What is nicer than receiving or sending a card?

I'm sure we've all seen one of Caroline's beautiful cards on the shelves of the shops. I was delighted to meet Caroline Gardner herself to talk pencils, pillows and bedtimes.

  • Tell us what you do in 3 words.

Create gorgeous products

  • What makes you get out of bed in the morning?


  • What does a typical Monday morning look like for you?

Dog walk at 6:45, rain or shine, stretches, porridge, design all morning, do my emails, every other Monday I go to an exhibition to keep the creative juices flowing...

  • What's the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Keep trying

  • I imagine your desk to be full of wonderful stationery bits and bobs, which is your must-have favourite piece and why?

My Caroline Gardner set of 3 notebooks, I use them all the time and you can never have enough

  • If you could put your bed anywhere in the world where would it be? Why…

On my balcony in Greece with the view of two little islands in the distance

  • If you had to have the same thing for breakfast every morning what would it be?

I do(!)... porridge

  • What’s on your bed today?

Linen sheets and an indian bedcover

  • Tea or Coffee?


  • Instagram or Twitter? Why.

Instagram. I love pictures

  • Are you an early bird or night owl?

Early bird and a night owl. I don’t sleep much!!

  • Flat sheets or fitted?


  • Who would you invite over for a dream midnight feast? (no restrictions. dead/alive/animal/fictional)


  • Clean sheet Friday or clean sheet Sunday? (Harriet and I disagree)


  • Tell us a secret.

I want to be an Architect

  • Who should Molly meet next?

Pippa Small


This year all Caroline's Christmas cards are (as well as being beautiful) supporting Meningitis Now . You can pick up a pack and support the charity by heading to their website.