Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Sip and "Sea" Worth Seeing!

Hosting a baby shower for a new baby boy, or do you know someone who is? Tell them about this great theme for a Sip and See. Our friend Chris over at Celebrations at Home, designed this awesome "Sip and Sea" Shower. She does such fabulous work, and is local to our area, so I thought I would pass this along for your viewing enjoyment. Check her blog daily as she posts wonderful parties, recipes and entertaining ideas each and every day!

Some of our adorable sailing themed invites would go well with this unique shower theme. Such as the Red and Blue Sailboat Topper invite or our Sailboat Thank You Note. Visit our website to order your Sip & Sea invites today!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Thank You Note Survival Kit

What a wonderful gift idea for the Bride-to-Be!! Take a look at this awesome gift presented by one of our customers/followers, Ashley. She purchased the basket for $5.00, added a box of Crane & Co. initial stationery and envelope seals with the bride's new last initial (purchased at our store of course) added in two books of stamps, some pens and of course a couple of bottles of Virginia wine! This lucky bride will have all the supplies she needs to enjoy working on getting all of her thank you notes written. How thoughtful and creative!

Have you recently put together a creative gift set that includes items from our store? Email us and tell us all about it and your unique gift idea could be featured on our blog for all of the world to see!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tweet, Tweet!

We are finally coming on board to the world of "tweeting". Please Follow Us on Twitter @cordialcricket if you "tweet"! Check out the link over on the right of our blog to follow us now. We can't wait to read your tweets!

Don't Miss The Largest Bridal Event In Town...

Join us on Sunday, August 9th at the Greater Richmond Convention Center for THE largest bridal event in town! Visit our booth to meet our staff, get helpful wedding planning and invitation information and a free gift! The Richmond Bridal Showcase is from 11:00 - 5:00 on Sunday, August 9th. Click here to learn more about the show, purchase tickets, get directions and see which vendors will be there.

We can't wait to see you there!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Pretty As A Peacock

It seems as though this year, we are hearing more and more often from our brides that they are using "peacock" colors in their wedding colors, decor and attendant's attire. They are usually referring to deep purples and blues, sometimes navy blue and dark emerald green. We also have noticed an increase in brides wanting to use gold as an accent to these colors. Some have even mentioned using peacock feathers in their floral design. Sounds beautiful and unique to us!

Brides are certainly trendy folks and sometimes their wedding colors and decor set future design trends for years to come. We recently added this beautiful new invitation to our social party invitations and just know that it will be perfect for our "peacock" color loving brides! It even has embossed gold foil accents. It would be great for anything from an Engagement Party, to a Bridal Shower or even a Rehearsal Dinner or Save the Date! Click here to view more information about this invite at our online store.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Custom Kids Gift Idea

We just love these new personalized tableware items from Kelly Hughes Designs! They make a perfect gift for kids of all ages. Available now in our online store and at our retail store. They come in over 30 unique designs, all available in placemats, plates and bowls. Mix and match all pieces or buy just the one you like.

Perfect birthday idea to go along with your party theme. Having an "Under The Sea" party? Send our adorable octopus party invitation to your guests and give everyone their own Under the Sea Placemat to take home. Many other tableware items that would coordinate with lots of our kids party invitations. Visit our website and plan your theme today!