Every Year I produce hampers for our friends at X-Press Legal Services in Witney. They are a local business who pride themselves in supporting the local business community and offering a personalised service. With this in mind we always try and reflect a little bit of Witney in the design we produce. So I thought I would share with you how this years design evolved. One saturday back in July I was enjoying the sun on Church Green in Witney with my 5 year old son. Mummy can I draw in your sketch book said Hugh, and he set about drawing St Mary's Church at the top of the green. As we talked about what we could see I noticed the rather lovely tree to the right of the church and I had that 'i can do something with that' feeling. I was seeing owls and bird boxes and little hanging signs. There was no way I was getting my sketch book back for more than a minute so I hastily sketched a quick rough before the pencil was wrestled from my hand! And there that little sketch sat for a couple of months, I kept thinking about it and in the back of my mind it was going to be a family tree picture with little named bird boxes. Then when I started to research for Christmas it came in a flash - what could be better for a business on the edge of Church Green than that lovely tree I sketched in the summer.
I am still thinking about it as a family tree picture… so watch this space!