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The History of Father’s Day

The tradition of Father’s Day has been celebrated around the world for over 100 years. The day honours the role fathers and father figures play in our families and society.


How did Father’s Day start?

Father’s Day, as we know it, began in America during the early 20th century.

The first known Father’s Day Service was organised by Grace Golden Clayton on 5th July 1908 in West Virginia. The service was to honour all fathers, especially those who were killed by a devastating local mine explosion. Whilst this appears to be the first Father’s Day celebration, it did not become an annual event and very few people outside of the area knew about it.

The following year in Washington, Sonora Smart Dodd had the idea to create a special day to honour fathers during a Mother’s Day church service.

Dodd’s mother died during childbirth when she was just sixteen-years-old. Her widowed father was left to raise Dodd and her five younger brothers alone.

A year later Dodd convinced several local church communities set aside a Sunday in June to celebrate fathers. They chose the third Sunday in June and delivered their sermons on 19th June 1910. On this day Dodd also delivered fresh-cut roses to fathers and boys from the YMCA. She gifted them red flowers for living fathers and white roses if their fathers were no longer with us. This celebration started Dodd’s mission of promoting Father’s Day. Over the next 50 years, she travelled America campaigning for Father’s Day to be recognised nationally.

Eventually, in 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation that officially declared of the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day.

How is Father’s Day celebrated today?

Now Father’s Day is celebrated across the world to recognise the contribution that fathers and father figures make. Some people try to visit their fathers, while others give cards or other gifts. Children often make cards for their dads and some families have a special celebratory lunch.

When is Father’s Day celebrated in The UK?

Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in the UK and many other countries across the world. Father’s Day 2020 will be celebrated on Sunday 21st June.

 

Four Fun Father’s Day Facts

  1. According to greetings card makers Hallmark, Father’s Day is the fifth-largest card-sending celebration of the year.
  2. In Germany, Father’s Day is a public holiday for everybody. Known as Vatertag or Männertag (Men’s day) it involves drinking lots of beer, riding a beer bike, and behaving irresponsibility!
  3. The most popular Father’s Day present is a tie.
  4. The Russian, Feodor Vassilyev (1707-1782), holds the world record for having the most children. He is said to have fathered a whopping 87 children. 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets with his first wife and a further 6 pairs of twins and 2 sets of triplets with his second.

 

If you are looking for a gift for Father’s Day, Inscripture creates a range of bespoke items including jewellery and keyrings. Many of the products can be personalised with foot or handprints, a child’s drawing or handwriting click here to see the full range.

Your Guide To Memorial Jewellery

Memorial, also known as mourning, keepsake or remembrance jewellery offers a time-honoured way of commemorating those who have passed, bringing comfort and enabling you to keep them close to your heart.

The History of Memorial Jewelry

Mourning jewellery has been worn for nearly 2,000 years. Memorial jewellery as we think of it today began during the Renaissance when the tradition of wearing commemorative rings engraved with a name to honour the memory of loved one became popular.

The practice became increasingly fashionable during the Victorian era, particularly after Queen Victoria lost her husband Albert in 1861. For the next four decades she wore black and commissioned many memorial pieces. As a result mourning jewellery became very popular, particularly lockets containing a picture or lock of hair, black jewellery made from Jet and pendants or rings featuring cameos or silhouettes of a loved one.

Today there are many options for remembrance jewellery from traditional lockets to urn jewellery. Many people also find wearing an engraved heart, angel wing or feather can provide comfort and act as a reminder too.

Lockets

Lockets are often treasured keepsakes that are passed down to the next generation. They offer multiple ways to remember a loved one with the option to store a picture or lock of hair inside, as well as engraving a special message, name or date on the outside.

Ashes Jewelry

Also known as cremation or urn jewellery, these pieces offer a way to keep the ashes of your loved one or pet safely with you. They give family members and friends a way to share a small part of the ashes. People also use the jewellery to store the burial soil or hair from a loved one. As well as pendant necklaces, you can also find ashes cufflinks. These are often worn for weddings, graduations or other special occasions when you want to feel a loved one is close to you.

Angel Wing or Feather charms

Angel Wings are considered to be a symbol of protection and the jewellery is thought to bring a sense of comfort and remembrance for those who have lost someone special.

