Foremost Card and Gift Retailer Celebrations officially launched in Lagos on Sunday, February 10th.
With over 2 decades of quality service and happy shoppers in Jos and Abuja, Celebrations opened its store located on Adebayo Doherty Road, Lekki Phase 1 Lagos, hosting a number of guests, friends and shoppers eager to get the very best deals for Valentine’s season.
The stylish and modern store which was elegantly decorated for the launch was packed with adults youth and children who were welcomed with serenading music, exotic refreshments and a vibrant ambience.
Celebrations Cards and Gifts offers a unique shopping experience for gift items ranging from greeting cards, perfumery, jewellery, accessories, leather goods, confectionery, porcelain pieces and precious items that are perfect for celebrating life’s special people and occasions.
Speaking on the Launch, MD Celebrations Cards and Gifts Mr Dele Balogun expressed gratitude for the turnout of guests and visitors to the store.
“We are excited to be in Lagos and glad to offer shoppers an assortment of items that can help them express their feelings towards family, friends and acquaintances.”
Celebrations started in 1989 as a corner shop kiosk in the student village hostel of University of Jos. The idea was developed as a means of providing university students with quality but affordable gift items (mainly greeting cards) during the school term. The vision then was to locate many kiosks along the different hostels in Nigerian Universities.
Through the years, that vision was chopped and tweaked to evolve into a full-fledged gift store at Plateau Club in Jos, servicing not just students but across all socio-economic classes in the city. In 1999 with 3 stores in Jos, Celebrations Cards and Gifts expanded to Abuja and opened the first store in the Asokoro district, another followed in Wuse Zone and then Maitama still upholding the values of quality and affordability.
Recounting the Store’s humble beginnings, Dele Balogun stated thus; “*Our story has been one of consistency, dynamism and growth. We have found ourselves constantly evolving to meet the growing needs of our clientele and seeking ways to serve them better. We look forward to bringing the same quality assurance, affordability and service that has kept us growing all these years to Lagos and building new relationships.”
In addition to being a licensed distributor of world-renowned card makers Hallmark, Celebrations also stocks an array of exclusive gift items from brands such as Christian Lacroix, T2 Tea, Cross AT, Keel Toys and others from across the globe, satisfying shoppers cravings for variety in meeting celebratory needs.
ABOUT CELEBRATIONS STORES
Gifting is an art and at Celebrations, we take no exceptions. We are a vibrant fun-loving family run business, with a passion for celebrating bonds and special moments through gifts. We began about 30 years ago in Jos, providing quality greeting cards and since that time, we have evolved to offer a qualitative and eclectic range of carefully selected gift items.
At the heart of our operations is the understanding that gifting is so much more than just the physical exchange of objects. We believe that when you care enough, you can change the world. That’s why we are dedicated to creating a more emotionally connected world and making a difference in the lives of others.
We have also found out that our core product (greeting cards) is still a growth product in our market. We have seen a consistent 20% year on year growth over the last 5 years. Again we have been able to source a variety of greeting card types to match the ever-evolving consumer taste. We are also sourcing a good number of cards from Nigerian publishers.
We have been able to serve our customer base by providing quality and affordable products but most important also offering a pleasant service and environment. We have staff that have been with us for more than 20 years.
We also have a loyal customer base who have shopped with us as they have progressed from Kiosk visitors at the University of Jos to seasoned professionals. We are also there to provide our products and services when people celebrate memorable life events such as anniversaries, weddings, childbirth, graduations. Retirements, promotions and even the very simple but key everyday celebrations.