My mother creates huge sets for Vacation Bible School plays, makes unbelievably realistic silk floral arrangements, and spends TV time crocheting afghans. Her afghans have won awards, they’re that beautiful. My future mother-in-law does calligraphy (!!) and is a talented artist. My favorite painting in our home is one of hers. In short, I come from a crafty family and am marrying into an artistic one.
I, however, am not artistically minded. That’s probably why, when we upgraded our save the dates from simple postcards to magnets, I didn’t consider how boring plain white envelopes would be.
After my holiday break from wedding planning extended far into January (bad girl), I knew I had to get my butt in gear to meet our save-the-date mailing goal of early February. Save the dates are typically less formal than invitations. So while we’re using the Puff Mom’s calligraphy talents for the invitations, I decided I could do the save the dates myself. That was a big mistake.