Pumpkins = Fall Leaves = Turkeys = Parties= THE HOLIDAYS!
Oh wait, I’m getting ahead of myself, it’s only September.
Around this time each year, I begin perusing websites for their latest and greatest holiday cards and various invitations—birthday, friendsgiving, holiday parties, and beyond. As a true believer in the art of “snail mail,” I love finding the perfect invitation that suits our family and the events we’re hosting.
This year I found Basic Invite, and decided to give them a trial run– Dakota’s birthday invitations online. Yes, she’s a dog but hey, she’s our child and every day is worth celebrating! I mean, how cute is she?
Given Dakota just turned 13 years old, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try a new-to-me-site to sample their options for the many upcoming events we’re hosting.
So how doees it work? Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows clients almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design, you can easily upload your photos, and change the color of each element on the card. I chose this card because the extensive design features allowed me to adapt it from a tradition online birthday invitation, to one more suitable for our 4-legged friend. Here’s the Before:
And here’s the After:
There are over 180 different color options to choose from, allowing the customer to control almost every part of the invitations design. In this case, Dakota was photographed in the special Susan G. Komen pink Knoll Bertoia Chair, so I wanted to make sure the text colors complemented the Bertoia Chair finish precisely. As you can see, Basic Invite’s customers are able to edit almost every element, creating perfect options for simple party invitations to elegant birthday invitations.
Receiving traditional mail is such a treat in this day and age, so of course I opted for the extra-special touch of foil on the card. Basic Invite’s foil cards are available in silver, gold, and rose gold, all of which can be specified as flat or raised. I want our friends and family to be excited about receiving something from Dan and I in their mailboxes and I believe the foil always adds a bit of pizzazz.
Overall, the Basic Invite process was so fun and customizable, I went ahead and did a couple samples for our holiday cards. Here’s one of the options… tell me what you think!
Oh, and I decided that our Friendsgiving Invites are definitely going to be printed this year! Coming soon to a mailbox near you!
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