To create our first range of stationery, we found inspiration in history books, encyclopaedias, children’s books and atlases. History grounds us, traveling educates us and our imagination nudges us into the future - sometimes with the wholehearted eagerness of a child and sometimes with fearful hesitation.
We love paper because it's a canvas for painting stories, for documenting things. We catalogue our fears, hopes and dreams. We solidify our tasks and goals. Most of all, we love paper because it allows us to imprint our relationships in the form of cards, notes and letters. There's something special about reading a letter shared between lovers, knowing that they too, with a need to share their love, were documenting the magic of being together, of sharing a moment and being grateful for the presence of another human being.
With the digital world overtaking us, we turn to paper and we say it's because we like to touch things. The truth is, we like to feel things. And we make stationery, because we like to share those feelings.
The Poppy Seed Collective hand-crafts bespoke cards, note-sets and envelopes. Choose from our limited edition or standard everyday ranges or request a bespoke set of personalised stationery. All cards are quality inkjet printed on beautiful paper or card stock with an art paper finish, while envelopes range from ivory, black, white and textured colours to hand-folded reclaimed paper from vintage books like encyclopaedias, atlases and children's books.
We do individual orders, corporate gifts as well as wedding invitations. All orders are treated individually, ensuring a uniquely tailored product. Let us know what your requirements are and we'll send you a quote. Our stationery can be delivered anywhere in the world and is available in three different ranges:
Our flagship range! Limited edition note-card sets with envelopes folded from vintage book pages.
An everyday range of quirky and beautiful designs from South African creatives.
Something truly special. Stationery crafted according to specific instructions.