Our story started over 100 years ago when eighteen-year-old JC Hall started our company, with nothing but two boxes of picture postcards and an entrepreneurial spirit.
His passion lives on today in everything we do. Just like the young JC Hall, we never forget we’re here to make a difference, enhance a moment and put our stamp on the world.
Hallmark Celebrates 100 years of Gift Wrap.
Hallmark awarded as a Superbrand for second year in a row.
Tigerprint celebrates 20 years of being the sole designer & card publisher for M&S.
Hallmark UK & US team up to create a uniquely beautiful card for the Queen to open on her 90th Birthday.
Hallmark UK & Ireland is awarded Superbrand status
The Hall & Co brand is launched
Awarded Business in the Community Platinum Big Tick status.
Winner of Toy Talk Awards 2011 Best Cuddly Toy – Interactive Story Buddy
The Hallmark Brand is relaunched in the UK with a new vision, look and feel
November 2008 Hallmark.co.uk is launched
November 2005 Hallmark UK launches first national TV advert
Hallmark Cards PLC was formed bringing all companies under one umbrella
In November of this year Bingley Road became Hallmark Cards PLC’s HQ
Hallmark Cards UK was formed – merging all the previous acquisitions into one business. Creative Publishing was acquired which included Tigerprint which still trades under this name today as sole supplier to Marks and Spencer.
Acquired The Andrew Brownsword Collection and brought Forever Friends and Country Companions into the company portfolio
Hallmark House, the new UK HQ was opened in Henley-on-Thames
WN Sharpe’s in Bradford was purchased.
Fine Arts was established in Ireland to print all of Hallmark’s requirements in Europe.
12 Hall of Card shops were sold.
Hallmark International is set up in the UK to coordinate all Hallmark activities outside of the USA.
Hallmark UK bought 6 Hall of Cards stores
Hallmark UK’s first Spring Seasons range was launched
Hallmark UK opens for business from offices in London
Hall Brothers became Hallmark Cards
Greeting cards were viewed as ‘new-fangled inventions’ until well into the 1920s when they came into their own as a tangible way of people conveying emotions to one another
Joyce Clyde Hall (JC Hall as he preferred to be known) jumped on a train from Nebraska to Kansas City with big dreams and two shoe boxes of postcards under his arm!
Later, joined by his brother’s Rollie and William, ‘Hall Brothers’ was formed.