The Paintbox was created by Emma Caresimo in 2013. The business started initially as an illustration agency selling artwork to card publishers. Some 4 years later Emma saw a huge gap in the welsh card market and decided to create a small range of Welsh language cards. These were unique as they were made by a Welsh person who knew what we love about Wales. 4 years later, we now have 265 everyday Welsh cards in our collection.
Emma studied a degree in printed textile design at Manchester Metropolitan University and a foundation in art at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Her career is based in greeting cards spanning over 25 years, with 8 of those spent working at Hallmark cards.
Specifically 2 strong ranges the 'Welsh Woolies' and 'Delwyn the Dragon' as well as many family relations birthday and occasion cards. In every design you will find a piece of Wales.
We are a family run business, and so proud of what we do. We love all things welsh our collection showcases; welsh landmarks, sheep, dragons, rugby, welsh flags, welsh ladies.
People shop with us because they know they’ll find what they’re looking for and we offer a great selection of different styles to suit all tastes. In 2021 we entered into the gifting sector with the introduction of A4 art prints, candles, tea towels and rather excitingly our very own Dragon plush.
You will find our cards in boutique shops across Wales, St Fagans, the national museum of Wales, Cardiff Castle, we also create bespoke cards for welsh brands most recently Penderyn Whisky.
We have a choice of 17 beautiful Art Prints to choose from, showcasing our best sellers and some famous welsh Landmarks. Buy as a treat for yourself or a gift for a loved one.
All of our cards are made 350gsm uncoated forestry approved board and our envelopes are also forestry approved. We believe the enviroment is very important to us. Any plastic packaging can be recycled in household waste.
Our Paintbox Team
As a family run business we put our heart & soul into making sure each product goes out perfectly.
My Dad 'Gwyn' is retired and loves to pack cards whilst listening to the radio & my hubby 'Vito' is the important IT man!
As the Creative Director, I plan and manage all the design and creative stuff.
Recently we have acquired the help of a part time graphic designer, Karen.
Not forgetting our superstar Sales rep 'Brendan Cahill'.
Owner & Creative Director
Graphic Design Manager
Some lovely reviews...
JO CURTIS-SAMUEL - Etsy
“Perfairth! Diolch! Great quality, lovely design and speedy delivery! I definitely recommend and would purchase again!"
21st Dec, 2021
MARGARET - Etsy
“I work in a school, and the children love to see what mask I’ll arrive in class wearing next. It has been admired by Welsh colleagues!”