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This is the place to be if you're wanting to show heartfelt appreciation in the most beautiful way possible. The Welcoming District offers custom gifting, calligraphy, and illustration services. Whether you're interested in learning more about one of these services or how all three can work together to create the perfect gift, please take a stroll down this page to see how I can help you get started!

The Welcoming District believes in making others feel welcomed, loved, and included through thoughtful gifts, handwritten sentiments, and elegant details.

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Retainer & Questionnaire

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Contact

STEP ONE

Please complete the contact form/email me with your wedding/event date and general gifting needs. You can get started here.

I'll create a "project" in HoneyBook and provide you with an electronic brochure so you can determine if The Welcoming District is a good fit for you. If you prefer to chat over the phone, simply let me know when initially contacting me.  

Once you have decided that gifting with The Welcoming District is surely the way to go, you pay the retainer and I promptly send you my gifting questionnaire. This allows me to design a gift that is a true representation of you/your love story/your business!

After receiving your questionnaire, I will send you a custom gift design within three business days. Don't be surprised if you love it - most do!

Whether the initial design is love at first sight or it makes you want to swipe left, we'll work together until it's perfect! When you're ready to commit, you sign off on the final design and submit payment. You're almost done!

All I need now is gift recipient information. I work with you to gather all the details regarding where these beauties are being shipped or hand-delivered. Once I have these last details, you get to sit back and relax!

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Your gifts are meticulously assembled before being sent out to surprise and awe each recipient! I take care of everything from here so don't worry about a thing!

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Initial Design

What's it like to gift with The Welcoming District? Here's a step-by-step guide on how easy and beautiful hospitality can be.
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THE DESIGN PROCESS

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Booking Services

Design Week

Printing & Delivery

Contact

STEP ONE

Please complete the contact form/email me with your wedding/event date and general gifting needs. You can get started here.

I'll create a "project" in HoneyBook and provide you with an electronic brochure so you can determine if you'd prefer a completely custom or semi-custom design. 

Once you have decided what type of design service you're interested in, I'll send you a questionnaire that matches your needs and allows me to create something as unique and special as you!

You submit payment and sign the agreement through HoneyBook. Once this is complete, we schedule your design week.

I start creating your custom illustration based on all the details I learned about you through the questionnaire. Typically, I start new projects on a Monday and complete the final design by Friday of the same week. For more detailed projects like custom maps, the timeline may go over two weeks.

I send you a preliminary design and we work together to make sure all the details are to your liking. 

Once we agree on a final design, I send you the digital files. If you are also gifting with The Welcoming District and using these designs for labels, welcome notes, gift tags, etc., I order all the printing to be done for these pretty little details.

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Let's make something pretty that you can cherish for years to come! Custom illustrations are a beautiful way to add unique details to your wedding and gifts!

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Crista & STeve

"Our welcome gifts were such a reflection of us. All of our guests felt so appreciated!"

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brett denfeld 

Thank you to The Welcoming District for making my client gifts look so professional and on-brand! Alicia helped me brainstorm and saved me loads of time at the post office! 

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Ashton Kelley

Working with Alicia is a dream. She not only makes things easy, but you know that you're going to leave your guests with something memorable. Alicia takes the time to get to know you, your brand, and your vision for gifting. I'm a huge fan of giving presents, but doing so with sentiment can take time I often don't have. Being able to hire Alicia to work with us on the AKP Retreat swag enabled me to focus on the event with all the trust that it would be done well. Whether it's a small token of appreciation or a wide display of gifts for guests, you cannot go wrong with The Welcoming District. The best gifts come from the heart, and the beauty of working with Alicia is that you know each and every parcel is jam-packed with love.

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christiana & kyle

"I'm so happy we gifted through The Welcoming District! Our guests traveled so far for us and a beautiful present was there waiting for them at the hotel!"

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kir2ben

Alicia was an absolute dream to work with. She 1000% understood my vision and was a true team player when it came to my workshop. My attendees were super impressed by the baskets and all left with a stunning gift that I was proud to share!

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