Working 9-5*

As soon as I wrote the title for this post, I started singing Dolly Parton in my head – anyone else read it and sing it? It’s not exactly true in my case either… for one, I’m currently off on maternity leave and also my job is anything but 9-5. I’ve worked in event marketing one way or another since graduating and I now predominantly work for our family events company, Imaginative Productions.

We produce the North East’s largest and scariest Halloween haunt, Scream Factory which runs each October and our Christmas event, Dine With Santa… as well as working on other commissioned projects. It’s headed up by my father in law but I work closely with my sister in law who is the event manager and my brother in law leads the site build. I feel quite lucky that I married into quite a talented family – all the sets are handmade by the team, as well as the majority of props. I absolutely love what I do, so combining that with been able to work with the people I care about to me is a perfect job.

However whilst off on maternity leave, various connections have got in touch to see when I’ll be back to work for freelance projects. ‘Drop me an email,’ I’ve been saying whilst scrambling in the twins changing bag to find a pen and piece of paper…

So when Basic Invite got in touch about working together, I jumped at the chance! They’re known for their breathtaking and affordable wedding invitations but pretty much do whatever kind of stationery you can imagine. From Bar Mitzvah invites to birth announcements, they literally cover everything and they are all completely customisable.

If you watch my Instagram stories, then you’ll know they had a fantastic offer on Christmas and Holiday cards. I made some using their online builder featuring Edie and Mabel and they were just the cutest!

However I was most impressed with my business cards – so much so, I’m planning on ordering some compliment slips and other stationery in the new year ready for when I go back to work. The quality of the paper stock was fantastic and I love how affordable foiling is – even with shipping to the UK.

So if you’re looking for some business cards for your blog, wedding invites or a really unique baby shower thank you card then you have to check them out. Click here to to take a look and start using their online customisation builder to make yours!

1 Comment

  1. Alison
    January 9, 2018 / 9:13 am

    I went back to work after 9 months but not through choice. I wish I could have stayed at home but in my line of work it was impossible.

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