Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

It’s Christmas in July…

July 12, 2011

We held our “Christmas in July” press days last week and transformed our showroom into a winter wonderland…

Order by midnight on Friday for guaranteed Christmas delivery

December 16, 2010

Remember to order by midnight tomorrow to ensure your Smythson presents will arrive in time for Christmas…

And if you haven’t started your shopping yet, browse our hand-picked selection of last minute gifts for him and for her.

I Spied Smythson…

December 3, 2010

The Telegraph Fashion is showing us some Christmas love in its I Spied section, where expert editors select the best fashion, accessories and beauty of the moment – great for gift ideas as December 25th draws ever closer…

 

Our Amber Nancy Tote, Nile Blue iPad Sleeve and hardbound ‘Shooting Notes’ book have been spied so far this week – why not show us some love too?

Gift Inspiration: The Lady Loves…

December 1, 2010

If you’re in need of some serious gift inspiration this December 1st, Sunday Times Style has selected our Damson Panama Diary for its Present Perfect Christmas Gift Guide, “Because all the best ladies have Smythson in their bag.”

Bond Noël…

November 19, 2010

The scene at Bond Street’s ‘Bond Noël’ Christmas celebrations yesterday evening…

Winter Wonderland Windows…

November 17, 2010

Our new Christmas windows feature unique, hand-cut paper installations depicting winter wonderland flora and fauna, inspired by our ‘Winter Scene’ Christmas card and created by the hugely talented paper artist, Helen Musselwhite.  Helen worked throughout the night, using over 400 scalpel blades to hand-cut the sets, which feature wise owls, roaming wolves and deer against a wintry backdrop.  We think they look magical and enchanting, a cross between Narnia and The Box of Delights!

To view more of Helen’s work, visit www.helenmusselwhite.com

Christmas is in the air…

November 12, 2010

Our Head of Communications, Emma Woolley, blogged from the photoshoot of our Christmas ad campaign this week:

We have spent the past two days hidden away from the wintry weather  in the calm, warm sanctuary of Richard Foster’s studio, to shoot the Christmas 2010 ad campaign.  Richard is enormously talented and a joy to work with, and combined with the talent of the wonderful Paul Barry, we couldn’t have been in safer hands.  It was hard to leave at the end of the two days and we’ll miss the delicious, home-cooked lunches made by Steve and chatting around the kitchen table…oh tidings of comfort and joy!

Tips for Thank Yous…

January 6, 2010

Putting off those post-Christmas thank yous?  Here are some handy hints to help you along…

  • Speed – quick replies to invitations make life easier for the people organizing a party and quick thank you letters are easier to write (ie you can still remember the event).
  • Personality – avoid the ‘bread and butter; formula by mentioning something you specifically enjoyed/liked about your gift/the party you attended.
  • A great tip is to not use the words ‘thank you’ for as long as possible!
  • Traditionally, it is thought polite to go over the page, rather than scribbling a hasty single side.

Use a thank you notelet…

Iris Flower Motif Correspondence Cards

Or a correspondence card with a pretty motif.

Merry Christmas from Smythson

December 23, 2009

We would like to wish all our customers and followers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Attention Last Minute Christmas Shoppers…

December 18, 2009

Last minute shopping panic? We have just extended our UK Christmas delivery deadline to 12 noon (GMT) Monday 21st December. For all non-UK orders, our deadline is midnight (GMT) tonight.

Browse our Christmas Gift Guide for inspiration…