It looks like we’re all going to be spending a lot of time at home over the next few months. I’m dusting off my calligraphy equipment and am planning on designing a whole load of spirit-lifting designs. Alphablots will keep going with business as usual for as long as possible, and I want to do anything I can to help out during these uncertain times
Free printables to keep the kids busy
Stuck at home with the kids and desperate for ideas to keep them entertained? You can download a set of free printables from the freebies page. All of my alphabet designs, set up as colouring-in sheets that will print on a normal A4 black and white home printer. You could get them colouring in their initials, or spelling out words to send to relatives. If you do end up using them I’d love it if you tagged #alphablots so I could see you guys getting busy.
How Corona virus will affect orders
All of my products are made in the UK, and I have a stock of most items so for now I shouldn’t have problems getting your orders out. I am taking precautions to keep myself healthy, and have put in place strict hand washing and sanitising steps to follow whilst packing up orders. A study out this week suggests that the COVID-19 virus can survive on hard surfaces such as plastic and stainless steel for up to 72 hours and on cardboard for up to 24 hours. All of my packaging is made from recycled card and paper, so by the time your parcels get to youthey should be well into the safe zone. If you’re worried about how the virus is spread check out this article.
Looking after each other
During this time of reduced physical contact I’m going to try and find ways to stay as sociable as possible. Writing letters and cards to people in isolation, as well as regular phone and skype calls to keep in touch. If I find anything that makes me smile I’ll be sure to share it on insta – we’re all going to need to keep our spirits up over the next few months.
Full set of colouring-in letters. Print out the worksheets on a home printer and keep the kids busy during Corona lockdown. Stay creative, stay sane!