Just wanted to share with you all what I've been doing on some of my weekends here at the house.
Now that my school is finished and I'm looking for a job, I might have a few hours to spare during the week.
My grandmother's 80th birthday party isearly next year. My mother and her sisters have decided to throw her a huge party lasting an entire weekend and asked me to come up with the invitations.
My creative self came up with these:
A local print shop helped me print them and the purple ribbon lovingly coordinated with my design!
A three-set invitation from a Letter size page. Not bad, huh?
I had seen several websites where people actually charge to hand-write addresses for invitations.
I didn't realize it was such a big deal--but what's even more surprising is people PAYING others to handwrite their invites!
I did about 35 of them in about 2 1/2 days--off and on. Not bad.
Every one thought I was nuts for doing all of those by hand when I could have easily set up a template to print them out. But it ended up being therapeutic for me. I enjoyed it.
I loved seeing an envelope finished.
I love the curly ends of the cursive letters.
I loved spending time on each and every one of them and I didn't mess up once!
I also handwrote each address for my wedding invitations--almost 80 of them.
They were lovely.
I loved our black envelopes. We embossed the design on the top left corner of our envelope as well.
Our entire invitation is below:
Maybe I should set up an etsy shop and provide handwritten invites as a service?
What do all of you think?!