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Winner Update: 10/29:
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to everyone that entered! The lucky random winners are: Comment #42 – Tori, who said: “I love the Stella Stationary but would want to convert it to a birth announcement…I just found out I’m having a girl on March 7!! Wahoo!”, and Comment #135 – Shauna, who said “Are you kidding? How to choose? I loooove the bumble bees =)”. Congrats to you both!


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During the late nights that Roopal Shah spent creating unique invitations and announcements for her sister’s shower, her brother’s wedding, her son’s birth, and so on… she also discovered her genuine passion for the process of getting creative with paper and ink! Cut to 4 years later, and Roopal is still busy cranking out creative custom designs – through her very own design studio: 1st Comes Love.

At 1st Comes Love – as Roopal explains – “We focus on creating designs for wedding invitations, birth announcements, and just about any piece of stationery you could need!”

giveaway - personalized stationery

Speaking of “things we need” – I could really use some spending money for holiday gifts like cute personalized notecard sets… how ’bout you?!

Well, we’re in luck, because 1st Comes Love is generously offering up $50 Shopping Sprees for TWO lucky HWTM readers! Winners can spend the $ however they like – personalized holiday cards, personalized stationery, towards a custom wedding invitation design, etc.

(Details for how to enter after the jump…)

giveaway - personalized stationery

How to enter:
Post a comment here telling us about one (or more!) of the designs from the 1st Comes Love gallery that you think is especially fabulous.
Giveaway ends Friday, October 25th at midnight PST. Winner is chosen randomly and will be announced Monday, September 28th. Good luck, everyone!!

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

201 responses to “SURPRISE GIVEAWAY: 1st Comes Love…”

  1. tammy g says:

    I love the simplicity and color combo of Natalie!

  2. says:

    I love the Brooke cards!

  3. Holly says:

    I love the Tropical Wishes card in the Holiday section. It’s different from the normal Christmas cards. I reminds me of my wedding invitations. It’d the same colors and design. It’s nice to think about tropical weather when it’s cold outside.

  4. Rhi says:

    I love the Courtney design!

  5. Whitney says:

    love the mckenzie, love the matthew, love the natalie, love the casey… i’ll take them all!

  6. Jade Berthiaume says:

    I love the “Erica” wedding invites!!

  7. Rachel says:

    I looooove the Erica invitation set!

  8. Jeanne says:

    I like the “Brooke” correspondence cards and I like all the Holiday cards they have too.

  9. I love love love the Courney invitations. So cute. :)

  10. kated says:

    I especially love the Liezel stationary pattern – so cute!

  11. says:

    Thanks for sharing this great site! I love the Casey and Mira correspondence cards.

  12. mint says:

    Thanks for introducing me to this site! I really like the chandelier thank you cards.

  13. Yvonne says:

    Love the Holiday Lovebirds. Fits with our wedding theme :)

  14. MC says:

    I love the Kirin the best, you could see that there was a lot of work put into it and it is totally different from all the other birth announcements, it is not too cutsie… it has a splash of elegance in it. Substituting the little duckie in front… it can easily be used for any occasion. Love the Kirin a lot.

  15. Vanessa Johanning says:

    I love love love The Damask cards ….Even if I dont win I need to order alot from Her!!

    ” Dam-ask it!!!”

  16. Heather B.B. says:

    I’m loving Damask Holidays!

  17. Stephanie C. says:

    The Cole design would be the perfect birth announcement for when our little man comes in a couple months, as his room is all airplane themed, and we had an airplane themed baby shower!

  18. Laura says:

    I love the clean classic contemporary style that these cards have. I would love to put my $50 towards a wonderful christmas card that reflects my personal style!

  19. Angela S. says:

    I adore the “Casey” and “Mira” stationary! It fits me perfectly… simple yet funky! I’ve been looking for stationary for ever but haven’t found one I truly like that isn’t too feminine or too masculine. These would be my perfect ‘thank you’ cards!

  20. Kathryn B says:

    The Joy Love Wonder cards are so simple and elegant. They would make great holidy cards for us.

  21. Patty says:

    I love that they’re so colorful!!!

