A savvy 30-something who goes from SASSY and SINGLE in the city to Instant Mom and married (in the burbs!).
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
My Favorite Gift
Pic (top - letterpress notecard designed by Bird & Banner; bottom - letterpress envelope w/my new initials).
This Christmas I received one of my most favorite gifts ever (well, besides secretly celebrating our exciting news!). Peter and I had discussed not exchanging gifts as we had just returned from our honeymoon and said we would focus on gifts for the girls and other family members.
Well, Peter surprised me with personalized letterpress stationary - with my new name and a unique design. He knows how much I love and appreciate letterpress. However, I love even more that he contacted the same gals that designed our wedding invitations to come up with a design. I was floored that he contacted the gals of Bird & Banner as he knows how much I love all of their work. Peter told me all the different debates he had going on in his head - would she like her full name or her nickname on the cards, and so forth. The gals at Bird & Banner came up with a few designs for him to chose from and I LOVE the one he ended up going w/ (see above) - love the color (violet) and the detailed flowers and little bird.
My favorite gifts (to receive and get) are thoughtful ones with meaning. Adore my new notecards! I just sent my first one off today - a note to Peter at work. I think everyone should get a handwritten note every now and then!
I'm a 30-something gal who went from Sassy and Single in the city (Chicago) to an instant mom living in the burbs w/my husband's 2 adorable little girls (now 11 and 13). My husband's late wife's sister's husband (who I used to work w/) introduced us and the rest is history. I've never been happier. And summer 2010 we added a little boy to the mix. We love our little Prince Georgie!
I LOVE the following:
All things Letterpress. Papersource. Anthropologie. Law and Order. Dresses. Ballet flats. Turquoise. Tea parties. Coffee. All egg dishes. Skirts and flip flops. Summer days. Fall. Books and more books. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.