The fine stationer has grown more than 300 percent since 1994.
Calendar of Events
District Date Night Giveaway: For every in-store purchase of $20 between July 1st and 6th, customers will earn one entry into a Georgetown “date night” package giveaway. The prize package includes three hours of free limo service with Reston Limousine, dinner for two at District Commons, dessert and drinks at Peacock Café, and next-day brunch at Sequoia. Valid at all store locations. (July 1st-6th, all locations)
Patch Pals: Children are invited to visit the Reston store on Monday, July 14, and again on July 28 to write to U.S. troops. Letters will be distributed through AMillionThanks.Org, a year-round campaign to show appreciation for U.S. Mmilitary men and women. All child participants will receive a complimentary “Patch Pals” t-shirt and backpack. Please RSVP to 703-689-2240 (July 14 and 28, 10 a.m.-noon, Reston location, 1810 Library St., Reston)
Birthday Bash: On Wednesday, July 16, the Vienna location will be hosting a Girls’ Night Out 20th Birthday Party. The event will feature an ADMK jewelry trunk show, Scout bag showcase, free chair massages, fun cocktails, and treats from Amphora Bakery. Please RSVP to 703-319-9099. (July 16, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Vienna location, 111 Church St., NW, Vienna)
Tips on Tuesday: As part of our monthly Tips on Tuesday series, on Tuesday, July 22, the Reston location will be hosting a free workshop on creative ways to enhance a memorable guest experience at your wedding. Local wedding planners Sara Bauleke of Bella Notte and Teresa Lee of Rex & Regina Events will offer their tips and tricks, with a reception featuring music from MSE Productions and a variety of treats and activities. RSVP 703-689-2240. (July 22, 6-8 p.m., Reston location, 1810 Library St., Reston.)
The Dandelion Patch (www.thedandelionpatch.com) – the area’s premier retailer of wedding invitations, stationery, birth announcements and unique personalized gifts – announces its 20th anniversary. Since their launch in 1994, the award-winning stationer has been part of the fabric of the community, and through their business, they have been privileged to share in over 30,000 life milestones around the greater D.C. area.
As the retailer’s customer base grew at an annual rate of more than 300 percent, they expanded to serve evolving client needs over the past 20 years. “We’re pleased that we have been able to meet and exceed our customers’ needs through the years and build a loyal following,” said Heidi Kallett, owner of The Dandelion Patch stores. In addition to the flagship store in Vienna, The Dandelion Patch also has additional locations in Reston and Georgetown.
In honor of the 20th anniversary, the stationery boutique will be hosting a series of special events and promotions throughout the month of July. Offering free event etiquette tips, gracious gifting workshops, children’s letter writing for our troops and a district date night giveaway for a special couple, the local retailer is celebrating 20 years with style.
Heidi Kallett, CEO of The Dandelion Patch, said, “After two decades of success, I am thrilled to bring together our customers of all ages and all stages of life to celebrate this important anniversary. As a small business owner, I’m proud of the stellar reputation we’ve built. As an employer, I am humbled with the fact that I’ve personally mentored hundreds of staff. As a leader in the larger event industry, I am lucky to partner with the best vendors in the area to execute our client’s vision for their milestone event. ”