Welcome, friends!

I hope you enjoy these THOUGHT FILLED INSPIRATIONS for welcoming & gifting

Welcome to the Ashton Kelley Photography Retreat in Deep Creek, Maryland! Attendees of this super fun educational experience were greeted by this pretty display of welcome bags and tons of hugs inside by Ashton! Lara-Jill of Simply Gorgeous Events by Lara-Jill had the vision to use this beautiful bookshelf as a statement piece for welcoming the […]

Do you excel at crunching numbers, staying organized, and keeping up with the books? As creatives, sometimes that part is a little daunting….okay, maybe very daunting, but for Stephanie Thacker and her team at Steadfast Bookkeeping, it’s what they do. Today we’re featuring our number loving friend and her client gifts as part of our “Growing Through Gifting” […]

Light blue silk ribbon tying together a pretty package of sea salt caramels, goats milk bath soak, a sweet fig scented candle, and the prettiest branded welcome book? Yes, please! Today, we’re getting to know Klaire of Klaire Dixius Photography. Please, allow her to introduce herself and share her personal experience of gifting through The Welcoming […]

Hello, fellow creativepreneur! Have you been thinking of ways to grow your brand? Looking for pretty ways to show appreciation? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to share more about how to love on your clients and grow through gifting. While creating a positive client experience is […]

Party Time!


POSTED IN: Business

When I started The Welcoming District in 2015, I never had a launch party. My ideal client was someone in a corporate office sending their clients to a DC hotel who wanted to welcome them with locally curated gifts. Were they supposed to be at a launch party? Should it include the local vendors I […]

POSTED IN: Calligraphy

I am SO excited to share more about how I came to offer handwritten wooden calligraphy signs! Ever since I was little, I loved writing; not stories or diary entries, writing as in visual art. Practicing my penmanship was something I always enjoyed and I couldn’t wait to learn cursive. Before I was in Kindergarten, […]

In the misty Maryland countryside, our beautiful bride and groom surrounded themselves with all the lovely details for a steeplechase romance. Cate Thorin from Ivy and Honor planned and styled this exquisite shoot on her family’s horse farm. Everything was on point from the location and antique details to the floral and farm animals. This was truly […]

Nestled right alongside the Chesapeake Bay on Kent Island lies the exquisite Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. It is here where we welcome you to our seaside-romance styled shoot where you can feel the sand between your toes while watching the sun set on your candlelit dinner. This shore inspired photo shoot was planned and styled by […]


(I love those pretty little squares!)


gifts that tell your story!


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