Handwriting Engraving

You can have your memorial jewellery engraved with the handwriting of a loved one who has passed enabling you to keep their words with you always. The handwriting from a treasured note, letter or card is engraved onto a bracelet, necklace or charm. The engraving matches the actual handwriting supplied perfectly to create a unique and sentimental item. Find more information about handwriting engraving here.

Pawprint Engraving

If you have lost a beloved pet, it is possible to get their paw print engraved on to a charm or piece of ashes jewellery to create a special memorial item.

Whether you are looking for a sentimental keepsake for yourself to treasure or a thoughtful gift for someone close to you, memorial jewellery can be a significant comfort. To find a piece of memorial jewellery that you can cherish click here

What is Ashes Jewellery?

Ashes Jewellery, also known as cremation or urn jewellery, commemorates the memory of lost loved one and offers a way to keep their ashes safely with you. The jewellery creates a very personal memorial that can be passed down through the generations.

⁠The jewellery acts a tiny urn so you can keep a small piece of your loved one with you whenever you wear it. There is a small screw that, once removed, reveals a compartment that can be filled with ashes or other small sentimental items. The jewellery gives people the comfort of being able to carry their loved ones safely with them. It also offers a way for family members or friends to share a small part of the ashes. The jewellery can either be worn or stored in a jewellery box to bring you comfort when you need it.

People often choose to wear cremation jewellery when attending special occasions like weddings, graduations and family celebrations so they can feel their loved one is part of the event.

You can also gift cremation jewellery to help someone grieve or to a relative that cannot attend the funeral so they still feel involved in the event and have a way to pay their respects.

The different types of ashes jewellery

Cremation jewellery comes in a range of different designs so you can find something that suits your style. Cremation pendant necklaces for men and women are perhaps the most popular, but you can also get ashes rings and urn cufflinks too. Urn cufflinks are often worn by the groom at his wedding to honour the memory of a loved one who cannot be there.

How do you fill cremation jewellery?

To fill the ashes jewellery you need the following items

  • A small screwdriver
  • A tiny Funnel and pin (usually supplied with the piece)
  • Glue and a cocktail stick if you want to safely secure the jewellery once filled
  • A soft cloth.

Method

  1. Carefully remove the screw and insert the tiny funnel into the opening.
  2. Use a teaspoon to pour a very small amount of the ashes into the funnel. It’s best to start off with about 1/8 of a teaspoon as you don’t want to overfill the urn or get ash in the thread of the opening. You can always add a little more.
  3.  Use the silver pin to gently push the ashes into the opening of the jewellery. Only fill the item abut 80% full and make sure there is nothing left in the thread at the entrance to the compartment – this will stop you being able to tighten the screw back in smoothly.
  4. Replace the screw into the item and check that it sits flush to the jewellery and turns smoothly. If it doesn’t, carefully remove a tiny amount of the ashes and try again.
  5. Once you are happy that the screw fits perfectly you can choose to secure it in place with glue. To do this, carefully remove the screw and use a cocktail stick to place a thin layer of glue around the thread then screw it back in securely. Use the cloth to gently wipe any excess glue from the jewellery. Let the glue set completely before wearing the item.

What can you put inside your ashes jewellery?

Cremation ashes are the most common thing to be stored inside the jewellery, but people choose to store other sentimental items too. You can save a small amount of burial soil or sacred ground to put inside. Make sure that it is very fine and doesn’t contain any stones or lumps that might be too big to fit inside the entrance to the compartment.

If you don’t have access to the burial site you could collect some soil or sand from a place that was special to the deceased.

A small lock of hair can also be stored inside the jewellery or, if you have lost a beloved pet, a little fur or some whiskers.

Other ideas include crushed dried flowers, perhaps from the funeral or you could dry your loved one’s favourite flower. You could even include a spice or herb that you associate with the deceased – the sense of smell is closely linked to memory and can evoke particular feelings. These ideas allow people who don’t have access to the ashes to create a special memorial too.

Personalisation

Cremation jewellery can be personalised to make it particularly meaningful. There are many types for engraving available as well as charms that can be added to a necklace.

Engraving

Many people choose the have a name, date or quote engraved onto their jewellery item.

Handwriting Engraving

The tiny urns can be engraved with a message in actual handwriting from a treasure note, card or letter your loved one sent you enabling you to keep their words with you always. The engraving matches the actual handwriting supplied perfectly to create a unique and sentimental item. Find out more about handwriting engraving here.

