Whether you are celebrating a wedding, birthday, or special occasion, cards in Kigali are hard to come by. Here is a directory of places where you can easily source beautiful and affordable greeting cards.
It’s worth noting that these shops generally stock the same two card companies: Umubano Cards and Kurema Cards. Prices vary between shops and sometimes between specific cards.
Umubano cards is a social enterprise based in Kigali. They offer employment opportunities for Rwandan youth through the production of the handmade greeting cards. The cards are made using recycled paper. Kurema cards feature street art and community art works they’ve created throughout Kigali. The profits are reinvested into community arts projects across the country.
To find different cards, you’ll need to visit the art centres that are included below.
KG 672, Kimihurura
Abraham Konga is a More than Sparrows artisan. He doesn’t make his own cards, but there is a good selection of cards in the back of his shop. You may have to ask to find them.
Go Kigali Tours Boutique
KN 3 Avenue, Kigali Marriott Hotel, Kigali
The boutique stocks Umubano cards and Kurema cards.
Ivuka Arts Kigali
KG 565 St, Kacyiru
Ivuka Arts stock cards made by their resident artists. You won’t find the Umubano or Kurema cards here.
KG 549 St, Kigali
Toddle care stock Umubano cards, but they are much more child friendly compared to those sold at other shops. For example, the designs feature animals.
Niyo Art Gallery
KG 513 St, Gasabo
This Arts Centre stocks handmade cards made by resident artists.