A shift to Hobart to follow a dream sees Craig from Kardz R Us sharing family celebrations and stories with the Glenorchy locals. He’s seen families grow and welcome new babies, and important birthdays celebrated. His favourite thing is catching up with his regulars when they drop in for a quick chat.
Craig and his wife moved to Hobart in 2011 for a new life. He started off working at Coles doing night fill and also at Harvey Norman. Before moving to Hobart Craig worked for Hallmark in Sydney for twelve years and when an opportunity came up with Hallmark in Tasmania he rejoined the business.
Craig has owned Kardz R Us for seven years, and working in the Glenorchy community was his first choice. The store has been at Northgate for 26 years and Craig knew the store well from his regular visits as a Hallmark representative.
“I love the concept of the store…. Everything we sell is ‘an emotional connection’ says Craig. Birthdays, engagements, weddings, baby births and even sympathy, people connect with each other. We offer a unique platform and it’s one I love.”
Craig always has his customers in mind, “I always try to find different and unique gifts and I hand pick all the cards myself.” He values the support of customers who travel from many different areas, and who keep coming back, year after year. “I have many memories in my short seven years at the store. I love the fact that mothers visit with daughters or sons and now they are visiting with their children, so we are seeing families grow.”
“I love chatting with the people of Glenorchy and it makes my day when they just drop in to say hello and ask how you are… That’s gold!”