Artist Susan Clanton (my mom!) and I always have a great time working together to create unique and classic holiday cards to hopefully bring you exactly what you’re looking for! And, we want to tell you about ways you can customize these cards to make them even more uniquely yours. Some of these options may be listed in our shop but you can also ALWAYS contact us to see if we can make specific changes to your card. We’ve included just a few ideas here!
Photos on the Back of Your Card
We’ll be offering an add on feature in the shop to include photos on the back of any card design you choose. You may choose four smaller square photos or one larger photo. If the back already has a pattern the photos could simply lay over that pattern or a solid color. You could also choose to add a greeting, verse, or line from a song. Whenever you order something from Calabash Card Co. you’ll always receive up to two rounds of digital proofs for you to make possible changes before printing. This is our Merry Christmas Foil Card.
Changing the Ink Color of Your Card
You are always welcome to request to change the font or line drawing colors on your card. In fact, we can even match these to the colors in your photo. This change can be made with no additional charge!
Changing the Font Type of Your Card
You may also change to a different font on your card at no additional charge. If you see a font on another card that you like you are welcome to make the switch.
We love envelope liners! They give any card or invitation an added special detail. You’re always welcome to request envelope liners. If we don’t already have one for that particular card we’ll create one for you! Envelope liners start at $1.00 each.
We’re looking forward to this holiday season and creating cards for you and your families! All of our new designs for this year will be hitting the shop soon!
Have you ever seen a more perfect proposal photo?! The couple's friend was able to capture the moment from afar as Nick got down on one knee in the middle of Grand Central Terminal and asked Stephanie to be his bride.
And of course it served as a perfect save the date photo. The reverse side included calligraphy and details for the upcoming wedding. The envelope liner was a springy green to hint at the April garden wedding that was to come. Read about the beautiful wedding and coordinating invitations the couple chose here.
Proposal photo by Nikki March.
I've just rounded up a few of my stationery favorites so far for 2018! Creating custom stationery is always a treat because I really get to represent one's personality on paper. And it's always fun helping someone pick out paper for their envelope liners to see what they choose. The top three were custom monograms I enjoyed creating. And, of course, I'm excited about my own new stationery on a design from our Interiors line! Which is your favorite?
We had a wonderful time celebrating our two and four year olds! Hal, the four year old, has been planning a construction party since the day after his firetruck party last year, so we had plenty of time to plan!
Their SuSu, Susan Clanton, watercolored the dump truck and construction cones which we also made into an embroidery file (shown here on a Lila + Hayes shirt and stitched out by Dear Emmaline Custom Embroidery.)
It was an early morning party outside where we served pancake dippers and sausage. (Pancake dippers is my own term! Did you know you can bake pancake batter in a pan?? Works like a charm! No flipping necessary! You then cut them into rectangles. I like to serve them in a small cup with syrup on the bottom so we take them outside for breakfast.) I served easy fruit—whole bananas and oranges. They kept with the color theme and I stacked the oranges in the back of our toy dump truck on the table. Not my own idea—thank you Pinterest! And, of course, we had cake! This is my favorite white cake recipe I've found from Add a Pinch. I made it in the shape of a dump truck because I knew the boys would love it so. No picture here—trust me when I say it was very homemade looking! There are also lots of tutorials on Pinterest showing how to make a dump truck cake. It's not hard! I'm also into making my own cold brew using the Toddy. So, there was iced coffee for the adults which was a nice alternative for a hot, summer morning.
For our little workers we had a construction table where they built, sanded, and painted these tool boxes. The table was made out of a piece of MDF board we had cut at Lowe's which we knew we would throw away at the end of the party. We happened to have an extra set of hairpin legs which makes a quick, easy table but if we had sawhorses we could have gone that route too. We also filled a large bucket with sand so the kids could go to work digging. And we brought out all of our toy trucks and tools which is quite a collection with two boys!
And now our babies are two and four! It was such a fun and memorable morning with family and friends! You can shop the entire dump truck collection here.
I've been so excited to release this new collection of stationery! This is blending my love of paper and interiors and I had so much fun putting it together! Each are inspired by vintage drawings, including several Nineteenth century images from a popular Parisian periodical that educated the masses on furniture and interior design, both in France and worldwide. With access to detailed images like these, craftsmen could create their own reproductions, eventually allowing those who were not part of the aristocracy to own beautiful furniture of their own.
Look closely at the samples and you'll see some historic names known for their own contributions in educating the masses on fashion. For example, Rosalie Selfridge was married to Harry Selfridge, the man responsible for bringing Selfridges to London, a department store that for the first time encouraged any shopper to browse, whether an aristocratic buyer or not.
I hope you love these fine furnishings as much as I do and enjoy our new stationery! Shop the collection here!
xo, Anna Kate
I had the pleasure of creating stationery for author Emily Giffin's very own Golden Retriever, Dolly. Emily ordered our Puppy Stationery with hot pink type, a design well-suited for all of Dolly's correspondence needs! We were thrilled that Emily shared with US Weekly that Dolly's stationery is something she keeps in her bag. Thank you, Emily!
What a joy it was for Mom and me to put together this watercolor wedding suite! Mom painted the custom crest, envelope liner and other floral details in springy greens and blush pink to set the tone for Stephanie and Nick's April wedding. The invitations were tied off with Frou Frou Chic's beautiful silk ribbon in Peau. The couple then used their crest and monogram to create so many thoughtful details for their wedding day. (How about that pillow?!)
Thank you to their photographer, Erin Lindsey, for sharing her work! Other wedding vendors who helped make their day so lovely include:
Photographer: Erin Lindsey Images
Coordinator: Susan Ross Rutenberg
Invitation Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic
Venue: Huntsville Botanical Garden
Florals: In Bloom Floral Design Studio
Rentals: Mullins Special Occasions
Dress: Elle James Bridal
Hair and Make Up: Oh Darling Event Hair and Makeup
Catering: The Chef Next Door
Cake: Just Crumbs
DJ/Lighting: Metropolitan Disc Jockey
Videography: Southern Wedding Films
We had an empty wall in our home so I was excited to create these giclée prints using early nineteenth century botanical images. And I thought you might like to have the opportunity to have them too! Each one measures 8" x 8" and are printed on archival cotton rag paper. Purchase one for $18 or all four for $60 here.