Today I received my friend Erin’s wedding invitation. Nothing delights me more than hand calligraphy and lined envelopes. I wish more occasions called for such pomp. Formal wedding invitations didn’t always include idiot-proof response cards. Many moons ago it was proper to accept with pleasure or decline with regret on your own “official” stationery. And always in a timely fashion, per Ms. Emily Post.
As such, I’m popping my reply in the mail straightaway. I included a Homer quote for the couple on the back of the card.
February 26, 2011
Erin + Ben,
“There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.” HOMER
I look forward to celebrating your love on the seventh of May!
William Arthur wedding suite (And it’s letterpressed! Be still my beating heart!)
Joan Kay says
Hang in there you’ve got a great idea. Maybe there are many outthere who are too lazy to write for themselves and will take your lead and come to you for help.
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