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6 ways to preserve handwriting

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I don't know about you, but my grandmother had beautiful handwriting (it was cursive, y'all) and so does my mom. I have very neat handwriting but its not stop-and-stare pretty like theirs is. So I've recently been on a mission to find ways to preserve their handwriting and I came up with the following list! I'd love to hear any other ideas y'all might have - share in the comments! 

Tea Towels

These tea towels would be so fun to use for old recipe cards that have been passed down from generation to generation! I love things that are both functional and meaningful! 

Image courtesy of  Nesting Project

Image courtesy of Nesting Project

Wedding Invitation Plaque

Well, y'all knew I couldn't include a blog post about preserving handwriting without including a unique way to preserve your wedding invitation! I love how personalized these plaques are!

Photo courtesy of  2 chic chicks

Photo courtesy of 2 chic chicks


Now here is something I'd like as a gift at some point - a necklace featuring my kids handwriting. If anyone happens to know my husband - feel free to send the message along! 

Christmas ornament 

In our family, Christmas ornaments are collected on every single trip we go on and its such a special keepsake and makes decorating our tree full of memories every year. So, of course I loved the idea of adding a handwritten ornament to our tree! 

Photo courtesy of  Make Things Lovely

Photo courtesy of Make Things Lovely

DIY serving platter 

This seems like a pretty easy DIY project to either use or display in your home. You can find the full tutorial over on the Reluctant Entertainer's blog! 

Photo courtesy of  Reluctant Entertainer

Photo courtesy of Reluctant Entertainer

Handwritten note

Now, I have saved the most important for last. These are what really spurred this post. Last November, I made a pledge to hand write a note every day to someone I was grateful for. Not only was it special for the recipient to receive but it allowed me a moment every day to reflect on how many people have touched my life. I also make my children write thank you notes because I want to instill in them a sense of gratitude. 

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Melissa and Corey | Beach Wedding Invitations

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It's such an honor to get to be a part of my client's wedding day - but its even more special when I have a personal connection to the bride or groom. That was the case for Melissa and Corey - I have known Melissa since 2007 as her older sister, Amber, was my college roommate. (RMFL!) I was thrilled when Melissa contacted me to work on her wedding invitations. 

When we started to talk about design, Melissa asked if we could incorporate a hot air balloon because her super romantic fiancee had proposed on a hot air balloon ride! 

The watercolor background on the details card may be my favorite design element - I love how it makes it feel beach-y. 

Isn't this ceremony setting just dreamy?! The couple wed at Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort.

I love all the thought that Melissa put into the beautiful details of her big day - don't you??


Invitation photos taken by Stacy Anderson Photography.

Wedding day photos take by Arann Weatherman Photography.

Disney World Wedding Inspiration | Styled Shoot

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When Heather, the very talented wedding planner of Heather Benge Events, approached me about creating wedding stationery for a styled shoot she had planned at Disney World, I jumped at the opportunity! I think my two favorite details from this suite have to be the letterpress envelope liner and the die cut Magic Kingdom belly band I created to go around the response card.

This shoot reminds me so much of Spring with the bright florals and table linens. I hope you enjoy!

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Jess and Cade | Texas Hill Country Wedding Invitations

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I'm thrilled to be writing the first blog post (of many I hope!) featuring a real wedding invitation suite I designed for a very cool couple that I met through Mallory, an event planner with Two be Wed! This  wedding was so special for several reasons - probably the biggest one being that it was a surprise to all of their guests! All of their guests were under the illusion that this was a big engagement party weekend in the hill country. Much to their surprise and delight - Jess and Cade were actually tying the knot! It was also a really fun weekend because it happened to be New Years Eve! 

gold confetti wedding invitation

To tie in the New Years Eve theme, I incorporated gold twinkly lights in the design as well as a fun black and white stripe on the back of the invitations. White ink on flat printing really gives the invitations a luxe feel. I also love how the twinkly mimic the last photo of the couple in this post!

The couple married at Hideout on the Horseshoe in the rustic Texas Hill Country. The venue is located on Canyon Lake and a lot of their guests were able to stay on the property in cabins.

All photography (except the top image) from Sam Hugh Photography.