Hand, Finger or Footprint Engraving

If you have a special print from the deceased it can be delicately engraved into the item for you to keep forever.

Pawprint Engraving

If you have lost a pet, it is possible to get their paw print engraved on to the jewellery along with a name and date to create a special memorial item.

Charms

You can add a charm to your necklace to give it extra meaning, including the deceased’s birth flower, birthstone or something symbolic like an angel wing.

Ashes Jewellery is a beautiful and versatile way for you to commemorate those who have passed, bringing you comfort and enabling you to keep them close to your heart. ⁠View our range here.

 

Fun Lockdown Activities for kids

Here are some fun activities to keep your children educated, entertained and exercised during quarantine! Our guide includes the lowdown on online resources and lots of fab free printables for you to download.

Set a Treasure Hunt

Think about how many clues you’ll need, which areas of the house you can utilise and an easy route to follow. Create a letter to your child from a pirate who has lost their treasure and needs their help as an exciting opener for the event.

If you’re feeling creative you can get rhyming and write your own clues or, to save you some time, we’ve designed a ready-made hunt for you to download.

Download our Printable treasure hunt here

Build a den Den

Making a den is great fun and will keep your little one amused for hours, just get them to agree to help with the clean up before you start!

Collect together some blankets, sheets, cushions or pillows and then search the house for a suitable den location. Under tables works well or the old favourite of a sheet over the top of two dining chairs is a good option. If it’s a nice day and you have a garden, you could always set up outside.

Once the structure is created fill the inside with cushions and blankets to make it as cosy as possible. The kids can take their favourite books and teddies inside and play by torchlight to make it extra exciting. Don’t forget to use the torch to make a shadow show inside the den.

Things you need to get started:

  • Blankets
  • Sheets
  • Cushions or pillows
  • Favourite books
  • A secret password to gain entry
  • A torch.

Have An Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Grab yourself 20 minutes for a cup of tea (or G&T!) with our indoor scavenger hunt. Send the kids off hunting for the items on our list while you take a well-earned break. A scavenger hunt is also a great activity for your children to do during a group call. Email our PDF to all the parents beforehand – the children can all search for the items, while you get ten minutes to catch up with the grown-ups! When then the kids come back they can show their friends what they have found.

Download our Printable Scavenger Hunt here.

Join an online class

There are so many fabulous resources out that to help you structure your day. We’ve put together a list of the Inscripture team’s favourites…

PE with Joe Wicks

Join thousands of other and  Start your day with a workout! The Body Coach has been donating the advertising profits from his video for the NHS so you can feel extra good doing it!

Where: YouTube     Time: 9:00 am     Day: Mon-Fri

Steve Backshall Online Home School

Post questions about wildlife, conservation, geography or exploration and, if you’re lucky, Steve will include the answers in his lesson!

Where: Facebook     Time: 9:30 am     Day: Mon-Fri

Art lesson with Simon Hetherington

Make sure children are ready with some paper, pens, pencils or crayons for a live art lesson.

Where: Facebook     Time: 10:30 am     Day: Mon & Thurs

Let’s Go Live with Science with Maddie and Greg

The CBeebies’ favourite, Maddie Moate will be giving a live science lesson each morning, exploring a different topic each week.

Where: YouTube     Time: 11:00 am     Day: Mon-Fri

Dance with Oti Mabuse

Oti leading her junior dance warriors in a fun themed lesson!

Where: FaceBook     Time: 11:30 am     Day: Mon-Sun

Story Time with David Walliams

Storytime with the popular funny guy and children’s Author.

where: worldofdavidwalliams.com     Time: 11 am     Day: Mon-Fri

Draw with Rob

Children’s author and illustrator Rob Biddulph has lots of video tutorials on his channel showing children how to create anything from sausage dogs to aliens!

Where: YouTube

BBC Bitesized

Bitesize has 150 new lessons every week to keep your kids on track with their learning. The lessons feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games.

Where: Bitesize

Have an armchair adventure

Their doors may be firmly closed but many museums, zoos and theme parks are offering a virtual tour within their walls so you can get a little culture and magic from your couch!

The British Museum

Delve into Arts and Culture via the online exhibitions, stories and a timeline, including a project looking at the Mayan World.

National Gallery of Art Washington D.C

Visit two online exhibitions – American Fashion from 1749-1895 and painting by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer.

