Pre-release Aumsome Postcards – National Stationery Week Giveaways

With National Stationery Week sadly over, it’s about time to announce something special. Inspired by all of the stationery love out there, my own love of letters and a desire to spread a bit of joy in the world… I’m very pleased to announce that Aumsome the shop will be coming soon. I have designed my own selection of postcards to start selling. There are currently five designs but I plan to release new ones every month, to increase this. I am really pleased with the current selection, which I hope will be popular. These Aumsome Postcards are something that I have previously made for myself to give out and I love them. I am so pleased to be able to share them with you.

The shop will launch in a few weeks. However, the first batch of postcards arrives this week. For the third and final giveaway of National Stationery Week, I wanted to share with you a set of the postcards. The winner will be the first person to sample them! I cannot show you a picture right now – as they have not even arrived yet. However, this is one of the designs that was printed in a test.

Aumsome Postcard - Thank you for being you

The rest of the four are surprises. However, the winner will receive a bundle of postcards that they can send to their family and friends. As you know, I love writing letters. So I really hope this prize helps inspire you to write some too. As a thank you to all of you for your support, I’ve held three giveaways out of my own pocket…

The Three Giveaways:

As you may know, there are THREE giveaways that are currently open. All of them will end at the same time and can be entered the same way. The following prizes are up for grabs… Click the images or links for more information on each of the giveaways.

A Busy B Busy Life Notebook in A6 – Find out more here

Busy B Notebook

A Spotlight Stationery Subscription Box OR a £25 Gift Certificate from Stationery & Art – More Info here

Spotlight Stationery Box

Spotlight Stationery Box

A set of Aumsome Postcards – 5 different designs

Aumsome Postcards

How to enter all of the Giveaways:

For the chance to win any of the above prizes, all you have to do is comment on any post on this blog. This competition is open internationally. You may comment once on each blog post, each will count as an additional entry. I will randomly pick a winner from the comments I have received between May 2nd until the end of the competition.

The giveaway ends on 12th May 2019. The winners for all of the giveaways will be contacted on 13th May to claim their prize.

Oh and if you’re interested in finding out about the launch of my shop, be sure to follow me on Twitter or Instagram. There may also be an extra entry over on one of them.

#SendALetter – Writing Letters for Good

Today, we come to the end of National Stationery Week and what better way to end it than with my favourite theme: #SendALetter day. Writing letters is a way to spread joy, love and kindness. I have always said that we should write more letters. However, today, I want to focus on using letters in a way that benefits the society that we live in. Let’s write letters. Even if you don’t know who to write to, continue reading. There are so many people out there that could benefit from receiving a letter from you. Strangers, friends, family.  Donate a letter to help someone today.

You can write to anyone: a friend, a family member, a colleague… Anyone you know that could benefit from receiving a bit of love. Perhaps you have someone to thank. Do it through a handwritten letter. Maybe you just want someone to know that they are not alone. Write it down and remind them. If you’re not sure who to write to, here are my top three choices of organisations or sites that you can refer to. These all encourage you to write to someone who could really use a smile…

Let’s start with my top choice, From Me to You, which I have spoken about before. I absolutely love their mission and just had to share it with you today:

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#StationeryShopSaturday – Spotlight Stationery Giveaway

One of the best things that I can do with this blog is to support small businesses. There’s nothing quite like supporting others to reach their dreams. It seemed only apt for #StationeryShopSaturday to spend a moment to share my love for small businesses and to do a giveaway, to help support them. This giveaway is coming out of my own pocket. It’s a thank you to my readers whilst also supporting a small business grow a little. Spotlight Stationery is one of those.

Small businesses are so great. When you support one, the money is going to help the company grow. You are helping the owner achieve their dreams. I have recently just placed an order for my own small business, which will be launching soon. I have not even started it yet and I already put in a lot of hours and work into creating the business. The support of customers, other bloggers, and other businesses would mean the world to me. And since I am a believer in treating people the way I would want to be treated, I wanted to take support a business that means a lot to me.

Spotlight Stationery logoAs you may already know, I had a really rough time last year. I’ve mentioned this before and quite openly talk about it. However, every physical situation that happened had an impact on my mental health, which made it worse. I had the support of friends and family, which got me through it. But one thing that I noticed was the support of a few amazing brands and people I have never even met. One of these people was the owner of Spotlight Stationery, who I interviewed and featured a few years back. Last year, even though I was barely blogging or on social media, she would share a link to my blog. And that meant more to me than I could ever tell her.

