This is the first year that we have designed a Christmas Card collection. Bon voyage! 👋🎅🏻 We snail mailed our Santa Christmas cards off and remembered an old collection of illustrated Christmas stamps we had.
This stamp collection is based on the lyrics of the Christmas carol “12 Days of Christmas”. The stamp collection included the illustrations of Five Golden Rings, Four Calling birds, Three French Hens, Two turtle doves, and of course a Partridge in a Pear Tree.
For more than 50 years, the Royal Mail releases stamps to celebrate festivities and events in the UK. Just last week, the Christmas stamps for this year have been released. (Yay!) In addition to stamps that have artwork featuring Madonna and Child, there are two stamps, a first class stamp that features Santa and his sleigh and a second class stamp that features a Snowman family.
Both of these stamps were illustrated by two children, selected from a national competition with over 200,000 entries. It’s a set of really cute illustrated stamps. They could be found on the Royal Mail website. We love them. It is only the 4th time in Royal Mail’s 500 year history that children had designed Christmas stamps. We have just picked up some this afternoon for our Christmas post 🎅🏻🎄💌📮-
These vintage Christmas baubles from London based illustrator May Van Millingen definitely kickstarts the Christmas cheers for us as we prepare for the season. The characters, the colours, the details, the pen and ink strokes definitely strokes of genius. In addition, if you are a foodie like us, check out May's other illustrations, they are delicious.
Bonjour Paris! Together with Shop At The Museum we have created 3 brilliant set of pencils for their Paris pop up at Le Bon Marché.
The pencils are all in French including our favourite things about France - pâtisserie, joie de vivre and the Paris Métro.
1. Joie De Vivre Pencil Set
The joie de vivre pencil set have many of the french daily life we love. This includes:
2. Pâtisserie Pencil Set
The pâtisserie pencil set have all our favourite French pastries. This includes:
Tarte aux fraises
In the process of designing these pencils and shooting the below photo, we gobbled many macarons from our all time favourite Pierre Hermé. They always have the most innovative and cool flavours of macarons - jasmine tea, mandarin and olive oil, chocolate and earl grey tea are divine.
3. Paris Métro Pencil Set
Our favourite Métro stations in Paris. The thing about Paris Métro stations, every Métro station has a different decor or different theme. We love cruising along the Métro lines, as some stations are just like visiting a museum, a piece of art in its own right.
Like our London Underground Pencil Set, the Paris Métro pencils the colour of the lines and their interchange foiled onto HB pencils.
Saint-germain des Près
These are all Limited Edition designs, and could only be purchased directly from Shop At The Museum at Le Bon Marche between now and Christmas. A great souvenir and gift from Paris!
As the famous saying goes from the movie Sabrina by Audrey Hepburn - Paris is always a good idea!