Sending Smiles in the Post with Michelle Parr of SmileyHiley

When Michelle couldn’t find her perfect wedding invites, she decided to use her card making hobby to make her own. She had often made handmade cards for family and friends and puts her creativity down to a childhood spent watching her mum create displays at the primary school she worked at.

Now, the business is much more than cards, it’s crafting, giftware and all things smiley! Michelle’s motto, “sending smiles in the post” is a true representation of SmileyHiley, whether it’s a card for any occasion, craft kits for children (or adults), craft workshops, printed cards or giftware each piece is made, packed, sent and received with a smile. And what Michelle loves most is that often, her wares bring smiles to many as children enjoy creating cards and gifts from her kits before passing them onto someone else.

Michelle was born and bred in Bramhall, went to school in Cheadle Hulme and left for the Big Smoke in her twenties to chase a career, but says herself she didn’t know her neighbours, yet here, at home, the community is all important to both Michelle and SmileyHiley.

Andy McAnally is a lifelong resident of South Stockport and has set up The SKoop during spring 2020 as a way to draw on the awesome community spirit in the area. The SKoop is for residents and business owners in Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Bramhall, Hazel Grove, Marple and Stockport.

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