Articles, creative inspiration, business tips and opinions from the team behind Boxcitement...
Stationery trends - what's going to be hot this year
We visited the Spring Fair wholesale show to research upcoming themes and designs, discover new creative talent and contact some favourite suppliers. Read more... >>
Making dreams come true in 2020
A few handy little tips on making sure you achieve everything you want in this new decade. Read more... >>
Why Brexit isn't getting us down!
Not only do we work with a fabulous selection of UK-based manufacturers, but we are as organised as we can be to continue sending boxes all over the world... Read more... >>
A day in the life of a Boxcitement letterpress notecard.
’As roller and plate and card collided, a bit of magic was created’. First off, apologies... this isn't a blog exactly, more a day trip to one of our favourite places which we’d like to share with you... Read more... >>
Choosing what goes into a subscription box is a monthly challenge - are we up to it?
Since Boxcitement started in 2015 there has been a huge increase in the types of subscription box on offer in the UK. We were relatively early in what was a fledgling market but now a quick search on Google reveals literally hundreds of boxes all vying for our customers' attention. So how on earth do we stand out? Read more... >>
The meaning of colour.
Boxcitement, as you may have noticed, uses eye-catching colour combinations to make the most of our designs. Colour is everywhere. It can set a mood, attract attention, make a statement, energise, or cool down. There's more to the use of colour than meets the eye. Read more... >>
Time to get trendy - trend forecasting and keeping on top of the creative game.
You can only grow as a business if you are giving your customers what they want, and for a creative business like Boxcitement that means we have to tap into the trends and designs that will be popular and will attract newcomers to us as well as keeping our loyal group of subscribers happy. Read more... >>
Why stepping out of your comfort zone is critical for business success.
The idea of Boxcitement is nearly three years old, meaning we have created a business that is viable, and that actually works - we have all heard those statistics about how many small businesses fail within the first two years. We made it! We are growing! But there has been a tricky lesson to learn along the way and I wanted to share it with you today. Read more... >>
Creative Inspiration - from masterpieces to unicorns...
Boxes have been posted, items have been ordered for next month and we are nervously waiting for customer feedback - so today I managed to sandwich a meeting in London between a visit to the National Gallery and that magnet for all stationery lovers, the flagship Paperchase store in Tottenham Court Road. In one day I saw one of my favourite masterpieces AND admired a display of sparkly unicorns - what's not to love?! Read more... >>