We live in a world where we want to share emotions, give thanks, show we care and tell someone how much we love them -‐ and so, Cardies was born in 1977. Starting off as a small shop, selling greeting cards, we empowered people to show their love by giving a special message in the form of a card or a gift. The demand for beautiful words and verses grew and overnight Cardies exploded into South Africa, providing means to express love, gratitude and appreciation towards the ones you love and care about.
We are in the relationship business and we stand for improved human interaction and loving relationships. We promote family values, love relationships and interaction with friends and acquaintances. In 2015 we took our caring to the next level. We partnered up with the National Council of SPCA’s to assist them in improving the relationships between animals and people. We are now their formal retail partners and together we’re not only striving to make the world a better place for people, but for all life forms on the planet.
We have 37 Cardies stores, Nationwide, positioned perfectly for anyone feeling like this world is good place! Our stores are filled with not only fun novelty gifts and goodies, cards and teddies, but moreover, each item in the store is there with purpose and meaning.
One card can save a friendship and that little grey bear can be the start of a beautiful new relationship. From friendship tokens to love declarations and balloons to turn any event into a celebration, Cardies is here to help you make it happen. Of course each store has it’s own family of friendly, helpful, loving staff members all united by our vision…. MAKING THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE!
I visited cardies at mall of Africa on the 13 February 2020 to buy balloons as it was my brother in-law birthday.I rushed to mall of Africa to get some ballon and Champaign before going to the dinner.As I was approaching the door I realize it’d was closed and when I checked the time it was 19:44 and I asked the security lady at the door why are they closing early and she replied with the attitude and told me to go and talk to the manager.I went inside and spoke to the manager and ask why are they closing early she was also so rude and told me they are using public transport and need to close early to rush for their transport.I always buy from cardies but have never receive such a service and as for the manager ,I don’t think she deserve to be in that position,the way she spoke to me and address me its was unprofessional and so rude and I felt horrible but I proceeded and bought the balloons.the worse part about everything is that I found a couple of clients outside who also insisted to be assisted after I spoke to her. she was busy passing remark in front of those clients and bad charting me in front of her staff.The reason I delayed to post was because I lost my phone after this incident ,but I feel that I was treated unfairly as a client.