Royal wedding is already boosting demand for postcard printing in Edinburgh
January 18, 2011 by Lyndon
Although the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is still a few months away, there is already a growing demand for souvenirs celebrating the occasion. This is true in cities throughout the UK, although ones with a particular royal connection and a thriving tourist industry, such of Edinburgh, are home to the majority of the royal wedding memorabilia. Over Christmas, the Queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh visited Edinburgh and this prompted entrepreneurs to try their hand at capitalising on this momentous occasion. Companies offering postcard printing in Edinburgh have reported an increase in demand for services and royal wedding gifts are available in a variety of Edinburgh gift shops as well as being sold at the official gift shop at Sandringham estate.
Local printing companies in Edinburgh have welcomed the royal wedding as being a call to action for companies who produce gifts and souvenirs. Tourism and tourist trade is a large part of Edinburgh’s economy and so any event that may spark interest in the visiting public is good news for firms offering postcard printing.
Edinburgh businesses in general, not just souvenir companies, have a strong history when it comes to working with local printing companies as Edinburgh is a community that promotes the support of local businesses. The royal wedding is set to generate tourism for the UK as a whole and Edinburgh businesses are wise to prepare for the influx of visitors by stocking up on souvenirs that look set to become collectors’ items in the years to come.