Another great gift idea for the bride to be is a scrapbook of letters from all her girlfriends, bridesmaids, and close family members. See yesterday's post on another gift for brides, a scrapbook of all the wedding events! My friend Amie actually pinned this relatively early in the wedding planning process so I kept it in mind for later. About a month before the wedding I sent messages to about 20 people, from her close girlfriends to her family, including her brother and nephew. And then I saved the best for last with a letter from the groom. A few days before the wedding I snapped a few photos of the pages that I had completed for some of the letters—hope you like them! If you'd like to make your friend a letter scrapbook as well, here's a sample of the note I sent to everyone requesting for their participation: I'm planning on making a scrapbook to give [the bride] at the rehearsal dinner filled with letters from the women closest in [bride]'s life! You can just give me a letter or you can actually make one page [size] for the bride. Your page can include anything
Unique Gift Idea for the Bride: Bridal Beauty Scrapbook of all the Wedding Events, Bridal Showers and Parties
Creating a scrapbook of all the bridal events for the year is a great keepsake and gift for a bride! A couple years ago, I started up a scrapbook whirlwind by making 2 books for my girlfriends that were getting married in 2012. I started way too late into the year though and didn't have nearly the arsenal of scrapbook tools that I do now! So for Amie's book, from this past year's wedding celebrations, ended up being triple layered in stickers and all sorts of embellishments! Plus I started it right away and did one page/event at a time—which allowed for my creative juices to really flow through each page. So I just wanted to share a few of my favorite pages from these books and at the end of the post there are some tips if you find yourself making one for yourself or for a friend! For another gift idea, see my post on a scrapbook of letters for the bride! First up, Lauren's scrapbook: This was my first ever scrapped page
Being a graphic designer brings with it the obsession with all things type, whether it be an irrational love of the ampersand (&) or an undying love for old printing presses and with the love of the latter, comes the lust for wood type. And my mother, as wonderful as she is, indulges my love of all things font related because she at heart is just as smitten with the written word as I am. So it's thanks to her that these 5 beauties sit upon my mantle, showing off the wear and tear of years of hard work. And also thanks to Preserve Cottage, an Etsy shop that specializes in "Vintage Letterpress Kitchenwares Homewares and Sundries." And with that, my heart is happy.