Devon-based gift company, Life’s Little Recipes, has announced the launch of a series of virtual E-cards, featuring a brand new 3D animated character. Unimole, a small friendly mole with a huge heart, is looking to spread happiness, connection and closeness via the new E-cards.
Fiona Thomas, founder of Life’s Little Recipes and creator of happy-go-lucky rainbow horn and tail adorned Unimole, believes in the positive power of spreading love and kind thoughts.
Through her online store, Fiona has already created a popular series of themed gifts or ‘Recipes’ for all occasions. Each bag, sent in the post, contains a unique selection of small gifts, or ‘ingredients’, attached to a thoughtful sentiment or theme written on a Recipe card.
Following the success of the Recipe bags, Fiona is now expanding her product line with the creation of the new Unimole E-cards. The 3D animated E-cards, created by Devon-based animation and video production company Pushed, can be sent quickly and easily online, due to another Devon-based company, Web Design and SEO Company Ltd. They currently include Happy Birthday, Congratulations and Good Luck messages, with more themes and unique cuddly characters due to be released soon.
“Unimole acts as an ambassador for goodness. Her presence is a reminder that we’re all beautiful, unique, and in need of comfort and reassurance. It’s not always easy to find the words to say how we’re feeling, but our new animated E-cards are a simple and reassuring way for people to reach out to others and remind them they are loved,” said Fiona Thomas, Founder at Life’s Little Recipes.
“I became very aware that our world, especially during lockdown, is one in which far too many people, especially children, miss out on the benefits that come from positive reinforcement and communication. Too many of us go from week-to-week without being told or realising how precious, special, and unique we are. I hope our new Unimole E-cards will encourage everyone, adults and children alike, to recognise, connect and share a virtual hug.”
As a psychotherapy counsellor and ex-cancer nurse, Fiona understands only too well how, even in the darkest of times, someone’s day can be transformed by being reminded that they are precious, cared for, and in the thoughts of friends and loved ones. The business evolved from the need to reach out, recognise, connect and tell someone they’re cared for and more recently Unimole was created to connect with all children and particularly those that are vulnerable.
Supported not only by animation and video production company Pushed, Fiona also credits her success to others on her team. These include her social media support team at Youbee Media, and freelance writer Chris McGuire who has penned a series of Unimole stories.
The free Unimole stories and colouring pages are also available to accompany the E-cards, which retail at £2.50 /£2.95 per card, can be found at: www.lifeslittlerecipes.co.uk
A proportion of sales from the E-cards will go to Brave, an organisation celebrating its first birthday this month, set up to support the mental health and wellbeing of parents who have children with complex medical needs.
About Life’s Little Recipes:
Life’s Little Recipes is a family run business based in rural North Devon. Founded by Fiona Thomas, the online gift company sells a popular series of themed gifts or ‘Recipes’ and digital E-cards for all occasions. Each bag, sent in the post, contains a unique selection of small gifts, or ‘ingredients’, attached to a thoughtful sentiment or theme written on a Recipe card.
A new series of 3D animated virtual E-cards was launched in September 2021, featuring cute 3D animated character Unimole, a small friendly mole with a huge heart. Messages include Happy Birthday, Congratulations and Good Luck, with more themes and unique cuddly characters due to be released soon.
Life’s Little Recipes bags and E-cards are ‘mixed together’ with love to share a little fun and kindness – knowing it can make a positive difference to everyone.
For more information visit: www.lifeslittlerecipes.co.uk
About Fiona Thomas:
Fiona Thomas founded Devon-based online gift company Life’s Little Recipes in 2016, selling a popular series of themed gifts or ‘Recipes’ and digital E-cards for all occasions.
Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Fiona trained and worked as a cancer nurse for 21 years, and more latterly as a research nurse at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple. Fiona then trained in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy at Iron Mill College, Exeter and became a counsellor with FORCE Cancer Charity.
Life’s Little Recipes was born out of several years of therapy and poor health, when Fiona realised that to thrive people need authentic communication, connection, fun and love. Supported by friends, family and fellow small business owners, Life’s Little Recipes was created. Her latest creation, the happy-go-lucky rainbow horn and tail adorned character Unimole, features in the new series of 3D animated E-cards released in September 2021.
Fiona lives and works in rural North Devon with her family and dog Maggie and guinea pig, Millie. In her spare time she enjoys walking in the woods, beach, countryside, keeping fit and spending time with her family and friends.
An Amazon Small Business, Life’s Little Recipes gifts can be purchased at lifeslittlerecipes.co.uk or via Amazon, Ebay and Etsy.
Pushed is an animation and video production company that solves communication challenges. Whether you want to tell a complex story in under 60 seconds, sell your products, promote your business or educate and inform your audience, Pushed can create animation and video content to surpass every expectation. Pushed uses a wide variety of animation styles, such as 2D, 3D, hand-drawn and stop-motion to create compelling, beautiful and memorable animated content.
For more information visit: pushed.co.uk
About Web Design and SEO Company:
Web Design and SEO Company provide industry-leading WordPress design and developement, ethical, effective SEO services, and a range of online & face-to-face digital marketing courses to their UK clients. Their core aim is to help UK business owners accelerate their business growth and in blending passion, innovation, drive & creativity, their talented team create websites that really perform.
For more information visit: https: https://webdesignandseocompany.co.uk/
About Chris McGuire:
Freelance writer Chris previously produced children’s TV for the likes of Disney, Nickelodeon and CBBC. He became a specialist in live programming with presenters and puppets. During this time, he developed and produced a BAFTA winning show for Nickelodeon and wrote an International Emmy winning series for CBBC. He now lives in Devon, where he works as a writer and stay-at-home dad to his two lovely children.
For more information visit: https://chrismcguirewriter.com/
About Youbee Media:
Youbee Media works with businesses to achieve the results that they need to generate a return on investment. By understanding your customer journey, we can map out the right digital marketing solutions for your business. As a full-service marketing agency, we take the time to build the right processes in perfect harmony with your business.
For more information visit: https://www.youbeemedia.co.uk.
Brave is a cause set up to support the mental health and wellbeing of parents who have children with complex medical needs. We recognise the physical and emotional challenges these parents face on a daily basis, as well as the anxieties and stresses of everyday life.
We create ‘for you’ boxes to provide parents with some well needed ‘you’ time to support their mental health through the tougher times. We are extremely grateful for any donations of brand products from both businesses, individuals and our Amazon wishlist.
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