I think that Filofaxes are like watches. You used to be given a watch and wear it all your life. Often you received a nice one for your 21st birthday and probably wore it until you received another one when you retired. Nowadays watches (if they are worn at all) are rather throwaway items – changed according to fashion and whim.
Filofaxes are much the same. Before, they were something you bought and used for decades. To many (perhaps most) people they are now a commodity – to be traded, bought and sold, and to be changed according to mood and season.
For those people, the following option may not be a good idea. But for others, it would make such a special gift. For a special person or a special occasion. Graduation, promotion or even a birthday.
Filofax UK offers embossing on three of its models – Domino, Original and Classic. You can choose the font and the color. The service costs only £7.95 though I can’t see if there is a limit to how many letters you may choose. Here is a link to all the embossable ones, and below is a description of the service:
We now offer an in house embossing service, giving you the opportunity to personalise your organiser.
We can emboss your organiser on the front to the bottom right, with the latin alphabet (A-Z) in capital letters.
Choose from blind (no colour), silver or gold embossing for your name or initials. This service costs an additional £7.95 per organiser, all items are embossed by hand so please allow an additional 2-3 days for delivery.
Please note embossed organisers are non returnable unless faulty. We will emboss your organiser with the exact letters entered when ordering, we cannot be held accountable for misspellings entered on the website.
THIS SERVICE IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON THE FOLLOWING RANGES:
I’ve often considered having my Winchester embossed with my name or initials; not sure where to take it to get this done, though! I love the idea.
I have a Cordwain Higgler with my name embossed on the front cover, and I think it makes it very special and very personal. I’m not sure how they do it, but it looks great.
One thought though – once you do that, it makes it impossible to sell or give your binders away. I don’t plan on getting rid of any of my filofaxes or other binders, so it isn’t a problem for me, but it is something to think about.
We saw the machine that does this up at Dalkeith
I think it is a great idea! Did you see it in action, Steve?