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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!



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'.

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I love arranging them to make a space look fresh and welcoming! Stock and lilacs are my favorite for their lovely scent, but fluffy peonies, hydrangeas, and garden roses always make my heart skip a beat!

fresh flowers

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there is always room for it, right?!

My favoritE (if i had to choose) would be my mom's chocolate cream pie.

desserts

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 If I can surround myself with Ivy covered brick and boxwood topiaries, I'm in a happy place. Old Town Alexandria is heaven on earth for this girl! 

greenery

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I LOVE EXPLORing Virginia's rich history and beautiful landscapes!

Virginia

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My faith is a huge part of who i am. hymns take me back to time spent in church when i was first learning about jesus. 

hymns

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My shoe of choice. I think they are the perfect combination of pretty and comfort.

ballet flats

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 While FAR FROM being A MINIMALIST, I really enjoy GETTING RID OF CLUTTER AND FINDING WAYS TO SIMPLIFY LIFE. It has truly helped me focus on what matters most.

simplifying

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I love riding my mint green bICYCLE around old town alexandria. It's woven basket & sweet-sounding bell are just so cute! 

beach cruisers

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THe Welcoming District's mission is to help others give beautiful, thoughtful gifts that tell their story THROUGH WATERCOLOR ARTISTRY & make each recipient feel loved, appreciated, and welcomeD.

THe Welcoming District's mission is to help others give beautiful, thoughtful gifts & stationery that tell their story through watercolor artistry & make each recipient feel loved, appreciated, and welcomeD.

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