Van Gogh Museum

You’ll find a selection of things to do for everyone – from young children through to die-hard art lovers.

San Diego Zoo

has live cams keeping you and the littles occupied at this fabulous zoo!

The Houston Zoo

live cams show giraffe feeding time, elephants and rhinos amongst others

Disney World

Bring the magic into your front room with google street views allowing you to step inside all of the parks.

Daily Lego challenge

Challenge your kids to a daily lego challenge and get them building. We’ve created 14 ideas below to keep you going for the next two weeks.

Download our Printable Lego Challenge here.

 7 Tips For A Better Week

Like most of us, we have experienced the stress, worry and anxiety during lockdown, but we have also found joy in the way we are all so united and in this together. With most days blurring into one, with no real shape to them we thought we would share a daily tip to make your day brighter. 

Monday

Why not write a postcard or letter to your best friends and family? Sit with a cuppa and put pen to paper. Receiving snail mail through the post is lovely at any time but especially now. More personal than a text and sure to brighten their day.

Tuesday

You have no plans this evening so why not make Tuesday evenings your pamper time. Run a hot bath, swirl in that bath oil you save for best and take a deep breath. Now is the time to shave your legs, wash your hair, hair and face mask it up and emerge a new woman!

Wednesday

Today’s the day to make a playlist. Compile your fave uplifting tunes name it “Pandemic at the disco” and play at full volume whenever the need takes you. Dancing around the kitchen table mandatory!

Thursday

When was the last time you watched a classic movie? Think old school Hollywood. Pour yourself a drink, slick
on that red lipstick, and Immerse yourself of the glamour of days gone by.

These are the movies on our list

  • Casablanca (1942)
  • Gone With The Wind (1939)
  • Singing In The Rain (1952)
  • Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961)
  • Rebel Without A Cause (1955)

Friday

Whether working from home, homeschooling or just trying to hold it all together, try to keep that Friday feeling. It will anchor your week and give it much needed shape. Make sure you have chilled your wine/ tonic water/ special non-alcoholic bevvy and come 5 pm pour yourself a celebratory glass. Pile on your jewellery (shop our range here), lay your table properly, light candles and dine together. Even if you order in, pop it on plates and make sure no one eats their dinner on their lap in front of the TV.

Saturday

Do something fun today. If you have children and the weather is holding up, make a camp in the garden. Use old bedding and chairs to create a base for them. This simple thing has kept our children entertained for hours, they have even taken their tea in there! No children to entertain? Nows the time to dust off that book you have been promising yourself you will read but are “too busy”. If that feels like too much effort then download one from Audible, lay back, relax and listen.

Sunday

Another week in lockdown draws to a close. Do something today your future self will thank you for. Maybe setting
your alarm slightly earlier so you can do 10 mins of yoga, mindfulness or indeed have a solitary cup of coffee on Monday morning before the week starts again.

Coping with Grief and Loss

Losing someone close to you is a traumatic experience. Bereavement affects everyone very differently and there is no ‘right’ way to grieve. Follow your instincts and be gentle with yourself. Sadly there is no easy way to deal with the loss of a loved one, but here are some strategies that we hope can help you cope as best you can.

1 Do it your way

We’re all different, there’s no right or wrong way to grieve. Allow yourself to feel whatever it is you feel, whether it’s disbelief, anger, sadness or a sense of relief, all your emotions are valid. Try not to deny or repress your feelings as they are all part of the grieving process. These feelings may not be there all the time and powerful feelings may appear unexpectedly but you have to find your own path through your grief, look for all the support you can – you do not have to make your journey alone.

2 Be kind to yourself

Your self-esteem may have taken a knock so try to acknowledge each time you achieve something, no matter how small it is. We can be very good at noticing our mistakes and ignoring our good points, especially when we are feeling down. Making dinner, washing your hair or spending the day in bed to rest are all small achievements, don’t try to do too much – set small targets that you can easily achieve.

3 Practice self-care

It is important to be gentle with yourself, try to eat nourishing food, drink lots of water and get plenty of sleep where you can. Having alcohol might seem like a quick fix, but try to avoid it as it is a depressant that can make you feel worse.  If you are worried about your feelings or your health, please speak to your doctor as they are there to help.  Sticking to a regular routine of eating, sleeping, exercise and relaxation may help, but make sure you include time to reflect on what has happened to you.

