One of the best parts of the holiday season is the opportunity to get together with friends. Whether they are down the street, or coming back home for a visit – it is the perfect time for gathering. When Kerry and I entertain during the holidays it can be anything from a small dinner party to a large cocktail affair. And, when it comes time to start planning for a party, the invitation is at the top of my to do list. The invitation is the first thing your guests see and it sets the tone for the party before it has even started.
Depending on what kind of party you want, your invitation design can be formal and traditional or whimsical and fun! But, when I am shopping online for holiday dinner party invitations, many times I am stuck with existing wording on the invitation. I may love the colors, but not the wording. It’s like shopping for a birthday card, it takes me so long to find the perfect one. I want the card to reflect what I want to say and not have to settle for an expression that someone else wrote.
Completely Custom Holiday Invitations
Whether it is a single birthday card, 200 Christmas cards or a holiday dinner party invitation, I want to be able to personalize it down to the exact detail. If you have been following my blog, you know how obsessed I am with coordinating our outfits for our family photos. Read my tips for how to take an awesome family photo HERE. Using our Christmas Photo Card as an example, I want to be able to pick the colors in the card so they compliment the clothes we are wearing in the photos. Don’t you love it when fashion and design come together?
Basic Invite is one of the few websites that offer a completely customizable cards and invitations. With over 250 Christmas Card and Holiday Card formats, Basic Invite provides beautiful designs that you make your own. I was looking for a Christmas Party Invitation Idea and grabbed some screen shots of a design that I really like. You can hop on their website here to take a tour, but see all those colored circles below? All you do is click on one and you get to pick from a palette of almost 190 different colors. You also can change the text, the font style and size. It is truly customizable.
I wanted to find a card that was modern, but had a classic font style. I also wanted to coordinate the card with the colors in my holiday skirt (I’m weird that way). It’s important to me to have the same color scheme carried throughout the event. Starting with the invitation, to our party outfits, down to the decorations around our home. Even though it is a subtle, I hope that my guests will appreciate it.
Right now, Basic Invite is offering 30% off with coupon code: holi30
My second inspiration was this card. I actually worked backwards by doing an inventory of my closet and figuring out what festive pieces I have. I found this cute teal wrap sweater and two skirts that would both work! Add some glitter to my neck and toes and I am all set to go.
Here are just a few of some of their cards, there are so many to choose from!
Here is some more information about Basic Invite:
Almost Unlimited Colors – Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. This is what we feel sets us apart from almost any other online stationery company and is what we feel is our biggest draw.
Custom Samples – Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as feel the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order.
Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes – Basic Invite is just as colorful with our envelopes as we are with our invitations. Customers can choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to their envelopes so that they can make their invitation stand out even before it is opened. All of our envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed without licking a single one.
Address Capturing Service – Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows customers to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request their friends and family’s addresses which will be stored in the customer’s account and can then be selected during the design process. Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders.
Foil – Foil holiday cards are available in gold, silver, and rose gold. Customers can choose flat or raised foil on all of Basic Invite’s foil designs.
thank you to Basic Invite for sponsoring this post, all opinions are my own
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