Heavily influenced by Mrs. Hawk, I convinced myself I couldn’t just put the magnets straight in an envelope and be on my merry way. I *had* to have some pretty cards to package them up in. So, I made up another design in PowerPoint, sent my order to CatPrint (which had thicker, sturdier card stock options than Vistaprint did), and ordered some pretty “Lemon Drop” yellow envelopes from Cards and Pockets.
When everything had arrived, I took a deep breath, questioned my life choices, and proceeded onward. I’d ordered a proof print of my card from CatPrint, so I decided to use that as a cutting template for the rest of the cards. I centered a magnet in the proof-print card, marked on the card where I thought the slits should go, cut the slits with my X-Acto knife and my quilter’s ruler, tested securing the magnet with the slits, and fussed around with the slits a bit until I was satisfied.
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When it came time to put together save the dates, the ever-popular magnets seemed like a natural choice for us. For one thing, I knew we’d be sending them out kinda early (like, a-year-before-the-wedding-date early) because Cape Cod is a crazy place where last-minute vacations go to die thanks to thousands of people booking their hotel rooms months in advance. I wanted to make sure that everyone had plenty of time to book their travel and their accommodations, but I also knew that, if our guests were anything like us, a postcard or card was likely to get lost in the great post-holidays Christmas card refrigerator door purge. (OK, let’s be real: If they were *really* like us, Christmas cards would stay on their fridge, ignored until the next year, when they go to put the latest batch of cards up there and realize they still have their 2013 cards up. But I digress.) So, long story short, our save the dates needed to go up there and stay up there. Point one for magnets.
And, for another thing, brainiac Mr. Hammer feels the same way Jesse Pinkman does about magnets:
Once we were done with all the pre-ceremony pictures, our family, bridal party, Mr. S, and I all boarded a shuttle bus from the Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook to St. Charles in Brooklyn Heights. By this time it was rush hour on a Friday night and we hit a bit of traffic, so what usually is a 15 minute drive became a 30 minute drive. Although we were running almost an hour behind schedule for our first look pictures, we ended up being “only” 15 minutes late to the church.
Guys, I really suck at coming up with blog titles. (Which I know is super obvious). Anyway, this was the first thing that popped into my head. And, now I’m singing Boyz II Men in my head. This song played at my eighth grade graduation. #Old. Anyway, sing along with me!
It is really hard to say goodbye. Where do you start? What do you say?
Since the weather was a spiteful 19 degrees in Albany this morning, I thought some talk about vacation would bring some warmth to this seemingly endless winter.
Prior to the wedding, Mr. Crab and I decided that we would take a short trip after the wedding to reflect and relax and that we would plan a longer, more elaborate trip for the spring. A few weeks after we returned to Albany after the wedding, we started talking about plans for the big trip, which Mr. C started calling “the mega-moon.” I was determined to find a way to plan the trip we dreamed about that we could afford.
If you’ll recall my dream was to vacation in a place that looked like this: