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  • Hand Painted Lavender Suite for a Wine Country Wedding in Santa Ynez Valley

    Rachel and Colin will soon be with their loved ones for an early summer wedding weekend in the beautiful drifts of the Santa Ynez Valley. Lincourt Vineyards and Alisal Guest Ranch are both gathering places with unique histories and identities. Both are known for their hospitality and atmosphere o... View Post
  • Ranunculus & Rose Watercolor Suite | Vendor Library Series

    Ralph Waldo Emerson said the earth laughs in flowers. Each spring our spirits are renewed by nature's palette through the blessings of young cherry blossoms, tulips, crocus, daffodil and primrose. When it comes to spring wedding and event stationery there are endless ways to incorporate the se... View Post
  • Blush and Rose Wedding Invitation with Elegant Monogram

    Love, weddings, snowflakes and fingerprints - each one is unique and tells its story through shape, song, color and grace. What began with our client's love of blush and roses ended beautifully with a suite that sets the perfect mood for a wedding in one of  Santa Barbara's oldest churches. Sinc... View Post
  • An Abundance of Roses

    Santa Barbara County, California is filled with flowers and Montecito is a floral paradise. The ceremony and reception site of this gorgeous wedding was abundant with roses and the couple wanted to elaborate on and incorporate the luscious floral surroundings in their save the dates, invitation s... 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
  • Sawtooth Mountains and Wildflowers for a Summer Wedding in Sun Valley, Idaho

    Molly and Joseph wanted their wedding invitation suite to reflect their personal styles and would capture the spirit of their elegant venue nestled in Sun Valley, Idaho. We worked with Molly's mother as well because she wanted to do something special for the couple. Sun Valley hold a special plac... View Post
  • Custom Wedding Suite Collaboration | A Watercolor Masterpiece

    What started out as a beautiful bride walking into my shop and asking if we could use her friend’s illustrations for my invitations, turned into an invitation suite masterpiece.  The artist, Rebecca Chester and the bride, Danielle, carefully considered each element and I was lucky enoug... View Post
  • Dreamy New Line of Invitations at Honey Paper

    We are so excited to introduce a new line of invitations at Honey Paper. The natural, earthy, and simple elements are delightfully dreamy. In addition to beautiful wedding stationery we have a coordinating line of favor boxes and tags... because it's all in the details!   All designs are... 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.