Having two toddlers and a baby on the way, I’ve been feeling extra festive this year! Every day I wake up to the adorable and age old question, “is it Christmas yet?!” Our days consist of dancing to A Charlie Brown Christmas on vinyl, holiday movies, baking cookies (cut & bake most of the time…because, well toddlers!!) and making handmade crafts and gifts for family and friends. It’s safe to say, we are fully embracing to magic of this season over here!
It’s no surprise I was really excited to order and send out holiday cards this year. I’ve ordered cards from various stationary companies over the years but hadn’t quite found “the one”. This year I came across Basic Invite and I’m relieved to have finally found my go-to-shop. They are currently offering 30% off Christmas Holiday cards with the code HOLI30 so it’s a great time to check them out!
Shopping around for the perfect company to order your Holiday cards from can be overwhelming, especially during the hustle of the season. I’m hoping to save you a little time by sharing my positive experience with Basic Invite and how they are truly different from the rest.
Over 700 Christmas card and Holiday card designs -To start, they offer over 700 Christmas and Holiday card designs! You can rest assured you’ll be able to find a design that will frame the photo or photos you want to use perfectly.
Almost Unlimited Colors - Basic Invite is one of the few websites that provides 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, as seen on these silent night Christmas Cards, so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. I had a blast customizing the look of my card to coordinate with the colors in my family photo and loved incorporating raised gold foil into my design for an extra dose of creativity and holiday cheer. This is what I feel sets them apart from almost any other online stationery company I’ve found and why I am so drawn to them.
Custom Samples - Although I had a vision in mind, I had moments of doubt when designing the look I wanted for my Holiday card. Knowing I was going to order a large quantity of cards, this offering really took the stress out of the process. Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows you the ability to order a printed sample of your actual invitation so you’ll be able to see exactly how it will print as well as feel the paper quality before you place your final order. In the end, I knew exactly what I was ordering and felt great about it - it’s all in the details!
Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes - Basic Invite is just as colorful with their envelopes as they are with their invitations. You’ll get to choose from 40 different colors when it comes to their envelopes so you’re invitation will bring a little extra sunshine even before it is opened. I was excited to learn all their envelopes are peel and seal so they can be quickly and securely closed without licking a single one. Whew!
Address Capturing Service - Basic Invite really gets how crazy busy this time of year is for their customers and as a busy mother of two and a business owner, I couldn’t appreciate that more! As customers, this offering really takes a lot off our plates! Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows you to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request your friends and family’s addresses which can then be stored in your customer account and selected during the design process. Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders. This feature comes in handy for busy families, businesses and those looking to order charity Christmas cards.
Foil -A touch of foil makes a lasting impression! Foil holiday cards are available in gold, silver, and rose gold. You’ll have the option of choosing flat or raised foil on all of Basic Invite’s foil designs. As mentioned before, I went with raised foil and love the look and feel!
The People - I had a few questions while creating my Holiday cards and I was blown away by Basic Invite’s customer service. They have an accessible customer support team that is happy to help and quick to answer questions. Feeling like I had a friendly and cheerful team behind me made all the difference throughout the process!
Happy Designing, Friends!