Candle Bark Creations has been designing and making greeting cards for over 20 years. The business began in 1996 when Fiona, excited and motivated after travelling overseas, decided to begin her own business. Starting in her parents’ house, Fiona began making cards and Christmas decorations, getting a huge boost when she sold her special handmade Christmas decorations to David Jones in 1997. They were used in David Jones’ Christmas advertising for that year and sold out completely even after a big re-order! Since then Greeting Cards have been the focus of the business and a diverse range of collections of greeting cards to suit all shops and card buyers has been developed. There are cards in our current everyday collection which date back to the very beginning of the business, such as Wedding Couple and Happy Birthday Girl, you would never imagine they have been popular for so long.
Fiona soon moved her business to a studio in Northbridge and started servicing newsagents, gift shops and florists with her special 100% Australian made greeting cards. In the early days they were printed using a basic home printer and each was handmade by Fiona herself. The business continued to grow and in 2005 Fiona moved to a new, much bigger studio in Alexandria. In 2013 Candle Bark outgrew that space again and moved to our current studio on Maddox Street. Candle Bark Cards are now printed on a commercial printer in the Candle Bark studio and while many are still made by Fiona herself (especially our wedding cards) she now has the support of an amazing studio team. In the past 3 years Candle Bark has continued to grow and now has an off-site warehouse and talented team of sales agents to support all of the stores we supply. This means the in house team has more time to take care of our valuable corporate customers – just like you! Over time Candle Barks’ designs have evolved and changed, being constantly updated to suit trends and fashion, and new ranges are always being developed.
Having our own printer in the Candle Bark Studio has also made it possible for us to create custom designs for corporate clients, weddings and any occasion. The Candle Bark Crew love designing their own cards for family and friends and we would like to make this possible for everyone else as well. Over time we have created invitations and cards for many events and special people and we are excited to make that even easier for you with our new website. We are always open to new ideas and if you need something different, Candle Bark can do it for you! If you have an idea for a card you would like or would like to give us feedback on anything we would love to hear from you, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you!