2nd Annual Holiday Card Swap!!


I would LOVE to be able to continue to share all your amazing Save the Dates, but it’s that time of year again…the fabulous holidays! And that means card swapping time! I promise I will do another round of these, and maybe throw in some invitations too, sometime soon.

Same rules apply as last year…almost:

  • Send an email to me at brooklynbride [at] gmail [dot] com with Holiday Card Swap in the subject line by November 28 [day after Thanksgiving]. Include your name, address, email address, and website/blog address [if you have one].
  • By December 1, I will have emailed you the names and addresses of up to 5 people to send cards to.
  • Your cards must be handmade [think Gocco, glitter, photoshop, cut + paste, sewing, etc....] Make something that’s easy to do multiples of.
  • Send out your cards by December 15 at the latest!
  • Wait patiently by your mailbox!

Sadly, some people last year didn’t get cards from their partners…so please don’t sign up if you know you won’t have time to make cards. Also, the swap is open to our international audience, so pay attention to postage.

I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

And speaking of holiday cards, Paper+Cup is offering Brooklyn Bride readers 10% off their entire site through 11/30 by using the code FROG10. They’ve got a new line of eco-friendly holiday cards that I’m totally loving!

[fabulous card swap graphic by Paper+Cup design]

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Kate's save the date magnets




Your Save the Date series came at the perfect time for me! I’ve really enjoyed seeing all the creative ideas while we’ve been in the process of getting ours done.I really love our Save the Dates. I haven’t seen anything like them and I think they really reflect our classic, simple, fun loving approach to our wedding. I’ve been making all sorts of fun sentences on the fridge over the past week. I hope our guests enjoy them as much as I do! I ordered the custom word magnets from www.fridgedoor.com and they were so great to work with. I’m not sure they had ever received a request from a picky bride before, but they were patient and understanding and the final product was exactly what I was looking for.

I have some wonderful friends who spent hours helping me line our envelopes and were so great to deal with the fact that I wanted the point curved instead of easily using all straight edges. Brad’s sisters have beautiful handwriting and were gracious enough to spend hours last Thursday evening addressing the envelopes while I watched painting my nails and wishing I could write like that!

Today I went to the Post Office to buy stamps and didn’t like the .59 wedding stamp as it was yellow and my colors and Navy and Pink. I love the .42 stamp with the man running with the heart on his shoulders so I asked what I stamps they had to make up the difference. The woman behind the counter said “Oh no, you don’t want that on your wedding stationary, it’s a Ram!” A Ram?! I asked to see it and to my surprise it was Navy Blue! I said “I’ll take them, they’re perfect” and she looked at me like I was crazy! I think they look great together…much better than a yellow heart anyway.

As I sit here now, staring at them, knowing they’re going out the door tomorrow I feel excited and nervous! This is the first public proclamation of our wedding and the day guest list becomes ‘official’!! YAY!
[images from Kate]

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Alyce's save the date



I know, it’s past time! Much like Lindsay, I’m having trouble deciding on
my save the date and was wondering if you could help. I wanted to do one
Kissing because I thought it was weird for us to peer out of a box of
Sweethearts. Then the kissing one didn’t work out because you can’t identify
me. Do we need to go back to the photo booth? My mother said the whole idea
Looked too childish and informal (she never holds back).

Alyce, I love both of these, and don’t think you go wrong with either! If you really want the kissing one, then reshoot it, because your face should definitely be shown…you two are too cute!

[images from Alyce]

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Natasha's save the date



Saw your posts and wanted to send you my STD. We created a small comic for our STD on Comic Life and printed them at Kinkos. We took some pictures in front of the Brooklyn Bridge and used some old photos. We sent them in 5×7 white vellum envelops. I was so happy with how they came out. When they arrived in your mail, you could see the bridge side clearly through the envelope.
[images from Natasha]

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Lora's save the date


I saw that you were doing a save the date extravaganza on the site, so I thought I’d send in ours. We’re an outdoorsy/adventuresome couple and wanted to have some fun with the save the dates. We’re both recent architecture graduates, so making the graphic in Photoshop was easy. Unfortunately, I don’t have the complete save the date to show you, because we aren’t done making them, but what’s attached is said graphic to go on the magnet.

[image from Lora]

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