Thank you for all of the love and support this little corner of the internet has received over the past several years. As friends and family members were getting married, their weddings fueled the inspiration for this blog. But as seasons of life change, my focus, along with those nearest and dearest, shifted away from the wedding planning stage and I began to neglect this blog.

I have decided to indefinitely retire Calligraphy by Shannon in an effort to pour my attention into my lifestyle blog The Scribble Pad where I will be merging past and future inspiration boards and parties. You will still be able to place orders for calligraphy, custom invitations, and hand stamped items through my etsy shop. And as always, you can stay in touch with me under my moniker, The Scribble Pad on my blog, etsy shop, facebook, and even twitter! I look forward to sharing this new adventure with you.

MFB: Hand-drawn Save The Dates

I'm a sucker for paper. Shannon and I share a love of the heft and texture and colors of a well-crafted paper product. As a (very recently!) engaged woman (woohoo!), I find my mouse zooming not over to Vera Wang, but rather to Hello Lucky! and other fine paper establishments. My heart is aflutter looking at all of the beautiful paper products they offer.

I'm particularly smitten with the Heartland suite in Bluebell, Chocolate & Lucky Red.

Look how sweet that little ranch house is! Here it is a little bit closer-up.


My swooning continued for a while until, as usual, my heart skiped a beat when I saw the price.

For 150 Save the Dates, the cost is $1.77 each (before postage), for a total of $265.00.

Hmm, considering that there are invitations and reply cards and food to consider, this just seems a bit steep to me.

Thus, we are contemplating a little DIY for the Save the Dates. The drawing that I adore is pretty simple and my meager artistic skills might be up to the challenge of emulating the spirit of the graphic. I would draw the scene and then we would get it copied onto postcards to be sent out. Here is a quick first draft of what I'm thinking.


Please ignore my inability to follow the curvy line on the right side. That'll get worked out in a future draft. I hope.
So what do you think? Are hand-made Save the Dates cute or cheesy? Home-spun and charming or tacky? Leave your answer in the comments section below.
Enjoy the crisp weekend!
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