Occasions Just Write Sells More Than Cards

Posted Dec 19th, 2018 in Retail Roundup


With so many occasions and holidays throughout the year, we have lots of opportunities to share heart-warming messages with friends and family and there are many different ways to do this. Writing and sending a card is a great way to show loved ones you care.

For more than 500 years, people have written and sent greeting cards for all sorts of occasions. In the early days, cards were hand-made, expensive and hand-delivered so were deemed to be a luxury. Advances in printing and the introduction of the postage stamp in the mid-nineteenth century transformed them into a popular, affordable form of personal communication.

When personal computers became more ubiquitous, online greeting cards became popular. Today, because people spend so much time with digital technology, the trend has come full circle resulting in a growing appreciation for traditional greeting cards.

Occasions Just Write, located in the Cotton Exchange in Downtown Wilmington, has a huge variety of greeting cards for every occasion. The store has cards from a variety of sources, many of which are local. Peggy Mahan owns and operates the business with her sister and her daughter. Together, they strive to support local artists and businesses. Although produced elsewhere, the intricately designed, Santoro Swing Cards and the Love Pop cards featured on the ABC television show, “Shark Tank,” can be purchased at Occasions. You can also find cards that feature local landmarks or are coastal-themed.

Peggy is quick to add, “We sell a lot more than cards.” Indeed they do. They sell pens crafted by a local graduate of Kids Making It, a wide range of writing instruments, stationery, calendars, planners, magnets, bookmarks art supplies, Willow Tree ornaments and more. They are equipped to print invitations in the store and can order custom-made invitations for a variety of special occasions.

Whatever the occasion, you will be amazed by the range of cards and gifts at Occasions Just Write.


Hours: Mon – Sat, 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sun 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


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Occasions Just Write
313 N Front St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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