Thumbprint / Fingerprint Tree Guestbooks ~ Leafed Tree Guest Books
How It Works: You and your guests take part in creating a one-of-a-kind art canvas, an alternative to the traditional guest book that often ends up in a drawer after your wedding or event is over. You might create a canvas for a wedding, an anniversary party, a bridal shower, an engagement party, a 50th, 60th, or 75th birthday, or any event where you want to remember all the people that surrounded you on your special day (cont’d below)
Size & Bark Design: We start with a blank canvas and together, we design a whimsical tree for your special event. First you select a tree shape based on your size guest list. I can create a canvas for as few as 10 guests or as many as 500. Then you get to select your favorite tree bark. You might choose a tree bark with earth tones, or perhaps you’d like something in shades of blue. Or colors which remind you of scarlet begonias … or a sunshine daydream … or fire on the mountain…. or perhaps the colors of morning dew. You might choose hues that works with the colors of your event, your home decor or just speak to your heart.
Your Message: You decide the message you want your canvas to convey and how it will look: Maybe the lyrics to a song that mean something to you and your special someone, or perhaps the word ‘love’ in seven different languages along with the date and place you will tie the knot. Or maybe you want your name in burnt orange and a poem in teal. Perhaps you will choose a stamped earthy organic font for an alternative to a bar or bat mitzvah sign in board or a vintage font for a golden anniversary celebration.
Leaves: Thumbprint or Leafed Tree Guestbook? Printed leaves in any color you can envision, perfectly placed on your canvas and ready for guests to sign – or – you might like a more free-form artsy approach and choose the Thumbprint Tree Ink option, where your tree arrives without any leaves at all and guests decide where to place the leaves by stamping their thumbprint on your canvas and then signing their leaf. Some people even choose to just have guests stamp their thumbprint leaf on the tree and forgo the signature. It’s all up to you how your want your tree to look. Included with this option is everything your guests will need to create thumbprint leaves – 4 coordinating shades of green hybrid ink which comes off cleanly from thumbs with the pre packaged moist towelettes included with the kit, and test cards so that each guest can test out their leaf before leafing it on your canvas.
Add Eco Elements: You may prefer the tree with its intricate bark design to stand alone as the sole design element on your canvas. Or you may want to add some Eco Elements to your canvas: a patch of winding grass; a pair of lovebirds in any color you’d like or maybe green hummingbirds with a squirrel in the tree and a few rainbow colored dragonflies in the middle. Perhaps you’ll have five tulips to represent a 50th birthday celebration (one flower for every decade) or three different butterflies for a Golden Anniversary celebration – representing the couples’ three children.
Leaf Your Love: If you are a guest at the wedding or event, you will help continue with the design process, by creating & completing the leaves of the tree – with your thumbprint and/or signature which become the delicate veins of the leaves and maybe even a small message to the guest(s) of honor on the canvas. It is definitely a unique, one of a kind thing – for someone that likes to do things … just a little bit differently. And your guests will think it’s pretty cool too.