A personalised balloon for uplifting words
Over 220 years ago the first balloon flight took off on the 19 September 1783 from Versailles watched by King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette along with a large crowd of onlookers. The Montgolfier brothers who invented the balloon recruited a cockerel, a duck and a sheep for the inaugural flight which lasted about 8 minutes. They made a safe landing and were unharmed by their ordeal. The physicist Pilatre de Rozier and an infantry officer, Marquis d'Arlandes became the first humans to take to the skies on 21 November 1783. Their flight took them about 5 miles across Paris and it lasted about 25 minutes. Our design is inspired by these intrepid farm animals.
We have adapted the Life's Great adventure design to accommodate 11 or possibly 12 characters on the top bar and 11 characters on the lower bar.
Fixing Points: one hole at the top of the tile
Dimensions: 9.4cm x 11.3cm
Characters Available for Personalised Tiles
This tile supports up to 22 characters comprising of the following:
Letters: A to Z in capital letters Numbers: 0 to 9
Additional Characters: ’ & - ! • (enter • using *)
Lower Case Letters: d, h, n, r, s, t, to make abbreviations such as 'st' 'nd' 'rd' and 'th'
Personalised Tiles Firing Schedule
Specially made tiles are added to firings as scheduled below. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for us to make your tile.
We aim to stick the schedule as much as possible but firings can be changed depending on how the tiles are drying.
Deadline: 7th January ~ Firing Scheduled: 27th January
Firing closed to new orders
This firing originally scheduled for 27 January will now be a week later due to interruptions from the Christmas break and a trade show.
Deadline: 27th January ~ Firing Scheduled: 12th February
Just 2 days left before the deadline
This is a provisional date as there is a long holiday coming up followed by a trade show.
Deadline: 16th March ~ Firing Scheduled: 6th April
Lots of time to make your tile
This is a provisional date as there will be a long holiday and a trade show before the firing date. This firing has the potential to take place in the latter part of March but it is not guaranteed.