About Us

Witty, wise, ethical, poetical and just plain funny.

Based in south London, Cath Tate has been adding her unique sense of humour to cards and gifts for over 35 years. Beginning in the late 80s, Cath's postcards showcasing the work of female cartoonists were initially found in alternative and radical bookshops. Over the years Cath expanded into a variety of stores with an ever-growing range of cards and gifts, with her iconic Photocaption range now stocked around the world.


Rosie Tate, Cath's daughter, joined the family business in 2011 and together they work with an amazing team of contemporary designers and artists. The mother and daughter team come up with the captions for the cards and always try to see the funny side of everyday life!

Being an ethical producer has always been at the core of the Cath Tate Cards ethos and all our cards are printed in the UK on recycled paper, with recycled envelopes.

We are trying to help reduce plastic use. Where we can we will send out orders without the cards being wrapped in plastic cellos. We are also offering our cards to wholesale customers without plastic cellos.

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