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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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…]
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.
Mother’s Day – No forgetting!
Mother’s Day is considered as one of the most important family days of the year. It’s the chance for everyone to get together to show your Mother how much she means and that you all appreciate everything she does throughout the year. It’s the day where as a son or daughter you can display those little acknowledgements that the years of hard graft as a parent didn’t go unnoticed and when choosing your gift or Mother’s Day card you can show that no one knows better than you what your mother really likes.
When it comes to choosing mother’s day cards and gifts, that’s where personalisation comes in. It’s the little touches of personalisation that mothers especially appreciate. It shows love, understanding and sometimes that element of humour that is unique to your family.
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!).
What is Post Quarto writing paper (PQ)?
Post Quarto writing paper is THE traditional size of writing paper, favoured by the Royal Household, and fits perfectly between the office standard A4 (which is quite intimidating to write on due to its size, but convenient for today’s desktop printers), and A5, which is a lovely gift set size. For the discerning letter writer therefore, Post Quarto writing paper is the perfect standout option.
Change of address cards – say ‘we are moving’ in style
Home is where the heart is, whether you’re taking up residence in a French Chateau or relocating with a new job – with HoneyTree you can enjoy creating a lasting impression to your friends, family, colleagues and clients when you inform them of your change of address details.
Wherever you’re moving to, your address change checklist should always contain moving announcements as keeping in touch with friends and family, and letting them know where you’re moving to, will not only remind them that you care but ensure that any vital correspondence doesn’t get sent to your old address.
Whats in a name? For a couple of years we were thrilled to be No1 on Google for Correspondence cards, (which is ranked by sales and design) then late in 2014 we found that whilst still No1 it became apparent that people wanting our lovely correspondence cards were actually searching for note cards, which are the same thing. We quickly realised this and changed the name to correspondence note cards.
So what is the difference between Correspondence Cards and Note Cards?
Correspondence cards and note cards are identical, however they cause a lot of confusion as traditionally they were referred to as correspondence cards; it is only recently that they have become known as note cards. To help save confusion at HoneyTree we often use both terms when referring to these cards.
At HoneyTree, we believe sending personalised cards is about being expressive, demonstrating your personality and adding those extra finishing touches that show your family and friends you’re thinking of them, it makes your message truly stand-out. As the main focus of this season lies with traditional Christmas cards, we wanted to remind you about the importance of the post-festive thankyou card.
How is a note card different from a Christmas card?
Note cards differ from the traditional Christmas card with their flat design, as opposed to the latter which is more commonly a folded card. A note card puts emphasis on the handwritten message – the ultimate personal touch – rather than the front facing design of a folded card. Your note card is perfect for all family members, friends and long-distance relatives who would love to hear that you were happy with their thoughtful gift, and if appropriate, how you’re planning or how you’ve already made use of it.