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  • 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
  • Luxurious & Elegant Wedding at the Historic Santa Barbara Club

    The historic Santa Barbara Club, established in 1892 is known for its elegance and tradition. Throughout the year garden parties are held on the lush grounds making it the ideal place for weddings and events.    Inspired by the club's long history and appreciation for tradition we created a na... View Post
  • Santa Barbara Wedding | Midnight Blue & Rose Garden Suite

    When autumn rolls around in Santa Barbara the changes are subtle with a few roses in bloom mingled with a softness in the air. We created this custom invitation with a palette is midnight blue and rose for this special Santa Barbara wedding celebration. another rose invitation suite return... 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.