Sending letters is, unfortunately, a lost art. I'm from a generation that grew up communicating by picking up the phone or typing a quick message. But there's something so personal and heart felt about a handwritten letter. The feeling I've had in the past opening up a letter from a YouTube subscriber or blogging friend is a great one, you feel so special knowing that someone took the time out of their day to write you a message and send it off.
Jeeves & Co are trying to make that experience even more special with their beautifully designed writing sets. I've been able to sample everything I'll need to keep up to date with friends and family;
- 10 A6 correspondence cards on 270gsm 'Felt White' recycled card
- 10 A5 sheets of writing paper on 120gsm 'Felt White' stock
- 20 C6 recycled Kraft envelopes (white also available)
One of the main elements of any product like this is the choice of paper, and I think they made the perfect choice. The 'Felt' stock used for both cards and writing paper has a subtle grainy texture, similar to a watercolour stock. With the style of their designs and high quality printing this gives the effect that the designs are almost hand painted. Plus they both take ink like a dream, whether you use a fountain pen or not they will be a delight to write on. I had no issues with bleeding with my fountain pen test, the paper did shadow slightly but it's not a big deal at all.
When putting together your correspondence cards or writing papers at Jeeves & Co you have the ability to select different paper stocks, they have thicker options and some with a smoother texture if that's something you prefer. You also have the choice to select what font is used for your name and address to suit your personal taste.
The design I was drawn too most is their 'Cosmic Forest' collection, a combination of woodland animals, watercolour and space. You can pick up any design from their collections individually or get mixed sets like the one I have, providing you with 2 of each design. I really love the style of this collection, the composition of design elements is well thought out on each item. It's not just the same layout for everything with a different image, each one is slightly different.
I really enjoy these products, and they've inspired me to spend time sending out letters to people and hopefully brightening their day a little! The quality, design and presentation is all wonderful. Taking this into consideration they're relatively good value for money,
Prices for writing paper start at £12.50 for 10 sheets & envelopes, working out at £1.25 each. But the higher quantity purchased lowers the price, you can get them for as low as 82p each! The cards are slightly more expensive, starting at £14 for a set of 10 cards & envelopes, £1.40 each. At a higher quantity they can be as cheap as 98p each. Or if you want to get the full set like I have, you can find that here for £15.
(Plus you can bag yourself an extra 25% off of your first order if you sign up to their mailing list, you're welcome!)
Jeeves & Co don't exclusively make writing sets, they have a wide range of paper goods from greetings cards to wedding stationery. With a huge selection of designs, their marble set is super cute! They also have the ability to print bespoke designs if you want to have something custom made. Check out everything they have to offer at Jeeves & Co here.
Big thanks to Pippa from Jeeves & Co for sending me this sample set for review!
Thanks for reading,