True Renaissance themes copy the lusty yet romantic costumes and customs of the years between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries, especially the reigns of England's King Henry VIII and his daughter, Queen Elizabeth I.
But there were also Renaissance periods in other European countries. The Italian Renaissance began in the 1300s, and it influenced the Germanic Renaissance during the 1500s through the 1600s. There were also French and Celtic Renaissance periods. Throughout Northern Europe, the Renaissance meant the end of the Dark Ages. People became fascinated by literature, architecture, and science.
Next comes the computer part. Don't be intimidated by the term "desktop publishing." It simply means using whatever computer software program that's available to create graphics on paper.
If you have Microsoft Word, open Word. Click on File and from the list of choices select New. In older versions of Word, a window will open that shows you isabel marant sneakers sale your template choices. In newer versions, a sidebar will pop open on the righthand side of your screen; look for Templates and then choose On My Computer. Look for a greeting card template, and use that if one is available.
If it's not available, just open a blank page on Word. Click on File and from the list of choices select Page Setup. A box will pop open with tabs for Margins, Paper, and Layout. Go to the Margins tab. Change the Top margin to 6.5 inches. That's necessary because your paper will be 11 inches long, you will be folding your invitation halfway down that page at 5.5 inches. The isabel marant shoes extra inch guarantees that your wording will be spaced away from the top fold of the card you are creating.
You can also use the template for the brochure that folds into thirds. If you are unable to find matching 10 parchment envelopes, use a heavy, creamy paper. You can even put colorful paper inserts into the envelopes and glue them to the flaps before you add your invitations and response cards.
If money is no object, print the invitation on the full sheet of parchment paper, roll it up, Isabel Marant tie it with cotton lace, and mail it in a tube!
Microsoft Publisher is another popular desktop application. Just open it, choose New, and you will find a template called Greeting Card. Adobe Photoshop also offers easy help.