Monday, May 3, 2010

I'm A Sucker For Pretty Paper

I love paper.  When I was planning my wedding I obsessed over the paper for my invitations.  I obsessed over the font for my invitations.  I obsessed over how my invitations looked.  I didn't have a lot of money to work with but I was so pleased with how they turned out (helps to have a bf that does design work, thank you Lori!)  I kept thinking at that time that I would love to have a business that dealt with stationery, cards, and invitations.  Then I got married, and didn't want to touch anything remotely resembling weddings for a very long time (you brides out there understand) 

One day I needed a quick card for someone's birthday and I used some of the leftover supplies from the wedding.  I love giving things to people that are handmade.  I also think there's something to be said for writing a good old fashioned letter.  I remember looking at old love letters between my parents and grandparents.  I think it is definitely a lost art.  With text and email (and I admit I'm bad about it too) there really is not much of a need to send someone a letter.  Even though the massive amount of thank you notes from the wedding weren't fun, I really did enjoy sticking them in the mail and knowing that someone would appreciate them.  It really was somewhat therapeudic.  So I'm hoping to bring back this lost art by turning my hobby into gifts for your friends, or even gifts for yourself :) After doing a lot of brainstorming (thanks to Lori & Kristin again) Sugar Snap Stationery was born. It will take me awhile to get started, but I already have a bunch of samples of cards made and look forward to making more each chance I get.  Hopefully very soon I can get a blog started and get some samples up for everyone to look at.  Happy Monday!

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