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The CZ Blog: Sasha's diary of life behind the scenes at your favourite family sweatshop

How I got my ass handed to me by this new proudct launch

Alright, so I've been dreaming about launching this product for years, but honestly, I was terrified. You don't just wing something this important; it has to truly make lives better—it's serious shit. Whether you're juggling work, managing solo, or wrangling three kids and a dog, this product needs to work for you. So, I sat my ass down for three intense weeks, channelling my inner genius. I emerged feeling like Sasha Jobbs, ready for the grand reveal... And then, reality slapped me hard. Mum called it 'meh,' auntie said it didn't feel like Cheeky Zebra, and I'm pretty sure my...

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Covid, 50,000 envelopes and a delusional CEO...

Ok so it's 2021, Covid took over and everyone's panic buying toilet paper! Amidst this madness, my envelope supplier hinted at a shortage from China. Our Valentine’s day orders were flying! Mainly because everywhere else was closed, but still! 😂🙈 Naturally, I decided to take this potential envelope famine very seriously and panic bought all 50,000 envelopes our supplier had in stock 🙃 Suddenly, two gigantic lorries appeared. Like, actual lorries. My bedroom became a storage unit, the sweatshop overflowed and Grandad considered disowning me. The thought of sneaking out in the middle of the night and dumping them in random bins...

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Hangover, kebab and world domination!

I am writing this newsletter in bed with a hangover! It was the second instalment of my friend’s big fat Indian wedding, it was fun, I got dressed up, drank way too much and woke up next to a kebab. Love that for me. If you follow us on Insta you would have seen most of this shit show develop in real time 😂🙈. I sometimes panic that I share too much, but ultimately, we’re all about keeping real and unfortunately, my real self is an absolute shambles but hopefully, that’s OK and you’re here for all the madness. In...

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A quick New Year update!

Happy New Year! If you follow us on Insta, you'll know I'm coming off a landslide defeat for our 2022 Employee of the Year because you decided to award it to my 72-year-old Nani instead. Admittedly, she packs most of our cards for free, but I don’t see how that’s relevant! Family sweatshop aside, I’m determined to make this a huge year for us in our pursuit of global card domination and have some exciting things planned for you all! Including but not limited to, the launch of our birthday and occasion reminder service, the best Valentine’s Day range we’ve...

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Employee of the Year - who do you choose? 👀

I’ve clearly lost my mind but after endless grumbles about continuously electing myself employee of the month 🙄, I’ve decided to leave the Employee of the Year up to you. So, here’s a quick round up of the candidates 🎉 First up Mum. She’s chief spellcheck and sass. She’s tough love, emotional support and the reason I haven’t quit. However, she recently buggered off on holiday (during our peak season) and sent daily photos of one of our mugs living its best life on a beach. Second up Auntie: operational powerhouse, zero tolerance for my nonsense and the reason our mugs...

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