A Neighborhood Holiday Tea: The Invitation

My invitation to the annual neighborhood holiday tea.

It’s a tradition that every year the women in our neighborhood gather in early December for a holiday tea. This year it’s at my home and I’m very excited to host the party. I’m committed to making this tea a beautiful afternoon for my neighbors but keeping it economically sensible as well.

The invitations went out last week.

The pieces for my holiday tea invitations:
I splurged on Crane & Co. paper which we printed at home,
we sealed the rolled invitations with a wax seal stamp in antique gold,
we tied them with waxed linen in natural,
and each invitation was finished with a sprig of boxwood from our garden. 
My whole family helped in the assembly process.
Stevie was in charge of making the wax seals.
The wax is heated in a glue gun, making the task very efficient.
 One hundred and thirty finished invitations ready for delivery. 
By hand delivering the invitations, I saved money on postage
and had a lovely walk on a Sunday afternoon.

With the party less than two weeks away, it’s time to get to work…


  1. Natasha Ohlman

    November 29, 2011

    Your style is my style…love the invites and the hand delivery!