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The Story Of Me - is it a christening gift or divorce celebration gift?

The Story of Me is a recent addition to the Hope House Press portfolio. We originally envisaged that it would be appropriate for all things 'new baby’ related - that it would work perfectly as a christening, baptism or naming ceremony gift. It is selling phenomenally well for all of those gifting occasions which is great. However, we've been delighted to find that it also works as something for adults  - as a perfect way to ‘mark’ a moment, life stage or change of direction. We're really touched to see this being gifted to people as they start over - who knew that there would be a market for 'congratulations on your divorce' gifts?Whatever it's being given as, we’re loving the notes...

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New style announcement: The Garden Life Of....

Spring 2017 brings several new additions to Hope House Press - and our newest style is a perfect embodiment of how our efforts are coming together beautifully. The Garden Life Of... takes the beautiful letterpress fonts that we are famous for and marries it with a textured, layered pattern of leaves and foliage. We've invested in new kit which allows us to mix vintage methods with cutting edge technology methods - resulting in designs just like this one.  As it's something very new for us, we're introducing it, to begin with, as a Limited Edition style: we've taken on a new, on trend, green leather are experimenting with offering it to our customers in a limited range of styles. Everyone wants...

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Best 2017 Diary hacks - use the address book section for something more useful than addresses.

Disclaimer: I really do apologise for the quality of these photos - I've taken them using my iphone, on my lap, whilst sat in near darkness. Not my best move!! But they do give an idea of how this work. A great example of Progress Not Perfection in action ;)) One of the best 2017 diary hacks is to take the back section, where you have some pages for A - Z pages - the pages traditionally used as an address book and do something different with them. Here's an unused address book page.  The something different is entirely up to you. I've decided to use some of my address book pages in my 2017 diary as summary pages of...

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2017 Diary hacks - making the best use of monthly summary pages.

Making your 2017 diary really work for you is a truly personal thing. Exercise is a priority for my wellbeing - when I take time to exercise, I do more of it. It's a cumulative effect. So it's really important that my 2017 diary is my best diary ever, by providing me with ways to document my efforts. I found something on Pinterest which is in a related area - weight loss - where bullet journal and planners dedicate a page to their weight loss. Here's a live example of it.  Full credit for this image goes to Plan Your Planner - she is amazing at laying out pages and documenting her life! This has inspired me to think about the...

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Starsign Diary 2017 - which 2017 diary is best for your starsign?

A Starsign Diary for 2017 may sound a touch tangential, but apparently, we can really help ourselves to be our best selves by playing to our starsign strengths and supporting our weaknesses. We asked some friends about their starsigns and their lives, so that we could make some suggestions as to which kind of 2017 diary would work best for them....First up, we have Donna from The Rose Diaries. She says "I"m a Leo - I need a diary to keep track of all my hair and beauty appointments because I am all about keeping up appearances! I also need somewhere to keep the contact details of my friends close at hand because friends sometimes need a little card or or...

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