How To Make The Perfect Invitation Every Single Time

**Today I'm partnering with Basic Invite to show how easy it is to make an invitation online- And so much cheaper, too!  All opinions are my own.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been asked by a couple of my good friends and a neighbor to help them create custom invitations. My friends think I'm some sort of design whiz the way I make graphics for the blog. The truth is, there are a couple of great (free) online programs that make it super easy for me to make whatever they need. And since I'm telling my secrets, here's another dirty one, I often just do it myself because it's faster for me to make the invitation then sit down and show someone how.

I realize that's not helping either one of us, really. So, below is my Invitation cheatsheet for making beautiful invitations every single time. (Note: I use Basic Invite because it has way more options than any other online stationary creator, and you can order an exact sample of the invite before you buy!)

STEP ONE: Imagine the perfect invitation in your head. The sky is the limit! What is the perfect theme, color, font, images, size... How many do you need? Do you need thank you cards, too? Do you need a formal Sweet Sixteen invitation with matching thank you cards, RSVP cards, direction cards... 

STEP 2: Go to Basic Invite and design it. With over 180 different colors to choose from and a ridiculous amount of templates, themes and fonts to choose from, and the ability to upload your own photos, you can create the perfect invite in five minutes! There is no learning curve, zero. It's that easy.

If you need a little inspiration, there is a birthday invitation maker with loads of premade templates to choose from.  


In addition to the virtually unlimited color combinations, themes and designs available on the Basic Invite website, I love how you can get an entire matching set with the click of a button. This is such a money saver for wedding invites and formal parties. TIP: Save money by making a double-sided card where possible--saves on postage, too!

STEP 3: Pick a complementary envelope and address them. NOTE: Through Basic Invite, you can choose from 40 different envelope colors, then send a shoutout to your attendees on social media asking for their addresses. Basic Invite captures the address, and address the envelopes for free! (Most orders are eligible for free white peel-and-seal envelopes.) #Love

I don't care what the occasion is, Basic Invite has a card, in your price range that is perfect. Friends and family of First Time Mom and Dad can save 15% off their purchase at checkout using the coupon code: 15FF51

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