December 4, 2017

More Than Just a Basic Invite

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More than just a basic invite - these holiday cards are perfect for personal Christmas cards, office holiday cards, or invitations to your personal cookie swap.

How is it Christmas seems to sneak up on me every year? It is literally the same day. Every. Single. Year. And somehow I'm always surprised when it rolls around. I am apparently not the mom who has each present selected and perfectly wrapped before mid-October. Instead, I usually get slapped in the face with the realization Christmas is upon us sometime between Thanksgiving and my birthday, which is in early December. I'll be minding my own business, driving down the street scanning the channels when - BAM - I'm stopped dead in my tracks by the infamous "All Christmas Music" channel. From that point on I am scrambling to try and create a picture-perfect Christmas experience for my family.

This year is different. I at least tried to get ahead of some of my holiday planning. In fact, like almost every other middle-class suburban mom, I shlepped my husband and kids to a field out yonder for the perfect Christmas card picture and thanks to the fantastic work of JMcLane Productions I had an incredible assortment of images from which to choose. Seriously, if you're in the Atlanta area and need a photographer, these guys are top notch!

Since we have family and friends near and far, it has always been important to me to try and foster those relationships in the best way possible, especially during the holidays. I'm a traditionalist, so one way I do that is to send Christmas cards. I love receiving snail mail and I know I'm not the only one who gets excited when they open their mailbox in December. Seriously, raise your hand if you get joy tearing into those colored envelopes, am I right?

Each year, I take special care to make sure our Christmas card selection is just right. My husband and I make it a date night, and we sit together with our beer and wine and debate the different variations of blue and the use of "Merry" vs. "Happy" - man do our date nights look so different than they did before children. But I digress, in the wake of our family photo shoot, I was exceptionally picky about our Christmas cards, I really wanted to knock them out of the park this year. When I stumbled across Basic Invite, I was immediately impressed by the design and customization options, and I knew I had found my match.

More than just a basic invite - these holiday cards are perfect for personal Christmas cards, office holiday cards, or invitations to your personal cookie swap.

We spent time creating several different card options, customizing the edges, the envelope colors, the fonts and foils, and the weight and texture of the cards themselves. In fact, I ordered six completely different Holiday card samples just to test the look and feel of each design option. I wanted to ensure I was picking the one I liked above all others. After the samples arrived, I spent two weeks studying the various options, trying to decide which one we'd use for our card this year. I changed my mind almost daily but finally made a decision. It was so hard to choose I almost opted to have two or three different versions go out - that might have been a little overkill, but it was so hard to pick just one.

More than just a basic invite - these holiday cards are perfect for personal Christmas cards, office holiday cards, or invitations to your personal cookie swap.


Basic Invite offers so much more than their name implies. They have almost unlimited color options, custom samples, over 40 different colored envelopes, they have an address capturing service, so you don't have to handwrite the recipient's address on each piece of mail, and over 250 Christmas and holiday card designs, many of which include foil options.


More than just a basic invite - these holiday cards are perfect for personal Christmas cards, office holiday cards, or invitations to your personal cookie swap.


More than just a basic invite - these holiday cards are perfect for personal Christmas cards, office holiday cards, or invitations to your personal cookie swap.

During the most magical time of the year, you may need cards for more than merely reaching out to loved ones with a pleasant, "hello." Holiday parties and gatherings add a touch of sparkle to the season, and if you're in charge of planning the office holiday party, you likely need holiday party invitations for work. Basic Invite has a prolific selection of gorgeous holiday cards available, so you'll be able to impress your boss and your guests when they open the invitation. If holiday office parties aren't your thing but you consider yourself the "hostess-with-the-mostest" then alert your potential guests of an upcoming Christmas party by using a Christmas party invitation template customized to fit your style and flare. Whatever your event may be this holiday season, Basic Invite has a solution perfect for you.

More than just a basic invite - these holiday cards are perfect for personal Christmas cards, office holiday cards, or invitations to your personal cookie swap.

If you are like me and just now starting to gear up for the Holidays, there's no need to worry. Basic Invite has everything you need to fill the hearts and mailboxes of those you love. Plus, right now Basic Invite is offering my readers a 30% off with coupon code: holi30

More than just a basic invite - these holiday cards are perfect for personal Christmas cards, office holiday cards, or invitations to your personal cookie swap.

Which one of these beautiful Christmas card options would you have picked? I guess you'll just have to check your mailbox to see what one won!

Be Blessed,
Brittany
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3 comments:

  1. I love these holiday cards for Christmas! I really want to do a photo card next year of a family photo for Christmas cards. I love the snowflake one.

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  2. I really like the one in the middle with the two kids holding hands. It is so simple and sweet and family members could frame it if they wanted.

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