Polly & Me

Christmas Has Arrived

Polly and Me Calligraphy, Polly & Me HOMEAlexandra WhittemoreComment

Christmas has landed at Polly and Me!!!

It is one of our favourite seasons as we get to create so many wonderful pieces! From our handwritten gift tags to creating beautiful menus and place settings for the Christmas dinner table. But it doesn’t end there. Over the past few years our Christmas range has really grown and we now have some super popular products that are a sell out each year. These make great personal treats for the home as well as wonderful gifts for friends, family and teachers. 

Here are a few of our most popular. If you are interested in placing an order for any, get your orders in soon as not only do they sell out, but we need to allow time for personalisation in time for Christmas. Our last order date is 12th December for christmas deliver

Letters From Santa

Letters from Santa
letters from Santa

See your Childs face light up when they get a letter back from Santa. With their name hand written, a reindeer watermarked letter written on a type writer at the North Pole and signed by the man himself they are sure to get excited. 

Each personalised letter comes folded inside a Navy envelope, sealed with a wax stamp baring the initials SC, your child's name hand written on the front and tied with golden twine. 

This then comes presented in a white posting box, with stamps from the North Pole Sorting office, tied with red ribbon and a wooden Gingerbread man baring your child's initial. The address on the front is written exactly how the man himself would describe your house. 

Personalised Modern Calligraphy Family Star

personalised Christmas accessories

A free standing star adorned with Modern Calligraphy in your choice of words. Each star is Wooden, with a beautiful grain and then hand painted to order. 

These make the perfect gift for someone else, or just the ideal festive adornment for your own home.

Personalised Handmade Ceramic Bauble

The perfect keepsake Christmas bauble to stand the test of time. 

Each bauble is handmade from Slip Porcelain by Sophie Jarram and then hand written with Modern Calligraphy in your choice of words and adorned with real leather string for hanging.

Our next Christmas Evening market is 'Deck the Halls' on Thursday the 6th December. You can find us there with our our full range of Christmas products.

I will also be doing live personalisation for Kirsten Burke Calligraphy in December and you can find me at Jo Malone Leeds on Friday the 7th December and Creme De La Mer at Selfridges Birmingham on the 8th December & 15th December. 

personalised baubles

Christmas Calligraphy Workshops

Polly and Me CalligraphyAlexandra WhittemoreComment
calligraphy workshops Nottingham

A couple of weeks ago I was excited to announce my Christmas workshops for 2018, this year with something extra special on offer!

My Christmas modern calligraphy workshops are always super popular and this year is no exception, we have sold a good portion of the tickets already. 

Christmas bauble workshop

If you haven’t come across the Christmas Calligraphy workshops that I offer before, here is a little more about them. These workshops are a next step to the beginners workshops that I offer across the year. For those of you who have attended a previous Polly and Me workshop, this is a great opportunity to push your new found skills a little further in the most beautifully festive way! We are open to people who have not attended the beginners workshops too, we just ask that you have a good knowledge of modern calligraphy and have some simple kit to bring with you. We will not be covering old ground with this workshop, instead we will be channeling all of our creativity into designing and making a beautiful personalised Christmas bauble. 

Christmas watercolour workshop Nottingham
watercolour workshops nottingham

In addition to this Christmas workshop, I am also delighted to announce a second festive workshop for 2018, this time in collaboration with Amy Bailey. Many of you will have come across Amy and her beautiful watercolour designs before. I am thrilled to be working alongside Amy to bring you this joint workshop, which will see you creating a mix of watercolour illustrations and modern calligraphy to create stunning Christmas designs which can be used on Christmas cards, prints, gift tags and name places for Christmas dinner. 

The workshops are not only about learning and creating, but also about having some fun, meeting new people and enjoying the festive season, all with a delicious seasonal treat of course! 

We hope to see you there and remember do book soon if you are interested. The workshop places are limited and are never around for long!

WellFest - Derby

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Wellfest health event Derby

I am super excited about a new event that is soon to take place in our area. WellFest is a fabulous new concept which will be taking place at the Round House in Derby and will bring together a whole host of health and wellbeing specialists under one roof. 

There will be some amazing talks from wellbeing experts as well as practical sessions such as yoga and gong baths. As well as all of this there will be a market place full of great food and products all focused around the health and wellbeing industry. 

I am delighted to be joining this event in the market place and I will be bringing along with me my fabulous range of wellbeing products such as candles, motivational prints and my latest product, cork yoga mats.

cork yoga mats

I hope to see you there and if you come along, do pop by and say hello!

You can find out more about this event here: www.lykkeevents.co.uk.