4. You are not alone.

Reach out to people around you, take offers of support and tell people what you need. Although it can be incredibly hard to talk about how you’re feeling, it can help you process your emotions. Remembering your loved one and sharing stories with other people who knew them may help and can bring a little brightness to those seemingly darker days.

If it’s too hard to talk to someone, you could try writing your feelings and thoughts down in a journal.

If you don’t feel like talking to a friend or relative, please don’t be afraid to seek out professional help as that is what they are trained to do. You can search for local bereavement services here

5. Grief is a journey

A very hard one, but it will get easier, although unfortunately, there are no shortcuts and it takes time, often much longer than you may expect. Try not to rush through the process, just take it one step at a time. It will always be there to some degree, but in time you can use your grief to honour your loved one by keeping their memory with you.

6. Special Days

During anniversaries, birthdays or other significant events try to surround yourself with family and friends or reach out to support groups. It is times like these when you might experience extreme waves of grief, so try not to be alone.

7. It’s OK to live your life

Don’t feel bad or guilty for enjoying moments and remember it’s alright to find yourself not thinking about the person who has passed. They would want you to be happy and enjoying the life they loved watching you create.

8. Celebrate their Life

Remembering the happy times you spent with your loved one may be painful, but it can also be healing.  Keep their memory alive through acts that honour their lives. Looking at photographs, visiting the places you shared with them, helping out at charities they supported, listening to music they enjoyed and watching movies they loved may also help.

 

Further Help

  • If you are struggling to cope please Contact your GP.
  • Find bereavement advice from The NHS here
  • Cruse Bereavement Care offers telephone, email and website support
  • We have started a private Facebook group as a support network for people to connect with others, share memories, photos, quotes and poems and to remember those who held such a huge part of your heart.⁠ As a private group, all posts will be moderated and members approved to create a kind and supportive environment

What is .925 Sterling Silver?

What is .925 Sterling Silver?

Silver has long been valued as a precious metal and is a great choice for jewellery that is both timeless and on-trend. When buying silver items you have probably seen the words Sterling Silver, but how is that different to Fine Silver or Silver Plated? And which one is the best? Read our detailed informative guide to find out…

.925 Silver Vs Silver

The difference between .925 Sterling Silver and Pure Silver:

Fine Silver, sometimes called Pure Silver, is 99.9 % silver with a tiny amount of another mental, often copper or nickel added. Fine Silver is very soft and not often used for everyday jewellery because it will bend and scratch easily.

Sterling Silver is an alloy made of 92.5% silver, with the remainder 7.5% made up of another metal, usually copper. This combination makes the metal much stronger and more durable. The jewellery created with it will be harder wearing and more scratch-resistant. Sterling Silver has the appearance of solid silver and is often stamped with 925 or .925 to represent the percentage of real silver used.

Is Sterling Silver the Same as Silver Plated?

No, Silver Plated means that the item is made from another metal, which is coated with a thin layer of Sterling Silver on top. Silver Plated jewellery tends to be cheaper than Sterling Silver and if you wear it in water and don’t care for it properly the plating will eventually rub off.

Caring for your Sterling Silver Jewellery

Sterling Silver can tarnish, but don’t worry, our guide to cleaning your Silver jewellery will help you keep it looking it’s best.

Keep your Sterling Silver jewellery in tip-top condition by following our handy tips for cleaning, storing and travelling here.

Shop our stunning range of stylish Sterling Silver Necklaces, Bracelets, Rings and Earrings.

Have you considered creating that extra special piece? Simply send us a photo of that treasured card or note that you’ve saved over the years and select a beautiful item for us to carefully extract and engrave it onto. Whether you’d like a Handwriting Necklace, Handwriting Bracelet or maybe even a Keyring or Frame, we’ve got something for everyone.

Stationery vs Stationary

Stationery and Stationary are two words that sound the same but have very different in meanings. At a glance, they look similar, but one is spelt with ERY at the end and the other ARY. It’s very easy to confuse the two words, so to save you mixing them up we have put together a mini-guide to help you remember which is which.

 

StationAry

The word Stationary (with an A)  means not moving, still or unchanging.

Example

The car was stationary in a queue of traffic.

StationEry

The word Stationery  (with an E) refers to writing and office supplies like notebooks, paper, pens and envelopes.

