Five Reasons why Huey Lewis (and the News) was right! Way back in the eighties in a time when Mark Zuckerberg was still in nappies, Huey Lewis and the News sang a rather catchy little tune called “Hip To Be Square”. Purportedly about the pleasures of conformity and the importance of trends, Huey was definitely onto something. In celebration of all things hip and all things square, here are our top 5 reasons why the regular quadrilateral is our fave:
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When first class is best
As we consider just the wording ‘First Class’ it’s an aspirational phrase from air travel (Oh to turn left on a long haul) to a positive description of service or design this phrase embodies – the best. It’s no surprise then that it’s a 1st class stamp then for thank you’s, VIP’s and relatives! A first-class stamp makes the statement that the recipient is important to you. Whether they are a V.I.P, your Grandma or someone you are thanking for a gift, a first-class stamp will add value to your missive. If in doubt, opt for first class, the few pence (or cents) are not solely about arriving promptly.
When second class will suffice
There is no need to plump for first class stamps when you’re posting in good time and the recipient will not be offended by the few pence saved. This is particularly true for personalised invitations, as ideally these are sent 10 weeks prior to the event to enable time to collate the RSVP’s, and also anyone whom you are paying; they will not like to think you have spent more than you need to (as long as you pay on time).
Stamp buying tip
Lastly, though we are not Stamp collectors, we love great design, art and culture and the various release of trending topics and events on stamps. By buying your stamps each month you can opt for these rather than the less impactful solid colour 1st or second class.
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Glorious sunny days, fresh produce and afternoons spent in a field in wellies. For those of you living the village life, this scene is no doubt familiar and likely to raise a smile at the thought. The village fete is an age-old institution, almost as traditional as the Women’s Institute chapters that so often lead proceedings. There’s something fabulously wholesome about enjoying and celebrating the home-grown and hand-made.
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There are times when technology truly amazes me. What’s possible in today’s digital world would have been unthinkable just 10 or 20 years ago; the information we can access, the way in which we’re able to personalise everything from shoes to credit cards.
But at the same time, sometimes there is no substitute for traditional, elegant, and timeless. I’m a lover of afternoon tea; there’s just something so civilised about it. There’s a heritage and –when done right- an exquisite refinement that epitomises the whole experience. Even when more avant-garde establishments create a twist or a theme, there’s still a loyalty to the concept that shows respect for the age-old tradition.