Thursday, July 09, 2009

The Chevy Chases Save the Date

So, now that we are approaching the 10-month mark, it's time that I finally make a decision on our STDs and get them in the mail. I've been looking online and messing around with ideas since February, but now I think I've designed one I really like. I was messing around in Illustrator one day trying to design a monogram, and I happened to glance up at the bulletin board behind my computer where I spotted this (personal photo):

Since we have decided to send STDs only to the out-of-town friends of me and Mr. CC, I thought a fare card might be a fun idea to incorporate DC. Here is what I came up with for the front:
We plan to order 4x6 postcards from overnightprints.com (I've heard great things about them, their prices are good, the samples they sent me were good, and they constantly have sales). I'm still tweaking it a little and have yet to design the back, but I plan to get them out later this month.  For the back, should I stick to the farecard theme and modify this (personal photo):
I'm not sure how I'd modify it exactly, but I'm sure I could come up with something ... or I could just have a standard postcard back, where I list the important info and our website list on the left and put the recipient's address on the right. Thoughts?

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Blogger D-Day said...

uh! that is such an awesome idea! might be tricky to get super clever with the back - maybe just keep a few of the elements but mostly just make it a regular postcard back with the info you want to share?

Thursday, July 09, 2009 3:34:00 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

This is too funny, I just typed up my post about my postcard Save the Dates!!

I think you should keep the back left like the farecard format, with the address on the right.

Thursday, July 09, 2009 3:38:00 PM  
Blogger Bumpy Belly said...

Whoa! That's so unique and cute - I love it!

I wouldn't stress too much on the back - just put the relevant info. People will probably stick them on the fridge with the picture side showing anyway. Good job!

Thursday, July 09, 2009 6:14:00 PM  
Blogger MissNationalHarbor said...

Wow! I really like your idea. If I had not already sent mine out I would have stolen your idea for sure! It's really cute.

Thursday, July 09, 2009 6:34:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Those are really awesome and creative! How in the world did you figure that out? I agree with folks about keeping the back simple, your guests will be totally impressed the way it is.

Thursday, July 09, 2009 11:35:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I LOVE your save the date. I love to see creative Save the Dates. :-) Congrats!

Friday, July 10, 2009 7:52:00 AM  
Blogger Miss Chevy Chase said...

Thanks for the advice ladies! I'll finish these over the weekends and present the final product next week :)

Friday, July 10, 2009 12:22:00 PM  

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