A Sad Day for Carlton Cards
Written by Sandy Cameron
Carlton Cards Store, College Park, Toronto
Northern Cards pays tribute to an industry icon. We are saddened to learn of the closing of the Carlton Cards licensed stores. Back in the formative days of Northern Cards, we carefully studied the methods, operations and products of the well-established industry giants and that, of course, included Carlton Cards. Over the years, we have shared many fine employees and artists with Carlton.
The iconic Carlton brand was actually founded in Canada over a hundred years ago.
Even though Carlton Cards was purchased by American Greetings in 1956, the stores remained woven into the Canadian retail fabric.
It is most unfortunate that this has happened and Northern Cards expresses our appreciation for the role this benchmark brand's stores have fulfilled in the history of our industry. We, at Northern Cards, extend our compassionate regards to the store managers and sales associates who have given of themselves to Carlton Cards for many years.
On a brighter note, Carlton card-branded products will still be available at many fine retailers across Canada, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Indigo, Shoppers Drug Mart, Longo Brothers, The Bay, Loblaws, London Drugs, Whole Foods, Sobeys and more. You can find the Carlton Cards' store locator here.