I’m going to be 30 in less than a month (eek!) and I decided that I want to celebrate by relaxing at my mom’s house down the shore with some family and a few of my very closest friends. I’m used to my birthday being a busy time of year when most people take vacations, so I wanted to plan a casual gathering where people can come and go as they please throughout the weekend.
Of course, I’m a bad birthday girl and this wasn’t a plan I came up with very far in advance… so when it came to inviting my small circle of peeps, email was the fastest and easiest way to get the word out. I know, I know — I’m a poor excuse for a paper-obsessed girl! I do always prefer printed invitations, but I simply didn’t have the time to break out the Gocco and still get the word out in time; email does the trick when it’s a bit more last-minute. Besides, email doesn’t have to mean boring — here’s the design I whipped up.
A little nautical and a lot “me,” no? I created the design in Adobe Illustrator and saved as a .gif file to email out. I’m glad it added a festive vibe to an otherwise small, casual, open-house type of gathering. I’m looking forward to it!
What do you usually do to celebrate your birthday? Have you had any great milestone birthday celebrations? Tell me about it!
Special thanks to my sis’-in-law Kim for her lovely words about my invitation… and me :)