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Summer moments of wonder

It's June! Officially the start of the summer months. Which signs of summer do you notice at this time of year? The light evenings? Watching poppies unfold? Insects buzz in the sunshine? Watching the sun set over the sea (or perhaps enjoying the British seaside drizzle with some Fish and Chips)?  I started we are stardust as a way to share and celebrate moments of wonder for the natural world with our loved ones. Both art and science require us to use our imagination to gain a deeper understanding of nature and our place in the world. Art is a creative expression based on our experiences of the world. Science is our search to understand how the physical world works. In...

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National Stationery Week 2017

  This year National Stationery Week is championing the fact that writing matters. Writing, be it a short story, a letter to loved ones or just a personal diary, encourages the imagination to run wild whilst committing your emotions to a sheet of paper. Each we are stardust card captures a fact, story or curiosity, so that when you post a we are stardust card to your loved one, you gift them with a moment of wonder for the natural world. To celebrate National Stationery Week, we are stardust is offering FREE UK SHIPPING on all orders and a FREE GREETINGS CARD for all A4 print orders until midnight on 1 May 2017.  Browse the shop Free shipping code: NSW2017

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The Singing Robin: Facts and Folklore

I had such a wonderful time creating the Robin singing Christmas Greetings card. The robin is the UK's national bird and a symbol of Christmas.  Science When researching the robin, I learned that they one of the only birds to be singing at Christmas because, unlike other garden birds, they protect their territory all year round. However, they are very territorial and will fight to the death to protect their patch if needed. Their song is part of their defence mechanism as it lets other robins know to stay out. Folklore It has a long folklore history and conversely to their behaviour is associated with charity and piety. There is a story that robins got their red breast when a...

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#LITTLESTORIESOFMYLIFE :: NOVEMBER COLLABORATION WITH CIRCLE OF PINE TREES

I am very excited to announce my first ever online collaboration with Laura Pashby, freelance writer, editor and lifestyle photographer (not to mention the mother of three small boys!). Her blog, Circle of Pine Trees, is a record of time passing and of the seasons changing. It’s a blog for those who take pleasure in a posy of flowers picked from the garden or the way in which sunlight falls across the pillow. It's for those of us who notice the beauty in life’s little moments.  The photo features we are stardust's new Christmas cards: Robin singing and Mistletoe parasite. Here's what Laura has written about our collaboration (be sure to read to the end - there's a giveaway of 30 Christmas cards...

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