Sunday, 31 May 2015


Sitting down with a cup of strong tea and a blank card is something I like to do. Writing a card rather than an email allows for no mistakes, so I find it a great way of focusing on what I want to say. Knowing that I'm sending a physical note feels so much more personal and it's just as rewarding as receiving one. There's something lovely about a hand written note inside a card, I think there's something so much more personal about it compared to a text or email. Whether it's saying happy birthday or a simple note to let a friend know you're thinking about them, its a good old fashioned form of connecting with people.

Buying cards on time isn't always easy and sometimes I just want to send a message but without a card to hand I turn to the internet or phone, but with a subscription like this that never has to happen again. I love the whole concept of CardNest, it's one of the most thoughtful subscriptions I've seen to date. Oli and David, the founders of CardNest feel passionate about hand written cards and they know what it's like these days when time is short. The idea of CardNest is that you will always have a card or even a little stock pile. All the cards are limited edition, featuring new art work by different independent artists each month. A pack of three different cards will arrive through your door - from birthdays, to cards for all occasions. The subscription is £7.50 a month which I think is fantastic value for what you get. There's even the option to have stamps sent with your cards for the same price as the Post Office, to make it even easier to be prepared.

To see a friend's handwriting is so much more engaging than a generic typography and although we have our beloved emoji's to make online messages feel more personal, it still can't beat that feeling of opening a card and seeing a pretty picture followed by a note from a friend or relative.  A note that may stay on display for weeks or months not forgotten under the shear mass of online content.CardNest take all the hassle out and make it so much easier to write a little note and make someone's day brighter.

If you fancy trying out CardNest you can do so by clicking here and also get 50% off the first month for UK and international with my blog code LOOKINGGLASS50.

I hope you have all had a good weekend.

Emma Xx


  1. Cute cards, I love receiving cards from family/friends x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  2. Totally unrelated to the post but WOW, your photos are absolutely amazing- you're SO talented!!! x

  3. Awww, what lovely cards!

  4. Ooooh I'll have to bookmark this site, I always panic and end up with funky pigeon! x

  5. This is such a lovely idea, I it so nice to send a card now rather than email or fb message
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin

  6. ahhhhh these are lovely! I'm obsessed with buying cute cards for people so will have to check these guys out. Thanks for posting.

    Charlotte from

  7. such gorgeous cards!
    Emma xx