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You guys have been wonderfully patient waiting for the results of the Printable Press giveaway (APW sponsor) that I hosted a few weeks ago. In the meantime Kimi has been holed up, designing new invitations inspired by the winning comment. They’ll be added to Printable Press’ regular line up (so anyone can buy them), but the winners get one for free, get to modify it with whatever colors and text they like, and change up the wording. You know, usual Printable Press style.
So. Kimi and I read the comments separately, and immediately came to the same conclusion about who needed to win. It was gut level and totally obvious to both of us. So, drumroll please, the winning comment was this:
Just as you don’t usually post giveaways, I don’t usually enter them. However, this one seems like it was made out of my dreams, and I just can’t stop myself! Itâ€™s also been a generally crappy week in wedding planning as our second venue just canceled on us and, well, queer family drama abounds. But thatâ€™s not the point of this entry; the point is squirrels. I’ve been looking high and low for a wedding invitation that includes squirrels. I won’t say exactly why online (lest I embarrass my beloved), so I’ll just say that funny things happen to bodies when they embark on a female to male gender transition. And now I love and collect squirrels. There are plenty of squirrel valentines day cards and even a few birthday/anniversary/Christmas/holiday cards, but no wedding invites! We’d love to have a casual, kind of funky invite that features a squirrel and maybe some sort of reference to our breakfast for dinner reception. We’re looking at dove grey and apple green as our unofficial colors. – JM & MJ
And this was what Kimi had to say:
Everyone’s ideas are so inspiring, and there are a lot of great weddings being planned! It was a hard choice, but JM & MJ’s plea for an invitation with squirrels just won me over. Not only because her entry touched me (and intrigued me), not only because I was so charmed by the phrase “my beloved’, but also because, well, there just should be squirrels on an invitation somewhere. Recently at our cabin a pair of tiny red squirrels have taken up residence in our stone wall and we have fallen in love with them.
And because Kimi is a total doll, and was on a creative roll, she ended up designing THREE squirrel invitations, so JM & MJ can have their pick. I literally love each one more than the last, and when I got to the end, I was pretty teary. So JM & MJ, email me, and we’ll make some magic happen.
PS If you don’t like these (though I really hope you do) you get to pick any other Printable Press design.
PPS May I suggest printing on Kraft Paper? I think that might be genius.
PPPS It’s days like this that I am extra exuberantly grateful to this community. All of you, even the quiet ones, even the new ones, are so crucial to the magic that happens here, on the very best days.