The Secret to Sending Out Holiday Cards People Actually Want to Open
In my opinion, the Holidays really are the most wonderful time of the year! All of the lights, the holiday baking, the gift wrapping, the excitement – a whirlwind of ear to ear smiles while rushing to get things done. As a child, one of my favourite things to do was to eagerly wait for the mailman to bring loads and loads of Christmas Cards! Family, friends, local businesses – they were all in there, filled with cheer and warm wishes! I remember tearing open every envelope in delight, and then rushing to display the beautiful cards. Nothing has changed, except the way I like to purchase my Holiday cards! I’m about to go behind the scenes of one of the easiest way to select and customize gorgeous, personalized Christmas cards, all from the comfort of your couch using Basic Invite!
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Where Ease Meets Aesthetically Pleasing
Okay okay, you all know I love to wear my comfies & sit on the couch during the winter months (who doesn’t?). But the fact that I can get all of my cards for the holidays locked and loaded while watching classic Christmas movies (and try not to cry during The Holiday for the hundredth time) makes it that much more appealing. As both a nurse and a blogger, I’m definitely a fan of things that take little time & whether I can do them while being comfy!
To use Basic Invite, you don’t have to be a graphic designer or even slightly artistic. You simply need to know how to use a mouse, the internet and how to follow instructions! That’s what I love most about Basic Invite – very user friendly and template oriented.
Basic Invite is a stationary company dedicated to providing you with a card for every occasion, and to do so in style. Basic Invite extends beyond Holiday cards to offer thank-you cards, invitations, business cards and of course, a card for nearly every Holiday. Basic Invite allows you to customize several aspects of the card design, all the while providing a ready to go template!
Here Are Some of My Favourite Aspects of Using Basic Invite:
If you can upload a post to Instagram, you can navigate the Basic Invite website! BI essentially has hundreds of templates you can use and are ready to be customized. Several templates simply require you to upload your own photo, and then add some text (pretty simple right?).
With a plethora of designs to choose from, Basic Invite has something for all of your holiday needs. There are several designs to choose from (picture christmas cards and non-picture christmas cards). My personal favourite thing about Basic Invite is the option to add foil (for a slight additional cost) to your cards, taking them from amazing to even better!
You have a lot of options when it comes to customizing your Basic Invite cards! From text size, font and colour (there are over 180 colours to choose from!) to many other options (not just the text), you can customize endlessly! These options are perfect if you find yourself loving the look of holiday cards, but wishing you could add your own personal touch to the text!
Try Before You Buy
Hesitant that your card won’t look exactly how you imagined it? Basic Invite lets you order samples first – that way you can test out your designs and see if those cute holiday cards live up to your wildest dreams!
Psst… They Have More Than Holiday Cards
While I’m sharing all my secrets to locking down the perfect holiday card, I can’t forget about all of the other products on their website! From thank-you cards to wedding invites to business cards, Basic Invite has you covered! I’m still absolutely smitten over these clear business cards I was able to design! (It took me about 2 minutes to customize this one, which is really no time at all!).
How Does It Work?
You simply head over to Basic Invite and start scrolling! You can check out the new arrivals, or narrow your search using the many menus provided. Simply scroll through the type of cards you’d like to design and go from there!
At this point, you’re free to look around and decide on which design best suits your needs, and from there you can begin customizing. Like I said before, anything from text to font to envelope colour (they have over 40 to choose from!).
Add. To. Cart. How simple right? Whether you’re starting out with a sample or the whole lot of them, you just add to cart! You then sort out the shipping and payment information and you’re all set!
A Few More Specs:
Address Capturing Service
Hello, it gets even easier! The Address Capturing Service is a link you post to your social media platforms with the purpose of requesting your friend’s and family’s addresses! You simply post the link & collect the addresses! (Basic Invite will print the recipient addresses on your envelopes free of charge for all card orders!).
Silver, Gold or Rose Gold (I’m salivating over the Rose Gold) foil that comes in flat or raised. It gives your cards that little extra oomph!
If sending holiday cards isn’t your thing, you may want to consider Basic Invite for your Holiday party needs! BI has hundreds of designs to choose from when it comes to invites! You can check out Christmas party invitation ideas here!
Peel & Seal (This Isn’t a Drill)
The envelopes are PEEL and SEAL! No more licking and grimacing as you work your way through the stack!
Basic Invite is currently offering 15% off with the code 15FF51 (until December 31st, 2019). I don’t make any money off of this code, it’s just a little something to help a friend out!
A Few More Thoughts
Not only has Basic Invite made my holiday card giving experience that much easier, it’s given me peace of mind when it comes to looking at my new business card. I’ve thought of designing a business card for about as long as I’ve had my blog, but I never quite found a design I enjoyed as much as this one!
On Basic Invite, there are a plethora of thank you cards to choose from. I absolutely love the idea of thank you cards – a small gesture to truly thank someone for taking their time to send a little love or help your way. Here’s to hoping thank you cards never go out of style.
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