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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!”

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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. ettiene says:

    I love the chandelier cards.

  2. 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!!

  3. nayyiara Siddiqui says:

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Martha says:

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

  7. megan says:

    The Tropical Wishes holiday cards are my favorite.

  8. 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.

  9. Kelly Holton says:

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

  10. Cici says:

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

  11. Brenda Bird says:

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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!!!

  15. Nina says:

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

  16. cathryn says:

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

  17. Emma says:

    I love the green Christmas trees card!


  18. Aubrie says:

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

  19. Pauline says:

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

  20. 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!!

  21. Marilyn says:

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

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

  23. Marci says:

    I really like Kirin. SO cute.

  24. Alicia says:

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

  25. Tyler says:

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

  26. says:

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

  27. 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.

  28. Erin says:

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

  29. Bianca Robinson says:

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

  30. 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!

  31. 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.

  32. jen says:

    love the “erica”!

  33. Tara says:

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

  34. 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!!!

  35. 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……

  36. aleta says:

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

  37. Katie says:

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

  38. Tara says:

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

  39. Maggie says:

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

  40. Eva says:

    I need the Casey!