  22. I LOVE the Christmas Spirals cards!! Too cute! If I don’t win, I know I will be ordering…that’s how much I love these cards!!!

  23. Junage says:

    I love the Erica and Helen sets! So beautiful to look at and fun to open.

  24. Joanna says:

    The lotus design (Anjali) is so modern and pretty. I love the chandelier design(Courtney). I have an obsession with chandeliers lately. The design is glam without being fussy.

  25. Kiri says:

    I would love some custom wedding invitations along the lines of the Amanda style…and they are in Portland, so I can buy local!

  26. Emily F says:

    I love the Comfort & Joy Holiday cards…and EVERYTHING else. I’ve never been so enchanted!

  27. JD says:

    They are all fabulous! I love the simplicity of the design. Less is definitely more.

  28. “Modern Damask” is my fave! So elegant!

  29. LaurenB says:

    Lovebirds is adorable!!

  30. Jessica Armstrong says:

    I Love the Erica set!!

  31. Kristel says:

    Ruby-or anything with that cute little bee!

  32. Jess says:

    I love the chandelier stationery – it’s just gorgeous!

  33. Emily says:

    My little boy is named Parker so I’m going to have to say the Parker cards are just adorable like he is. The fire engine is so great!

  34. Lacy says:

    I love the cards with the birds on them. But really, they are all fabulous.

  35. Natalie says:

    Of course I love “Natalie”! With that name, and how cute it is, how could I not??

  36. Patricia says:

    I love the Joy Holiday cards! Thanks for sharing this great site!

  37. Danielle says:

    I really like the flowers in the Maya and Brooke designs.

  38. gina says:

    I wish I’d known about 1st comes love when I was engaged! I love the chandelier correspondence cards.

  39. Erin says:

    I really like the Casey stationary!

  40. Kirsten says:

    I love the Brooke and the Monica patterns!

  41. Christy says:

    Hmmm. I love them all. Mira is one of my favorites though

  42. Tori says:

    I love the Stella Stationary but would want to convert it to a birth announcement…I just found out I’m having a girl on March 7!! Wahoo!

  43. Jeannine says:

    The “Casey” design is great. It immediately caught my eye.

  44. Annie says:

    I Love the Ashley design. Simple yet elegantly sophisticated!

  45. Jenni says:

    I loved McKensie or Casey. pick me!

  46. Naomi Legault says:

    I adore these invites and would love to get my upcoming housewarming party invites done here!!!

  47. Amy says:

    Fun! I love the Brooke Stationary!

  48. Amy Kelly says:

    I ADORE the Courtney design!! I can’t wait to share your website with friends and clients!
    Thanks, HWTM!!

  49. Tori Ryan says:

    I love her entire Holiday collection!

  50. Michelle says:

    I am going to tell my husband we’ll have to get married again so I can use those cute invites. That seems reasonable, doesn’t it?

  51. Erin says:

    My favorites are Mathew and Comfort and Joy. I would love the Mathew one for my sister who is having a baby in January. PIck me pick me!!!

  52. sara says:

    oh my gosh. i love this little website! it’s hard for me to tell you that i love just one of them, so i chose a christmas love – the holiday spirals are my favorite. simple and sweet … i love it!

  53. Laura B. says:

    I love the Liezel design, but they’re all so fun, it would be hard to choose!

  54. Alicia says:

    Kennedy is a fun way to send a note, but not too cutsey. Love it!

  55. Lisette says:

    i love the ryan. flowers are the the little black dress of stationary, they are perfect for every occasion.

  56. Melanie says:

    I love Sasha! That is such an stunning design.

  57. Ivy says:

    I love the Ian invitations. I even have an event coming up that I can use these at.

  58. Emily Q says:

    I simply love the Helen wedding invitations! They are beautiful!

  59. Lindsey says:

    I adore the Casey design! Circles & dots – two of my favorite things in life. :)

  60. Alyssa says:

    I love the Cassie, Ian, Liezel, and Allison designs.

  61. Brittany says:

    I really like the Brooke design.

  62. Rachel says:

    I love the “Joy Love Wonder.” The trees are so cool with those gorgeous snowflakes on them!

