SimplySweetHankies

A wedding handkerchief adds a touch of elegance.

Texas, United States · 2156 Sales

SimplySweetHankies

A wedding handkerchief adds a touch of elegance.

Texas, United States 2156 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   We encourage our customers to change the wording on any handkerchief. If you do not see what you are looking for, let's create something completely different together.

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Last updated on Apr 14, 2016

We encourage our customers to change the wording on any handkerchief. If you do not see what you are looking for, let's create something completely different together.

Tammy Sweetland

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Tammy Sweetland

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Personalized handkerchiefs for each of family members have become quite popular.
German items are a possibility.
This is my newest Baptism/Christening handkerchief for a boy. It was a custom order request by a creative customer.
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About

Wedding Handkerchief Tradition

My oldest son married his beautiful wife in 2012. As the groom's mother I was in search of something that I could make to commemorate this special day. I made several handkerchiefs with their names and the wedding date to wipe our happy tears away. I have now made thousands of handkerchiefs for many other weddings. I have had brides customize handkerchiefs that have brought tears to my eyes with their sweet endearments to their parents.

The wedding hanky tradition is said to have begun in the South. Often the wedding handkerchief was passed down through many generations. Today the wedding handkerchief may be given many years prior to even being engaged. A flower girl may receive a handkerchief with a beautiful poem. A child may receive one the day of their Baptism.

Early farmers thought that a bride's wedding day tears brought luck and her tears would bring rain to their crops. Later, it was thought that a bride who cried on her wedding day would never shed another tear about her marriage. Today, wedding handkerchiefs are seen as a practical accessory to blot the bride's happy tears and are tucked away as a remembrance of their wedding day.

I love creating these ageless gifts and always love when a bride brings an idea for a new design.

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