Example

Inscripture stocks a range of personalised stationery.

A little trick to remember how to spell them

Remember StationAry as being spelt with an A for “stAnding still” or an AR like “pARked cAR”.

Remember StationEry as being spelt with an E for “Envelope,” or an ER like “papER”.

 

We hope our quick tips will help you remember the difference between the two words and how to spell them. Don’t forget we stock personalised stationEry. Our stylish notebooks that can be printed with a special message in a loved one’s actual handwriting on the cover or even personalised with a child’s drawing.

Click here to shop notebooks

Click here to shop pens

Click here to shop bookmarks

How to Celebrate a Lockdown Birthday

Do you or someone close to you have a quarantine birthday approaching? Don’t despair there are lots of ways to mark the occasion during isolation. Follow our fun ideas and you can still celebrate in style!

 

Making The Big Day Special…

It might feel like we have pressed pause on many aspects of life, but time is still ticking, so lots of people will celebrate their 2020 birthday at home. Not being able to see friends and family will naturally make you feel a little disappointed, but don’t let the day go by without a celebration.

Virtual Party

Book in a Zoom or Houseparty get together. Use it as an excuse to ditch your go-to lockdown outfit and put on something special. Don’t forget some fabulous accessories (it’s all about the jewellery for us!) people will be focussing on your face so earrings and a necklace will make it look like you are party-ready! To make a day of it treat yourself to a candlelit bath beforehand and have some fun trying out a new makeup look. Our make-up crush Ella James has some great IGTV tutorials to inspire you.

Virtual Pub

Staying home might be the new normal, but that doesn’t mean you can’t meet your mates at the pub! Brewers and pubs are getting virtual and offering quizzes, tastings and comedy nights.

  • Scottish Brewery, Brew Dog, have created The Open Arms, a place to get together, share a drink and stay safe, check out their website for upcoming events
  • The drag troupe, Sink the Pink, have teamed up with gin brand Wildcat to launch its very own online pub. Ginger Johnson will be hosting a pub quiz every Thursday at 7.30 pm, which will be live-streamed on their Instagram
  • Camden Town Brewery has launched a venue called The Camden Bre.www.ery Bar where they are hosting all sorts of weekly events, tune into the brewery’s website to find out more.
Virtual Restaurant

Pull out those recipe books and create a delicious three-course meal you’ve never cooked before. If you’re living with a partner or housemates, you could take a course each to prepare and you can even get the kids involved as junior waiters!

If you don’t fancy cooking, some local eateries will prepare a meal for you and deliver it to your door – all you have to do is reheat and eat. It’s a great way to support your local independent restaurants and have a birthday meal to remember.

Deliveroo and Uber Eats are still delivering too, so get the candles out and sit-down to enjoy your favourite take away.

Virtual Feelgood Disco

Put your dancing shoes on and head to Spotify and search for thortful’s Positive Playlist. The card company has used Spotify data to reveal the ultimate positivity playlist! It features modern artists like Surfaces and Dua Lipa along with old favourites like I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) by Whitney Houston and Take on Me by a-ha.

Virtual Cinema

Lockdown doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the latest movie releases. Universal Studios are making their new movies, which should have been screening in cinemas now, available online. You can pay to stream their latest movies via Sky, Apple, and Amazon. Create date night at home and don’t forget the popcorn!

Virtual Kids Lockdown Birthday Party

Create a birthday to remember for your little one.

  • Friends and family might not be able to say happy birthday in person, but get them to send cards and record video messages so your child knows they are thinking of them. Contact friends in advance to give them a little reminder – it’s easy to lose track of time during lockdown!
  • Prepare a virtual party, get a group of their friends together on Zoom or Houseparty and let the games commence.  Email the guests bingo cards and get calling, play charades and set them our indoor scavenger hunt (download our printable scavenger hunt). If you want to make things super easy, HouseParty has inbuilt games to keep the fun flowing
  • Get out the Christmas decorations (or anything else you have to hand) and create a sparkling wonderland at home. Build an indoor camp where you can all watch a movie and sleep – lots of blankets, fairy lights and cushions are essential to make a magical and cosy birthday den!
  • If you’re keen campers and have a garden, you could even set your tent up for a sleep out, barbecue sausages for a party tea and have hot chocolate and marshmallows.
Make them feel special

If a friend or a family member has a birthday during quarantine make sure they know you are thinking of them. A phone call is a great way to stay in touch, but we always feel a card or parcel is extra special.

