This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Basic Invite. All opinions are my own.
When I was little, I wanted to start my own business. I knitted scarves using rainbow yarn, I had a backpack-decorating business for the girls in my class at school, and I also had a greeting card shop. The shop was located down the hall from my bedroom so since there wasn’t a lot of foot traffic my parents were my biggest customers, but I always loved the idea of designing something that felt really unique and popping it in the mailbox.
I think we all love getting mail. Not bills or other boring Adult Stuff, but letters, seasonal greetings, and invitations. And when Basic Invite reached out to me about collaborating on a post and I started scrolling through their website and playing with design options, I couldn’t help but feel that same creative buzz that I remember having as a 10-year-old when I oh-so-carefully selected my personalized birthday invitations.
One of my favorite parts about Basic Invite is that you can create a design online and actually order a sample to see what it will look like. I know when I’m designing an invitation I’m often paranoid about misspelling something or uploading a photo that will come out blurry when it prints (because let’s be real, things happen!) and this feature must save so many people money and headaches.
If you’re someone who loves personalizing your notes, you’ll love Basic Invites’ seemingly unlimited customization tools. When you select a design you can customize any element and choose from over 180 different color options to make sure that your card is exactly what you want, down to even the littlest detail. They also offer over 40 different colors of peel and seal envelopes, giving you a chance to make your greeting stand out before it is even opened. If you really want to add some extra pizzazz to a card, consider using one of their foil accents in your design.
The world has gone through a ton of changes in the digital age, and I’m guessing that most of you no longer have an address book for your friends, or even if you do that they move apartments so often that you likely don’t have their most recent one. Basic Invite provides an address capturing service where you can share a link on your social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and have your friends enter their addresses. It’ll be saved to your account so you can select an address later on in the design process. Oh, and they offer recipient address printing for all Christmas card orders at no extra cost to you.
Whether you’re selecting a party invitation design, looking to send out a wedding or pregnancy announcement or searching for the best birthday invitations online, Basic Invite has got you covered. Right now Basic Invite is offering 15% off sitewide with coupon code: 15FF51
What’s your favorite occasion to order cards for?