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.
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 ParkROI:
Kilkenny shops Nationwide
Carraig Donn – 30 stores
Meadows & Byrne/Blarney Woollen Mills – 11 stores
Harvey Norman – 10 storesUK:
Unit 7 and presentation Gifts – Manchester
The gift gallery – York
The Kiln Store – Caithness
Scotsdale Garden Centre – Cambridge
Globus – Switzerland
Irish Food & Gifts – Germany