Monday, December 23, 2013

Rose calendar save the date

This design comes from a recent save the date magnet project where we actually went with a pink rose instead of red rose.  The design idea is fairly classic, with a rose, a calendar, and the important information one needs to know.  Added to those classic elements is... a little bit of bling!  There is a fabulous ring placed on the rose in the photograph that was used.

This design is about 4x3 inches.  Soon to be added to the website, for now this design is featured only in this blog post.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Santa is a Wizard

Parents, it is time to stop hiding it from your children.

(Just a little fun!)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Save the Date Originals will be on vacation December 22nd-30th.

Orders placed in the week before the vacation started will have an added week to their production time.

Design work will continue up until 3 days before the departure date.

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

When to send save the dates for other events

Another question that comes up a lot: When do you send save the dates for a birthday?  Or for a Halloween party?  Or a Bar Mitzvah?

You didn't think people only sent out save the dates for weddings, did you?  Actually, people send out save the dates for a variety of events.  If you are planning something far in advance, it's going to be a big bash or important life event, or you want people to be able to schedule time of work... well, those are all the reasons you might send out a save the date.  Be it for a wedding, a first communion, a milestone birthday, or major wedding anniversary.  School reunions & family reunions are also common events that people will send out save the dates for.

For weddings, there is a fairly clear timeline on when to send out save the dates:

But for these other events, sending out a save the date a year in advance might be considered over-doing it.

The timeline is a little shorter for these other events.  You usually send out an invitation for a wedding 2-3 months in advance.  But for other events, you might only send out the invitation 1-1.5 months in advance.

You wouldn't really send out save the dates for a wedding 3 months in advance.  But it does make more sense to send out save the dates 3 months in advance for one of these other events.

In conclusion: It depends a little on when you are sending out the actual invitation, whether the event is going to require hotel bookings for a number of guests, and whether it's on a major holiday.  What I can say is that if you are thinking about sending a save the date for something like a big 60th birthday bash, 3-6 months in advance is a good timeline.

For a big family reunion in the summer, sending out save the dates with holiday cards tends to work well.