Sew pretty

Invites & Stationery

Courtesy of Dempsey & Carroll

Looking for an extra push to get started on those thank-you notes? This "Bobbins and Thread" card will convince even the most reluctant bride to take out her pen. Created by wedding dress designer Lela Rose for luxury station engravers Dempsey & Carroll, the sewing-themed card is full of wit and fun. And if you're not at the note writing point yet, the card set makes a great present for a crafty friend or relative—a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the cards will benefit The Children's Storefront, a children's school in Harlem. Boxed sets (10 cards and 10 envelopes) are $65 each. —Kathryn Papanek

Wedding Wisdom: Turn a chore into a treat by holding your thank-you note writing sessions with your groom. You'll be surprised how quickly the time passes if you turn on music and chat as you both write.

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