News and Events

Sunshine Coast Show 201314-Jun-2013

After a last minute cancellation, Joybells Card & Gift Store was invited to bring some of our huge range of Beanie Kids ( to the Sunshine Coast Show at the Nambour Showgrounds. What a fantastic event! We all had so much fun! And being right by the main stage we got to see lots of talented musicians, singers and dancers! The Joybells Beanie Master came with us, and made lots of appearances... and made us all laugh w..

Women's Lifestyle Expo01-Nov-2012

This was our second year at the fabulously fun Sunshine Coast Women's Lifestyle Expo and this time we needed a double stall for all our beautiful Salt City Candles and Spongelle. We gave away hundreds of gift bags loaded with blue & purple gifts, dragons, mugs, wrap, cards and lots of little goodies. Looking forward to seeing you all at the 2013 Sunshine Coast Women's Lifestyle Expo next year.... This is my favourite pic from the Expo - with Jen and two of the airbr..

Makaya & our Gorgeous Golly's in the Sunday Mail20-May-2012

This morning, my darling daughter Makaya Joy, appeared in the Sunday Mail story on Golly's (Gollywog's). The reporters called and asked if they could take photos of some our gorgeous Australian-made Mel & Stef Golly's ( and Makaya happily snuggled in for the photo. Multiple versions of the history of Gollywog's exist and controversy continues to surround the Golly and the books, music, paintings and other arts that they appear..

Sunshine Coast Business Womens Network04-May-2012

At the beginning of the year Joybells Card & Gift Store joined the Sunshine Coast Business Women's Network (SCBWN). So we've been out and about at a few of the functions, meeting some incredibly inspiring women! Anyway, a few weeks ago, one of the committee rang to ask if we'd like to do some kind of table decoration for the SCBWN awards launch night. We don't usually do that kind of thing... but we were feeling a bit creative that week, so we agreed & headed down to SEE functi..

A New Shopping Website29-Feb-2012

We are happy to announce that is now alive & kickin’ as a fully functional online shopping website. Yes it’s true, Joybells Card & Gift Store has finally taken the big leap into E-commerce; boldly going where we’ve never been before. This website has been a real ‘labour of love’ over the last few months – choosing & photographing, editing & cataloguing stock and generally discovering how little I know about website..

Business Awards 201101-Dec-2011

Please note: this story was transferred from our old website What an exciting couple of weeks we've had at Joybells. We had just arrived back from helping in Cambodia to celebrate our 2nd birthday, when a couple of days later we won the 2011 Sunshine Coast Business Award for Retail (small business). Ricci was a finalist for Outstanding Employee of the Year. What a thrill! Earlier in the year we were also finalists in the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for custo..

Cambodia Project01-Nov-2011

Please note: this story is from our old website A big thank you to all those people who bought beanies and/or came to our beanie party in September. We donated $1 from every beanie you bought to projects in Siem Reap, Cambodia. With your help we were able to raise enough money to give to a free local school that desperately needed supplies like pencils & paper. We also used the money to help build a new roof for the Orphanage in Siem Reap, and to buy..

Joybells Beanie Party 201126-Sep-2011

Please Note: This story is from our old website. Yesterday we had our 2nd annual Joybells Beanie Party! Over 100 kids & their lovely parents came to celebrate the Beanie Master’s birthday with us! Rob the Pirate kept us all entertained with his great songs and crazy jokes. A big congratulations to Jack & Amber who won the Beanie Master Cuddly! Lots of kids (and parents) have been asking me if we are going to have another beanie party in 2012... the answer is YES! ..