Weddings, christenings, communions and confirmations are particularly emotional occasions that you celebrate with family and close friends. We want to have fond memories of them. That’s why we attach so much value on festive cards, decorations and gifts.
We find individually designed invitation and thank-you cards particularly touching. And we keep them with pleasure, because they will later bring back memories that tug at our heart strings. With the FSC-certified blank cards, papers and envelopes of Clairefontaine’s "Pollen" series, you can give free rein to your creative streak.
A wide range of colours, special finishes such as glitter and mother-of-pearl effects as well as recycled or kraft paper for the environmentally conscious crafter provide a wonderful basis for your own hand lettering, personal photos or individual printing.
You need good pens or inks to design cards and the like. With its "Colour Inspiration" series, Online offers high-quality inks in eight brilliant colours that inspire you to write and design creatively. Whether you use a brush or a pen, the colour worlds of Black, Brown, Royal Blue and Green or the warm shades of Lilac, Pink, Ruby Red and Orange always look great. The inks come in 15 and 50 millilitre jars. Thanks to the special shape of the large bottle, the jar can be turned on its side so that the ink can be used up to the very last drop. The designer ink jars also make a wonderful gift thanks to their high-quality packaging.
Individual, home-made decorations are particularly beautiful because they turn any celebration into a very personal event. Shiny metallic accents, especially gold, literally add the necessary glamour to any celebration. Stones can be written on to turn them into place cards; a wooden board becomes a welcome sign, and a simple pennant chain a personal message. Gloss paint markers from Edding are the perfect choice for this, as the ink is opaque and unfolds its brilliance on almost any surface – regardless of whether the surface is light, dark, smooth, rough or transparent. There is a choice of four line widths and a total of 22 smudge-proof and waterproof colours, so there is sure to be a favourite colour for everyone.
Especially at christenings, communions and confirmations, it is customary to give the child a candle to take with them on their journey through life. This gift becomes even more beautiful when you have decorated the candle yourself. With the "Wax Pen" and "Glitter Wax Pen" from Efco, you can design candles with large motifs or decorate them with filigree lettering such as names and dates as well as images. The soft pens contain creamy wax in 12 different colours which stays dimensionally stable on the candle. The Candle Paint candle colours can be applied straight from the soft pen to the candle and can be mixed with each other. If you don’t like painting, you can use ready-made wax motifs such as fish for decorating the candles.
Johanna & Johannes by Rössler are timeless designs for the religious celebrations of communion and confirmation, although they are also suitable for christenings. In mint and dark blue, they appeal to a wide target group and have a fresh and classically timeless look. The fish motif on them is the absolute classic among the biblical symbols for these kinds of celebrations. In addition to invitations, greeting cards and a gift certificate, the product selection focuses on photo products – including items such as a photo box with a magnetic closure, a small photo album and a concertina booklet. The products can also be wonderfully combined with the "COMBINE" stationery collection and the standard range.
In an age when you can buy simply everything, such special and personal products that you can personalise a bit are very popular.
About the author
Gabriela Kaiser has been the owner of a trend agency since 2002, after working 6 years as designer for knitwear. She visits trade fairs as a trend scout and gives lectures there. She advises companies from industry and trade on upcoming trends and writes regularly for various trade magazines.
You will find beautiful things for decorating, packaging and gift giving at the Insights-X stationery expo in Nuremberg. Find out about the variety of products in the stationery and gifts category.