What is a Ceilidh and how did this become our name? A Ceilidh is a Scottish Gaelic word (pronounced Ka.lee) meaning a celebration with music, dancing and often storytelling. The name Little Ceilidhs came from a beloved childhood West Highland White Terrier named Ceilidh, who was often referred to as The Little Party Girl. Her spirit is embodied throughout this small business and we are here to help you celebrate all of life's events big or small and send little celebrations to those you love.
WHO WE ARE
Little Ceilidhs is a locally owned company in Victoria BC by Melissa Orton. Melissa explores this creative venture primarily through watercolours featuring collections of whimsical and witty greeting cards. Other services include calligraphy services for invitations, custom illustrations, envelope addressing, menus, seating charts, and event signage. We pride ourselves on our ability to communicate and work alongside our customers, our creative process, and our commitment to only using eco-friendly and renewable materials.
"I believe you love who you love ain't nothing you should ever be ashamed of"- Luke Bryan
We celebrate all kinds of love and couples regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity. This is a safe space for everyone.
We are committed to practicing sustainable methods using sustainable products whenever possible. Here are a few ways we are trying to minimize our carbon foot print:
- All prints + envelopes are locally sourced from a local print shop.
- All prints are printed on stock that is 100% PCW (Post Consumer Waste) + FSC Certified.
- We reduce, reuse and recycle all paper scraps (We really do have an excess mountain of paper scraps at all times).
- Donation of old art supplies or scraps to local schools + organizations
- We have decided to forego plastic sleeves on our cards. While they are helpful in keeping fingerprints, and other blemishes off our product, we thought it more important to eliminate another layer of packaging
- We have researched best practices for packaging our products. We try our best to use recycled packaging materials wherever possible or even reuse packing materials from other vendors.
- Our tissue paper, stickers are all are FSC Certified, acid free with inks from soy based products. To learn more about these products click here.
- Custom signage is encouraged to be purchased used where possible to repurpose and keep waste out of landfills.