Can you guess?
It looks like an old telescope box with intricate gold filigree painted on the outside. Though it is made of sturdy cardboard, it looked very much like a lacquer box. When you unclasp it, the box opens into three layers. The first one contains a leather bracelet. The second, lip balm in a small carved wooden container. The third, documentation.
I couldn’t have figured it out.
It’s the ticket for a Festival that my son is going to this weekend in Belgium.
I love its uniqueness. These days, in the world ruled by Internet, everything is ONLINE. Even sacred things such as wedding invites. Call me old fashioned, but if I ever get married, I would have my invites handprinted by Smythson‘s.
Because a ‘stiffie’ is something to be cherished for years to come. It is a relic from a time where things are ‘real’ rather than online, in your smartphone, fast, efficient. Here is one that we really cherish and never fails to bring happiness to our hearts each time we touch it ❤