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Design the Date

Angela's Posts, Corporate, FeaturedCole Imperi1 Comment
Design the date

This past Tuesday I had a coffee date with the wonderful Meghan from Design the Date! Meghan is the owner and designer of Design the Date which officially started in 2009 even though she was creating fabulous invitations and other designs for family and friends since 2007. She is very experienced and eager to please her customers...making her a gem to work with! I personally am ordering all of my business cards and flyer's from her and even though I just placed the order a few days ago I can already tell her professionalism is spot on. Meghan will also be creating some candy labels for me and some upcoming weddings I have. I am very excited to combine our talents.

Design the Date offers custom wedding invitations and stationery for couples all over the country. Located in Cincinnati, she is happy to meet with you in person to discuss the style of your event, but is also completely comfortable working virtually. Meghan says, "Just because it's custom, doesn't mean it's expensive. I'm happy to explore options within all different budgets."

You can contact Meghan and Design the Date with the following info:  email, or website,

Below are some photos courtesy of Design the Date!

Giving back!

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Susan G. Komen- Christmas buffet

One thing that is very important to me year round is giving back to my community! I love to do candy baskets or favors for fundraisers/charity events, where the money received for my goods goes to a great cause. One of my favorite philanthropies to work for is the Susan G. Komen foundation. My grandma passed away of breast cancer, so this particular philanthropy hits home. That’s why when I was asked to donate a candy basket for the 3rd Annual Cincinnati Komen Crop For The Cure, which is a scrap booking/crafting event to help raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Cincinnati Affiliate, I jumped on it. I put together an all pink candy basket with lots of goodies including: candy, stationary, candles, scarf and other fun items! The basket ended up going for $40 raffle tickets and the event alone raised over $8,000.

A few weeks later I was again approached to do a small candy buffet for the Charming Charlie’s event I blogged about a few weeks ago. Where 10% of all proceeds also went to the Susan G. Komen foundation. This was a wonderfully fun event, we were able to shop and know the money was going to help fight the cure for breast cancer! There were wonderful vendors there and the event raised $142 to be donated. See picture below of the small  Christmas display that was set up for Dulce Designs!

With the Christmas season approaching it is the best time to give back to your community! I am always looking for new fundraiser opportunities and would love to hear about some new ones coming up. What are some of your favorite fundraisers/charity events to work with?


Also, I wanted to give a special thank you to Kristin Siegel from Creative Memories for contacting me about the wonderful events listed above! And to my cousin Sarah Keaton for helping me work the Charming Charlies event, if I myself am not at an event then 99% of the time it is Sarah there in my place. I appreciate her help and support for Dulce Designs! :)