This is a collaborative post with Basic Invite
As a spring baby, Emma’s birthday is coming up and I’ve been trying to get myself organised for her birthday party. Emma will be three years old this year and this year, she’s developed lovely friendships with her nursery friends that I thought a little get together would be lovely. We’ve already been invited to a few other parties ranging from soft play to a simple garden party with music, so I’m excited to get organising.
The first stop has got to be the invitations, and the photo thank you cards that will follow too! I’ve always been a big fan of personalising invitations, as I think it shows such thoughtfulness. I was happy to be introduced to Basic Invite and see how it differs from other stationery brands and whether we’d be able to stick to the unicorn theme as Emma has recently fallen in love with all things glittery.
I was impressed by the website and struck by how many different colours you can incorporate into the invitations and cards. There are over 180 colour options on the website and once you select a design, you can then change the colour of each element on the card. This is something that’s always been a bit of a bugbear when using design template and you’re stuck with a certain colour but love the overall design. It gives you that flexibility to make a bespoke invitation and it’s something I’d definitely consider using.
Last year, my big problem was I just ran out of time. I was working full-time and just left everything to the last minute! Basic Invite offers so many designs that it makes my job easy; with over 1500 invitation and thank you card designs, it really is my dream come true. On top of this, you’re also able to see a printed sample of your invitation before you commit to the final order and they offer free envelope address printing – there really is no excuse not to get those thank you cards sent out! I couldn’t ask for more and having a play with the invitations got me so excited about organising Emma’s party.