I have a friend here in Singapore who’s obsessed with stationary…. I mean, I like it, I love receiving a card but I’m not obsessed. That being said, I do remember the pre going back to school shop with my mother to fill my pencil case, which was pretty exciting at the time… well at least a lot more than walking the isles of John Lewis for grey socks and name tapes.
Clare Pannell cards do appeal to me though. Clare launched her company a couple of years ago and has tapped brilliantly into the Singapore market, which seriously lacks a good selection of cards (unless you like the glitter encrusted with long romantic poems inside, even for a 3yr olds birthday) Each of her designs have been embroidered before printed on the cards to create a unique look. She has a large collection of kids cards, birthday, leaving and now personalised note cards.
Her designs have gone from strength to strength since launching…. I love the kids personalised note cards, which I ordered for lots of our Godchildren last Christmas, through to her new elegant gold embossed stars and bee’s which are a limited edition sold at Cuckoo, Dempsey and now Chillax Market, Turf City.
Clare is easily contactable and helpful with the personalised designs to appeal to each individual child, for example London based kids her Red Bus and Soldier is brilliant to the Asian maps and lanterns. Here are a few examples:
Christmas is coming (yes, here in Singapore it’s any minute before “Deck the halls” will be blaring through Cold Storage) so keep your eyes peeled for her packs of cards.
For more information check out her website: www.clarepannel.com
Lots of love
Marina’s top 3 things in life:
. My family, consisting of 2 kids, patient husband & Kanga our mad sausage dog
. Being on holiday
. Dolly Parton