I had never heard of a resurrection garden until a friend from church mentioned making one for this Easter season. After she described it I knew I wanted one for us and, especially, for our two boys to enjoy and focus on what Jesus did for us on the cross. I went straight home and looked up other’s resurrection gardens for inspiration. I immediately thought of the oversized bowl that sits on our coffee table and started envisioning a natural, textured, green garden using simple elements. And it really was simple! The boys and I headed to our local nursery where we purchased three succulents, a lavender plant, three plastic trays to protect the bowl, and some potting soil. I happened to have this planter that would make for just the right size tomb. Then we found a rock in our yard that coordinated perfectly to cover the entrance to the tomb. I used preserved forest moss to cover the soil and the plastic edge of the trays. I also finished with a stone pathway using these small rocks I typically use as a vase filler.
My four year old loved helping me plant and is so proud of our garden. We’ve had lots of discussions about Jesus dying on the cross, being buried in the tomb, rising on the third day, then spending 40 more days on Earth before ascending into Heaven. During this season of Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter, we have a purple ribbon on the cross, symbolic of Jesus’ royalty and our repentance. On Good Friday we’ll switch to a black ribbon and roll the rock in front of the tomb (per my four year old’s suggestion!) Then on Easter Sunday we’ll roll the rock away and place a white ribbon on the cross as we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. We’ve also put a wooly lamb in the garden, recognizing Jesus as the one who made the final sacrifice so that we are forgiven for our sins. We’ve loved it so much that I think this is a new yearly tradition for us!
We are loving our new bassinet notecards—perfect to welcome new babies! We like to include these with meals to families with new babies to write dinner instructions or ingredients used. Or, if you don’t have time to take a meal, mailing a congratulatory note is plenty special too! These are available in packs of 10 of each design or a combination pack with five of each. And if you want to personalize these with your name you can let us know that too! Shop for notecards here!
We are excited to share with you this year’s holiday collection! Shop here! Artist Susan Clanton created so many beautiful watercolor designs for our collection that we think you’ll find elegant and timeless. Shown here is our Winter Trees collection available on a photo card, invitation, enclosure cards, gift tags and notepads.
We’re also excited to give you so many customizable options—any of our line drawing cards can be printed in any ink color you’d like. This makes it easy to find a card that coordinates perfectly with your photo. You can also choose to print one or four photos on the back of your card. Both of these options are available at no additional cost. And we have envelope liners available to really set your cards apart. As always, please email us with any requests you may have to customize your card. We are happy to accommodate if we can!
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?