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!

Mothers Day {A Special Spoil Ticket}

"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. " - Abraham Lincoln.

I could't agree more and I'm sure most of us feel this way. Our moms have given birth to us, shared their personal attributes with us, cared for us, loved us and brought us up to be the people we are today. Let's celebrate them, thank them and spoil them for ALL they have done.

Today we share a free printable, an e-mailer and an sms image with you that you can use to send to your mom on Mothers Day. Whether you live close by or if you are living in another city to your mum (like me), you will be able to use one of these mediums to let your mom know that you love her and that you have a special spoil planned for her.


Free Printable

  • Print out page 2 or page 3 on a thick card stock, trim using the provided crop marks, fold the card in half. Write out the spoil you have planned for your mom inside the blank card.



  • Attach to an e-mail to your mom and include the spoil idea in the subject line. E.g "Dear Mom, please meet me at 3 o'clock for tea and cake at the Mount Grace this Mothers Day."


  • Visit the pretty blog website and this page from your phone internet browser.
  • Download our Mothers Day Special Spoil image from the bottom of this post. 
  • SMS or WhatsApp your mom the image followed by a message with the details of your spoil. E.g "Dear Mom, Happy Mothers Day. Give the ladies at Sorbet Spa a call and book yourself a manicure and pedicure on me."


As always a big thank you to our friends over at Blackframe Photography for taking the photos used in our Mothers day post. Visit their blog to see their beautiful wedding photography.

Happy, "Mothers Day" to all mums, moms-in-law and mommies to be.

A very special I love you goes to my mom, you are a gift from God.

love Sam

from the "Elephant factory"




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