10 of the best greeting cards

I am such a sucker for a beautiful greeting card. It all started when my parents would always make my sister and I open the cards and read them before we opened our gifts, then my partner and I had a long distance courtship for the first six months of our relationship and we sent each other lovely cards every week (yes, we are one of those couples…), and now I just collect cards because a) I’m a Stylist and obsessed with collecting all sorts of things (mostly things I don’t need) and b) there are so many beautiful ones out there that I often just buy them to hang on my wall.

Whatever the reason, here are my favourite ten cards of the moment!

Lx

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Photography of no. 3 taken by David Cleveland

1. Puppy love, Bespoke Letterpress (AUS) | 2. Groom & Groom, Bloom Letterpress at Etsy | 3. Just a little note, Studio Sarah | 4. Mrs & Mrs, Idle Wild Co. at Etsy | 5. No. 1 Mum, Future and Found | 6. A little flutter, Hupa Lupa | 7. Monogrammed cards, Kate Spade at Quill London | 8. Happy Easter, Rifle paper Co. at Liberty | 9. Thanks! Rifle paper Co. at Liberty | 10. Thanks Shallot, Loveday designs at Notonthehighstreet.com

Children’s toys or objects of design?

I’m the first to admit that I am a child at heart. I have a glass-fronted cabinet full of curiosities that most people would only buy if they had children. When we are little, we are encouraged to bring drawings and paintings home from school, our parents foster our inner artists. Then we grow up and we are are told to get proper jobs, well paid ones, and creative industries aren’t usually at the upper end of the pay scale (unless you’re Thomas Heatherwick, that is!)

Well, I am lucky enough to have creative parents that still encourage me to pursue what makes me happy. So, when my nieces and nephews come around with their set of building blocks, I’m secretly in my element and often gathering inspiration for my next shoot!

Alphabet factory blocks, £45, House Industries, Cork blocks, POA, Tono Products, White balancing blocks, £65 for bag of 10, Solid ID, Totem: Series One, £39, Dino Sanchez

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Cork blocks, POA, Tono Products

White balancing blocks, £65 for bag of 10, Solid ID

Totems

Raven mad..

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Meet Gustav and Jack. Two strong names for two strong Ravens! These beautiful cardboard birds are new from ibride, the fantastical french company that are famous for melamine trays featuring paintings of heads of rabbits and ducks on bodies of dukes and duchesses. Step 1: Buy one (or six) from Aram. Step 2: pop out the pieces from the flat pack box and assemble them all on your own! There is nothing sinister about keeping a couple of life-size ravens in your bedroom, right?

Gustav and Jack, £95 each, by Benoit and Rachel Convers for ibride at Aram (UK) or Space Furniture (Australia)