Often referred to as the “grande dame in the invitation biz,” Invitation House has been creating beautifully customized work since 1967. Owner Terry Kirshenbaum has been working at the company since she graduated from University. Terry’s mother, Lillian, ran Invitation House as an offshoot of Kern Stationers, a commercial printing venture founded by Terry’s father Ben, more than 60 years ago. Terry now owns and operates both companies.
Unique designs, high quality printing and personalized service, all at a competitive price, is what continues to drive the company. Invitation House offers a range of printing processes- letterpress, offset, thermography, genuine engraving, foil stamping, blind embossing, die cutting, and hand calligraphy as well as digital.
What is Terry’s secret to success? “I love working with people and the whole creative process that goes along with it,” she says. With over 30 years of working in the industry, she has developed and honed her talents, which range from creating unique invitations that set the tone for events to corporate rebranding. Three years ago, in order to be more accessible to her clients, Terry relocated Invitation House and Kern Stationers to a bright, contemporary studio on Eglinton Avenue.