  63. Mooy says:

    I love the Helen invitation – with it’s special little pocket on the bottom – I love to tuck little extras in so that would give me a secure place to enclose a little something extra! Thank you for such beautiful designs….I like them all so much!

  64. Stephanie V says:

    love the peace love joy holiday card

  65. Jessicca says:

    I love the Liezel stationary. I was just thinking how I needed some new notecards and these would be perfect!

  66. Meg Ayers says:

    I’m in love with the Joy Love Wonder holiday cards!! And I’d be so happy to have the Liezel correspondence cards for my personal stationery… these designs are ALL so beautiful!!

  67. karisa says:

    love the paisley patterns… hard to choose just one!

  68. Traci Price says:

    I LOVE the Liezel stationary….perfect for any occasion!

  69. Jenny says:

    I’ve gotta say that the “Courtney” card is my favorite. It’s cute, trendy, and sophisticated (if that combination is a possibility!) and I love the colors.

  70. Coralee says:

    love the baby announcement ‘kirin’!

  71. Gina M says:

    They have some cute ones. I love the Brooke cards.

  72. Laura says:

    I love the uniqueness of the Joy Love Wonder Holiday cards!! Fabulous!!

  73. Kami says:

    I love all of them!!! I am having a baby in January and I would love to have any of the baby announcements, but I especially love the Nicholas ones.

  74. Lisa says:

    I love the Jacklyn design. So funny and so true! What a great idea!

  75. Melissa McDowell says:

    I love how simple, but colorful and fresh Natalie is. It just spoke to me.

  76. MaryJo says:

    I think the Lovebirds Stationary is simple, yet chic! Love it!

  77. Christina says:

    The Maya notecards – perfect for sending a pick-me-up note to my friends! And the envelope is so perfect!!

  78. Laura K says:

    What a great name for a business! I really like the Chandelier for the personal stationery collection and the Christmas Spirals from the holiday collection.

  79. Natalie says:

    I’m in holiday card mode, and I’m loving the Holiday Lovebirds!

  80. Johanna I. says:

    How cute. I love the colors! I especially like Rohan – my sister-in-law is doing a jungle theme in my new nephew’s room. These would be perfect for her shower.

  81. Tiffany says:

    How do you choose from so many cute choices! I’m really into birth announcements right now and these are amazing!

  82. Jill says:

    There are too many cute options to only like one…but I do love the bee (Ruby) stationary!

  83. Linda says:

    I love the Cara stationery (pink and green paisley) correspondence cards. They are so chic!

  84. OH i love all the stationery options! I NEVER send store-bought, cookie cutter cards. They always have to be personal so these are great for little notes from me!

  85. Sarah Sweet says:

    I love the Christmas Spirals

  86. Michelle says:

    I love the “Natalie” Stationary. So graphic and cool!

  87. Julie says:

    The Damask Holidays is my favorite for sure.

  88. Kam A says:

    I love the Joy holiday photo cards!

  89. Selena says:

    The Joy Love Wonder design in the holiday section is fabulous. I love the unique and stylish use of the baby blue and black contrast to instantly grab people’s attention.

  90. Greta P. says:

    I love the Courtney, the Liezel…..who can choose?!? They are all amazing!

  91. Amy D. says:

    I Love all the stationery, especially the lovebird design!

  92. B says:

    I am all about the Cara (paisley) correspondence cards! So cute.

  93. chantelle says:

    Lizdel is lovely! That fab stationary make me want to turn in my keyboard for a pen! Great design on a invitations too….make me want to plan a party now too!

  94. chantelle says:

    oops sorry its liezel….I hope that oopsie doesn’t knock me out of the running! Liezel Liezel Liezel it is a tricky one to spell!

  95. Jenni says:

    I love the Courtney – very chic and classy! I’m also a BIG fan of the lovebirds!

  96. Amanda says:

    I love the Emmalyn and Kennedy cards!

  97. Stephanie Fisher says:

    Michele is one of the most beautiful wedding invites I’ve ever seen! I love the color combo in the sample, as well as all of the gorgeous layering. There are so many beautiful details! I wish I could marry my husband again!

  98. Katie says:

    My favorite is the lovebirds. They are all so cute, though!!

