It might only be October, but already friends have started securing the dates for their annual Christmas parties (I know right?!). It’s my absolute favourite time of year, as there is always so much happening and everyone from your family and friends to colleagues and acquaintances seem to be hosting drinks parties and getting in the festive spirit. This might sound crazy, but if you’re planning to host something yourself, then now is the best time to start thinking about your invitations, so you can send them in November, because by the time December comes around everyone’s diaries will have already filled up. Now is also the time to start thinking about your Christmas and New Years cards, so you’ll have enough time to design them and have a sample sent to you before ordering them in bulk – and then finally sending them out. So, what are you waiting for?
These days it’s so quick and easy to personalise beautiful templates online. Choose from hundreds of pretty designs, add your own photos (or choose an illustration), personalise the text, the font, font colour and even the colours of the patterns and illustrations, then have the cards delivered to your door, ready to be sent out to your friends and family. A thousand times more impressive than a Facebook event or e-mail, and much harder to ignore or forget about when it’s proudly displayed on someone’s mantelpiece or fridge!
As lead times can take a couple of weeks, now is also a good time to start thinking about personalised Christmas cards, so you have enough time to design them and have them delivered to you. They’re absolutely worth the extra effort and beat the generic supermarket cards any day!
Basic Invite is actually one of the few websites that gives almost unlimited colour options (over 180 different colours to choose from) on over 250 different templates, plus optional gold, silver and rose gold flat or raised foil detailing, with instant previews online, setting them apart from every single online stationery company I’ve ever come across before.
They also let you order printed samples so you can see exactly how it will print as well as feel the paper quality before placing your final order. And then there’s 40 different envelope colours to choose from too! They’re all peel & seal – you won’t have to lick a single one. Oh, and they can print the addresses on the envelopes at no extra cost, so you won’t have to spend ages writing them all out by hand either. Ready to play around with a few templates? Right now Basic Invite is offering 30% off with coupon code: ‘holi30′!