Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Inauguration Day!

Tips for an unforgettable inaugural experience

Were you lucky enough (or connected enough) to get a ticket for Barack Obama’s inauguration as the 44th President of the United States? If so, you may feel as if you won the lottery – which, in a way, you have. You will be part of history whether you have a reserved seat at the swearing-in ceremony, a place along the inaugural parade route or an invitation to attend an inaugural ball. And you swear you will never forget it. But what is the best way to make sure you don’t forget it?

This inauguration will be unlike any other in our nation’s history, but it will go by in a flash, and you will want to do everything possible to hold onto your memories of this very special event. Any piece of paper that gets you in the door - no matter what the event - is your ticket to a lifetime of memories, but not when it is kept in a drawer or hidden in a shoebox.

You can think of the inauguration as a celebration similar to a personal milestone such as a wedding or special anniversary. And as we know, if the celebration involves any kind of invitation, that invitation can serve as a powerful tool to help you remember the emotion associated with a special event, such as the inaugural ceremonies and celebrations.

So the first step to making the inauguration unforgettable is for you to collect memorabilia associated with the event. This includes invitations, tickets, photographs, programs, place cards, flyers, buttons and other souvenirs. The next step is to select the pieces that are most meaningful and deciding how to showcase them in a way that will make the memories the most vivid for you.

To take these memories to the next level, let Purple Raincoat design a unique framed collage to showcase your memorabilia. The power to remember is multiplied when your memorabilia is incorporated into a creative piece of art that stirs the emotions. Purple Raincoat is ready, willing, and able to turn your inaugural memorabilia into a one-of-a-kind work of art. Our goal is to create keepsakes that celebrate life’s special occasions and serve as the perfect touchstones for remembering those special days. And there won’t be many days more special than the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration.

The inaugural "invitation" is layered on embossed copper-gold paper, textured black paper, flecked copper vellum and a ton-on-tone taupe floral printed paper.. The background is a shiny textured cream cardstock, topped by black-on-black striped cardstock accented by gold mesh. Stripes of black satin ribbon accent the design.

Remember: for an unforgettable inauguration experience, take the time to collect those pieces of paper and do something meaningful with them. You will never regret taking the time to preserve those memories in a creative, unique way, and your actions will be enormously helpful when you are asked by future generations to talk about your emotions on what is a momentous day in our nation’s history.

And here's a special offer: if you order an inaugural keepsake from Purple Raincoat by January 31 to be shipped anywhere in the United States, we will discount that order by 44 percent to honor our 44th president. This could be a once-in-a-lifetime offer, so don't miss out on this unique opportunity to have Purple Raincoat preserve your memories of this milestone moment for the United States of America.

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