News & Updates

Cards for every occasion:

Here at Emporium we are very proud of our greetings cards!  With over a thousand different designs in stock, we’ve got something for every occasion.  All of our cards are designed & printed in the UK.  We try to by from as many small card publishers as we can.   The UK card industry is worth over £1.4 billion and is regarded as the best in world for it’s design and quality. We are definitely a nation of card senders!  


Calling all Four Legged Customers!!

Image of puppy with the text 'Did someone say Treats?'

Here at Emporium we are always happy to welcome dogs and their owners. We have water outside, gravy bones at the counter (feel free to woof) and are generally dog crazy. In fact owners: please don't be offended if David remembers your pooches name and not yours!!

We are also delighted to be members of, the home of Dog Friendly Magazine.  It's a great resource for dog owners with details of places to visit including shops, retaurants, days out and hotels all over the UK that welcome dogs.



Join us on 8th November 2023 for our VIP Evening!



7th April 2023

Happy Easter from Team Emporium!  Our Easter Opening Hours:

Good Friday 9am - 5.30pm

Saturday 8th Aprl 9am - 5.30pm

Easter Sunday - CLOSED

Easter Monday - CLOSED

And if you're out about with children during the Easter Hols, get them to find 10 painted gold eggs in our window decoration and they can pop in and pick up an Easter Egg.

13th March 2023

Well it feels like Spring might have sprung after that last cold snap! To celebrate that & Mothering Sunday we have had the shop windows painted by talented artist & signwriter Emily Stevens. Hope you like it!  Emily's contact details are below.


Instagram @emilyjulietstevens

photograph of the Emporium shop window with flowers and foliage painted on to celebrate Spring and Mothering Sunday


20th October 2022

We're looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday 9th November for our VIP Shopping Event!  After a break of two years, it will be lovely to have a chance to celebrate the Festive period.  We'll have 10% off all day (everything except stamps and gift vouchers) and fizz from 5.30pm - look forward to seeing you!

To be first in line for discounts, new products and shopping events throughout the year, don't forget to sign up for our mailing list on the home page and follow us on Facebook at Emporium Cheltenham | Cheltenham | Facebook



16th October 2022

Christmas is arriving by stealth here at Emporium with our Christmas card packs now in store.  This year our Charity Christmas Cards are supporting Shelter and The Alzheimer's Society.  Our single & relations cards will be coming soon.  And don't forget we also sell 1st & 2nd Class stamps.

For anyone sending cards overseas, last air mail posting dates start on the 1st December for Australia & New Zealand - check Get ready for Christmas 2022 | Royal Mail Group Ltd for more information.


10th September 2022

Here at Emporium we were very sad to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  Our thoughts are with her family & friends at this difficult time. 

Emporium will be open as normal during the official mourning period with the exception of the day of the Queen's funeral - Monday 19th September - when we will be closed as a mark of respect.




Jan 2022 - Happy New Year!!

Wishing all of our customers and friends on the Bath Road a healthy & happy 2022.  We are going to be closed on Sundays for a few weeks as we have some trade shows to go to and some DIY to do in the shop. We are open 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Saturday. 

At the moment, facemasks are still mandatory in store and we really, REALLY appreciate your co-operation on this. Hopefully it won’t be too long before things get back to normal.

In the meantime, we look forward to welcoming you to Emporium to browse our treasure trove of gifts and cards.

Many thanks

Team Emporium



Christmas Opening Times 2021

Christmas Eve          9am - 4pm

Christmas Day          CLOSED

Boxing Day               CLOSED

Mon 27th Dec           CLOSED

Tues 28th Dec          CLOSED   

Wed 29th Dec           9am - 5.30pm

Thurs 30th Dec         9am - 5.30pm 

New Year's Eve         9am - 4pm

New Years Day         CLOSED

Sun 2nd Jan             CLOSED

Mon 3rd Jan             CLOSED

Tuesday 4th Jan       9am - 5.30pm 

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2022, from all of us at Emporium


25th September 2021 - We are counting down to the RETAS!

Here at Emporium we are super excited to have been nominated for a Card Retailing Award. We are in the final of the RETAS in the Category - Best Non Specialist Independent Retailer of Greetings Cards - South (try saying that after a couple of gin & tonics).