  99. I have to say, since the weather change here in the midwest, Christmas seems to be just around the corner! Looking for that PERFECT holiday card is easy to find at 1st Comes Love! I adore the “LOVE JOY WONDER”!

  100. Kristin says:

    I love the personalized stationary, the chloe is my personal favorite though all of the products as fabulous!

  101. DoReen says:

    Excellent illustrations and card layout

  102. Becky says:

    Love the simplicity of Mira and the boldness of Myra

  103. Design Lovely says:

    Cute Cute Cute! I would have to say my favorite one is the one with the green leaves and orange envelope in the second grouping.

  104. Patty H says:

    I love all the baby announcements and since I am expecting my first grandchild in December, these would be great to introduce her!

  105. Laura says:

    The RYAN – – I love the daisy embellishment – – how unique!

  106. says:

    Love the colors on this flower on the Kennedy Stationary:

  107. Cherie B says:

    I love them all.
    i would love tho have the Erica invite for my sisters wedding shower I will be hosting.
    For myself or gifts the Chandelier thank- yous. The Cara, Casey or Liezel notecards are delightful. I would love to give or receive anything from this line of stationary.

  108. Shari says:

    I love the graphic illustrations and color choices – thank you for always sharing the greatest sources with us!

  109. mindy m. says:

    I am a simple kind of gal. I like the Natalie stationary.

  110. Kate says:

    I LOVE the lovebirds, perfect for jotting thank you notes or using as enclosure cards!

  111. Meghan says:

    I absolutely love the Courtney design. The design is very elegant and chic, but at the same time very simple and not over done. Beautiful!

  112. Cindy says:

    ‘Joy Love Wonder’ is the holiday card that I’ve been searching for all these years – simply elegant!

  113. Kelly says:

    A Fun Way to Enter Your Thirties is so great! Very sweet and simple. I could look at her stuff for hours!

  114. Kelly says:

    I love the Damask Holidays and Cara. This collection is so full of surprises!

  115. Dessa says:

    I love Casey and Liezel. Thank you for doing this giveaway!

  116. Elaine says:

    The Helen wedding invitation is just too beautiful. If I were doing my wedding all over again, I would choose this invitiation!

  117. Jennifer says:

    It’s so hard to pick! I love the classic color combo and textured paper on Jacklyn, but really, everything is so beautiful!

  118. Cristina says:

    I like the Johanna wedding invitation…Neil is super fun & cute! Joy Love Wonder is my fave Holiday card. (ooh! and Holiday Lovebirds, too!)

  119. April says:

    Love Kirin birth announcement!! Also love Caleb as well!!

  120. lisa d says:

    my absolute favorite is the lovebirds stationary… i love the colors and the simple image. it was made for me! :)

  121. lyanna says:

    I am a big fan of the lovebirds stationary…what beautiful colors!

    I love your giveaway — here’s hoping I win! =)

  122. Megan says:

    How do you choose!?! I really like the Cassie and the x-mas joy love wonder.

  123. Ini says:

    OMG Kirin!!! O_O I love love LOVE ducky’s and I love chocolate and blue. You got me, I’m saving that design for when I have my own kids (yes I’m kidless and I collect duckies…what?). Love it!

  124. Elizabeth M. says:

    I am absolutely crazy about the Joy Love Wonder holiday cards!

  125. Joan says:

    Joy Love Wonder is a beautiful card. I would be proud to send it out this season.

  126. elizabeth s says:

    oh my gosh, how cute are Parker & Ike for a little boy!! the colors and the design are spot on — cute without being too cute-sy, perfect!

    wedding-wise, i LOVE the Savannah save the date, preppy-chic but still classic and simple. fab!!

  127. Catherine Luthren says:

    I love Ike- the stationary with the Choo Choo Train. These would be perfect for my little boy to have when writing his thank-you notes!

    Thanks for a great giveaway

  128. Ashley says:

    I love the Cassie design! Too cute!

  129. Lauren says:

    I love the cherry blossoms on the Rachel. They would be perfect for birth announcements for my little girl!!

  130. Nora says:

    The Love Birds are definitely my favorite! I like that it’s romantic. And I really like birds.

