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  • Love & Letters: Santa Barbara Magazine Feature

    We were so honored to be featured in Santa Barbara Magazine's Love & Letters alongside so many wonderful Santa Barbara area wedding artists and designers. The save the date and wedding invitation pictured has a cherry blossom motif printed on a thin, fine wood that has been carefully die cut.... View Post
  • Romantic Vintage Wine Country Wedding

    The dreamy landscape of the vineyards of Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo have long been a destination for weddings and loved creating the stationery and dinner menus for this gorgeous, romantic vintage winery wedding. Photography: Mike Larson |  Styling: LaFleur W... View Post
  • Joshua Tree Desert Runaway Wedding

    A beautiful and mystical wedding celebration in Joshua Tree National Park. These minimal rustic wedding invitations, table numbers and escort cards were inspired by the shapes, colors and textures of the desert and reflect the couple's dreamy bohemian spirit. The invitations wer... View Post
  • Hand Illustrated Greeting Cards | Mother-Daughter Collaboration

    This Saturday, at the Quick Draw & Arts Festival After pARTy, Honey Paper will be releasing greeting card designs with watercolor illustrations by the talented artist, Pat Hoffman. Pat also happens to be my mother and I am so excited to tell you a little bit about it! One of the reason... View Post
  • Honey Paper Greeting Cards Inspired by The Grimani Breviary

    I have always been captivated by the Grimani Breviary Illuminated Manuscripts. My parents had reproductions of manuscripts in our home and I remember looking at them in amazement as a child and later seeing some in person at The Getty Villa in Malibu. Having always wanted to use images from manus... View Post
  • Honey Paper Grand Opening

    Honey Paper is officially open for business in the beautiful town of Los Olivos. To celebrate our Grand Opening we gave out large balloons to the children during Los Olivos Day in the Country. It was wonderful and we loved seeing the bright balloons and happy faces amongst the festivities. My am... View Post
  • Custom Wax Seals in the Details

    Wax seals have been used for centuries to convey status, power, individuality through ones correspondence and to authenticate identity. Wax seals were an indisputable mark of the affirmation of one's intentions, words and wishes. They are as unique as the person, couple or family they represent. ... View Post

Welcome to The Giving Ink's Blog

The Giving Ink is a store and brand by Michelle Castle, with a vision to guide customers toward a richer, more fulfilled lifestyle through goods that encourage both the growing and sustaining connections we make with each other. The shop reflects her desire to connect the hearts of people through handwriting, illustrations, and a renewed interest in incorporating a more analog lifestyle through slower, more thoughtful forms of communication such as letter writing and journaling.