Earlier this year I decided I kinda wanted to start over, I mean not completely, just reevaluate after 10 years in business and refocus on why I started Invitation Solutions, what is most important to me and how to improve what we provide to our clients. So, in more ways than I originally realized I really just wanted to get back to our roots. To fill you in I need to start back in 1974 when my Grandpa decided to move from the suburbs of Chicago to Houston and open a Speedy Printing franchise. With no printing experience, no ties to Houston, 3 kids in college and 1 in middle school he left all he knew in the north to create a better life for his family. I must say he did have a degree from Princeton (smart guy for sure!) and the most amazing wife (aka: Grandma RA) you could ever imagine, so the odds were definitely in his favor. He developed a very successful business and was an amazing entrepreneur in the printing industry. As he was growing his business, my mom also started her own business, Right-Type, doing typesetting and pre-press layout in order to have a flexible schedule allowing her to spend more time with her 2 favorite "kiddos". For this extra time she spent with us I am forever grateful as I lost my mom to cancer way too early when I was just 11. I grew up with entrepreneurs all around me showing me what hard work and dedication can help you achieve and also allow you the flexibility to do. Anyway, needless to say years passed and I headed off to college. Unsure what to major in I happened upon a graphic communications class and loved it! Three years later and about a semester from graduating with a graphic communications major and print technology minor it clicked! Not sure why I hadn't realized before but I was proudly following in my mom's footsteps.
So, going back to our roots means so much more than just the roots I started Invitation Solutions with 11 years ago. It reminds me how important family is, each and every day is so precious and by owning my own business I too, just like my mom, can have the flexibility to spend time with my sweet daughter and family while still getting to design and work along side great people.
We are going back to our roots, the early days of Invitation Solutions, to better serve our client with appointments required allowing us to give our full attention to each client. We are going back to our roots and remembering what my Grandpa always used to tell me, smile! We are going back to our roots and reinventing ourselves as the forward thinking, customer focused, graphic design company I started Invitation Solutions out to be 11 years ago. We are going back to our roots and helping our clients create an entire experience down to the small details that make each event even more personal.
Coming in the next few months you will see the addition of an awesome new product line called The Design Collection. In addition, we will be focusing our attention on a smaller client base in order to better help produce the best stationery suites for each special client that we are able to work along side. And, cross your fingers, you will see more blog posts, Instagram sneak peaks of projects we are working on, and pins to help you put your wedding inspiration board together.
I look forward to chatting with you soon!