My aim is to keep the art of receiving something beautiful and sentimental alive. When working on my own brand I wanted to ensure story-telling, nostalgia and heart-warming sentiment was at the forefront. Whether it be your own Wedding Stationery Collection, an Occasion Newspaper for a special event or celebration, or creating a Brand Style for your business, I want to help capture and preserve your own beautiful stories.
So what's my story? Well if you haven't managed to get your hands on a copy of The Sentiment newspaper that has been circulating recently, then have a read here.
There in the photograph below is my Great Great Grandad James stood outside his Grocer's Shop in Blackburn 1918, during the First World War. George V was on the throne and it was the year that rationing was introduced so food was shared fairly and everyone got what they needed. People would go to the shop for pats of butter and would take there own jugs for milk to scoop from the churns. Along with sugar, flour etc. These were all weighed out and put in a brown paper bag. He also sold newspapers which is what inspired my brand.
When my Grandma was little she said " I used to go and sit in the back of the shop in the living room where I would look through a beautiful bible, it had a big brass clasp and beautiful illustrated pages."
With our ever-decreasing attention spans, most content is delivered to our mobile phones/tablets. There’s something beautiful about receiving a heartfelt handwritten letter or a lovely card in the post, but this is slowly dying off. That positive feeling when you receive something thoughtful in the post that is tactile and that you can treasure is quickly being replaced by emails and e-cards. Even WhatsApp and social media posts are used to wish us all good will. Everything is at our fingertips at the click of a button but what do we do with these memories and moments? We share those memories/photos on our Facebook pages or Instagram feeds, where friends and family quickly like and comment on them but they are soon forgotten. When your phone storage gets full you upload them onto I-Cloud or onto your computer and there they stay. When do you ever make time to flick through them?
Reading from newspapers and magazines offers a memorable, leisurely experience, that same experience as when you go to your grandparents’ or parents’ house and flick through a photo album. I want to help bring that experience back to life. To gather your stories and create something that you can read and reminisce with your loved ones. The art of keeping memories and storing them. But also to have an item that you can take home with you and treasure.
The newspapers alone are fantastic talking points, to engage your guests and to get them talking to people who they may not have met before. They are also lovely gifts that can be given by a friend or a family member but also from your close family and friends as a group gift to break down the cost.
If you would like anymore details regarding any of my services just email me, I look forward to hearing from you.
In the meantime, enjoy making those beautiful memories.