A few weeks ago when I was in the midst of planning Ella’s 4th birthday party, the gorgeous girls at Details Details sent me an email one night.
It was an email that told me a story I didn’t know, but it’s a story I will never forget, and it brought me to tears, as it does now whilst I’m writing this.
A story of a little girl named Ava, a little girl similar in age to my own daughter, a little girl who tragically is no longer with us, and her inspirational mother Sheye Rosemeyer. If you don’t know the story, you can read more about it here.
Ava loved tea parties, as all little girls do, they’d even had one planned, but sadly they never got a chance. Each year the Rosemeyer’s in memory if Ava plan a tea party around August 22, for them it’s a chance “ to turn our missing and wishing into something to have and to hold”.
This year, Ava’s Tea Party is growing to a new level. It’s something we can all participate in.
In Sheye’s words
(image and words taken from the Ava’s tea party website)
So it is here the Details Details girls’ vision comes into play. Inspired by Ava’s story, they contacted 9 of Australia’s leading stationery designers (Alannah Rose included). It was an email asking us to participate, to join them, to share, and donate our time in creating the perfect invitation for Ava’s Tea Party. An invitation that anyone, wishing to hold a tea party could use, to share, to remember, to love.
Together, in our own way and style, myself and the other designers have created 9 unique Tea Party invitations, which come together to create the Beauty-Full collection. A limited collection of printable invitations, that you can purchase in the name of Ava and in the name of charity to host your own Tea Party.
Above: Limited edition printable tea party invitation by Alannah Rose for Ava’s tea party available here. Image courtesy Sheye Rosemeyer
They are priced at just $10.00 for the file, you can print as few or as many as you wish, available only at Details Details, and available only until the end of August 2010. 100% of the sale of these invitations will go to Paradise Kids. 100%.
So. Hold a Tea Party. Purchase an invitation. Whether you use it this August, or sometime in the near future, just do it. Life is too short to miss out on such a simple pleasure.