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Based in Alexandria, VA

THE WELCOMING DISTRICT

ESTD. 2015

WATERCOLOR ARTISTRY FOR A GRACIOUS WELCOME

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I'm ALICIA

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I'm happiest strolling the charming streets of Old Town Alexandria or snuggled up at home with a cup of tea, bringing creative ideas to life!

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Having you here warms my heart, friend, and I so appreciate your visit! Hopefully you can sip a cup of tea and stay awhile!


Are you looking for ways to add personality to your wedding? If so, you're in the right place! I started my business by helping others gift Washington, D.C. themed gift boxes and wedding welcome gifts. While a gift designer, I always looked for products with pretty packaging that matched themes and aesthetics. Then I realized I could use my love for watercolor painting to make labels, gift tags, and welcome notes. This allowed me to help couples in a new way; one that shared their personal story within the gift. And there's no gift more special than your personality!

So let’s start by painting a crest that represents your love story, the pup you consider family, or a map including your favorite locations. Then I’ll help you put them on fun details like stationery, wedding welcome gift packaging, or items for you to cherish around your home! From save-the-dates and gift tags to cornhole boards and cocktail napkins, I’ll alleviate the stress of where to source all the best quality products and give you an heirloom that you'll want to show off for years to come!



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Erma Bombeck

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.

THe Welcoming District's mission is to help others cherish their stories through heirloom WATERCOLOR ARTISTRY and welcome guests with thoughtful, meaningful artwork.

THE WELCOMING DISTRICT'S MISSION IS TO HELP OTHERS CHERISH THEIR STORIES THROUGH HEIRLOOM WATERCOLOR ARTISTRY AND WELCOME GUESTS WITH THOUGHTFUL, MEANINGFUL ARTWORK.

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Going to school for floral design taught me a lot about its principles and elements. I love using what I learned to create beautiful floral combinations for fresh arrangements at home and painted designs for my clients!

floral recipes

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I love gifting! Whether It's to celebrate a holiday, birthday, a visiting guest or just because, I love planning something thoughtful!

gifting

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If it's a part of your story, I so enjoy including animal profiles on crests. THey make such a regal statement!

profiles

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I love the challenge of mixing paint to get just the right color! I DON'T BUY tons of paint tubes, rather just enough to create the colors i need and wouldn't have it any other way!

mixing paint

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while i want to get every detail right, painting puppy eyes helps pet portraits come to life. they can be challenging, but also very rewarding (and adorable)!

puppy eyes

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I create meaningful artwork for thoughtful people.

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