WhoaNelliePress

Colorful wedding invitations and calligraphy

Averill Park, New York · 1169 Sales

WhoaNelliePress

Colorful wedding invitations and calligraphy

Averill Park, New York 1169 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   SALE! I'm desperately trying to take a holistic healing class to help my Autistic son. Please help! SALE: Choose 1: 1. Take 20% off entire invitation order, 2. Free corresponding thank you notes, 3. Free colored envelopes,
4. Take 50% off calligraphy order (addressing envelopes), OR 5. Generously donate the discount back to me so that I can take this important class. <3
*Minimum of 50 qty. New orders only please. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 9, 2017

SALE! I'm desperately trying to take a holistic healing class to help my Autistic son. Please help! SALE: Choose 1: 1. Take 20% off entire invitation order, 2. Free corresponding thank you notes, 3. Free colored envelopes,
4. Take 50% off calligraphy order (addressing envelopes), OR 5. Generously donate the discount back to me so that I can take this important class. <3
*Minimum of 50 qty. New orders only please. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Nellie Barker

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Nellie Barker

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I love Courtney's and Cody's purple and teal version of this ski set!

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Ski Wedding Invitations
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What a great place to have a company holiday party! The zoo!

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A beautiful gray color scheme

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Chairlift Mountain Resort Wedding Invitations
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About

Everyone has a story! Thanks for checking out mine!

Formerly a 5th grade teacher, after having my son I opened up shop on Etsy and fell in love with the art of calligraphy, then even more so of invitation design. I absolutely love creating wedding invitations, especially bold patterns, soft beautiful botanicals, and fun hobby-based designs.

My mission in running my shop has changed dramatically in the past year or so because of my son's medical issues. Over the past 5 years I have witnessed a child crying out for help, unable to control his body, ending up in countless meltdowns each day. After endless reading and research we have taken several paths to treat his condition and get him help, including many non-traditional ways. Because methods that such doctor's use are unconventional (but also proven to help) they are not covered by insurance. Every penny I make on my shop goes to help out these expenses (doctors' visits, supplements, continuous testing, his strict specialized diet, medical equipment, etc.) and help my son experience life in a new light. He is a great kid and deserves every chance possible. So thank you!

As for my work, I love it and I think of him through my designs. When I use bold exciting colors and patterns I think of his bold moves every day, trying his best to break out of his shell of anxiety that haunts him. I think of his beauty and the love of nature that he has within when I'm using my softer vision of design. When I am embedded in ski-themed designs, I think of all the fun that he has in life (bombing down the ski mountain at age 5!) and how much more fun is waiting for him when he can play with others but is just too afraid. Then wallah! My designs are there!

Thanks for taking an interest. It's amazing how many kids are affected by autism, Lyme disease and co-infections (which ultimately played a huge roll in causing his out of control behavior, triggering many other neurological symptoms), sensory processing disorder, ADHD and other similar issues. Patience, determination, and an unending love for my son are what drive me each day an ultimately bring you the designs you see here!

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  • Nellie Barker

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hi! I'm Nellie and I run my life at warp speed caring for my special needs son, researching how I can best help him while running this shop, which is my absolute release. It brings peace in my hectic life. I love what I do! Every bit!

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