THE axe will fall on greetings card shops across the area.
As reported, the parent firm of Clinton Cards and Birthdays has gone into administration.
All Birthdays shops – including those in Fareham and in Portsmouth – will close.
There are Clintons shops in Commercial Road and Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth, Southsea, Cosham, Fareham and Havant. Across the country 200 Clintons stores will close but it has not yet been revealed which ones.