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About Proper Notice

A collaboration of style, innovation and distinction. A mission to establish an on-going dialogue with each of our clients.


Proudly based in Long Island, New York, serving nationwide.


The resourcefulness and ingenuity to create a unique imprint for every special event. 

For over 26 years, Ellen Futterman of Proper Notice continuously brings fresh and exciting ideas - perfectly executed - to a growing, discerning clientele. With an eye for current trends and a respect for tradition, we at Proper Notice expertly weave a client's special needs with the talents and finesse of the world's leading designers. The results always exceed even the highest client expectations.

In a market where it is increasingly more difficult to uncover the rare and the interesting, Proper Notice's attention for detail and the tireless efforts of our team, continue to push the limits with our ever-changing and extensive collections of Wedding, Bar and Bat Mitzvah and special occasion invitations and announcements. Relying on only the finest, experienced craftsmen, we proudly offer an extraordinary selection of engraving, letterpress, thermography and lithography. Proper Notice combines new technology and resources with good old fashioned customer service. Each client sits with a designer who masterfully translates individual tastes, style and budget into a custom piece that often sets the tone of a special occasion. We understand the need for full service (and a little hand-holding!) we will gladly provide hand and machine calligraphy, and even help you order custom stamps and seal and mail your invitations.

Proper Notice is more than just an invitation company…. Contact us today and begin to explore possibilities you haven't even dreamed!


To our vendors - we love you all! Please contact us for a full list. Calligraphy by Sondra Simon. Photography by Michele Beckwith, Anée Atelier, and Julia Margalit.

About Me



A little about Ellen…

Ellen was born and raised in Long Island, New York and is a proud graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. In her early twenties, Ellen took her love for fashion and moved to Italy for work. When she was ready to take a break from traveling, she quickly realized she was able to turn her passion of fashion and fabric into paper. On her free time, Ellen loves to spend time with her two wonderful children. Lauren, an engineer currently residing in sunny California, and Matthew, living in Seacliff and notably showing his love for New York by completing 2 NYC Marathons. She absolutely loves what she does for a living and can’t wait to share her ideas with you!

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