About Us

GLMS cards is an independent greeting card and stationery distributor in South Africa.

We supply design-led greeting cards and personalised stationery to independent retailers, bookshops and garden centres through a network of agents and distributors.

The company was founded by Caroline and George Louw. As firm believers that greetings cards are one of the most thoughtful methods of communication, and realising that cards in line with this philosophy were extremely hard to obtain in South Africa, they set about trying to fill some of the gap.

Our cards appeal to the upper end of the market and in keeping with this positioning are:


Go Bespoke

Looking for a custom-made card for a special event? If an occasion demands that you do not want to use a card "that will do" then this service is for you. Some of the events for which we have produced cards are:

  • Wedding Invitations.
  • Significant Birthdays and Birthday Invitations.
  • Baby Showers.
  • Baby Announcements.
  • Christmas Greetings.
  • Corporate Gifts.

The card can be of your own design or designed to your specifications. In many cases we are able to produce small runs for personalised cards, which makes this service available to everybody.

The first step is to contact us. We will reply promptly to discuss your requirements and make arrangements to produce the perfect card for you.



We receive many letters from artists and illustrators submitting their work; it is how many of our ranges are conceived.

If you are a creative type please feel free to send samples of your work. Please remember to enclose a SAE and please, don't send any originals. See the contact us details for our address.

Alternatively a link to a website is fine. We ask that if you send email images that they are small and low-res or it can crash our system!