Animals have always been a big part of Kirsty’s life, ranging from cats and dogs, native and farm animals, to many breeds of birds. They have woven their way into her heart, bringing love and happy times along with them.
Living on a sheep farm on Kangaroo Island in the 90’s was where the photographic card business first came about, just sticking photos onto cards of the animals she had raised. It was a start although after leaving the Island and heading back to Tasmania, she went to Uni to do a BFA degree as a mature aged student. It wasn’t until a few more years later that she then slowly developed the card business further.
Bessie and Kirsty at home in Pelverata, Jan 2020
Rappaw Prints offer a wide range of mainly animal themed greeting cards. Most greeting cards are blank. Vet Reminder postcards are also available.
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Orders can be made online (please contact Kirsty for login details and password for wholesale pricing) or via email or mobile phone 0448 213 152. All cards can be viewed on Kirsty’s website.
Any quantity of cards can be ordered. No order is too small! Units of 5 are preferred as cards are pre-packed for super fast turnaround, although it is understood that some businesses and individuals require smaller quantities of cards. If this is the case, one or two of whichever card appeals, is fine.
All orders receive a random selection of Heart Warmers (the size of business cards) at no extra charge.
Cards are well packed and with orders of 50+ cards sent in express post bags. Most orders are packed and posted the same day.
Orders over $220 are postage free.
Many vets choose to use Rappaw Prints cards as sympathy cards and will take advantage of the “Quick Order Deal”. This deal offers an extensive collection of popular cards chosen by vets. This ordering method works for vets requiring 100+ greeting cards. Please contact Kirsty for current order forms showing thumbnail size card images (to save scrolling through the website). These cards will be supplied in units of 5 or 10. The Quick Order deal isn’t displayed on the website so please contact Kirsty about it. Units of 5 or 10 cards are packed in biodegradable polypropylene cello bags.
Greeting cards are photographed by Kirsty and printed in Australia on FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) paper. Through her photographs, Kirsty hopes to bring awareness and respect to the precious animals and birds who share our world, domestic and native alike.
The need to preserve old-growth forests is also close to Kirsty’s heart, and is the inspiration behind her Bare Winter images.
Rappaw Prints is tucked away in the sleepy town of Pelverata, Tasmania. Top card model Bessie, the Smithfield x Kelpie, is Kirsty’s constant companion. Lilith and Emmit Nico (cats) share their home (though are too helpful in the office) and also grace the Rappaw Prints card range.
Thank you big time for supporting this small business and making Kirsty’s dreams come true!