|outside it looks like a book...|
|inside, it is a box|
Open the cover and inside the box are a stack of 25 postcards, each with a digital print of a Google map and the letterpress text. The letterpress printing was done on the Pearl press with two colors and six different fonts... A lifting board with a satin ribbon pull rests below the cards for ease in removing the cards from the box.
|the front of the card: moving news, a map, and an invitation|
When the postcards are pulled out both sides can be seen.. on the stamp side are images of the new home, the sender's new address, and the phrase...
All that's missing is a Tiki bar and YOU!
|first unpacking.... then having a party!|
Moving to a new home is one of those turning points in life. Our home is our nest, our cave, our palace, our asylum. It defines us... and like a turtle's shell, it is our skin. So, when we buy our first home.. if we are so lucky... it really is BIG. Even if the house is only 600 square feet. We begin to find places for our favorite things.. those favorite books.... oh Yes! .. and our bed, our couch, and grandma's chairs... sorting out the kitchen, and the closets... We begin thinking about new towels and curtains... some new gadgets we've always wanted... a must now that we're at the new house.
Moving in is so exhausting (even with movers), it's hard to realize how disoriented we are until the first night. There is a buzzing glow of elation and a big grin on our face as we lay in bed trying to go to sleep... but our feet hurt so bad and we can't settle down.. and the curtains aren't up yet and the street light is shining on our face.. and some dog is barking... is that a car alarm going off? Wait... is this one of THOSE neighborhoods????? Then things settle down, it's our first night in our first home. That grin comes back. And eventually... we fall asleep.
What would you want in your first home?
|a lifesize chess set... like Wonderland????|
|a big pool?|
|a pretty park nearby with picnic tables?|
|a place to sit with the one you love?|