I’m not a wedding-party expert. Though, I wish I were because I’d be rich. You may recall a previous blog here where I moaned about an envelope crisis costing $175 for four envelopes ($176.43 to be exact). [Extras are unusable because postage on square envelopes is $1.15 (smiley face)]. Would that irk you? I wasn’t raised during The Depression. But, I was raised by someone who was raised during The Depression, which is probably worse!
We chose not to line our invitation envelopes. Savanna and I aren’t fans of envelope liners. We wanted the invitation to “pop,” not the envelope flap. Plus, if you use a letter opener, the shiny flap is ignored. Thank the Lord because liners would have made our casing crisis even more costly: $259 for four [sad face].
Check this out:
This past week, we were relieved to receive the over-priced box envelopes. But — darn-it-all — they’re the wrong size. Too small. Boohiss!
Throughout our invitation-design process, we worked with Paper Source in the Around Lenox Shopping Center Paper Source. They are pleasant and professional. This envelope mishap had nothing to do with the store. The stationery vendor is the one with their tail tucked. Paper Source scrambled and found us the same size envelope at a nearby (competition!) store. They gave us eight and refunded $176.43.
All invitations went out in the anticipated time frame (personalized with old-fashioned script) ~ Hooray!
No dizzying dollar amount was spent on four measley, un-lined envelopes ~ Hooray!
We’re so happy with this outcome we plan to share the $$ with unassuming soul(s)…The Silver Lining.
Proverbs 11:24-25 – Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything. The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.
Fiction Fun update:
We’re diligently, albeit slowly, building on The Room’s three characters: Week 5 – Character Growth
No hurry! To hurry would likely result in boredom, frustration, and doom. The good stuff (conflicts!) is on the horizon. Come along for art and fun!