenhams Rushmere

Bedeck – Lisburn Road & Linen Green

Penny Farthing – Cookstown

Memento – Portrush

Caru – Portstewart

Blue Beans – Castlewellan

Ulster American Folk Park


Kilkenny shops Nationwide

Carraig Donn – 30 stores

Meadows & Byrne/Blarney Woollen Mills – 11 stores

Harvey Norman – 10 stores


Unit 7 and presentation Gifts – Manchester

The gift gallery – York

The Kiln Store – Caithness

Scotsdale Garden Centre – Cambridge


Globus – Switzerland

Irish Food & Gifts – Germany

All cards retail at £3.95

Contact Details

43 Droit Road,
Co. Tyrone,
BT78 4DS

Tel: 02881 661066