Current Sales


Now Thru DEC 5
10% Off Holiday Cards and Select Accessories

Upcoming Sales

DEC 12 – JAN 2
25% Off New Year Cards and Thank You Cards

DEC 23 – JAN 17
40% Off Save the Dates

Traces of Heaven + Vendor Partnerships

As a brick and mortar store with an online presence, we are also an authorized Carlson Craft (CC) dealer, the largest distributor of social and corporate invitations. We have partnered with Carlson Craft and other vendors to bring you the most current, fresh, and trending invitations for each season. The line is quite vast and boasts offerings for Every Occasion. Check out & Traces of Heaven’s Very CC Easy Site to see the All Inclusive Line. We also bring to you a very Whimsical, Designer Invitations and Stationery line of products on our GiftBandit + Printswell site. You will find bargains nearly every week, easy ordering as well as pretty, and we also believe, some very handsome products too! Happy Shopping!

Invitations, Stationary and Gifts

Welcome to the digital face of our brick and mortar design shop called Traces of Heaven. We are located in downtown Arlington Heights, IL.  We fully enjoy creating just one type of invitation, YOURS!  As we create invitations for special events, we bring over 35 years of industry experience, specializing in weddings and large events. Personalized stationery is a welcomed gift to anyone, especially the bride, teachers, moms, sisters and yes, even dads. Oh…..don’t forget your boss or yourself!

Year Round Holiday and Every Day Events

Why not invite a few guests to join you at your next (any time of the year) party? Our beautifully illustrated invitations are for every day, the holidays or the Super Bowl! The design possibilities are endless and not limited to our few dozen designers, as we offer custom designed invitations too.

For the entire 2016 year of Holidays click here:

2016 USA Holidays + Observances:

Jan 1

New Year’s Day

Oct 31


Feb 14

Valentine’s Day

Nov 24

Thanksgiving Day

May 8

Mothers’ Day

Dec 6

St. Nicholas’ Day

May 30

Memorial Day

Dec 24

St. Nicholas’ Day

Jun 19

Fathers’ Day

Dec 24

Hanukkah begins

Jul 4

Independence Day

Dec 25

Christmas Day

Sep 5

Labor Day

Dec 31

New Year’s Eve

Oct 3

Rosh Hashana

Wedding and Bridal Shower Invitations

Make your day even more grand by ordering an elegant wedding ensemble!  We carry a good variety of stationery items beginning with save the date cards all the way to programs and thank you notes. The list of “everything in between” includes invitations for “Will you be My Bridesmaid?”, Engagement Parties, Rehearsal Dinners, Place Cards, Menus, Wedding Maps as well as Dinner Scrolls, each with a matching design theme for your Local or Destination Wedding.  Browse our online wedding invitations or contact us to set up an appointment. We have over thirty-five years of experience helping brides find the perfect invitation to compliment your special event.

Baby Invitations and Announcements

Celebrate the new little babe with a cute or formal baby shower or birth announcement invitation. Call or contact us to schedule a private appointment or click here first to view our online products that include adorable baby shower invitations, announcements, baptism invitations, birthday parties, party favors, bag tags and so much more!

We also offer Birthday Party Invitations and Invitations for Other Special Events as well as Personal and Business Stationery. Give us a call or browse till your heart’s contentment!

Marsala Pantone Invitation Inspiration

color_trend_marsalaLooking for inspiration? Consider 2015 Color of the Year: Marsala. Carlson Craft created many Inspiration Boards and this one is simply Marsala for your Pantone Wedding. Great for a Summer Wedding, this new color stirred up quite a bit of buzz  when the news came out. I personally love the rich (lipstick) look and believe it to be a big hit, garnering bold reactions for any daring bride. Yes, Pantone has announced its new hue as Marsala, and I gotta hand it to them once again, creating outside the swatch box, leaping into a whole different direction!  They are the experts and trend setters, after all.  The report came out this past December, Pantone, (the global color authority), reported the year for 2015: a rich, earthy, wine-inspired hue. The internet was all a-chatter with commentary surrounding the news, with some praising this simply “delicious” choice while others criticizing it for the departure from past bold, vibrant choices such as Radiant Orchid, Emerald and Tangerine Tango. Way to Go Pantone! We look forward to how our brides will incorporate this color into their schemes…whether they realize it or not or are quite intentional with their choice.

(source: How Design E-Magazine).

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