Progress Not Perfection - 2020 diary - personalised diary for 2020 - luxury leather with 9 colour choices - Christmas gift


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Progress Not Perfection is personal diary in luxury Italian leather. It is perfect to document the joy of zig zagging as we make progress towards our life goals.

Progress Not Perfection, in a diary format is available as follows:
- in two sizes: Medium (Between A6 / A5 in size) and Large (A5)
- in nine colours: Caramel, Chocolate, Slate Blue, Russet Red, Brightest Blue, Neon, Deep Orchid Pink, Pale Sage Green and Silver Grey
- in three diary formats: Day To View, Horizontal Week To View, Vertical Week To View.


Progress Not Perfection is a new addition to the Hope House Press collections for the 2020 diary range - it is a luxury leather Diary / Journal, providing a personal space to act not just as a regular Diary, but to also journal progress in life. Whatever you're working towards - a promotion at work, a marathon time worthy of the Guinness Book of Records, saving up for a new house / boat / <insert object of your desires here> - the new, Progress Not Perfection Diary 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 - Progress Not Perfection gives you a window to an untarnished reflection on an unfolding, and often ongoing, journey.

Progress Not Perfection allows you to record as much or as little detail as you want to - it is the antithesis to our overly filtered, selfie saturated world of personal presentation.

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 2020.


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.


This Style of Progress Not Perfection features a large, bold font as a standard title and as such, is not available for personalisation.


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 a Horizontal Week To View, Vertical Week To View or Day To View format. All 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: Progress Not Perfection 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 can 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.


Progress Not Perfection is available in the following sizes:

Medium (between A6 and A5): bound size approx 17 x 12.5cm. (This is our best selling diary size, because it works perfectly whether kept on a desk or stashed in a bag).

Large (A5): bound size approx 21.5 x 15cm.

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. If you'd like to check anything before ordering, please email hello [!at] so that we can help you with making your choice.

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Liz Weston

Liz Weston

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Can I swap around the colours and phrases for my order?

Yes! We can usually accommodate most requests. Please email us at with the details on what you're looking for.

Can you make something that isn't listed in your products?
So long as your idea isn't already trademarked and is feasible within the vintage letterpress fonts we have, we would be happy to look at making something for you. The cost for this varies according to the complexity and time involved in putting your bespoke order together. Please email and tell us what you're looking for.


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