About A Year Of Dates
In 2014 my husband gave me a date jar for Christmas, he’d filled 72 envelopes with date ideas (he got a bit carried away!) Every week we opened an envelope and made an effort to do what the card said, it was exciting; some ideas weren’t what I’d choose to do but we made it fun, and most importantly we made time for each other in our busy lives – something we all can forget to do! Everyone I spoke to about it said ‘I wish I had time to do something like that’, I was on maternity leave, looking for a project, so A Year of Dates was born!
3 years later my husband and I work together in the business, we have a range of gifts for all occasions and there is much more to come! All our products are aimed at helping the couple/family/individual make memories and spend more time together – something we can all forget to do in this fast moving world.
A Year of Dates jar or box is made up of 52 coloured envelopes which each contain a date idea, 5 blank cards to add personal dates, and a dice to help with decision making! As new parents we realised how difficult it is to spend time with each other so we introduced a colour coded version to help parents plan babysitters, and lots of the ideas can be done at home, in your PJ’s if you like! Our range includes the ‘Things to do When’ range aimed at milestones birthdays for 30,40, 50 and 60 year olds; our New Parent boxes (with 10% of each sale being donated to a post natal depression charity); wedding anniversary boxes, a self-care edition and A Year of Play for families.
We can now personalise all our products allowing you to add names, dates and a short message to the boxes, making it an extra special gift.
We’re delighted to have been nominated for our success so far by being named as Start Up Business of the Year in the Bolton Business Awards in 2018 and the North West Chamber of Commerce Ecommerce Business of the Year for 2019.