What is a "Save The Date"?
A "Save The Date" is a card sent out before the wedding invitations so that people know the date of the wedding before getting the invitations.
What are you trying to do?
We are trying to have our Save The Date travel the world. We want to get pictures of our Save The Date in front of any iconic, beautiful, scenic, famous landmark, or in a unique situations (skydiving or scuba diving).
Why are you trying to do this?
When we ordered our Save The Dates there was a mix up with the printer and we received 450 extras. Instead of letting them sit in a desk draw or throwing them out we wanted to put them to good use. We love to travel but aren't able to travel as much as we would like to. So instead we want our Save The Date to travel the world for us until we are able to.
How can I help?
I am glad you asked. You can help in a couple of ways. If you are traveling someone, or live anywhere other than North Carolina, you can download a Save The Date from the blog, print it out, and take a picture of it in front of something you like, statue, landmark, sign, etc. Then just email it to ProjectSaveTheDate@gmail.com
If you don't think you live anywhere special (I am sure you do and just don't give yourself enough credit) you can still help out. We would love it if you could forward our blog on to as many people as possible.
Why should I care? I get nothing out of this.
Well you may not care. And that is okay. I was inspired by the book "One Red Paperclip" which is the true story of a Canadian, also named Kyle, who traded his way on Craigslist from One Red Paperclip to a house. His story is more about the journey of meeting people than it was the end goal. I would like to think our Project is similar in that the pictures are not always what is important. It is meeting and talking with strangers, sharing stories and interacting with people all over the world.
What is the picture on the "Save The Date"?
Our Save The Date is a photo of the exact moment when Katie and I got engaged. We went camping in Hot Springs, North Carolina and I proposed to her on top of Max Patch, which is a part of the Appalachian Trail. We hiked up there that evening with our dog Bella. I was able to film the entire proposal and took a frame from the video and turned it into a picture.
Any questions I missed? Email ProjectSaveTheDate@gmail.com and I would be glad to answer.