If you follow me on Instagram, then you'll know that I'm a huge fan of stationery. But despite stockpiling greeting cards at every opportunity, I still find myself short of cards. I don't know how this is possible, but I've been known to rush out the door to a friend's engagement/birthday/baby's christening party, only to slap my forehead and exclaim, "I forgot to buy a card!" Cue panicked stop to the nearest Tesco or gas station for a generic card that doesn't reflect my personality at all.
Which is where Evermade comes in.
I recently discovered Evermade's Cardboxes and they are ingenious. 8 cards for 8 different occasions. Every home needs one (or two, or three!).
Birthday? Check. Engagement? Check. Get well soon? Check, check. The designs are hip, cool, and irreverent - just the way I like my cards. Not too fussy, not too formal. And they're perfect to use as an emergency stash.
Another Evermade invention I love is their wall-sized Year Planner, which - along with naming events like Nelson Mandela's birthday and the start of London Book Fair (handy for people who work in publishing like me!) - is a terrific way to see your entire year at a glance and especially useful if you have a partner who travels a lot for work.
The calendar comes with a collection of fun stickers to mark special occasions (I love the wedding bells), but I also like doodling my own little scribbles in the margins (John's not allowed to write on it because his handwriting is, um, illegible #sorrynotsorry).
In an age where we keep all our events and appointments on our phones, it's nice to be able to make sense of it all on the wall. For me, it makes our schedules a little less overwhelming and it also means that John and I will have less surprised-face-talks that begin with, "I told you I'd be in Frankfurt then Edinburgh that week", etc.
Aside from the stationery, these gorgeous art prints are also on my wishlist, as well as this tongue-in-cheek tote bag.
Until 31 March 2016, Angloyankophile readers will receive 15% off their orders at Evermade using the discount code ANGLO15 at checkout. Happy shopping!
The products featured in this post were generously provided to me by Evermade, whose products I love. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Angloyankophile.