The gift of a handwritten letter with Scribble and Daub

A couple of days ago, whilst on holiday from school, my youngest daughter heard the letterbox knock and ran to the door. She came through to me in the kitchen with a small handful of post. To my surprise there was an envelope, handwritten, which looked like a little note (and not a bill – hurray). I say I was surpised because it’s not every day, in fact it’s not even every week now, when a note like this comes through the door. You see, we’re all messaging on social media now or sending quick emails that the art of the handwritten note seems to be fading. The card was a very special note from a colleague who was thanking me for some work I had done. It was such a heartfelt note because it was totally out of the blue so I showed it to my husband who’s reply was, “we all should send notes like that far more often”. And do you know I totally agree with him. So……this morning when we had no plans and all was quiet in the house I sat down with the girls and showed them this beautiful box which inside was filled with the most exquisite hand drawn notecards and I asked them to each choose one and write to someone special, just because…..and it was perfect because we then walked to the postbox together knowing we’ve just put a smile on someones face when they each receive our letters.

The cards are from Scribble & Daub and they are truely very special. Each one hand drawn by Caroline Kent, who previously was a curator of contemporary art and moved to the English countryside having spent some time in Edinburgh.  She set up her small business having sent her own hand drawn cards to friends and very soon after, found her work featured in Vogue and in leading department stores such a Liberty of London and The Conran Shop.

Each card is elegantly drawn by Caroline and printed on a thick, creamy Italian paper using an antique Heidelberg press. Once printed, each card is then individually hand-coloured  in her studio with brightly coloured inks so that every one is unique. Caroline’s range of designs is so fun and unique with brightly coloured candy floss, sweets, icecreams and a range of fruits that make sending to children so send for any occasion. There’s also a new collection aptly named ‘In the meadow’, which Caroline collaborated with Great Dixter House & Gardens featuring native wildflowers. The snowdrops card is stunning and would make such a beautiful winter celebration card. Caroline’s Christmas collection should be out soon so I’ve popped my name down her mailing list so I can get first choice!

Caroline’s cards can be purchased directly from her online shop via her website where there is also a list of stockists where you can see her cards in person before purchasing.

Happy letter writing!
Vanessa xx


Comments (1)

October 24, 2018

love this! thank you!

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