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  • Die Cut Stationery In The Details

    You've set the date, picked your colors and penned the perfect words for your wedding or event. You hope your guests delight in opening their invitations and that they are as eager to celebrate the day as you are.  We love exploring ways in which stationery can set the tone for your celebration... View Post
  • Wreaths and Leaves In The Details

    Perhaps no other object conveys so perfectly the spirit of unity, joy and friendliness like the wreath. Couples often incorporate wreaths, greenery and leaves into their wedding stationery to encircle their initials. Laurel, olive leaves, lavender and wildflowers are wreath favorites and are a be... View Post
  • 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
  • A Spring Wedding In The Santa Barbara Foothills

    It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart. - Rainer Maria Rilke Plant this invitation and watch it bloom. Every detail of this intimate springtime Santa Barbara wedding reflected this sentiment. From the bridal bouquet whose pale peony blossoms were only beginning t... 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

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.