Vintage North Carolina Save the Date Postcards

FUN FRIDAY: Colorful Vintage Save-the-Date postcards

These vintage “Greetings from North Carolina” postcards feature an illustration from the North Carolina Postcard Collection in Wilson Library at UNC-Chapel Hill. With their permission, we reproduced the postcard on a cream linen card stock and added her save the date text in a blue handwritten script on the back of the postcard.

And you may also remember this very similar postcard for Chapel Hill featured in an earlier blog post.

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Image Credits:
“Greetings from North Carolina,” North Carolina Postcard Collection (P052), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives,
Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill.  “Greetings from Chapel Hill” in the Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Postcards (P077),
North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill

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Bright & Modern Circus, Western and Vintage Poster Style Invitations

FUN FRIDAY:  Bright and Modern Designs with Flare

With bright colors and fun fonts, these invitations are a great way to set the tone for any informal event – from baby or bridal showers to engagement or housewarming parties to barbeques or birthdays.  For a “diaper party” for the dad-to-be, the Beer, Diapers and BBQ header goes great with a vintage poster style invitation, or a gingham, western themed invitation.  The Cirque du Bebe circus poster invitation with acrobats and elephant is perfect for a circus themed baby shower.  The vintage poster style invitation can be designed for any event – even wedding invitations!

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Yellow & Gray Vintage Floral Print | Wedding Invitations & Programs

This bride requested yellow and gray wedding invitations with a vintage look. We incorporated a yellow outlined floral print combined with a swirling script font on her wedding invitations, RSVP postcards and ceremony programs to set the tone of her wedding.

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Two Must-See Save the Date Postcards

Both of these 2011 brides came to me with unique ideas for their save the date postcards. The first was looking for a simple pink airplane to represent the countless trips the bride and groom make between the United States and Germany, where the bride is from. The airplane features a “Save the Date” flag, which we will carry over with other personalized text for her invitations and thank you cards. She also wanted to include her text in both German and English to accommodate all of her guests.

The second bride found a vintage postcard featured in the Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Postcards in Wilson Library at UNC-Chapel Hill that she wanted to incorporate into her save the date postcard. With their permission, we reproduced the postcard on a cream linen card stock and added her save the date text in a blue handwritten script on the back of the postcard. There’s no doubt her save the dates are a stand out piece.

Image Credit: “Greetings from Chapel Hill” in the Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Postcards (P077), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill

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Vintage Poster Style Invitations

This bride loves the 50s and wanted her wedding invitations to depict that style. Her save-the-date postcards set the tone with a vintage sign look and fonts that would carry on throughout her stationery suite. The black and cream poster style invitations looked old-fashioned with a scroll border and embellishments intertwined with a heavy text layout. To add a punch of color, we included fall colors as accents in the ceremony programs and favor bookmarks.

Vintage Wilmington

I absolutely love when brides come to me with unique ideas for their stationery! This bride gave me the pleasure of designing her rehearsal invitations, which she wanted to feel old-fashioned and depict the riverfront of Wilmington. I suggested creating a vintage postcard with an illustration on front and more information on the back where you would typically write on a postcard. She didn’t actually send them out as postcards, but their resemblance of an old postcard is exactly what she was hoping for. The cream textured paper also added to the look and feel.