Too Wordy

Too Wordy is a small, independent greeting cards and design company owned and run by me, Maeve Brooks.

Established in 2013 during the planning of my wedding, Too Wordy is a product of my lover of all things creative. With a background in illustration and design, Maeve started out making cards and framed gifts for friends and family and almost seven years down the line Too Wordy has since expanded and now offers a range of contemporary hand lettered prints and greeting cards as well as bespoke wedding stationery collections and corporate logo design and branding.

Based in a small studio in North West England, Maeve can often be found clutching an oat latte, getting distracted by pretty blooms and taking photographs which she posts on Instagram.

Her ever-growing passion for design and obsession for stationery has been there since childhood. The importance of drawing and painting was encouraged by her dad whilst her mum instilled the snail mail tradition within me from an early age – thank you cards were compulsory

Maeve’s vision from the beginning was not only to offer something a little different, but also create unique, eco-friendly products that mix the traditional art of calligraphy with a contemporary edge.

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Cloud & Cove and By The Way 

"I went straight to your website and love what I see! Just setting up my shop so early days and fully stocked and good to go. But I am so glad you found me and I will be in touch with several of your designers. Really interesting stuff."

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