‘The invitation sets the tone for the event.’

That may sound like a line from a stationer wanting to sell you an expensive invitation but it is also the truth! The invitation is the first impression of an event. And it tells guests not only what to expect but also the value placed on the event itself. A fabulous invitation is exciting and helps create an atmosphere that this event is not to be missed!

Before guests see the invitation, though, they see the envelope. We have all received stick-on label invitations or mail and felt like an impersonal commodity. In this age of impersonal, computerized social contact, hand calligraphed envelopes announce the event and recipient, both, as special and worth personal attention. To receive a beautifully hand-calligraphed card is special!


Dede Adams