My name is Katherine, and I run Giftast, making Digital Wedding and Event Stationery, and Art Prints, in Batley, West Yorkshire.
After completing a degree in Illustration in 2009, I began a career combining event management, and managing the work lives and diaries of several extremely disorganised corporate leaders. My experience of running high-pressure events and diffusing stressful situations, combined with a love of creating beautiful, bespoke artwork led to the founding of Giftast.
Having worked in the corporate environment for close to a decade, I provide a high-quality and trusted service to help couples and events coordinators. Together we can take your events to the next level with bespoke finishing touches, designed to help take the stress out of wedding and event planning.
I started the company in 2017, after designing my own wedding stationery and taking our honeymoon in Iceland. Several of my wedding stationery collections started life as paintings made on the back of postcards, created as we wound our way around the Route 1 Ring Road.
In 2020 I made the decision to go digital. Digital invitations are currently the most eco-friendly option available for wedding stationery, and I want to offer the most eco-friendly options to my couples.
We still offer printing services, and only use printers with Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification, who use plant-based inks. Our wedding stationery parcels are sent by carbon neutral couriers, using recycled packaging.
We have a 100% in house recycling policy, and offer a range of recycled paper and board options.