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LIMA LIMA: The Greetings Cards That Got Colwyn Bay Talking!

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Lima Lima: From Police Code to Punchlines

Lima Lima - Funny and Rude Greeting Cards

Lima Lima specialises in selling funny and rude greeting cards that are bound to make your granny cringe. Their CEO, Carly Brands, sat down for an exclusive chat with Ginger and Nuts to discuss the inspiration Lima Lima and their hilarious card designs.

In 2015, Carly and James Brands saw a gap in the market where the mundanity of greetings cards was screaming for a breath of fresh air. And let’s be honest, who isn’t tired of sifting through an endless stream of repetitive greeting cards with sappy messages that are about as exciting as watching paint dry? Enter Lima Lima, the brainchild of these two entrepreneurs who dared to breathe some much-needed life into the greeting card industry.

The name itself is a nod to the brand’s bold and brazen character, inspired by the LL postcode and the police phonetic alphabet. In other words, Lima Lima is anything but your average greetings card lineup.

Interview with Carly from Lima Lima

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When Carly decided to start this venture, she was swimming in debt, clawing out of a messy divorce, penniless, and at the end of her tether. But as the saying goes, necessity is the mother of all invention, and Carly and James went all-in, taking a leap of faith and hoping for the best.

Carly, one-half of the brains behind Lima Lima, made a brave decision to leave a job that felt more like a scene out of Fawlty Towers than real life. So, when Carly decided to start this venture, she was swimming in debt, clawing out of a messy divorce, penniless, and at the end of her tether. But as the saying goes, necessity is the mother of all invention, and Carly and James went all-in, taking a leap of faith, diving headfirst into the world of greeting cards, hoping they wouldn’t hit rock bottom.

And boy, did it pay off. Lima Lima has made a real impact in the industry for its funny, quirky, and downright rude cards that buck all trends. And all of this glory hails from the seaside town of Colwyn Bay. Carly and James’s success story proves that all you need is a bit of grit, determination, and, of course, a healthy dose of humour to achieve your dreams.

And if you’re nodding your head vigorously right about now, then head over to www.limalima.co.uk to check out their fabulous range of witty and rude greeting cards.

But don’t just take our word for it. Listen to Carly herself chat with Ginger and Nuts about all things Lima Lima and why anything is possible if you put your mind to it. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this one.

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Written by: Kat Y (Ginge)

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