Postcards from glorious summer staycations

Recently, we’ve been sending our unique postcards out with orders so that you can include a special message with your gift or we can add a little note ourselves to thank you for your custom. This got us thinking about the wonderful art of postcard writing and how they’re evocative of classic holidays at home.

Here are some of the locations you might be writing postcards from this summer:

Somerset

Not only is Somerset home to three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it has architectural gems like Wells Cathedral to explore and culinary delights including Cheddar cheese and fresh apple cider to enjoy. Be sure to include a visit to Somerset Lavender on your staycation itinerary, where you can wander through five acres of lavender fields, breathing the scent in deeply and watching the bees busily buzzing from one plant to the next.

Upon your return, evoke memories of your holiday with the Sleep Easy Care Package. The Votive Candle, Mini Reed Diffuser, Room Spray and Soap will transport you back to the lavender fields of Somerset every time you smell their wonderful fragrance.

York

The walled city of York never fails to delight visitors, who can enjoy its 13th-century cathedral, complete with stunning stained glass windows; the character-filled shops of the Shambles; and the impressive locomotives at the National Railway Museum. One quintessential York experience not to be missed is Betty's Tea Rooms, which has been serving tea and sweet treats since 1919 and whose loaf cakes are legendary.

Bring the scent of a relaxing cup of tea into your home with the Earl Grey Candle in a Glass.

The Cotswolds

Recently, we’ve been sending our unique postcards out with orders so that you can include a special message with your gift or we can add a little note ourselves to thank you for your custom. This got us thinking about the wonderful art of postcard writing and how they’re evocative of classic holidays at home. […]

Nowhere cries romantic England as much as the Cotswolds, with its villages built out of warm honey-coloured stone, limestone hills and immaculately preserved medieval churches. Make sure your postcard from the Cotswolds mentions the gardens at Hidcote Manor, which are divided thematically into a number of ‘rooms’. The Rose Walk was a special project of Graham Thomas, who brought older rose varieties back into fashion during the 1960s and 70s, before working for the National Trust on gardens like the one at Hidcote.

Conjure up all of Graham Thomas’ passion for roses every time you wash your hands with the Rose Soap Bar. It’s a heady scent you can enjoy all year round.

Edinburgh

Just because you’re holidaying at home doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a city break and Scotland’s capital has so much to offer. Unlike most Augusts, when the city is overflowing with visitors for its festivals, 2020 looks very different and you can enjoy a more relaxed time in Edinburgh. A highlight of any visit is sipping prosecco surrounded by the unmatched opulence of the Dome, with its marble bars, dark wooden features and Corinthian columns.

There's even more of an excuse to enjoy the bubbles this month as August 13th is National Prosecco Day. If you can’t make it to Edinburgh to enjoy a glass or two, bring the fizz to bath time with the Clementine & Prosecco Hand and Body Wash.

Anglesey

Island holidays do not have to be off the cards in 2020 and Anglesey in North Wales has plenty to write home about. Strap on your walking boots and discover 125 miles of stunning scenery along the Anglesey Coastal Path; marvel at the four concentric rings of defences at Beaumaris Castle; and enjoy the six certified Blue Flag beaches on the island. Fill your basket with strawberries at Hooton’s Homegrown in Menai Bridge and taste the best of natural Welsh produce.

Back at home, you can enjoy all the fruity goodness of those pick-your-own fields with the Strawberry Kitchen Garden Candle. Whether you’re inside or in the garden, the sweet fragrance will enhance your surroundings.

Here at Heyland & Whittle we have two postcard designs that may be included in your parcel. The first is a multicoloured union flag that evokes staycation vibes this summer, while the other depicts our founder, Ursula’s, pretty little flower garden created in a wooden crate. It just goes to show that you can have beauty and fragrance at home, no matter how small your outside space or how local your staycation plans are.

Wherever you’re staycationing this summer, be sure to pick up your miniatures from our Travel Collection here.