Hello December – Christmas, News, Offers, and Charity

Hello December! I love December especially the first day of the month; it time to open advent calendars — have you got yours yet? If not there are some lovely none chocolate options here. It is also the day to put the tree up and decorate. I always wake up with an excited feeling.

Now is the time for writing Christmas cards. Flamingo Paperie has many to choose from single ones and packs. This is one of my favourites.

Donkey card

Donkey in the Snow

And now they have released some new products to make people smile

New Releases

Pop up cards

Peek Show cards

These are special cards based on the Victorian Peep shows, they look wonderful and as soon as I get one I will show you but why not take a peek here?

Cards for Charity

The Flamingo Paperie Christmas cards raise money for the The Phoenix International Charity which is supporting Together for Short Lives, Macmillan Cancer Support and Alzheimer’s Society but this year I am also fundraising for Dystonia Society UK. This charity works hard to support people with the neurological condition, dystonia. 10% of sales made via cardsfromundertheduvet.co.uk over the festive season (ends 1st to 31st Dec) will be donated. This covers all products not just the Christmas stock. So why not have a browse and make a small charity smile?

Which brings me to tell you about the special offers.


Free postage

Postage is currently free no matter how small an order is which is ideal for last minute gift wrap or cards.  If you need a game for the dinner table, why not grab a chatterbox? Or if you need to keep guests young and old calm and busy a metre high colouring poster is perfect to harness the relaxation of colouring.

The Customer Club is now  open

Join the customer club today and you will receive updates on new products, special offers and free gifts.

For any orders 17th December is the last date for the delivery in time for Christmas.

Finally, here is Flo the Flamingo. Who needs an elf on a shelf when you have to get up to mischief. Follow her adventures on our Instagram page with #Flo_the_Flamingo

Introducing Flo the Flamingo

Time to get out of the duvet and help decorate the Christmas tree.

Time for the Christmas tree

Merry Christmas!


The Flamingo Paperie starter pack has arrived.

Eek – the starter pack has arrived and my partnership with Flamingo Paperie has truly begun.

When I signed up it was an easy process but I was unsure what I would receive in the starter pack of cards. A few days later, I felt like a child at Christmas, with the tingly rush of adrenaline and butterflies fluttering in my stomach when I saw our postman arrive with a box. This feeling intensified as I opened it.

Starting out with Flamingo Paperie

A collection of cards in the starter pack

There were cards- lots of cards of different designs to give an overview of range available. British made and as environment- friendly as possible they feel and look quality. There is also a pack of cellophane covers for the cards if required – putting these on are optional. As the world is becoming more plastic conscious, this is a good idea because customers may be happy without them or at least give them back to be used again.

My favourite cards in the pack.

Now is the perfect time for me to start my business; Christmas is coming and the festive range of cards, wrapping paper and accessories such as bunting are beautiful. Christmas is my favourite time of year and I adore the advent calendars especially the The Reindeer Stables. Mine will take pride of place at home this year.  I have decided you are allowed more than one advent calendar and never too old to join in the fun. The quality and design mean they are an excellent addition to the Christmas tradition. I love the advent cards too which are ideal to send to children and friends through the post for added smiles. You can view the range here. What do you think?

The Customer Club

My business will predominately online so I’m  thrilled with news there is a customer club people can join. If you love stationery, would like updates of new ranges and news this is ideal; you get special offers and sometimes surprise gifts when you order. More details can be found here*

Flamingo Paperie Customer Club

Join in the fun with the Customer Club


A steep learning curve is ahead as I get my head around starting my own business but with the website already formed by the company, apart from a couple of changes, and the support from a flamboyance of flamingo partners and the company owners online it is also exciting.

More soon


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*a pop-up pops up to clarify you are human so if your phone doesn’t like it or any problems signing up just let me know and I can help 🙂

The Journey as a Flamingo Paperie Trader begins

Welcome to From Under the Duvet. A place to share my love of stationery, greeting cards, books and snippets of life.

This is the beginning of a journey. While I have been blogging about books for a while on Duvet Dweller Books becoming a Flamingo Paperie Partner is a new venture and experience. I used to be an avid fan of The Phoenix Trading Company especially at Christmas for their advent calendars so I was shocked when I heard the news they were no more. Luckily, I discovered instead of the traditional phoenix rising from the ashes, a pink flamingo arrived. Flamingo Paperie was born.

The arrival of Flamingo Paperie

The beauty and quality of these British made cards and the ability to run a flexible, small business from home, under the duvet tempted me to sign up as a partner. As someone who spends too much time in bed due to chronic illness it seemed an ideal solution. Starting a business is scary at the best of times, fitting one around medication, chronic fatigue and illness is daunting but a friend gave me this:

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton


Let the journey begin

So join me on my journey into working from home, browse the what Flamingo Paperie has to offer and share some good books.


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Introducing Flamingos, October Books and Cards

October is here. The evenings are drawing in and the nights are getting cooler which is perfect for snuggling up with a good book and a warm drink. I love this time of the year and I have woken up full of expectation of the things to come – Halloween, Bonfire night and of course, Christmas. With this new season, I am pleased to announce Duvet Dwellers Books have joined Flamingo Paperie to offer quality greeting cards and stationery to spread smiles to those around you.

Why cards from under the duvet?

Being a duvet dweller* and living life from under a duvet you watch the world go by without you and it is easy to feel isolated. We are lucky to live in the age of technology because this allows us to connect with people at the touch of a button but sometimes you need more. For me, there is nothing like the clunk of the letter box and a handwritten card waiting on the doormat. Letters and cards can make the recipient smile and loved more than an electronic ping on your phone. Letters can change someone’s life as shown in a book I love One Million Lovely Letters by Jodi Ann Bickley which I must add a review for.

Jodi Ann Bickley book

One Million Lovely Letters by Jodi Ann Bickley


So why not have a browse here and see what you think?

You can’t sell Flamingo Paperie products without there being flamingos


Photo of a greeting card with red squirrels on it

Cards for Autumn days


Photo of greeting card of bees and daisies

Sunny days


Photo of card with a rainbow and girl.

Rainy days


Photo of Christmas Stable Pop up card


Flamingo Paperie Customer Club

If you love cards as much as we do, why not join the newly released Flamingo Paperie Customer Club to keep up to date with new cards,  special offers, surprise gifts and more. Information can be found here.

Fundraising possibilities

We have some charities close to our hearts so we plan periodically to use these to raise awareness and funds. Let us know below if there is a charity important to you and like us to consider.

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Books for October

There are always good books being released at this time of year so what are you reading?

Watch this space for reviews for Jodi Picoult’s new release A Spark of Light and next instalment of The Seven Sisters’s series The Moon Sister by Lucinda Riley.

Happy reading!

*Duvet Dweller – someone who spends too much time under the duvet because of chronic illness and fatigue also known as a spoonie