Time is precious, create memories, have fun and laugh lots. Living in the present.
We're Kate and John, the husband & wife team behind A Year of Dates.
In 2014 John gave me a date jar. He’d filled 72 envelopes with date ideas, he'd got a bit carried away! Every Monday morning I opened an envelope and we had to make an effort to do what the card said that week. 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 we spoke to about it said ‘that’s a great idea, I wish I had time to do that'. Well now you don’t need to make that time – and there’s a surprise for both of you as you open each idea!
As parents we also know that making time for your partner can be tricky, so there are colour coded dates - for when you can't always get a babysitter!
Since setting up the business we've added gifts for other occasions - birthdays, baby showers & anniversaries . All our suggestions are sealed keeping the suspense going all year.
Award winning company based in Bolton, UK
We're delighted to have been considered for, and to have won, several awards. Being recognised for the items we create really means a lot to us.
Nominated for a NOTHS Make Award 2017 in the Connections category.
Winners of Start Up Business of the Year at the Bolton Business Awards 2018.
Finalist in the Best New Business Awards 2018
Finalist in the EVA Awards for Best Internet Industry 2019
Winner of Theo Pathitis' Small Business Sunday