  131. Diana H. says:

    I love the stationary with the policecar on it – so cute! I’d probably get that for myself just to have something whimsical to send people notes on.

  132. Val says:

    The Brooke stationary is so whimsical and cute, I just love it!

  133. Ginny says:

    I love the Peace design for holiday cards and Natalie is my favorite for every day stationery! They are all so beautiful.

  134. Shauna says:

    Are you kidding? How to choose? I loooove the bumble bees =)

  135. Stephanie says:

    I love the songbirds blue and brown cards. It happens to be my favorite color combination!

  136. Emily says:

    I love the Elizbaeth baby announcement. The sheep is so cute!

  137. Chrissy says:

    I really like Chloe- so cute. Thanks!

  138. Sarah says:

    I adore the brooke cards… I’m getting married next summer and I would LOVE to use these!

  139. Lisa Miller says:

    My son just asked his wonderful girlfriend of 5 years to be his wife and it would be awesome to win this contest and help them get started on their wedding purchases.
    I love the Johanna set!

  140. Lauren says:

    Wow! These are super cute–thanks for finding them… : )

  141. I love the Birth Announcements, Kirin is my favorite.

  142. their stuff is so cute. thanks for passing their info along. i’m just getting ready to plan a shower, too!

  143. Could the little KAI rocket ships be any cuter? I looooovvvvvve them.

  144. Amanda says:

    Oh goodness I love them all! The “Ian” would be perfect for my wedding invites! And the “Joy Love Wonder” would be fabulous for Christmas! What a great giveaway!

  145. Karen P says:

    Pick me…pick me! I love it all!

  146. Meghan says:

    I think that the emma announcement is so adorable! it is so simple and cute!

  147. Amanda says:

    I really like the correspondence cards with the loverbirds design. Lovely!

  148. Miranda says:

    Anjali is GORGEOUS! I wish I had found these when I was planning my wedding!

  149. GG+SB says:

    I would love the natalie cards to use as bridesmaid’s gifts!

  150. Karyl says:

    The Liezel is really cute and I love the coordinating envelopes. Great prices, too!

  151. Andrea D. says:

    i love the green brocade with the black! very elegant, and something unique to cards!

  152. wendy says:

    I love the “joy love wonder” holiday cards! :o)

  153. Allison H. says:

    I love the Conner cards! Perfect baby thank you notes!

  154. says:

    I love the platinum wedding invites! So pretty! :)

  155. Donna K says:

    I really like the Brooke and Stella cards.

  156. Ashlee says:

    I love the Maya collection from the stationary! Such cute, simple designs!!!

  157. Lydia Fiedler says:

    I love the one with the green envy – so crisp & clean!!

    (fyi – you have an error with the website portion – I entered my site and it rejected me and said I wasn’t a member of my blog :()

    So here’s my site:

  158. Arlynn says:

    Love, love, love the Lovebirds design, just perfect for me & the hubs’ first year together : ) I know that our family & friends would just adore getting one of these super-sweet cards from us!

  159. Chrisitna says:

    I am a sucker for pink and green so I absolutely love the Cara cards. Super cute!

  160. ettiene says:

    I love the chandelier cards.

  161. LillyB says:

    Very elegant yet appealing to anyone who might receive it! I love the colors of these cards and the fonts that are used! I would probably share them with my BFF Lori, she got me started on writing on paper again!!! They are so pretty!!

  162. nayyiara Siddiqui says:

    I love the elegance of all the styles. Its nice and simple, yet is bold.

  163. Krysten says:

    My favorites (in no particular order) are: emma, helen, ellie, natalie, ike, happy holidays, joy love wonder and star. It’s especially nice to see some elegant modern holiday cards.

  164. Lorena says:

    I really like the mod floral/ nature prints. Two of my favorite are featured in the blog post. Those are the Liezel and the Maya. I also like the holiday card Joy, Love, Wonder. Great prints overall.

  165. Martha says:

    My fav is “Grace” because of the pinks and brown AND that the design is small and delicate on the announcement!

  166. megan says:

    The Tropical Wishes holiday cards are my favorite.

