June 2015 {Life is for living, for loving & definitely for fun} Love Box

Life is short, it's busy, it's happy, it's sad. We learn new things, we teach others things. There's good news and bad news, there's good times and bad times. Everyday brings about something fresh whether it is positive or negative and what we have realised is that through it all  . . .

Life is for living,

for loving

and definitely for fun.

We never will know what tomorrow will bring but we can love our family, friends and all people fiercely. We can live life to the full, take on new adventures and challenges. We can change things up and just go for it. "When nothing is certain, everything is possible".

Our June, "I Love You" Box is all about this, encouraging our subscribers to choose to have a great day everyday no matter the circumstances, to inspire our followers to turn dreams into actions and at the heart of it all to love with their full heart.

Since the launch of our online shoppe this Elephantshoe quote has been at the core of our business and we have used this to inspire the pieces in our June Box of Love.

"To the simple life. A life of beauty. A life of love. A life made lovely by the things we say and do. The words we whisper, the gifts we give and the celebration of all things good in between. To more Yes, and less No, to squishy mud between the toes, laundry is for later, love is for now. Let’s dream in the sun or sip cocoa through melted marshmallows, because life is for living, for loving and definitely fun." - Elephantshoe

Let's take a little sneak look at all the items that went into our latest "I Love You" Box

  • 1 x Black Wall Vinyl Sticker with the quote "today is a good day to have a great day"
  • 4 x Inspirational A6 Postcards
  • 1 x Box Mounted Wall Art Canvas with custom Elephantshoe design and quote
Elephantshoe I Love You Box
Elephantshoe I Love You Box Wall Vinyl
Elephantshoe I Love You Box Postcards

This is a quote a friend shared with us recently and we feel brings about a lot of hope and encouragement, it excites us and reminds us that absolutely anything is possible. How awesome it that!! When things in your future seem a little uncertain remember this.

Elephantshoe I Love You Box Postcards
Elephantshoe I Love You Box Artwork
Elephantshoe I Love You Box
Elephantshoe I Love You Box

We hope that this has inspired you to think about some of those wonderful goals and ideas that have been sitting on your heart. Just give it a go, you never know what awesome things could come from it. Things that could change your life as well as those around you.

Our "I Love You" Boxes are not available to purchase currently as we make a few changes here at Elephantshoe (all to be revealed soon). We do however have our "The Serious Deal Box of Love" for sale. Visit our online shoppe to find out a little more.

Elephantshoe I Love You Box

July 2014 [Pen to Paper] “I Love You” Box

We have had so many of our lovely subscribers messaging us to rave about our July “I Love You” box and I can’t wait for you all to see the paperie goodness and love that went into each and every Elephantshoe box.

Just before our lovely intern Kathleen left for her new exciting travels she wrote our latest review. Take a look below. . .

Hi there, Kat here. I have to let you all in on a secret. Some might not believe me but I’m telling you, it's really true. Are you ready to hear this big secret? Alright? The thing is… The Elephantshoe Stationery Studio is a time machine!

It feels like it was just yesterday (*read* the month of June) that I stepped back into the warm and welcoming Elephantshoe Stationery Studio, and it’s just been go go go since then. I’ve worked on some wonderful projects with the team here and it’s been a lovely, creative and sometimes crazy adventure! Now, as I sit here preparing to write my last "I Love You" box post (I shouldn’t say “last” but it will be for a while), I’ve realized it’s July! As the icy winter days keep coming and my days here at Elephantshoe draw to a close, I bring to you the July [Pen to Paper] I Love You Box review.

We went old school this month and celebrated paper and the good old pen. Here’s what we included in the July box:

This month, and every month, we should go out of our way to ditch the emails and text messages every once in a while and take pen to paper. In other words, what we’re trying to say is, sloooooow down. We’re all living in our fast-paced, on-the-go bubbles – always rushing somewhere, but that’s life, and we all get a bit caught-up in it sometimes. But enough rambling – this is what we want to encourage you to do: write a little letter. Write it for a close friend, a caring mother, a great colleague, a special husband/wife or even a cousin who lives across the globe. The best part is it can be a quick and meaningful “I Love You” stuck to your significant other’s desk or a little update to a friend you want to reconnect with. To get you started, we’ve supplied our subscribers with a quirky little writing notepad and quirky “HELLO” eco-friendly pen. It all starts with a little “HELLO”… the rest is up to you.

Finished writing your little letter? Fold it in half, now pop it into your choice of our stylish kraft envelopes – scrambled letters or paper airplanes – and seal it with a nifty wax seal. Pop a postage stamp on from your nearest post office and your letter is ready to travel the world… or perhaps just down the road!

I can’t remember the last time I received a postcard from someone, but I can remember how happy I felt when I received a special message from a friend in the post. Make someone happy and send them a postcard. This month our subscribers received 4 custom, and totally awesome postcards – ready to make someone smile. The best part about them? They serve equally as some trendy/cool wall art for your home office. Pop it in a frame or stick it your wall and you’ll have a little reminder of that special friend/loved one.

There’s nothing quite like opening a wax-sealed envelope. The instant feeling of importance and elegance that surrounds it makes opening one of them just that extra special. But when you want to opt for something a little more casual – pop a cute sticker on. Or use one the stickers to hold your handwritten note to your friend’s desk.

Traveling somewhere soon or have a friend that’s about jet set off on an adventure? Why not attach one of our printed kraft tags to a special going-away gift or better yet – use them as trendy luggage tags!

Lastly, each subscriber received a handwritten letter to fill them in on the thought-process behind the July box. The letter was written with the sole purpose to explain, inspire and mostly just because we love you.

The letter went a little like this


Thank you for subscribing to this month’s Elephantshoe box of love.

We thought we’d mix it up a bit this month and leave the typed messages behind. We’ve been thinking a lot about what makes life special and lovely. Think of blue skies in summer, your first sip of tea, forehead kisses, tight hugs, brown paper packages tied up with string and handwritten letters.

This month we would like to encourage you to go old school and take pen to paper, dig up your favourite milky pens from school and write a little letter. There’s something really special and novel about receiving a handwritten note in the age of emails and text messages. It doesn’t need to be a long letter/an essay – just a simple “you looked great today” or “I love you” is perfect. It’s the thoughtful notes that go the furthest and mean the most.

So here you have your very own supplies to get you going. Fix yourself a hot drink, grab a blanket and let the words flow.

Happy writing!

Love Elephantshoe 

It’s been an absolute pleasure to be involved in the conceptualisation and production of the Elephantshoe “I Love You” boxes over the last couple of months. If you’re a subscriber or just a Ellieshoe follower – I hope you’ve enjoyed the contents and effort that’s gone into making them extra special for you.

Stay tuned for the August box of awesomeness that I’m pretty sure will blow your warm fuzzy socks right off!

Bye-bye for now,