50th Anniversary Cruise

Toasting at their wedding in 1965, my grandparents Irene and Mike.

I’ve been doing a lot of work for a very special project, which I thought I’d share with you.

On August 22, my grandparents will have been married for 50 years. To celebrate, they’re taking the family on a cruise to the Caribbean where they will renew their vows and celebrate being together.

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For the trip I have designed t-shirts (to be unveiled after the trip, as they haven’t come back from the screen printer just yet), invitations, door markers (because if you’ve ever been on a cruise you know that all the doors look the same), music playlists, and a smattering of other projects I’ll show you later.

Before the trip, I thought I’d share some of my packing tips and, the question foremost in any reader’s mind, how to choose the best vacation reads. After the trip, I’ll share stories and pictures as well as my top 5 must see/do in this part of the Caribbean (we’re visiting Puerto Rico, St. Martin/Maarten, and St. Kitts).

The door markers with first initials–they’ll be laminated so nothing happens to them, and then they’ll go on everyone’s cabin door.

The font I’m sharing was created just for this occasion (though it is now available on the Etsy shop), and it is one of my absolute favorites. I’ve called it ‘Rapunzel’ for all it’s little curlicues like the curls you get in your hair, but what makes this font so perfect for my grandparents is its traditional mixed with modern elements and its whimsy.

My grandparents set a great example for other couples with their dedication to laughter and communication, and I’m so honored to be a part of this very special celebration for them.

You can find the playlist I created for their vow renewal on Spotify–a short mix of danceable oldies from the 60s and 70s.

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