Ah the pure delight of the newly married couple, heading off from their wedding, bursting with excitement and journeying to their honeymoon….and on their return? The deliciously pleasurable task of putting pen to paper, writing their wedding thank you letters, thanking all the special people who made the best day of their lives even better then they could have imagined.
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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.
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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.
Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality. –Alfred Painter
Recently, I read a fascinating article about a US-based ‘start up’ that has developed technology that is able to scan your handwriting and reproduce it to create robot-written greetings and thank you notes. Isn’t it telling that even in our time-poor society, the hand-written note is still social currency and worth paying several hundred dollars to fake?
Many of us remember participating in a post-Christmas thank-you-letter-writing marathon (and on receiving our pressies having to list what was from whom). I know it was a feature of my Christmas school holidays, and am sure many of you can relate. FORMER MP Ann Widdecombe deserves some credit for recently calling on parents to get their children to write thank you letters. [Read more…]
Quote from the Roman philosopher Cicero letters to Atticus describes moving into a property: ‘I have put out my books & now my house has a soul’
Endlessly diverse and appealing, bookplates (also called ex libris bookplates, Latin for “from the books of”) are decorative labels to be stuck inside a book’s cover to display the book’s ownership. At its most basic, the ex libris bookplate is a small step up from scribbling your name on the inside cover, but at its most elaborate they are works of art in miniature. Is there anything more bookishly charming than a beautiful bookplate?
December is that wonderful time of year where friends and relatives who may not keep regular correspondence reach out with carefully considered and thoughtful messages, cards and notelets are sent by the dozen and thank you cards are then written following visits and the exchange of gifts.
Receiving a handwritten message is such a treat (perhaps even more so in today’s instant digital age) and at HoneyTree we’ve been encapsulating those emotions through our bespoke illustrations since 2009.
Sitting in the studios on a bright, warm Tuesday morning Lizbeth and I (the founders of HoneyTree) sat back and began reminiscing on how far the story of HoneyTree had come, from our early days in 2008, to the wonderful community it is today. It made us both extremely excited for the future and it also prompted me to write a little more on what makes being the destination for stationery lovers so exceedingly special to us.
Promoting the importance of letter writing by hand to children, teachers and schools
Here at the HoneyTree Studios we are very excited about the start of National Stationery week (25th April – 1st May 2016) which this year is working with the National Handwriting Association, Greeting Card Association, Writing Instrument Association and the Post Office to promote the importance of letter writing by hand to children, teachers and schools.
This follows the Government’s decision to reintroduce handwriting and letter writing into the Secondary Schools’ curriculum next Autumn. We care passionately about the survival of the written word and see this as a huge step in securing this ‘art form’ for the future.
“To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.”
The Honeytree Guide to Writing Paper Sizes
Pen at the ready? Desk open. We know that lovely sense of ‘shortly this blank page will express us in a timeless way’, but how much should I write and which size of letter heads should I order?
Firstly lets clarify the sizes;
A5 is half of A4 (which is a typical sheet of paper in your desk top printer) and Post Quarto is half way between A4 and A5 – simple!!!