I'm always so anxious when designing handmade invitations. I'm so worried that I won't be able to come up with a design that the client likes, or that I'll need to show lots of concepts to a client—which means lots of work. But Abby and her mother were so easy to work with. I had designed the bar mitzvah invitations for Abby's older brother, who unlike some boys, was very interested in the process and knew the kind of thing he was looking for. Abby was just as great to talk to, had definite ideas about what she liked—making my work easier, and was so gracious and appreciative. Today all of the work is done and the invitations are finished—the hand-lettering, the digital painting, the various component designs, the printing with two different printers, the cutting, trimming and assembling, counting and double checking—it's all done and the invitations just need to be stamped and stuffed and dropped in the mail. I hope Abby and Mom will be pleased with the results and will enjoy getting the response cards back! But, with all the work I've done, it's Abby who has the tough stuff ahead. She's the one who'll step up on the bima and chant torah and lead the congregation in services. I'm so looking forward to enjoy that day and I know she'll be just a poised and gracious, and she'll do such a wonderful job. Mazel tov to you and your family Abby!