My newest graphic save the date is up in the store! This tag is inspired by the waves at Cannon Beach and it got a special photo shoot at the coast on Thursday. The romantic teal blues make me want to kiss somebody right on the face! I'm hoping it will meet the needs of my boho beach brides out there.
Yesterday was my husband's 35th birthday and we had so much fun! I scored some points with some very thoughtful presents this year. I was very proud of myself!
First we went to the farmer's market to get some jam (he's big a jam guy) and I pre-ordered a lemon cake from Decadent Creations and picked it up at their booth. It had his name on it and everything. He was very surprised and happy! Mindy at Decedant Creations also does wedding cakes, pies, and more. After working with her I strongly recommend her! Her cookies and cakes are delicious and she is so easy to work with. Call or email, they hope to have a store front next year.
My other thoughtful surprise was a personalized Mad Libs game sent to all of Tim's friends and family (or at least the ones I had an address for). My sister-in-law lives just a few miles away so I sent the cards with a pre-addressed envelope that would send responses to her place. I picked them up secretly and punched a hole in the corner to make a book. And of course I added a fancy little cover because that's fun for me. Some friends read it as they filled in the blanks and some took the mad-libs "blind". All of them made us laugh and private notes were left on the back side, an added bonus.
I used 5x7 card stock, an inner and outer envelope, and a small card for instructions to recipients. I went with the "manliest design" I could muster up. If you would like to copy the idea and layout go for it. If you need me to help with design and/or printing let me know, I can sell it thru my store. This could work for showers and weddings too. Almost all of his friends commented on how fun it was for them and a lot easier for them to follow my lead instead of go out and get a card, not to mention they would have to REMEMBER it's a friend's birthday. I had to triple check I had the right date for my own husband. And I only get Grant's birthday right half the time - yes, the kid I gave birth to.
One last HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my guy. I am so happy I married well.