Sunday, July 8, 2012

etegami invitation cards

One of the Red Bubble groups I belong to is doing an Invitation Card Challenge. I was struck by the fact that I'd never done an etegami invitation card! In fact, the only invitation card I can remember ever making is a Hen Party invitation printed from a lino block carving. And that was decades ago.  At the time, having a small baby made it difficult to get together with friends. So I decided to invite them (with their babies if they had any) to socialize at my apartment.

For the invitation card challenge, I made the etegami posted here, and then tested it on the members of my Etegami Fun Club group on Facebook. The image itself passed muster, but many of the responders told me they understood "hen party" to mean a bachelorette party, which made the phrase "baby chicks are welcome" seem out of place. I checked the dictionary definition of hen party and it says "a social gathering restricted to women," but bachelorette party seems to be the most commonly listed interpretation. I guess common usage has changed over the generations. What do you think?

UPDATE: Guess what? This card won the Invitation Card Challenge I submitted it to. Yaaaaay!

7 comments:

  1. This is very sweet! Here in the UK, Hen Party is a social event that a bride has with her female friends before she gets married - seemingly generally involving copious amounts of alcohol & lewd behaviour. So yes, baby chicks would be out of place, I guess.

    I like your version of a Hen Party much better for sure!

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  2. I don't believe I'll ever be invited to a Hen Party. So, thanks for letting me see an invitation. Great coloring!

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    1. LOL. Maybe not, but I bet you could design a great Hen Party invitation!

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  3. Congratulations on winning the challenge, they made eggs-actly the right choice!

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  4. Love the card... Congratulations!
    I'm in Canada, of French origins, and for me a hen party is a group of women getting together to chat and socialize. So for me it's perfect!!

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    1. Hooray! Finally someone who understand the term the same way that I do! Thank you Marie, for your encouraging comment. :)

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