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  • Writer's pictureJena

Basic Invite

Photo: Rodnae Productions

It’s that time of year again- and no, I’m not talking about that sleepy time of year between holidays where you wish you could just put on some fuzzy socks and set up camp on the couch. I’m talking about holiday card time!

Every year, my family gathers outside with a photographer, and we coerce my toddler into smiling so we can get a good family photo to send out to everyone for the holidays. (Last year’s bribe was a lollipop which earned us a passable grimace.) Once we've gotten the pictures taken care of, then comes the next challenging part of holiday card time: finding a place that will print out great-looking cards. You might be familiar with the struggle: since you’ve done all the work getting your family together, making sure everyone looks cheerful and your dog is facing forward and not mooning the camera, it is important to find a printing service that will do your photo justice.

I’ve used a few different companies to print photos and photo cards over the years. I’ve tried matte and glossy, done single pictures and multiple picture cards... I felt like I’d seen all the card variations there could possibly be. (I’m exaggerating, but I saw a lot.) Then I learned about Basic Invite.

Basic Invite is a company that lets you design your cards and stationary, whether you are planning your wedding, a baby shower, creating a pregnancy christmas card, or designing personalized photo cards.

Basic Invite provides an almost unlimited assortment of colors to choose from- 180 to be exact- and you can see previews instantly online. And (!) if you’re a little uncertain about your design choice or you want to see it in person before ordering a full shipment of them, Basic Invite will allow you to order a printed sample. This allows you to hold the invitation in your hand so you can see how you feel about the design and paper quality. If you love it, you can order with confidence. If it's not what you wanted, you can choose another design and try again. If you are looking for foil cards, they have them available in gold, silver, and rose gold. If you want to be extra- and let’s face it, we all want to be extra- you can ditch the white envelopes and choose from over 40 different envelope colors to make your card pop. Also, envelopes are peel and seal, so you don’t have to deal with the bitter aftertaste of envelope goo. (This is a major win in my book.)

One of the aspects of Basic Invite that I like the most is their Address Capturing Service. I like any sort of time saver and Basic Invite offers a link that you can share with family and friends to request their addresses. Once these addresses are entered, you can save them to your account, so you don’t have to retype their information or bug your friends and family again and again for their addresses.

The website is streamlined and makes it easy to get projects done and breeze through holiday card time. I’m working on my cards this week so I can go ahead and get them sent out. If you’re looking for greeting cards or you need other stationary, Basic Invite is offering 15% off with coupon code: 15FF51.

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