Introducing our Mindful Floral Set

Today we excitedly bring you our Mindful Floral Set, a meditation on nature's bounty and an invitation to look again. 

Mindful Floral Set | A mediation on nature's bounty and an invitation to look again | Of Note Stationers

In creating this series we gave ourselves over to the power of being, to the power of sitting, to the power of looking and looking again.

We drew on the tenets of Ikebana and allowed ourselves to meditate on the beauty of natural forms, how they take up space, and perhaps more specifically, how they create and preserve space when thoughtfully arranged. We aspired to share this meditation with you in the form of our illustrations, each one showcasing a different angle of the arrangement.

The arrangement that inspired our Mindful Floral Set | Of Note Stationers
A meditation on one arrangement | How Of Note Stationers' Mindful Floral Set came to life
Ikebana inspiration for Of Note Stationers' Mindful Floral Card Set
How one arrangement inspired Of Note Stationers to create a Mindful Floral Card set

And so today we bring you our aspirations as they've come to life.

Midfully inspired Floral Card Set by Of Note Stationers

Just as we encourage you to slow down and engage mindfully with letter writing, we hope these designs will encourage a similar mindful appreciation of the world around you.

 

Consider

What will be revealed if you choose to sit with something just as it is?

What will you see if you choose to look again? 

Who can you share that experience with in writing?

 

 

 

 

 

Create A Meaningful Moment On Your Wedding Day

For the reader: This post is written directly to the "to be married couple," BUT, is a great post to read as a wedding guest because it could inspire a thoughtful pre-wedding gift.

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You two have put so much time and effort into creating a magical wedding day, but have you stopped to carve out a meaningful moment for just the two of you? All too often you hear "it went by so fast" or "it was all a blur." We'd love to help you create space amidst all the crazy goodness, during which you can deeply appreciate each other with presence. 

Below we've shared 5 cards that will help you commemorate this pause perfectly.

But before we get to the cards, a few thoughts on when you can make time to write and how you can exchange them, because let's be real, you've done so much thinking and planning and have made so many decisions at this point.

 

WHEN

Set a reminder for two weeks out from the wedding. When this alarm goes off take a little time to figure out when the writing should happen, is it the day this alarm goes off, is it the morning of your first full day off work before the wedding weekend, is it the Monday morning after the wedding? Whichever time suits you best, be sure that you find a quiet space, free of distractions, to reflect on all that has led up to today, all that you love, admire, and respect about your partner, and all that you hope for in your shared future. 

 Photograph by Amy Emily of Natalie on her wedding day, full story  here .  

Photograph by Amy Emily of Natalie on her wedding day, full story here.  

 

HOW

Assign a friend the task of delivering the pre-written letters to each of you while you're getting ready.  

Bring the notes with you to your first look. You'll almost be alone and you'll have the added benefit of you're photographers capturing the authentic intimacy and emotion the card exchange generates.

Leave the notes on your bedside tables so you can read the morning after.    

Save the writing for after the wedding so you can preserve moments from the day. Once written, tuck the notes in your suitcase so you can do the exchange on your honeymoon.

Fill in before or after the wedding, but wait to share them until your anniversary so you can vividly re-live the magic. 

 

Now, the Cards

    With the experience of each of our own weddings, we know you’ll appreciate a little time to just be, a little time to cherish, a little time to revel.

    Congratulations to you both, and, ENJOY!

    If you are reading this and you're a wedding guest, we think giving each member of the couple one of these cards would make an amazing pre-wedding gift...also...our previous post has even more ideas for how to thoughtfully celebrate the couple throughout their wedding journey.

     

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    Wedding season has arrived and we are welcoming it with open arms. We love an explicit excuse to celebrate and think the joining of two lives in love and community is a spectacular reason to rejoice, one that need not be reserved just for the wedding day. 

    Below we've gathered ideas for the ways in which you can commemorate this momentous occasion throughout the couple's wedding journey.  

    Let It Glow | A Sentiment to Celebrate Engagement | Of Note Stationers

    Let it glow - Celebrate the excitement of an engagement with a sentiment that captures the couple's glowing feelings and encourages them to continue basking in the warmth. Also great for newlyweds or new parents! 

    By your side | Letterpress Card to Send to the Newly Engaged | Of Note Stationers

    By your side, always - Now that the excitement of the engagement has settled reach out and let them know you'd love to help with whatever they may need. Weddings are a big undertaking and they'll be grateful to know you are by their side and willing to lend a hand. 

    It's your day! | Note to embrace the magic of a wedding day | Of Note Stationers

    It's your day! - The big day has arrived and the couple has so much to keep track of. Use this card to help them pause, embrace the fact that most importantly the day is for them, and appreciate the once-in-a-lifetime magic this day brings. 

    Post Script | The wedding has ended, how can you keep celebrating? Use this note to write down your memories | Of Note Stationers

    Post Script - It's the week after the wedding and you're still feeling the love. Don't keep those good vibes to yourself...jot them down and send your reflection off to the couple. It will likely be the BEST gift they'll receive.  

    Thank You Floral | Express your gratitude to the hosts | Of Note Stationers

    Thank You - It takes a village. The couple likely did not pull off the wedding all on their own. Take a moment to reflect on all the people who made this celebration happen, the parents of the couple, the bridal party, perhaps some notable family members. Now write a note expressing your gratitude to them for all they did to make the event so welcoming and wonderful.

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    We hope these suggestions help you give in more fully to the celebration of the momentous occasion.

    Getting married soon? Or looking for another way to support the couple on their wedding day? Stay tuned for our next post!

    Until then, 

    K+I