JUNE 2014 {Winter Warmer} "I Love You" Box

The past two months have been so so WONDERFUL - we've had Kathleen back in our Elephantshoe studio once more to help us with a few very NB projects, (one of those being my brothers wedding - more of that coming to the blog later this month). Kat has helped James and I brainstorm a whole host of ideas including the goodies that went into our June "I Love You" box. She has become a part of our Ellieshoe way of life here and I will more than likely, {o.k I will} shed a few tears when she leaves in the middle of next month. But for now let me share her review on June's box of love. Thank you Kat!

JUNE 2014 {Winter Warmer} "I Love You" Box

Winter is officially here and it is CHILLY up in Joburg! When the temperature takes a dip, the first thing I do is grab my favourite mug and pop the kettle on. There’s nothing better than a cup of tea or coffee on a cold winter’s day. We've been inspired by our love for tea and coffee and decided to dedicate this month’s “I Love You” box to caffeine, friends, family and all-round goodness.

Here’s what we popped into the June [WINTER WARMER] “I Love You” box:

  • 2 x ceramic chalkboard mugs with chalk
  • 1 x box of custom paper coasters / 12 x custom paper coasters in kraft box
  • 2 x custom “Thanks a latte” kraft tags
  • 2 x custom kraft cards
  • 2 x custom stripey lined square kraft and black envelopes
  • 2 x custom stickers
  • 1 x custom button fridge magnet

What better way to say “I love you” or “feel better” with a cup of tea, coffee or even hot chocolate. Simply write a sweet little message for your loved one or friend on the awesome chalkboard mug.

Who said tea parties are only meant to be held outside in the summer? Make room for a fabulous winter tea party with friends – complete with charming paper coasters! This month, our subscribers found a beautiful little brown box tied up with string in which they could find their own custom paper coasters. Get the kettle ready and bake the cake and your tea party is ready to go go go!

We love making people feel special – this month you could do it too. Our quirky kraft tags are the perfect little addition to any big or small parcel or bunch of flowers. Say “thanks a latte” to someone special this month. 

Who doesn’t love a quick coffee date with a friend that sometimes turns into lunch? Make him or her feel great with one of Elephantshoe’s custom kraft cards. Whether it is passed on as is in our elegant yet simple envelopes or given with a gift.  We say YAY to coffee, friends and hand-written cards! Take a look at our custom range of envelopes form the shoppe.

In the midst of winter we don’t always feel like our healthy selves. We’re saying save the germs and “seal it with a sticker” instead of a kiss. Each subscriber received two custom stickers to spruce up a parcel, hand-written note or envelope.

“We like big cups and we cannot lie” tra leee la la la – add some spunk to a gift for a friend, or pop the awesome button magnet to your fridge. Soon we will have these online for you to purchase but for now take a look at our May fridge magnets from the shoppe. 

Grab your blanket and your chalkboard mug filled with you choice of hot drink and get ready for the exciting JULY “I Love You” box which will be shipped next week. 

Love Kat

May 2014 {With Love & Thanks} “I Love You” Box

In the beautiful month of May we celebrated Mothers Day. The 11th was a special time to honour, thank and cherish our moms and the motherly figures in our lives. How wonderful!

At Ellieshoe we decided to design and create our May “I Love You” box centred around the theme {with love and thanks} to celebrate everything Mom’s do for us. All of the lovely contents could also be used to spoil others that are dearest to you too, not just your mum. Let’s take a peek . . .

The May box of goodness included:

  • 5 x custom button magnets
  • 1 x custom hand-illustrated “Thank You” card with a pink floral C6 envelope
  • 1 x custom hand-illustrated “Thank You” card with a blush C6 envelope with stripe liner
  • 1 x twine paddle with 5m x natural&silver twine and 5m x grey&white bakers twine
  • 1 x custom hand-illustrated A5 wall art print with a kraft “To… From” gift tag
  • 1 x custom letterpressed “Love” card with a light kraft grey heart-lined C6 envelope
  • 1 x custom hand-illustrated quote card with a grey c6 envelope with stripe liner
  • 1 x custom hand-illustrated quote card with a grey floral c6 envelope

5 custom-designed button fridge magnets, use them yourself or they are also a cute idea for a small gift. Package up one or two, or even all of them (if you’re feeling generous!) and attach a photo or note and send it off to that someone special’s fridge. These awesome fridge magnets don’t only spruce up your fridge but also acts as a charming reminder that “everything is going to be okay” and to “do all things with love”.

To keep the love flowing each subscriber received 4 custom hand-illustrated printed gift cards with matching V-flap envelopes all carrying the theme of love and thanks. Gift cards are a great addition to any gift. In fact, a card on its own with a simple message can go a long way.

All it takes sometimes is a humble “thank you” or a meaningful “I love you”. But when words fail you, little gifts from Elephantshoe come to the rescue. To make any parcel just look that extra special, tie around some twine from the twine paddle from your box. Twine is great for adding some magic to a parcel and attaching to a little gift tag.

Audrey Hepburn couldn’t have said it any better: “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other”. Our A5 wall art print acts as the perfect “thanks for being there” gift. Whether you give it to your mother, a dear friend or even keep it for yourself (don’t worry, that’s okay too!). Hang it in your home office or even in a little corner in your bedroom as a lovely little reminder to share the love.

One letterpressed "LOVE" card and custom heart printed liner was also included in each box.

We hope you’re enjoying these these icey days in June and getting ready for July as the days get colder and shorter. Our June “I Love You” boxes have already been shipped and I must say [SPOILER ALERT] they are going to make your hearts happy happy happy and make you feel all warm inside.

*Orders for our June “I Love You” box have closed, order before June 22nd to receive our July box in the first week of July.

Pop on over to our website to order your July “I Love You” box . Whether you give it to a very special friend, sister, work colleague or even keep it for yourself – it’s bound to be fantastic!