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#1 foxytv

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    Posted 08 April 2008 - 10:45 PM

    So, I decided to add my "Starfish Symbolism" cards to the Raffia Fans and will have one on each chair for the ceremony. Any left behind after the ceremony will be gathered up and brought to the reception -- although it's a 5pm reception and not likely to be in need of fans.

    It reads as follows:

    Starfish Symbolism
    The star -- as well as the Starfish -- are seen as celestial symbols
    and as such, they represent infinite divine love.
    In addition to love, the Starfish also holds characteristics such as
    guidance, vigilance, inspiration, brilliance and intuition.
    In Christian symbolism the Starfish represents the Virgin Mary
    (Stella Maris which means Star of the Sea) who lovingly creates
    safe travel over troubled waters and is also seen as an emblem
    of salvation during trying times.
    May your travels be safe.
    May your love be both infinite and divine.
    Love, Tami & Tom

    I've also attached the MS Word document with the watermark image and text. It looks really, really nice printed on a tan colored heavy card stock paper. I got the starfish charms off eBay for like $0.99 plus shipping for a set of 50. I got 50 silvertone and 50 goldtone. I am using the charms on the Starfish Symbolim cards as well as for the Pashmina cards for the BM's.

    Depending on how many are leftover when I am through, I can pass some along to another Bride to Be here on BDW!. They are PERFECT.

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    #2 Kryztan

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      Posted 08 April 2008 - 11:05 PM

      I absolutely love this!!! Thanks for posting

      #3 foxytv

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        Posted 08 April 2008 - 11:11 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Kryztan
        I absolutely love this!!! Thanks for posting
        Thanks! I am using these in place of programs, purely because I've run out of time to get the programs done.

        I failed to mention that I simply took a thin ivory ribbon and ran it through the fan and tied the card & charm to the fan, using a small 1/4" hole punch on the card. Make sense? Really easy. And I used a corner rounder to make the starfish cards look nicer.

        I was very pleasantly surprised with how they turned out!

        #4 Leia78

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          Posted 08 April 2008 - 11:19 PM

          What a neat idea Tami! The starfish charm gives it that extra special touch. They look great!

          #5 Yari

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            Posted 09 April 2008 - 12:35 AM

            They are so cute! I love the starfish charm too.

            #6 michelle08

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              Posted 09 April 2008 - 12:46 AM

              i love this! i mighthave to incorporate this somehow

              #7 michelle08

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                Posted 09 April 2008 - 12:48 AM

                ooh...i just thought of it... i am giving starfish wine stoppers and i can put a tag w/ those!!

                Thanks tami!

                #8 Saraha

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                  Posted 09 April 2008 - 12:50 AM

                  Tami, those turned out so great, thanks for posting your guests will love them.

                  #9 sunnydaes

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                    Posted 09 April 2008 - 12:54 AM

                    I love it! it looks great and i love the explanation of the symbolism

                    #10 jessyg20

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                      Posted 09 April 2008 - 01:13 AM

                      Wow! what a great idea! thanks!!

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