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.
Whether your style is Classic or Illustrated, simply follow our recommendations for great design to ensure your stationery creates a lasting impression
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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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.
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.
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.
Personalised party invitations for perfect party anticipation…
How do you set exactly the right tone for your perfect party? Nowadays one can email or text message an invite to friends and family, but why settle for something so ordinary when you can send beautiful, personalised invitations to really set the tone?
Personalised invitation stationery is the perfect way to set the scene for your up and coming event. Ideal for your guests to pop on their mantelpiece serving to build their excitement about your forthcoming christening, party, dinner or even a special weekend in the country with a group of friends.
Whether your planned party is a small dinner with friends and family, a three-day girls’ get-together in the sun or a hen party in the city, choose from traditional or contemporary personalised invitation designs to invite your nearest and dearest to share your special occasion. [Read more…]
Recently, whilst enjoying supper with friends, the conversation turned to whether the art of letter writing and all things paper were relevant in this day and age of fast communication, naturally the floor was divided myself and Lizbeth leading the “pro vote’ while the opposition ranted and raved as to the convenience of emails and social media, the conversation became more and more heated until our host suddenly got up and left the table, we thought perhaps he had had enough of our rowdy rantings and decided to leave us to it, but he soon reappeared clutching a Nile Blue box from a certain stationers residing in Bond Street.
At HoneyTree are acutely aware that we are all writing letters and social correspondence less nowadays. We believe that when one does ‘put pen to paper’, we are looking to make a lasting impression, that’s why we started Honey Tree, so selecting the most appropriate cards / papers for the task in hand is an important consideration.
For some kinds of correspondence, only real stationery will do. If you are writing a love letter, a sympathy note, a thank you card, or a letter of congratulations, you don’t want to send such meaningful musings on paper you tore out of your spiral bound notebook. Quality stationery adds a depth of sincerity to your words plus letters and cards are always opened (email are not!).