Welcome to HoneyTree: the UK's leading online Stationery Boutique

We are a growing, friendly company, providing an individual and efficient service to our customers. 

Whatever you order, you can be assured of our commitment to premium quality materials for both our classic and illustrated stationery, accompanied by our Satisfaction Guarantee*. Your stationery will arrive in our hand Made gift boxes and will be printed on premium 400gsm & 440gsm card (with the option of Gold or Silver gilt edging) or 170gsm luxury writing paper: all a joy to write on and from sustainable sources.

To ensure 100% quality control, your orders are printed in-house at our Somerset Studios. Nothing is outsourced which enables us to provide UK delivery within 4-6 days and priority delivery without compromising on quality.

Our Mission: To be the "stationery lovers" brand of choice.

Our Vision: to be the online illustrated and personalised stationery boutique of choice, by providing outstanding inspiration, design, production quality and customer service and supporting the UK's best emerging and respected artists.

Our Values: We are what we publish

Our Story

The HoneyTree story began in July 2008 when artist and co-founder Lizbeth Holstein, sitting in her studio in South Africa, began battling feelings of homesickness by drawing those little things she missed and which reminded her of home: like green wellies, umbrellas and Agas.

As the walls began to fill with her beautiful artwork, her continued prolific output meant that many more illustrations were relegated to the family’s garage; at which point her husband Sebastian realised that not only did they need to return home, but that these drawings held an intrinsic - and therapeutic - value to Lizbeth and needed to be shared.

On their return to the UK they began catching up with old friends and family and after each visit Lizbeth would send uniquely hand-illustrated ‘thank you’ cards. Soon friends began asking where they could get such beautiful and individual cards for their own correspondence. And so Sebastian began to understand that people still wanted and needed to hand-write messages of thanks, of love, of appreciation, and that electronic communication would not always do. He saw an opportunity for people to express their message, create their own beautiful bespoke stationery and bring his wife’s work to a wider audience…and so HoneyTree Publishing Limited was born.

What drives us

At HoneyTree we understand the thought that goes into a written message. That a sentiment expressed on paper can be more heartfelt, honest and authentic.

We also understand an individual’s need to express their message in his or her own way, and therefore our mission is to continually encourage creativity in our customers. It is very important to us that our customers can express their individuality through our stationery portfolio, creating correspondence that is not only personalised but personal.

We love inspiring people with our collections of exclusive illustrations and artworks, and collaborating on unique commissions where there is truly no limit to the imagination.

We believe that there is no tension between convenience and luxury or convenience and thoughtful; with HoneyTree your message can be all three. Personalised stationery has a place in everyone’s life.

Freedom of choice to create

This is one of our core values.

September 2009 was an important turning point for us when we enabled all of our illustrations to be chosen on any type of stationery, made possible by our talented web designer. This meant customers could ‘personalise’ as they wanted. Our website cleverly and constantly curates trending illustrations to show you what is currently in vogue, to add inspiration and, we hope, help to make your choice a little easier!

Fact sheet

1.Honey Tree Publishing Ltd is a UK Ltd company, based at Worminster Farm Studios, Worminster, North Wootton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. BA4 4AJ. (UK) Registered office no: 6658322. VAT Registration no: 948 5246 86

2. Our website is supported by a fully secure server and all credit card transactions are through RBS World Pay and Pay Pal. No details are shown or retained on our site.

3. 100% money back, Satisfaction Guarantee*

"If you are not absolutely thrilled with your purchase from HoneyTree, for any reason at all, we'll replace your purchase or refund your money, whichever you prefer"

Lizbeth Holstein, Co-Founder

*This excludes the reprinting of "signed off" proofed orders due to edited text errors. In order to assist should this unfortunate event occur, we offer a reduced reprint set fee of 60% of the original price paid.

4. Located in Somerset (UK), we print and collate all our orders at our Somerset Studios; nothing is out-sourced.

5. All UK orders are sent by Royal Mail. All our items, except for small Label quantity orders, Greetings Cards and Art Cards are unable to fit through a letterbox so need to be received at a suitable address. We recommend a work address for delivery if you are not at home during the day. More information is availbale on our Delivery and Shipping information FAQ

6. If any order is found to be damaged or soiled on arrival, please notify us immediately then return to our offices. We have custom made gift boxes and further exterior shells for our paper and card products to ensure against travel damage.

7. We have an optional FREE Gift wrap service on all presentation box stationery orders - simply because it makes a difference to the recipient.

8. Dedicated telephone line for assistance with orders, delivery, design and general customer service. From the UK: 01749 899 333 outside the UK: +44 (0)1749 899 333  9.00 – 17.00hrs. Email: team@honeytreepublishing.com