​​Things Very Special

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​NORTH FLORIDA'S SOURCE FOR

SOCIAL AND WEDDING INVITATIONS

GIFTS AND GIFT WRAPPING

Handmade in Jacksonville

It's easier than you think ......


Navigating the internet for one the perfect invitation can be time consuming and challenging, and who has time for that!  What will the quality of the product be like?  Does the company check for omitted information?  Things Very Special not only carries hundreds of invitations in stock, but also offers guidance in the wording of your invitation.  If we do not have what you are looking for in stock, we will work with our vendors to find that perfect invitation.  Our event specialist are always available to meet you Tuesday thru Saturday.  No appointments are ever needed!

Things Very Special, Inc. was established in 1972 as a home based, appointment only business.  In the early 80's, Things Very Special transitioned from a home based business to a brick and mortar retail store.  Our mission is to serve the residences of Jacksonville, Florida and surrounding areas with quality selection of invitations and helpful guidance.  We believe in working with the customer and relieving the burden of planning a party or a wedding.  We have now expanded in supporting both the Fair Trade community and local handmade gifts. 

Things Very Special  - Our Story

Hometown pride is extremely important, and Things Very Special lives up to their reputation of serving North Florida and South Georgia with gifts that are "very special."  Things Very Special works with the local arts and crafts markets to bring a special hometown feel to our unique store.

We are always expanding our relationships with the local Jacksonville community and support these lines:

Still Life with Cat Studio - Street Art, Architecture and Local Jacksonville Photography

Teresa John Photography - Beach Photography

904 Soap Company - Handmade All Natural Soap

Boopie's Creations - Custom Crochet Creations, A Things Very Special Exclusive

Art by June Hormel - A local painter in Oregon

P&P Print Productions - A group of local artists that have agreed to design, exclusively for Things Very Special, invitations and stationery.


By supporting Made in USA and Made in Jacksonville, we are able to cut out the middle man and pass the savings onto you. Best of all, supporting your local brick and mortar allows more money to be invested into the commu

"My partner and I had the most awesome experience at Things Very Special today! We bought some very beautiful stationary for our business and I was able to get the most perfect thank you card for someone very special. The customer service was above and beyond! Thank you so much! I'm SO glad we crossed the ditch to come visit!" - Facebook Review


"I love the selection of gifts this store offers. Walking in, I thought they were a new store, but discovered they have been around since the 70's. The owner really focuses on local handmade items. He supports the art community of Jacksonville. The store is stocked full of invitations and gifts. Greeting cards made in Jacksonville. I love the service. Highly recommended" - Google Review


I can’t say enough about how nice and patient Noel at Things Very Special was! He listened to what I was looking for and enhanced the idea I had in my mind making the whole process a breeze and keeping it well within budget. I’m so happy I didn’t try to design and order invitations online. He was personable and so helpful. I highly recommend going to see Noel for a pleasant stress free experience! - Google Review

Things Very Special - Our Reviews