We were so honoured to have been nominated, and are very much looking forward to Awards Day on the 16th November in London.  For all the details of the nominees you can check out the Retas Website. Wish us luck!

Home | The Retas Awards


Monday 12th April - Re-opening Day!

Well we've spent the last two weeks cleaning and we have lots of exciting new products to show you and plenty of regular favourites.  PLUS treat bags of gravy bones for our four legged customers (and sweets for the two legged ones!).

Rest assured we have all the correct Covid safety guidelines in place to keep everyone as safe as possible. All customers and staff will need to wear face masks (if you are exempt please let us know as soon as you enter the shop), hand sanitiser is available on entry and at the till and we will be limiting the number of people in the shop to help with social distancing.

If you can't get to us for a browse, our website still has lots of our favourite products, with standard delivery from £3.99 and free next day click and collect.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you soon!


7th April 2021 - Re-Opening Update - We're Counting Down!

We are keeping everything crossed that we will be able to open on Monday 12th April with lots of new exciting gifts & cards and plenty of much loved regular products. Rest assured your safety and the safety of our team is really important to us: we will be doing everything we can to ensure a safe shopping environment for you and we appreciate your help with this.

If you can't join us for a browse, you can still visit our lovely new website with lots of our favourite products and more being added each week. With standard shipping from £3.99 or free click & collect from the shop there is always an option to get your hands on that perfect gift.

Thank you for your support, stay well and we'll look forward to seeing you soon!

Angela, David and all the team at Emporium


26th Nov 2020

Re-opening on Wednesday 2nd December!! 

We are pleased to say we will be re-opening at 9am on Wednesday 2nd December. 

We will be following the previous Covid 19 guidelines on re-opening to keep everyone safe: 

 Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you soon!

 1st Nov 2020

Hello everyone, in line with the latest lockdown measures we will be closed from Thursday onwards. But we are open Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday this week and have lots of fabulous gifts (especially for those of you who want to get organised for Christmas!).
During lockdown we will be launching our new website, and also taking orders over the phone. We'll be doing free local delivery whilst we are closed so do let us know if we can help!
Stay safe, stay well and thank you for your support, love from team Emporium x


5th October 2020

Hope you are well. I cannot believe the children have been back to school for a month already! Things are busy here at Emporium, we feel incredibly lucky to have such a supportive customer base, the Bath Road is just amazing.  This week sees the launch of our new website (if you’re reading this you’ve found it). It’s a very much a work in progress, with the online shop coming soon. And I find it hard to believe that we are thinking about Christmas, it doesn’t feel like we’ve had Easter yet. But I know that quite a lot of people are getting organised, spreading the cost and trying to reduce the stress of that last minute rush.  

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Monday 15th June 2020 - We Are Open!

With a little trepidation but great excitement we are opening our Cheltenham shop today after lock down!  We have various measures in place, social distancing, a maximum of 5 customers in the shop, a screen at the till and plenty of hand sanitiser. But the friendly faces, warm welcome and great products are still the same. We can’t wait to see you! 

Our thoughts are with those who have really suffered over the last few months, I cannot imagine what it must have been like.  And while we feel very lucky to be opening, we know that this pandemic is far from over and there is a long way to go. Stay safe and hope to see you soon. 

PS. We are happy to do free local delivery to anyone who is self-isolating on medical advice, please give us a call at the shop on 01242 581000.



Monday 23rd March 2020 - Coronavirus Update

With a heavy heart we have made the decision to temporarily close the shop at midday today (Monday 23rd March).  We have a responsibility to our staff, our families and our customers and whilst this is a difficult decision, we know it is the right one under the current circumstances.

Thank you so much to our amazing customers & friends here on the Bath Road, please stay safe and we will see you very soon.  Please follow us on Facebook for regular updates:

 We are building a new e-commerce website, which we hope will be up and running very soon. You can register for updates at  In the meantime if you have any questions or need a product or card urgently, please feel free to get in touch and we will do everything we can to help.

Thank you for your patience and apologies for any inconvenience. We will see you soon!

Angela & David


Tel: 01242 581000 if there is no answer please leave a message and we will get back you asap