We have kick-started 2019 by moving our work space from the tranquil setting of Worminster Farm to the buzzing market town of Frome.[Read more…]
Present buying for the art enthusiast
Three of my family members have birthdays this month. Its not that I don’t love shopping, I really, really do! Its just when you have to think of three very different folk, its hard to come up with something original and thoughtful, all at the SAME TIME.
At Home cards are perfect for Summer Parties and impromptu gatherings with your nearest and dearest. And they’re a wonderful keepsake of those memorable evenings too.
This blog is being written from the shade of the garden, no rain for 18 days! The grass is going yellow, even the birds seem quiet today and the butterflies rest listless on the roses.
The weather looks set fair for the foreseeable future. We have a stack of Rosé in the cellar, bunting and fairy lights from a wedding years ago, and a groovy playlist ready to go. Let’s plan an impromptu garden summer party!
What else? My fill in At Home cards ready to be hand written and posted to my family and fun spontaneous friends. If they receive a an invitation in the post are more likely to be tempted out. This isn’t the weather for blinking at your computer screen preparing to send a group email… its for lazing on the lawn and reading a good paperback.
So kick back with an elderflower cocktail (recipe below) and start writing your invitations!
Bump Start Cocktail
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 lime, juiced
30ml of gin
What are At Home cards?
We love At Home cards – they’re the perfect way to let your friends and family know of an informal gathering. Not as formal as a personalised invitation but more thoughtful than an email or a Facebook message.
If you care about the small stuff but are a bit last minute ( like me!) then you can order your At Home cards and have them delivered the very next day… phew!
Make it your own: Uploading your own artwork
Whilst we like to think we have a beautiful illustration for every occasion, there are times when only something truly personal will do. Many of our HoneyTree customers have their own designs; whether handcrafted works of art, motifs, coats of arms or military crests. And many businesses contact us seeking to integrate their branding and the premium quality of HoneyTree stationery.
At HoneyTree we have worked with many party planners producing epic parties for all occasions. Here are our industry tips and tricks to help you plan & enjoy an amazing Birthday Party without the expense of a party planner.
1. Collaborate – Make sure that all involved sit down together to discuss what they all want, preferably over a bottle of wine; both the parents and the birthday girl or boy may have fantastic ideas to make the Birthday Party memorable. It’s very important to sit around the table early on to listen to each other and agree on the fundamentals set out below. When the parents and the party person look forward to it equally, it’s a sort of magic that permeates the whole event.
Matt Keightley is an accomplished and Award Winning Garden Designer with over 12 years’ of experience in the Landscaping industry and a BA (Hons) degree in Landscape design, earning himself a reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting young garden designers. He made waves within the landscaping industry in 2014 when, as a debutant to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, he was awarded with the RHS Silver-Gilt Medal and the highly acclaimed BBC People’s Choice Award for his Help for Heroes Show Garden, dedicated to the wounded men and women of the armed forces.
“Whatever you choose for your stationery is your favorite colour because it’s where you pour your heart out.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Miles Between
Colours can instantly set a scene, convey an emotion or inspire people, find out more about our HoneyTree colours and their associated moods…
This Q&A was from an interview in Brides magazine with Lizbeth Holstien co-founder of HoneyTree and our creative director / wedding guru!
Are classic designs boring now?
Classic designs are never boring if they are well designed, at HoneyTree we offer a classically designed format with a slightly modern / contemporary twist.
I love Stationery and I know I am not alone, what are your excuses…
Hi i’m Lizbeth, Queen Bee, co-founder and creative director at HoneyTree (and a self-confessed stationery addict!)
Recently I was asked this question for a local newspaper and thought it might be nice to share, I don’t think I am alone, am I?
The history of Valentine’s Day cards goes back to the Middle Ages when lovers sang songs or recited poetry to express their love. Written missives began to replace verbal Valentine’s during the 15th century and over the next two centuries, the act of sending a message to your sweetheart gained in popularity.
Written missives began to replace verbal Valentine’s during the 15th century and over the next two centuries, the act of sending a message to your sweetheart gained in popularity. Commercial Valentine’s cards were first produced during the 1800s but started out as plain and austere offerings – not the Valentine’s cards that we know and send today!
Interestingly, the history of valentine’s day cards doesn’t correspond with the overall history of the festival itself. Valentine’s day as a religious celebration was thought to have originated to commemorate the death of St. Valentine (which was around A.D 270).