13 Creative Ways to Collect Cards at Your Wedding
Once you’ve got your non-traditional guest book and escort cards ready to go, a creative card box is next up on your list of wedding-reception musts. More than just a simple spot to gather guests’ well-wishes, a card box is a lovely decor piece and one of the first things friends will see when they arrive. If you like to think outside the box (and we know you do), these 13 ideas are sure to kickstart your imagination and help you collect all of those special cards in style.
3. British Letter Box: Even a full four years later, memories of Will and Kate’s epic royal wedding can still make us swoon. Channel a regal vibe yourself by displaying a miniature British letter box on top of the gift table. (via Liam Smith Photography)
5. Playful Piñata: Munch, munch. This pint-sized piñata will keep all of your cards tucked safely away inside his belly until it’s time to cough them back up at the end of the night. (via Lauren Fair Photography)
11. Lobster Trap: A lobster trap adds subtle nautical flair and makes it a cinch to “catch” all of your friends’ kind, congratulatory words. We just love the way this one was given a pretty pastel upgrade. (via Alex Michele Photography)
13. Gold Mailbox: An old mailbox becomes a wedding-worthy work of art with the addition of glam gold spray paint. Doesn’t this one look simply divine alongside mason jar vases and a lace-trimmed tablecloth? (via Mark Williams Studio)
What are your favorite creative card box ideas? Start sharing below.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!