When you feel entirely alone and useless, there’s something incredibly powerful about seeing someone you don’t know support you and your dreams. I cannot thank Spotlight Stationery enough for their support in my darkest hours. Whilst I can’t buy everything from her store, I thought I would do a giveaway today to help support the business. So without further ado, let’s talk about the prizes – because that’s a much cheery note!

Spotlight Stationery is also twinned with another company, called Stationery & Art. So the exact prize of this giveaway will come from either one of those companies – I am going to let the winner choose it!

PRIZE 1 – Spotlight Stationery box

If you haven’t already seen it, Spotlight Stationery sell a gorgeous box subscription. I genuinely wish I could subscribe to it every month because it always full of gorgeous products. For this prize, I will giveaway any previous box that is still in stock, up to the value of £25.

Spotlight Stationery Subscription Box

These boxes vary quite a bit. Since I could not pick which one to giveaway, I thought I would just offer the winner their choice. Personally, if I had to pick one… My favourites would be:

  1. “Black & Gold” box – I really adore any box that features a ‘Castelli’ notebook – because they are just brilliant. This black and gold themed box is very classy.
  2. “Tyger, Tyger” box – Simply because tigers are one of my favourite animals.
  3. “Journal” box – I often talk about I enjoy using a journal. So this box is great for anyone that also enjoys that habit or wants to start.

These are perhaps my top three but there are some fantastic boxes. The “All That Glitters” features a lovely Paperblanks notebook and I adore one of the postcards so much. The winner will be able to choose from any in-stock boxes and I’ll have it sent directly to them.

Spotlight Stationery Subscription Box


PRIZE 2 – Gift Certificate from Stationery & Art

If you’re not a fan of stationery boxes, you already have them all or you just want something different then the second option will be a gift certificate from Stationery & Art. You will get a £25 certificate, which will qualify you for free UK delivery, if you use it all in one go. This option allows you to customise your prize and pick whichever products you want.

Stationery & Art logo

Stationery & Art sell a range of different brands and products. You could pick up a new notebook, some pens or art products. Whatever you want. This prize is fully customisable.  

To Enter the Giveaway:

For the chance to win your choice of prize one or two, all you have to do is comment on any post on this blog. This competition is open internationally. You may comment once on each blog post, each will count as an additional entry. I will randomly pick a winner from the comments I have received between now until the end of the competition.

Hint: You’ll also automatically be entered into Thursday’s giveaway and the next giveaway, out tomorrow.

The giveaway ends on 12th May 2019. The winners for all of the giveaways will be contacted on 13th May to claim their prize.

Be sure to follow me on Twitter, Instagram or by signing up to receiving blog emails (in the sidebar/footer of this blog) so you don’t miss the future giveaways.

Disclaimer: All photos in this post belong to Spotlight Stationery and Stationery & Art. The giveaway is sponsored fully by me as a thank you to them. I highly recommend checking out their social media accounts, which is full of pretty images and useful information or visiting their website to see what they sell!

VENT For Change this #WorldStationeryDay

Small businesses are one of my favourite things to blog about. The idea of helping a business grow and spreading their message is so important. So today, for #WorldStationeryDay, I wanted to share with you a small company that is making a huge difference around the world – through stationery. Without further ado, let me present to you: VENT for Change.

VENT For Change

VENT for Change is a UK based ethical brand that is good for the environment – and for people. Their products, as I will go into, are made from various recycled items. I had the absolute pleasure to meet the founder, Evan Lewis, yesterday and I am so humbled by his mission. He spoke about his story – and the story of VENT for Change.

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#RymanLovesPens – Writing Matters

I had the pleasure of having a lot of brilliant conversations today. One that stood out was about pens – and more specifically, about writing. As a child, I was taught using pencils and pens. I made my notes by hand. Every year, as technology advances, the number of people making notes by hand seems to go down. And since it is #RymanLovesPens, I wanted to take a moment to stop and appreciate the fact that I do write. Writing truly does matter – and having a good pen just helps make the experience even more fun.

#RymanLovesPens - Cross Star Wars Pen

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