Personalised Notebook – Progress Not Perfection


Vintage personalised leather notebook - Progress not Perfection is perfect for yourself as a place to document the things you're working on....

Product Description

Vintage Style Progress Not Perfection – the perfect notebook to document the joy of zig zagging as we make progress towards our life goals.

Our Vintage Style Progress Not Perfection personalised Notebook / Journal provides a personal space to journal progress in life. Whatever you’re working towards – a promotion at work, a marathon time worthy of the Guiness Book of Records, saving up for a new house / boat / <insert object of your desires here> – the Vintage Style Progress Not Perfection Notebook / Journal will be with you every step of the way.

When we look back on our achievements we often forget the zig zag path that’s taken us to our destination – the Vintage Style of Progress Not Perfection gives you a window to an untarnished reflection on an unfolding, and often ongoing, journey. It also uniqely offers the opportunity to record as much or as little detail as you want to – it is the antithesis to our overly filtered, selfie saturated world.

We already know that this is popular for gifting – annotate the first page with a message of your own support, or give as an invitation for the recipient to challenge themselves.

In choosing a Hope House Press notebook, diary or journal, you’re in good company – our diaries have a cult celebrity following and a history of being selected for Tatler’s Top 10 – we’re quietly confident that this will make the list for 2017.

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Each Hope House Press Notebook, Journal or Diary is made by hand to order in our studio, from good quality paper bound in luxurious Italian leather. The natural materials and traditional print method make each one unique. Our signature print method produces a ‘kiss’ with ink, rather than an impression in the leather.


The front cover of the journal is printed with the title: PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION

The style of this printing with ink has been newly developed for this product – you’ll see that it’s lighter in some places and darker in others – this is intentional – to reflect the natural variation we have in our everyday lives and fit with the theme of the words. This will vary for every Notebook, Diary or Journal we produce in this style and adds to the uniqueness of it.

For the line of smaller personalised text, we have room to print a maximum of 14 characters including any spaces and punctuation on the Medium (Between A6 and A5) notebook, and up to 16 characters on the Large (A5) sized notebook.

You can choose from a range of bright, muted and classic colours as indicated in the drop down menu. To make the book truly bespoke, you can also choose to have an undated Notebook / Journal in a plain, lined or squared paper format. All of these formats are shown in the images alongside the cover of this style.

Hope House Press is renowned for our attention to detail – there is as much delight in opening our products as there is in using them. Every order is beautifully gift wrapped as standard: The notebook arrives presented in a gift box lined with tissue and secured with a band of ribbon, and includes a gift card printed with your message. It is ready to gift, without further wrapping required – making it perfect if you’d like us to send it direct to the recipient. If you would like us to send it direct to a recipient for you, we’d be happy to also include a notecard with a message of your choice – we’ll print it and pop it underneath the ribbon for you, at no extra cost.


Vintage Progress Not Perfection is available in the following sizes: Medium (between A6 and A5): bound size approx 17 x 12.5cm. Contains 144 pages/288 sides of paper. (This is our best selling notebook size, because it works perfectly whether kept on a desk or used on the go in a handbag). Large (A5): bound size approx 21.5 x 15cm. Contains 144 pages/288 sides of paper.

We understand it can be difficult to gauge the dimensions of a product from images when shopping online. As we’re unable to offer refunds or exchanges for personalised products, we advise checking the measurements stated above before ordering, to confirm you’re happy with the size.

Hope House Press has been shortlisted twice in the Not on the High Street MAKE Awards – Best Customer Service (2011) and Community Ambassador of the Year (2013).


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