Monday, December 13, 2010

a gift perhaps




Thank you so much for all your kind words and good wishes, I am pretty much back on my feet and whilst perhaps not quite firing on all cylinders certainly firing on most of them.



Now I sincerely hope you are all well ahead with your shopping and
super organised but just in case there is someone you are struggling with or perhaps you feel the need to gift yourself a little something, you know, just to help keep sane (I find this happens to me a lot...)



I thought I would share one of my very favourite things of late. I posted previously about the wonderful Postcards From Penguin: 100 Book Jackets in One Box and once again I have the lovely Cornflower to thank for putting this offering from Puffin under my nose.




Postcards from Puffin: 100 Book Covers in One Box are just as wonderful as the Penguin set, beautifully printed cards, charmingly presented.




Just flicking through the Puffin cards brings so many forgotten childhood stories back into memory and the children and I have spent a great deal of time pouring over them, making lists of things we would like to read and exclaiming over the titles we recognise.



The Puffin cards are proving an excellent way to encourage my children to complete thank you notes. They love searching the box for just the right subject for the intended recipient and anything that makes them eager to write thank you notes gets my vote!




The other big advantage of these beautiful cards is that now I find myself with around 200 postcards, surely enough to allay my fears of running out and allow me to finally use with abandon. Surely?


14 Comments:

Blogger dottycookie said...

What a brilliant idea for thank you cards - fabulous!

Monday, December 13, 2010 10:51:00 am  
Blogger Jane said...

What a wonderful set of cards. Thanks for the suggestion. Glad to hear you're feeling better.

Monday, December 13, 2010 11:28:00 am  
Blogger Magic Cochin said...

So good to hear you're on the mend - hope you can enjoy the party season with the flu well behind you.

I love that box of cards - especially excited to see 'Stig of the Dump' with those wonderful Adizzone illustrations - in fact that very book is on the shelf right beside my desk where I'm sitting, it was one of my most favourite books.

Celia
x

Monday, December 13, 2010 11:34:00 am  
Blogger kristina said...

So happy to hear you're on the mend. I love the Puffin cards but just know I'd never be able to send any of them!

K x

Monday, December 13, 2010 11:47:00 am  
Anonymous Jo said...

I love them! But they definitely fall into the 'present for me' category. No on else is getting their mitts on them!

Monday, December 13, 2010 12:54:00 pm  
Blogger Ali said...

Why is it so much easier to identify presents that you, yourself would appreciate?!

Monday, December 13, 2010 2:54:00 pm  
Blogger Bethany Hissong said...

I don't know if I could use them! I would probably be a Scrooge and keep them all. I'm so glad you are feeling better... now I'm fighting the same thing... throat on fire, exhausted with a head cold! The only good thing about it is that I have stopped long enough to read some blogs and catch up on everyone else's news!

Monday, December 13, 2010 7:39:00 pm  
Blogger mary said...

I've just ordered these as a present for someone; but whether I'll be able to hand them over ... maybe I should order another box just for me.

Monday, December 13, 2010 7:53:00 pm  
Blogger ayearabovetheshop said...

I used to be in the Puffin book club, what a beautiful box of delights. And indeed, how to share it??
Miriam
x

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 12:29:00 am  
Blogger ablackpepper said...

They surely look fantastic and would entice anyone one to send those little notes to friends and loved ones in a beat.

Hope you are feeling better and enjoying the season.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 3:15:00 am  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

Wow. That looks like a wonderful gift -- thanks for the tip. And Hooray -- you're feeling better!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 3:33:00 am  
Blogger Monica said...

I saw that box too and I've been trying very very hard not to press the purchase button...

you're not helping!!

They're so gorgeous... sigh.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 9:35:00 am  
Blogger Tabiboo said...

So glad you're on the mend and those Puffin postcards look beautiful.

Nina xx

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 4:40:00 pm  
Blogger RW said...

Now this is a fantastic find!

Friday, January 07, 2011 2:58:00 pm  

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