Notebook / Journal: Carpe Diem - Sieze The Day with a Hope House Press hand finished, bespoke printed, leather notebook
"Carpe Diem" - Horace
Carpe Diem is a already a Hope House Press Modern Classic - freshly inked with classic motivation - act now - seize the day! It is also Richard's personal favourite at the moment - he loves the combination of the bright colours against the black letterpress ink.
Of course, Carpe Diem is an iconic phrase in its own right. Now that we've added it to our legendary luxury leather notebooks, this style has become our quickest selling new piece. The font feels as though it leaps out from the cover and compels the holder to seize the day.
Usually, we'd pick one or two life events or types of people who would enjoy using this or receiving it as a gift, but with this piece, it truly feels Carpe Diem feels is a 'Cradle to Grave' style because it will work at, and for, any stage of life. We were so touched to hear from one of our Community who gifted it to a friend post divorce and starting over. What a vote of confidence to receive from someone who cares about you..
Whether you know someone who is starting a new job, graduating, going travelling or taking retirement and embarking on new challenges, this notebook is for them.
As with all our notebooks and journals, you can choose to annotate the first page with a message of your own support, or give as an example of a blank template, ready for the recipient to use as they want to.
When you choose a Hope House Press piece you're in good company - our diaries have a cult celebrity following and a history of being selected for Tatler's Top 10 - we're quietly confident that this will make the list for 2017.
The front cover of the journal is printed with the title: CARPE DIEM
For the line of smaller personalised text, we have room to print a maximum of 11 characters including any spaces and punctuation on the Small(A6) notebook, 14 characters on the Medium (Between A6 and A5) notebook, and up to 16 characters on the Large (A5) sized notebook.
You can choose from a range of bright, muted and classic luxury, leather, colours as indicated in the drop down menu.
To make this style truly bespoke, you can also choose to have an undated Notebook / Journal in a plain, lined or squared paper format. All of these formats are shown in the images alongside the cover of this style.
Each Hope House Press Notebook, Journal or Diary is made by hand to order in our studio, from good quality paper bound in luxurious Italian leather.
The natural materials and traditional print method make each one unique. Our signature print method produces a 'kiss' with ink, rather than an impression in the leather.
Packaging and Gifting:
Hope House Press is renowned for our attention to detail - there is as much delight in opening our products as there is in using them. Every order is beautifully gift wrapped as standard: The notebook arrives presented in a gift box lined with tissue and secured with a band of ribbon, and includes a gift card printed with your message. It is ready to gift, without further wrapping required - making it perfect if you'd like us to send it direct to the recipient. If you would like us to send it direct to a recipient for you, we'd be happy to also include a notecard with a message of your choice - we'll print it and pop it underneath the ribbon for you, at no extra cost.
Carpe Diem is available in the following sizes:
Medium (between A6 and A5): bound size approx 17 x 12.5cm. Contains 144 pages/288 sides of paper. (This is our best selling notebook size, because it works perfectly whether kept on a desk or stashed in a handbag).
Large (A5): bound size approx 21.5 x 15cm. Contains 144 pages/288 sides of paper.
We understand it can be difficult to gauge the dimensions of a product from images when shopping online. As we're unable to offer refunds or exchanges for personalised products, we advise checking the measurements stated above before ordering, to confirm you’re happy with the size. If you need direct input from the team here at Hope House Press HQ, please email firstname.lastname@example.org - we usually reply to enquiries the same day, so it shouldn't cause a delay in processing your final choice!
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