Monday, December 8, 2008

Loathing the Liberty Bell

I am in Kentucky for two weeks for work. Small town, thank-gawd-there-is-a-Walmart, Kentucky. So, I left the husband this morning with a gentle reminder to purchase stamps for our wedding thank-you cards, apply said stamps to said cards, and mail said cards at some point this week. Before I knew it I had an e-mail from the husband stating that he had purchased the stamps and was putting the cards in the mail.

I hit speed dial on my phone pronto to no avail. I resorted to a panicked e-mail to inquire as to what stamps he had bought. A response came stating "Liberty Bell Forever Stamps." My heart sank. I feverishly replied to the e-mail and pleaded for him not to affix the stamps if he hadn't already. But it was too late. The deed had been done. Our thank you notes, calligraphied with the perfect plum ink on darling white linen envelopes were defaced by the liberty bell.

And for a moment, like all of you, I cringed. But then, I got over it. After all, the husband was just doing what I asked of him! In fact, he did it so quickly that I didn't even have time to think that I should have specified that he buy these stamps or even these. Once I told him that I didn't really want to have the bell stamps on our envelopes, you could hear how disheartened he was. But he didn't know any better. He was just trying to accomplish a wedding-related task so that it would be hanging over my head. And that is just another reason why I love him.
So friends, our thank you notes are making their way to our guests, liberty stamp and all, and will be shared with all of you some time this week!
Isn't this invitation suite adorable?! Right down to the thank you note, above. From style me pretty.

10 comments:

*Michelle said...

When we started planning and came up with a guestimate, my mother realized that stamps were going to jump in price twice before we sent out invites, and did I want to get the forever stamps? Save money? YUP! For our wedding the paper aspect was not a splurge point (no letterpress or calligraphy or inner envelope for us) so I really didn't care what the stamps looked like. My mother saw the bell and quickly tried to talk us out of it - too late! =)

Stephanie @ Gossip. Style. Wed. said...

Omgg, cutest story ever. I'm going to be really selfish and say that I'm ::almost:: happy you're in Kentucky because it gives you more time to blog and then gossip about it with me :)

N. said...

Wow, calligraphy-ed Thank You's?!?! I'm impressed.
Very cute story!

Adrienne said...

Not sure which small town you are in, but I feel for ya! Hang in there!

That was really sweet of Chris to stamp the thank yous and get them on their way! Can't wait to see them!

Rachel H. said...

Those are really cute invitations! And so sweet that he tried so hard to get it done for you!!

A said...

Bless his heart, he was just trying to be a good husband :) Those are the type of little things you just have to get over, since most likely nobody but you will notice anyway! (Or at least that's what we like to tell ourselves)

Lisa said...

That is the cutest story!

Melissa said...

That is really cute :) I used the forever stamps for our thank you cards too. I had thought about getting other stamps but I liked that the stamps said forever on them :)

elizhogan said...

This reminds me of my dad... he told me he is buying me a roll of stamps at each payday so that HH2B and I can use them for our invites and thankyous. :) So, no pretty stamps for me, but mine will come with love... just as yours did.

Julie said...

I just got your thank you note (LOVED IT) and didn't even notice the bell. So there ya go.