To celebrate this month’s theme, we’ll be featuring stationery-focused makers and creators every Tuesday. Join us as we get to know some of the people who make stationery so special, who use their tools in unique ways. Today, our makers are Bread & Jam, a giftware company specialising in personalised products that exist to make people happy.
Founded by husband and wife team, Catherine & Jamie, everything they create is intended to leave a smile on the recipients face – we’re huge fans of theirs at Holly & Co! We believe Catherine & Jamie are living the ultimate good life; whether that’s Jamie commuting to work by longboard through winding country lanes, or Catherine doing the accounts with their beloved chickens, theirs is a life of love and contentment. In their own words, “The good life is fundamentally spending more time with the kids. It’s really what it all boils down to – family time.”
The idea behind the company was partly to do with a period in their lives which was difficult and somewhat full of sadness. Some of their earlier products were designed for one another, to cheer each other up; others were to brighten the days of family members.
The essence of the business is about injecting happiness into people’s lives, and Jamie & Catherine say, “we’re fortunate enough to be involved in the most intimate and heart warming areas of people’s lives. This includes birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, kids leaving home for the first time, proposals of marriage and many many more joyous moments, we’re very privileged.”
I feel very privileged in having got to know these wonderful people so much over the last year, and can’t wait to see what happiness they’ll create for us in the future!