Many cultures, One story
The 2nd April sees children across the world take part in International Children’s Book Day with this year’s theme Many cultures, One story. Each year the Day is sponsored by a different country which decides on a theme and invites an author from that country to write a message to the children of the world and a well-known illustrator to design a poster. There are wonderful children’s books being published around the world and International Children’s Book Day is a good reminder to make a point of sharing books originally published in other countries with our children. Check out your local library for info on events taking place in your area.
Unearth Jamaica’s Hidden histories
Whether you are of Jamaican heritage or not, this brilliant educational project by Full Spectrum Productions aims to unearth and communicate information to diverse communities to understand the history of Jamaica, its distinctive cultural identity and links with Britain. Given the fact that Jamaican culture has become a global brand, it makes for a fascinating day out. “It would be hard to find a better expression not just of Jamaica’s contribution to modern London but of the tragedy, joy and potential of this very special island story” says the Evening Standard. We couldn’t agree more. Click here to find out more
Recommend a local stockist!
We are on a mission to increase our presence in local stockists, the life blood of the high-street. To help us on this mission we are launching our recommend a stockist competition. Do you know of a local independent gift or card shop where you think Color blind cards should be stocked? Simply tweet us @Colorblindcards the name of your recommended retailer and any other useful details, and we’ll randomly select a winning ‘tweeter’ to bag a Color blind cards goodie bag worth over £40.
Things We Adore
Missed the eclipse? Never mind spring has sprung! As the perfect season to clear out, regroup and create space for growth and reflection, we’ve selected our top 5 places to revel in spring-time beauty during Easter days out around the UK.
- Hyde Park for a boat ride on the Serpentine
- London’s Holland Park for peacock spotting
- Birmingham’s Cannon Hill Park for its walking trails
- Wimpole Estate in Shropshire for farm animal play
Hodnet Hall in Shropshire for instagram worthy blooms