I am in the prime age bracket of weddings and all the accompanying celebrations – engagement parties, hens parties, the weddings and then give it a few years and I’ll be buying even more baby shower cards.
Two of my friends are getting married in March and I wanted to be sure to get them a special card. I don’t like most of the standard congratulation cards on offer. They all look the same with Hallmark sentiment, ivory tones and pearls.
Fortunately for me, the receptionist at my work is a passionate crafter who loves to make cards. She makes really different birthday, baby, thank-you, valentines and any other celebration you can think of cards. They are always beautiful and lovingly made with details in ribbon, watercolours and layers on layers of paper.
I came to her asking her to make me a more modern wedding card. Nothing too sentimental, a little non-traditional. She took my commission and made this for me overnight:
I just loved it! I didn’t want to give it away. I love all the couples, such a fun mixture of great lovers throughout the ages, right down to Harry and Ginny. And of course, it is genuinely personalised.
Then last week, this is delivered to my desk; I felt so special!
Finally, I among the few I have bought recently was this non-traditional card for Valentines. It has the most wonderful layering and detail. Just look at the cloud stenciled background.
How a gift is presented can make a real difference and make the receiver feel even more loved and special. Part of that is a thoughtful card with a beautiful, funny, or silly sentiment inside it. When you see the card and read the message, you feel that the giver has put a lot of thought and consideration into the gift because they feel that you are worthy of such thoughtfulness.