  167. Marriah says:

    I love how the holiday “peace, love, joy” card is festive without being the typical red and green. This gives it a lot of use outside of the holidays or for individuals who celebrate holidays other than the “red and green” ones.

  168. Kelly Holton says:

    I like the Maya for myself and the Ike for my son. Thanks for the opportunity!

  169. Cici says:

    Liezel is my favorite, but there are too many gorgeous ones to choose from.

  170. Brenda Bird says:

    I love the lovebirds stationary because I am a Bird! Plus it is just super cute and simple.

  171. teri says:

    It’s all beautiful. Thank you for introducing me to this site! I love the Matthew birth announcement and the Chandelier note cards.

  172. Lauren says:

    LOVE all of them! The Erica wedding cards are beautiful. I am in need of wedding invitations right now and those would be perfect!

  173. Krys says:

    Tropical Wishes is my favorite holiday card – I’m usually so insistent that my holiday cards LOOK like holiday cards, but my husband and I are so desperate for a cruise vacation that this looks like my dream card for the season! I love the turquoise color, it’s so soft!!!

  174. Nina says:

    I love Lila. Opening this from the mail, you know you would put a smile on anyones face.

  175. cathryn says:

    I like the Kai-Rocketship notes and the tropical wishes holiday cards!

  176. Emma says:

    I love the green Christmas trees card!


  177. Aubrie says:

    I love the Mackenzie baby announcement! The cutsie mod is perfect!

  178. Pauline says:

    My favorite is her use of color and simplicity of design. Being a designer myself, I love good design. Way to go!

  179. jasmine says:

    I just LOVE this entire site! My favourite is the Casey cards – so perfect for pretty much anything. I love the retro-esque pattern and use of colour. Thanks for introducing me to this new line. LOVE!!

  180. Marilyn says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway. I can’t decide between the Casey and Liezel. I love them all!

  181. Love the Courtney! And I also love the Michele…thanks for sharing this site! It’s lovely!

  182. Marci says:

    I really like Kirin. SO cute.

  183. Alicia says:

    I’m fond of the folder style Michele. Also, the layering of papers and bold paisley print. It’s beautiful.

  184. Tyler says:

    I love both the Cara and Brooke designs. What a great site!

  185. says:

    Oh wow, what wonderful designs!! I love the orange paisley print!

  186. Natasha says:

    I love their Ian design – I want to use it for my Thanksgiving party invitations this year. I love how it folds open like little doors.

  187. Erin says:

    I absolutely love the “Charm” holiday cards. These would be perfect to send this year for my son’s first Christmas!

  188. Bianca Robinson says:

    I love the “Tropical Wishes” Xmas Cards. Those are my favorite!

  189. Hannah Cole says:

    I love the lovebirds stationary… it’s modern and sophisticated but somehow whimsical at the same time. A wonderful way to say thank you for that very special wedding or birthday gift!

  190. Dawn says:

    I love the stationary print Chandelier, it’s so simple and elegant. I love sending out pretty notes to my friends and this would be perfect.

  191. jen says:

    love the “erica”!

  192. Tara says:

    Although I’m a ruby red fan I like the green damask print too

  193. Marillyn says:

    I think the Neil stationary is so much fun! The people at my work would love that.

    I love the colors in Kennedy!!

    Chloe is fabulous.

    I could go on and on but I just love your work!!!

  194. Rachelle says:

    I LOVE the Mackenzie birth announcement! Green is my absolute favorite and I love how the flowers look like little kiddos growing up! SO cute! :)

    Tropical Wishes is so clever, too! Just perfect for us Southern Californians! ;)

    I just love all the playful designs……

  195. aleta says:

    I am totally loving Kai – that little rocket ship is adorable!

  196. Katie says:

    I love the Damask Holidays, so modern and fresh looking.

  197. Tara says:

    I love the traditional colors of Christmas Spirals and the modern twist of Joy Love Wonder.

  198. Maggie says:

    I absolutely love the Joy, Love, Wonder Holiday card. It’s perfect for my family cards this Christmas!

  199. Eva says:

    I need the Casey!

  200. Heyar says:

    I absolutely love the Cara! I’ve always had a thing for paisley, what can I say?