holiday cards with basic invite

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last year S and i sent out our very first christmas card -on the heels of our first wedding anniversary.

to be honest, i wasn’t sure we’d send one out this year. but when i think back on 2018, there were some pretty big milestones that deserve to be both celebrated and commemorated. we bought a house(!), i quit my job(!) and S and i took the first steps toward starting our family. for those reasons (and dozens more), i knew it was important to send out a christmas card to those we love the most. besides, it’s a tradition i want to continue for years to come -especially once a little one comes into play.

so when basic invite reached out to inquire about a possible collaboration, it was perfect timing. after my mom snapped some great photos of my husband and me at one of our favorite local spots, we had the images we needed to design the perfect card to send out to our loved ones this holiday season.

 

 

when i logged onto basic invite’s website, i was instantly impressed by their vast selection. they have over 500 christmas and happy holiday cards designs -including foiled designs featuring font options in gold, silver, and rose gold. to be honest, i had a hard time choosing what would become the winning template for this year’s card! thankfully basic invite offers customers the ability to order a custom sample of their design to see how the holiday card or invitation will look in person before ever placing their final order. that way if you’re wavering between a couple different templates, having a tangible sample of each design can help you feel confident in making your final decision. after all, you’ll be sending this card out to your closest family and friends -of course you want it to be perfect!

speaking of your closest family and friends, one of the hardest parts of doing a mass mailing is capturing everyone’s current mailing address. basic invite makes gathering everyone’s information a breeze with their address capturing service that allows customers to simply share a link on their social media channels requesting addresses from their loved ones which will be stored in the customer’s account. after you solidify your design, finish your order by employing basic invite’s recipient address printing at no extra cost on all christmas card orders.

 

 

i ordered a total of six samples, each unique in their own way. what i loved most about designing my cards was the fact that i wasn’t locked into using the provided template. basic invite allows you to customize each design to your preferences -from changing the font and altering the color palette (they offer nearly every color in the rainbow!) to even switching up the verbiage so the card feels 100% authentic to you. for example, as you know, we purchased our forever home earlier this year. to celebrate “a new home for the holidays,” i ordered a sample of one of basic invite’s many new home announcements. i loved being able to change the colors of the door in the template to resemble our actual front door to add an additional personal touch.

 

 

’tis the season for holiday parties and family gatherings so if you’re in need of printing up invitations to your festive event, basic invite has you covered with an array of designs including some seriously adorable retro christmas party invitations. and when the holidays have concluded, basic invite is also your source for all things wedding and baby with everything from save the dates and pregnancy announcements, to invitations for baby showers and bachelorette parties (i wish i had known about them when i was planning my own wedding!).

part of me doesn’t want to come to terms with the fact that it’s already november but now is the perfect time to order christmas cards. as we prepare to enter the busiest season of the year, allow basic invite to help you get one thing checked off your list of to-dos. as a gift to my readers, basic invite is generously offering 30% your order with the coupon code: holi30. just apply the code at check-out.

 

 

for more information on basic invite and their stationery services, be sure to visit their website and follow them on any of their social media platforms –instagram, facebook, twitter, and pinterest.

 

this post was sponsored by basic invite. all opinions are my own.

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