Why we love the seaside…

sandcastle bucket and spade illustration oh i do like to be beside the seaside text

It’s never too early to dream of lazy days at the Seaside, basking in the shallow warm waters as the waves gently break over your body, chilling in the sunshine on a lounger or digging with a bucket and spade to produce the best sandcastle on the beach…..Bliss!

Seaside Birthday Cards

Here at Stripey Cats we now have a lovely new range of Happy Birthday cards in eight gorgeous designs that suit any age and truly capture the joy of the seaside.

Seaside Children's birthday card featuring Blue Whale
Big Blue Whale Birthday Card!

3 Fun Blue Whale Facts

  1. Blue Whales are the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth. They are up to 100 feet long and upwards of 200 tons.
  2. Blue Whales swim at five miles a hour, and live in all the world’s oceans, except the Arctic.
  3. Blue Whales are amongst the loudest animals on the planet. It’s believed Blue Whales can hear each other up to 1,000 miles away through a series of pulses, groans and moans.

Did you know?…

As an island nation with around 11,000 miles of coastline we all love a day at the sea, and some of us are lucky enough to live right next to it, but wherever you are in Britain you are never more than around 70 miles from the sea. How fab is that?

Wild Swimming Club

Captain Walt our wild swimming Walrus would make a great card for a wild swimmer’s birthdays! Or celebrate the anniversary of the Wild Swimming Club being formed.

Seaside Birthday Card Featuring Walter Walrus wild Swimming
Aye, aye Captain! Walt the Walrus loves nothing more than a relaxing morning swim in the shallows.

Sea Shanties

You don’t need to be a Pirate Sloth to sing the classic sea shanty ‘The Drunken Sailor’, one of the most well known maritime songs, although of late ‘The Wellerman’ has become a big hit due to it becoming a viral sensation on social media. Sea shanties are back in vogue, who’d of thought!

Seaside Children's Birthday Card featuring a sailing boat with a pirate sloth and a parrot on board
Yo ho ho….It’s a Pirate’s life for me!

Origins of the sea shanty

Sea shanties emerged in the mid 19th century as a work song to synchronise the labour aboard large merchant sailing vessels. Rowing in time, setting sail or weighing anchor required the crew to be coordinated.
Singing sea shanties these days are generally sung as a land-based leisure activity.

Send some seaside greetings

As the old song goes we just “Love to be Beside the Seaside” and sending these lovely greetings cards, in a sunny yellow envelope, to someone in your life with a birthday is definitely gonna earn you big thanks…and maybe even an ice cream! Happy days……