Entries in red egg and ginger invitation (2)

Tuesday
May252010

red egg and ginger for vaughn

photo by Rori Nicole Zendak

Here's a peek at my latest red egg and ginger duet for Vaughn, a teeny gal near and dear to my heart. Fresh off the press, en route from PA, these cards were handprinted by the amazing Rori at Paper Monkey Press. I can't wait for them to arrive, to feel the softness of the cotton and run my finger over the impressions. More pics to come.

Letterpress rocks.

 

Friday
Mar052010

simple favors

For November9's red egg and ginger party, we made these simple favors for our guests. We wrapped boxes of ginger thin cookies in gold foil wrapping paper, spray painted small styrofoam eggs cherry red, then attached three eggs on top of each box with a hot glue gun.

A red egg and ginger celebration is usually held around a baby's one-month birthday. Guests are often given red hard boiled eggs and foil wrapped ginger candy as favors. The thought of hard boiling and dyeing eggs was a huge turn off, so we stepped outside the box and came up with a parting gift that honors this centuries-old tradition while modernizing it with a twist. Each favor also doubled as a place card - propped against a red egg was a red egg-shaped card with each guest's name handwritten on it (not pictured due to my forgetfulness.)

And the invitation...

 

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