Hey, I’m Emma! There have been countless times I’ve stood in card shops looking tirelessly at potential greeting cards for gay friends and family, often having to settle on a mundane neutral message. It wasn’t until a couple of years ago when my housemate pulled a shiny lesbian Valentine’s Day card out of her bag that I realised LGBT specific cards even existed. Eager to view this rare collection of cards, I headed straight to the card shop. Sure enough, I found a small collection of LGBT greeting cards (albeit in a tiny corner at the back of the shop). I was in awe of their mere existence. Unfortunately, none of them really did it for me. The designs were seldom missing a gender symbol and never complete without a rainbow. I understood the significance of the various LGBT symbols used, but I just wanted something different. I wanted something a little less stereotypical and a bit more real. I searched and searched, but I didn’t find what I was looking for. So I decided to make my own, and Scene Designs was born.



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