LINLEY Burlington Arcade Christmas

Martyn White

Posted on December 28 2017

To celebrate the festive season, LINLEY invites talented illustrator Jo Bird to create Christmas cards for shoppers at their Burlington Arcade store. 


In the run-up to Christmas, I had the great pleasure of being invited to LINLEY store in the Burlington Arcade to experience a special store event as well as discovering the latest gifts and products from the brand. As the Christmas shoppers descended into the capital in their masses, surrounding stores put on entertainment, drinks and show-stoppers to attract the crowds. LINLEY however, went the extra mile, inviting Christmas carol singers into the store with talented illustrator Jo Bird who was on hand to create personalised Christmas cards for shoppers depicting festive LINLEY designs to link with their gift purchases. 

LINLEY Burlington Arcade Christmas Cards with Jo Bird Illustrator Jo Bird Illustrator at LINLEY Burlington ArcadeLINLEY Burlington Arcade Christmas Cards with Jo Bird Illustrator

During the festivities and shopping excitement, I had the opportunity to select a personal favourite LINLEY design to be illustrated onto my very own Christmas card by Bird. Being an avid fan of the Bear Family Gift Set since discovering them in the Belgravia flagship store, I knew that it would make the perfect Christmas card illustration for the family. The Family Bear set consists of three bears; Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Baby Bear designed by Skjode crafted in a beautiful walnut with characterful detailing.

LINLEY Burlington Arcade Christmas Cards with Jo Bird Illustrator LINLEY Burlington Arcade Christmas Cards with Jo Bird Illustrator LINLEY Burlington Arcade Christmas Cards with Jo Bird Illustrator

With a backdrop of live carol singing for the crowds to enjoy, Jo Bird designed and decorated Christmas cards by using vibrant graphic pens and watercolours to create mesmerising images. Everything from jewellery boxes and sofas to nutcrackers wreaths was drawn before the customer's very eyes to take away and cherish. 

The event filled the arcade with a festive atmosphere and I am incredibly thankful to have been part of the day and to meet the singers and Jo. For further details on products and designs available at the store, click to view the official LINLEY London website. Details on projects and illustrations from Jo Bird can be found via her official website. 


 



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