Meet The Porch Fairies…

Enter the enchanted land of The Porch Fairies and ‘see something new every time you look’.

Over the last eight years our customers have told us they are still seeing new things in our pictures, so we’ve happily adopted the phrase!

The Porch Fairies’ World is full of dreams, fun, stories and magical places for all ages. A land where tables with legs wearing stripy socks walk about, trees are full of sweets and cakes, and the grass is made of peppermint.

The illustrations are all about discovery and dreaming away. The Fairies parade about (usually showing off…) with their best foot forward. The Woodland folk always have a tray of tea on the go, and jolly along the day with happy thoughts.

You can be part of The Porch Fairies with anything from a beautiful greetings card to an original commission and lots of lovely keepsakes in between.

The Porch Fairies attend shows, fairs and store events across the UK, where you can meet them in person and even have a card or picture personalised by Fiona! We love meeting our customers.

Every illustration starts with a scribbled idea, even at midnight! Next comes the pencil roughs, then the details come alive with hand drawn pen and ink, and eventually it is printed to the highest specification in England on high quality FSC certified paper board. Sparkle and love come as standard!

We have always loved the nostalgic and charming English artists from the 1950s and felt a Vintage Range would complement ‘The Porch Fairies’ twinkles. So, we brought these celebrated artists back to life on greetings cards, notebooks and advent calendars for a new era.

Revisit warm childhood memories or discover for the first time earnest little rabbits and cosy teddies at play.

Jamboree bags, village fetes, and hooplas are just the ticket from Racey Helps and Molly Brett. Ethereal fairies from Margaret Tarrant, and Margaret Tempest’s ‘Little Grey Rabbit’ have recently have been added to this delightful collection exclusive to our company.

Porch Fairies story signpost.
Fiona personalising Christmas cards and the new door name plaques at Jarrold department store, Norwich, November 2018.

Meet Us…

The Porch Fairies is a family company based in Norwich, England. We publish ranges of greetings cards, framed illustrations, and beautiful personalised gifts and hope to make people of all ages happy.

Everything we do comes from the heart, a little bit of imagination, inspiration from childhood memories or from a recent moment, and it all starts with a pencil.

The Porch Fairies attend selected trade and retail events across the country, and are proud to be stocked in prestigious stores from beautiful independent gift shops, baby & nursery shops, farm and estate shops, to some of the most famous department stores including those shown below.

Nick Bishop of The Porch Fairies.

Team Fairy

Team Porch Fairy.

These are the people who make our paper enterprise happen:

Nick, Director.

In charge of all things numbers, spreadsheet-ery, and company organisation.
Has been referred to as a Greek God. He is not from Greece, he is a dude from
Oxford.
Can speak German & French, is super bright, and loves travelling in the USA.

Fiona, Director.

Draws, paints and dresses like a five year old who got ready in the dark.
Enjoys talking to customers, PR, and & merry chatter all day long…mainly to Nick.
Fave word: Idea
Can sing, likes to bake when has time, and also loves to travel.

Georgie Glitter, Hand decorating.

Sprinkles whatever and whoever with magic fairy dust.
Georgie (the glitter fairy) makes our cards, pictures, advents, and names all come to
life with sparkles and gems, with her highly skilled hand finishing.
She makes the Rainbows sparkle as a ‘Snowy Owl’.

Kevin, Print.

Mr Deadline.
Every T is crossed, every I is dotted…good to go, then we change it all…
Kevin goes running a lot…

Danny, Graphics & Repro.

Danny just gets The Porch Fairies stuff.
The Magic MAC Fairy!
We take him cakes as peace offerings when we see him, and so hope he doesn’t need a darkened ‘quiet’ room for too long when we leave…!
‘Get it scanned and Danned’ is the motto.

Steph, Website stuff.

Hold on to your hats, keep up! She’s fast, she’ s on it, she’s a web dude and done it
before you even thought of the question!
And…she has very fluffy hair indeed.

Denise, Graphic Design.

Can you do our trade brochure yesterday please Denise?
Her three favourite words from us are: ‘Can You Just’ …Yep, really !
We do have some fun fish & chip Fridays though.

This is the wonderful team behind The Porch Fairies, making our ideas come to life.