Celebrate National Stationery Week with the green gables

Happy Monday to you! Good weekend? Let’s get this week started in similar cheery fashion.

Today is the start of National Stationery Week – seven days of celebrating stationery, sending happy post and the thrill of receiving a hand written note. It makes me so happy to hear how people use the green gables’ stationery to send a card to a friend, write a thank you letter, organise their thoughts in a notebook or plan their day on a note pad.

NSW2014-free-gift2So, to help you put pen to paper and drop a line to someone in your life I am giving a pack of postcards and a pencil away with every single order placed at thegreengables.co.uk during National Stationery Week! You don’t need a code or to spend a minimum amount of money, just order before midnight on Sunday 6 April and your bonus pencil and postcards will be included with your stationery.

A a rule every order that leaves the green gables studio (regardless of where or when you place your order) includes a strip of Happy Post Day stickers (and a little thank you note) so along with your free pencil and postcards you’ll have everything you need to scribble a note to friends or family.

I’d love to see how you use the green gables’ stationery to get organised or stay in touch so feel free to tweet me (@thegreengable), post a pic on instagram (@thegreengable) or comment on my Facebook page (facebook.com/thegreengables).

PS I wrote a post on my love for notebooks (yes, really!) a couple of weeks ago, you can take a look here.


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Amazing gifts up for grabs & all for Sport Relief

Did you watch Sport Relief or join in any of the activities last weekend? I watched in awe as the likes of Davina McCall and Alex Jones completed the most incredible challenges and all for such an amazing cause. This year my business contribution to Sport Relief is to join in with lots of other talented creatives providing prizes for a raffle and an auction, with all proceeds going to Sport Relief.

Sport-Relief-raffle&auctionThe montage on the left shows the £1700, yes £1700, worth of prizes that are up for auction. Included in this prize is a £50 gift voucher to spend with me at the green gables! There are 60 prizes in this one massive prize, that’s your year’s present list ticked off in one go! Take a look at the auction here.

The montage on the right shows a collection of eight prizes that are being raffled for Sport Relief. So you can donate any sum you like, big or small, and you have the same chance as anyone else to win all of these prizes. Check out and bid on the raffle here.

And remember, every single penny bid or donated for these two mega prizes will go to Sport Relief, all the creatives donated these prizes to raise as much money as possible for Sport Relief. So take a look and thank you in advance!

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International Day of Happiness 2014

Day-of-happiness-2014-postcardHappy International Day of Happiness to you! Today is a day devoted to happiness, as decreed by the United Nations which makes it official. I’m all for spreading happiness so this kind of idea is right up my street. Last year I designed a set of  postcards and a poster for you to download, print out and share as you fancy. I took it upon myself to write cheery messages on the reverse of the postcards and hide them around my town for unsuspecting passers by to find. I didn’t realise I would enjoy it so much but I giggled my way around town having  a jolly old time!

Day-of-happiness-2014-postcardsThis year I asked on social media what I should do and the message came back to do the same! I guess if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. So, I have updated the free postcards and poster with a brighter colour palette and they are below for you to download and share willy nilly in the pursuit of happiness-spreading. And yes, this afternoon I will be sneaking these postcards into all manner of hiding places in my local vicinity, just waiting to be discovered and bring a smile to a stranger’s face.

Day-of-Happiness-2014-printablesClick here to download the Happy Day printables*

I would LOVE for you to join in this with me, however you choose to use the printables to spread some joy. Do link me up with your instagram pic, tweet, Facebook post or blog post so I can see what these little happy postcards got up to. I’m facebook.com/thegreengables but slightly confusing I’m missing the last ‘s’ on twitter and instagram so I’m @thegreengable there.

There are other ways you can join in with the International Day of Happiness including Action for Happiness & Spook Studio‘s suggestion of posting a pic of what makes you happy with the hashtag #happinessday. Or you can join in this 7 Day Happiness Challenge. Here are links to more people working to make the world a happier place, do check them out:
The Happiness Project
Delivering Happiness
The Happy Startup School
Positively Positive

Ooh, one more thing, if you haven’t seen any of the 24hour-long video for Pharrell Williams’ Happy I heartily recommend you do, it WILL make you feel happy!

*As with all my free printables they are for personal use only, not commercial use, please feel free to share this blog post with others and I’d love for you to use recycled paper or card stock when you print, thank you!

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