This Christmas just gone, Mum surprised me with this wonderful bumble bee stationery from Wagtail Designs. She thought it would be perfect as it matches the bee wax seal I have. I’ve received some great feedback from penpals and as it’s International Correspondence Month (InCoWriMo) I thought it would be the perfect time to share it with you.
The writing paper is a lovely 120gsm ivory (cream) paper in A5 size with the bumble bee illustration printed at the top and comes with a very handy line guide (for those of us who can’t write straight without one!). The thank you cards are a single sheet of 300gsm ivory card in A6 size, again with the bumble bee illustration at the top, but this time with the words “Thank You” in a handwriting font beneath it. Both the writing paper and the thank you cards come with matching envelopes which have the bumble bee illustration on the flap.
The paper and card used in the Wagtail Designs stationery are of a very good quality. It’s smooth and feels lovely to touch. Best of all, I found that I was able to use my fountain pens with this stationery with no issues at all (sometimes feathering and bleeding can be an issue when using fountain pen ink on certain types of paper).
Mum bought me the Writing Paper Gift Set in a Luxury Leather Writing Case and chose the bumble bee design for the stationery, however, the writing paper and thank you cards can be bought separately. Wagtail Designs have a number of different illustrations to choose from, as well as various types of stationery available.
I’m enjoying using this stationery for some of my letters, especially as it’s a bit different to my usual letter paper. I’m very tempted to get some more, but with a different illustration on.
Do you have any favourite stationery?