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.
In one of our previous blogs, we’ve noted one of our bestselling Christmas illustrations (the British Land Rover) and in the run up to December where you might begin to start penning your correspondence we are looking back at some of our trending Christmas illustrations
Red town door at Christmas
One of the amazing concepts that we will always retain at HoneyTree is that every illustration holds a story. One of our illustrators, Debbie Bellaby was walking through Somerset one early morning in December noticed a house that made her stop in her tracks. The simplistic wreath mounted on a bright red door evoked such a feeling of festive joy that she chose to create an entire collection of doors that are a consistently popular selection from Moving home announcements to Christmas cards
The Dressed Snowman
Illustrated by Lizbeth Holstein, the dressed snowman was conceptualised after her first winter back in the UK (2009), after 14yrs abroad when the studios were cut off in the snow. Lizbeth and her family built a snowman that measured almost 5ft and was given a red and white scarf and Sebastian’s dress hat to wear.
The Dachshund at Christmas
Our Dachshund’s Primrose and Daphne bring so much joy to the HoneyTree team throughout the year and Christmas is a great excuse to shower them with a few extra treats and the odd Christmas jumper! Illustrated by Lizbeth Holstein, the Dachshund at Christmas has been recreated for a number of other dog breeds, as is an ideal choice for a pet lovers stationery illustration.
Christmas Stationery Gift Guide
For loved ones that you’re searching for a gift idea, a set of personalised stationery is a perfect thoughtful present to give and there are a number of different options you can consider:
Correspondence Cards – Gift boxed gorgeousness that never goes out of date these can be used year round and very hand to ensure an impactful note of gratitude, invitation, appreciate or sympathy. Choose either classic or an illustration that perfectly represents their personality.
At Home Cards – Ready to write At Home Cards are an ideal gift for a recipient who loves to entertain. Personalised with an illustration and the host or hostesses name is enough for the gift and can be stored in their writing desk to use at the drop of a hat.
Personalised Postcards – Postcards are an item of stationery that people most commonly send from holiday but it’s a fantastic way to correspond with friends, family and acquaintances. A set of personalised postcards are another item of stationery that is perfect to have to hand in the writing desk for those “in need” moments.
Premium Writing Paper Sets – Letterheads with matching envelopes on 170gsm white or cream paper can seem like an indulgence and a cherished gift for friends and family who love to take a moment to think of others and when personalised in a beautiful font and font colour, these become a treasured part of a stationery collection.
Labels & Tags – From bakers to book lovers and those of us who love to label and organise and those friends who are amazing at gifting our illustrated and personalised labels and tags are the finishing touch that is always so appreciated by the recipient of your thoughtful consideration.
Personalised Prints – For the art lover a hand drawn illustration is now available on a personalised print, which can also display your customised message. An ideal house warming & wedding present, landmark birthday or thank you, these are a great gift option and always popular.
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