Right after I got engaged and started scouring Etsy & Pinterest for ideas and inspiration， I decided that I wanted an alternative to a guestbook. I found the idea of keeping a book with signatures in it a little too reminiscent of an autograph book that you keep in junior high.
So early on， I decided on an advice card guestbook. I made a word document， and will be printing and cutting once I get a more accurate guest count. I don’t think it’ll take more than 10 minutes， and making the document barely took？a minute. Microsoft Word had these handy ticket shaped shapes!monogram pillow cases
Howeverdecorative pillow shams， I later decided that I loved the idea of having a poster in our house with all the signatures of our guests. So also using Word， I decided to make this Balloon poster! I used the shape function on Word for the balloons， a circle a triangle = a balloon. It was really easy， and I had a lot of fun doing it. This function was awesome for a lot of our projects， and I’d recommend it to anyone.
I’ll be printing it on 11×；14 cardstock， and there’s a place nearby that prints on that size for only 99 cents， in color. Also，？we might be adding some？rows of balloons， or making these ones smaller. That's the joy of using Microsoft Word， it's so easy to modify？your work.？？If I had a larger wedding， I would go through Vistaprint and pay $6.99 for a larger poster. Either way， it's much cheaper than any of the guestbooks that I've seen!
How are you going about having a guestbook； traditional， a little less traditional， both？ Comment!
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Saint Valentine's Day or, the Feast of Saint Valentine, now more commonly known as just Valentine's Day, is observed on February 14th each year. Today it is celebrated in many countries and Christian denominations around the world, although mostly in the West. In the UK for example, it is traditional to send cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts as a mark of affection for a loved one or special person in our lives, or to trigger a new romance.To keep it very simple, it began as a religious celebration of one (or more) early Christian saints named Valentinus. The most likely or popular belief is that Saint Valentine was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers of the Roman Empire who were forbidden to marry. The Roman Emperor Claudius II supposedly forbade soldiers to marry in order to grow his army, believing that married men did not make good soldiers.According to legend (or popular belief), Saint Valentine is said to have cut hearts from parchment and given them to the soldiers as a reminder of God's love and to encourage them to remain faithful Christians. These parchment hearts are possibly the origin of the widespread use of heart symbols and motifs in current Valentine's Day 'correspondence'.During his imprisonment, Valentine is said to have performed a miracle by healing the blind daughter of his jailer Asterius. Legend again says that before his execution he wrote her a farewell which read "from your Valentine". This expression was henceforth adopted and is still used today.The day first became associated with 'romantic love' by the legendary English poet Geoffrey Chaucer, during the Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their feelings for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery and sending greetings cards (known as "valentines").The words 'Roses are Red' are traceable as far back in literary history as 1590 and the modern clichè Valentine's poem which begins with the same, can be found in a collection of English nursery rhymes dating back to 1784 and would have read as follows:Since the 19th century, handmade valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards and a much more commercial approach to the occasion.Today, Valentine's Day symbols also include doves, winged cupids, cute teddy bears and red roses as well as the traditional heart symbol. It has now become a day where the romantics amongst us mark the occasion in a number of ways. Everything from a simple, anonymous, greeting card, to a cosy, intimate, candle lit dinner or grand gestures like diamond rings, proposals and romantic weekends in Paris!We don't sell greetings cards or teddy bears at Terry's and we can't book you a romantic weekend in Paris or send you a diamond ring, but we can help you create a cosy room setting for a romantic night in with the special person in your life.So as usual, I've put together a few tips and some carefully selected product, to help you to create the look and the ambience you're after in your home, without breaking the banklet's face it, you never know, you might need that extra bit of cash to put towards the diamond ring?!
Floral no longer has to mean chintzy. Floral no longer has to mean drab. Floral is now in fact a very contemporary and fashionable addition to your design scheme. The key to introducing floral effectively however is placement and scale. From a small cushion to complete lounge suite this article takes you through when and how to fashionably flower your home.