• About Our Company

    Welcome to the District

    Welcome, friends! We're so excited you're here and want you to know that at The Welcoming District, we believe in the importance of making people feel welcome. We believe that gifts have the ability to tell stories and make others feel included and special. It is our mission to help others give beautifully crafted gifts that speak from the heart.

    How We Started

    The Welcoming District started as a boutique gift box company that focused on using items unique to the DC, Maryland, and Virginia region. Each of our gifts included those goodies from local artisans and a fresh floral bouquet or plant. We focused on local hand delivery and shipped only a small fraction of our gift boxes.

    How We've Grown

    Since then, we curate items to tell the story of our clients rather than just the story of our local area. We choose products based on quality, aesthetics, and what matches the heart of those we are helping. While there are times when local products work best, we often find ourselves curating goodies from others' hometowns or working with brands whose missions match ours or our clients'. We currently ship nationwide and offer hand delivery within the DMV.

  • What We Do

    Artisan Welcome Gifts & Signs

    Wedding Gifts

    Welcome Your Guests

    We love designing wedding welcome gifts that share the heart of each couple and make their guests feel appreciated. Our goal is to make the gifting process a delightful breeze allowing couples to focus on their wedding day knowing that their loved ones are being greeted with something special.

    Client & Corporate Gifts

    Build Your Brand

    As a small business, we truly understand the importance of creating positive, lasting relationships with clients. We believe that thoughtful gifts can express the appropriate sentiment to build a positive rapport with each client and grow ones brand in ways that really matter.

    Everyday Gifts

    Celebrate Special Moments

    Life is full of moments to celebrate! We design custom gifts as well as predesigned gifts to help make the gifting process easier when life gets busy.

    Wooden Calligraphy Signs

    Surround Yourself with Beauty

    We believe that words should look as beautiful as they sound. Our wooden calligraphy signs are cut, sanded, and stained by us before writing each meaningful word or phrase. We offer a wide variety of sizes and sentiments while welcoming custom orders, too.

  • Meet the Founder

    About Alicia

    Gift Designer

    "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.​"

    Hi, I’m Alicia! I’m a creative, small-town gal with a passion for giving and helping others. I love beautiful details and creating gifts that tell stories, are aesthetically pleasing, and tug at the heartstrings of each recipient.

    Growing up in an entrepreneurial family taught me to work hard and use my imagination to create whatever I wanted in life. My mom and dad often found me creating something to use, gift to someone else, or maybe sell to my next door neighbor (if I was lucky).

    With a degree in Interior Plantscape/Floral Design and over ten years of experience working in the hospitality and events industries, founding The Welcoming District came quite naturally. I saw a need for beautifully crafted gifts and married that with my eye for detail and heart for giving.

    Founding The Welcoming District has been one of the greatest joys and accomplishments in my life. My hope is that I can use what God gifted me to help you make others feel loved and welcome in your life.

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General Provisions
You must be at least thirteen years of age to use our website. Use of this website is at your own risk. We host our site on a reputable platform and take reasonable efforts to maintain and host the site. However, we make no explicit representations or warranties as to the safety or your individual use of the website. The terms, conditions and privacy policy contained on this page is subject to change at any time.

This website is owned and operated by The Welcoming District, a Commonwealth of Virginia company. Our mailing address is PO Box 16373, Alexandria, VA 22302.

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Privacy Policy
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Entire Agreement
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Law and Jurisdiction
These terms, conditions and privacy policy are governed by and construed in accordance with United States law. Any dispute arising out of or related to the information contained herein is subject to adjudication in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the United States of America.

By using our website, you hereby consent to our terms and conditions of use, and our privacy policy. This page was last updated on November 18th, 2016.

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