Blowes stores have been family owned in Stratford for 73 years in the heart of downtown Stratford. With humble roots (see history tab), this store has evolved from a simple book store to a cards, gifts and office supply store that brings customers in from cities near and far. Currently, Blowes is owned by the 3rd generation of the family, Brian Blowes, who has ran the business for 31 years and counting. Brian effortlessly leads the team of both businesses that stand proudly side by side on Wellington Street, downtown Stratford (Blowes Cards & Gifts and Blowes Stationery & Office Supplies).
Blowes Cards & Gifts is a retail store in downtown Stratford that offers a breadth and depth of products for all different occasions! If you are looking for a card for a special occasion, be sure to check out their rows and rows of cards. Other merchandise options includes graduation, wedding, retirement, birthday and so many other special events worth celebrating with a meaningful gift. Holidays are a favourite at Blowes as they bring in special merchandise just for the occasion, whether it is Halloween or Easter, they will have what you are looking for. Finally, Blowes Cards & Gifts is a Hallmark Gold Crown store which means they feature a wide variety of Hallmark products, including their highly sought after line of Christmas ornaments. A store that truly has it all, this one should for sure be added to your list of 'must visits' on your next trip to beautiful downtown Stratford.
On the right of Blowes Cards & Gifts you will find Blowes Stationery & Office Supplies, and the both are completely connected, both inside and out! When you visit the Blowes shops, you can go in for both a card and the pen you use to sign it with! Blowes Stationery & Office Supplies features all of your office supply needs, with a huge variety of products and competitive prices in comparison to the big box stores. A proud member of Office Pro Canada, Blowes Stationery & Office Supplies are a full line office supply and furniture dealer offering same day delivery service in the Stratford area with no minimum order requirements. A few product highlights are custom self-inking rubber stamp service, custom business cheques and stationery at discount prices. Blowes Stationery & Office Supplies have been proudly serving Stratford and area since 1949, and it is a store full of so much history!