If you’re gift shopping look to small, independent businesses who will be struggling during this time, many will be offering delivery. Don’t forget our range of beautiful personalised jewellery and gifts. We can create a bespoke gift within three working days and have it delivered straight to their door with a note from you enclosed. See our full range here.

Positivity & Boosting Your Energy Levels

Positivity & Boosting Your Energy Levels

The New Normal 

Week three of lockdown and we are gradually adjusting into our new normal. Here at Inscripture HQ we have been leaning heavily on our online exercise regimes. It’s been giving shape to our days and giving us the energy to power through. Reading inspiring uplifting books and following motivational creators online are also keeping us going! We thought we would share some with you ♡

Mantra Jewellery - Inscripture

Find Your Mantra 

We have just launched our new “Mantra” range and now seems a fitting time to adopt a mantra if you don’t already have one. Lots of yogis have a mantra they use during meditation. Something to centre themselves and bring them back when the inevitable brain wander starts to happen. It can be something really simple like “I am calm” or just “breathe”.
As self-confessed yogis we have been using our practice to calm, stretch and breathe. All you need is a mat and your iPad and a quiet 40 minutes.

We have been doing @lisaseretnyyoga classes. Super easy to access through zoom and £15 per month with daily classes online and extras- note the blissful guided meditation last night! We are piling on our mantra jewels before we hit the mat! It also reminds us of our personal phrase whilst in downward dog! ♡

20 Minute YouTube Lockdown Workout - Inscripture

Energise

As well as yoga we are trying to fit in some cardio to burn off all that incoming Easter chocolate! Jokes aside a 20/30 minutes cardio hit does wonders for the mind and body. We are absolutely thrilled that Cecilia from the amazing @Resultswithcecilia has created a quick on the go workout Just for you guys! Click here to access her work out on our YouTube Channel. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on new uploads! ♡

It’s all about balance

All this being said, we are firm believers in taking each day as it comes at the moment. You may have a day when you don’t feel remotely motivated or upbeat. This is also fine and you should go with it, hit the sofa, call your mates or just have a long hot soak in the bath and relax. It’s all about balance and it’s such a tricky one to achieve so letting go of any self-judgement is the best thing you can do. Book wise we have been going from super immersive fiction to investigating things we have always been curious about ♡

Daisy Jones Book - Inscripture

For the chick-lit, it’s been Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Enviable rockstar lifestyles, inimitable fashion and a stellar story that will stay with you long after you close the last page. ♡ Moonology - Inscripture

For something a little deeper, we have been dipping our toes into Moonology. The study of that wonderful ball in the sky. Whether you believe it can control our emotions or not, it’s a fascinating read ♡

NHS Rainbow Bracelet - Inscripture

Everyday Superheroes 

We’ll be out clapping for all the amazing NHS staff at 8 pm tonight – a small way to show our appreciation of the AMAZING work they are doing. If there is someone who is making a difference in your community during this time, head over to our Facebook page and nominate them for our Everyday Hero Prize.  Each Wednesday during April we will choose one inspiring individual to receive a £75 Inscripture voucher to spend on anything in our range. Entries for this week’s prize close at midnight on Tuesday 14th April.

We’ve also launched our NHS Rainbow Stretch Bracelet – 20% of all sales will be donated to support our NHS during the COVID-19 emergency. We also offer all those fabulous people who work for the NHS a 25% discount on our range ♡

Social Fix 

So who should we be tuning into on social? We have been loving these accounts for shaking up our working from home fashion, makeup and food inspiration.

@stylemum
The gorgeous Pascale has been fuelling our sweaty Betty addiction like crazy! We can attest that the 7/8 leggings she recommended are amazing. The perfect length for those Shorter gals! She’s like a dose of sunshine and rocks a dress like no other. Also note- seriously cute dog.

 

@ellejamesmakeup
Elle’s IGTV makeup tutorials are inspiring us to fall back in love with having some fun with colour. If you find yourself at a loss for something to do, have a go at creating her signature smoky eyes. And let us know if you do, tag us at @inscripture we would love to see.

@minimalistbaker
Bored of all the “banana bread” on Instagram? Check out minimalist baker. All recipes are 10 ingredients or less and baked in less than 30 mins. Our kind of food inspiration!

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