BASIC INVITE FOR HOLIDAY CARDS AND EVENTS
We just got back from our Baby Shower in Michigan (more photos from that day to come in a later post!), but today I wanted to share an amazing company with you called Basic Invite. They provide fully customizable invitations, greeting cards, holiday cards, Christmas cards personalized with your own photos, weddings, you name it! They were the perfect choice for my Baby Shower Invites and matching Thank You Cards and I absolutely loved the way they turned out!
Customization: This really is what sets Basic Invite apart from the competition. Once you decide on a design you love, you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options and combinations making your invites truly one of a kind and unique to your style. They also provide instant previews as you make each change, so you can adjust in real time, try out a few different options, and see what works best before placing your order.
Invites: There were so many cute baby shower designs to choose from, but I ultimately settled on a beautiful and classy white floral design with greenery accents. They have some beautiful foil card options as well that are available in gold, silver, and rose gold. You can choose flat or raised foil, and the foil design options are across all event categories- Christmas cards, holiday cards, baby announcement cards, corporate Christmas cards, and everything in between.
Custom Samples: Basic Invite is one of the few companies that will let you order an actual sample of your chosen design, colors, paper quality, etc. so you can review it in hand before even finalizing your order! This would be so helpful for those of us who are indecisive, or want to evaluate colors and quality (especially for weddings!) before submitting your order. If I had more time to do this step for our baby shower I definitely would have taken advantage of this amazing feature. When I order my Christmas cards from them this year, I fully plan on ordering a custom sample before finalizing my order!
Envelopes: You can customize the color envelope your invite goes into as well, with over 40 color options to match with the color theme of your invitation. I chose the “shimmer” color, and it is so pretty in person with a slight sheen to it. Because I chose the printed address option, I didn’t have to worry about smudging, using the right pen, or needing extra envelopes for mistakes if I were to hand write all the addresses. The envelopes also come with a sticker seal on the back, so there’s no need to lick the back of countless envelopes- not to mention that envelope taste is just the worst! With Basic Invite envelopes, you just peal and seal, so the envelopes are quickly and securely closed.
Address Capturing Service: This was one of my favorite features of this company. They offer an address capturing service that allows customers to share a link on their own Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or any other for of social media to request their friends and family’s addresses which will be stored in the customer’s account and can then be selected easily during the design process. The process is so streamlined and easy, it takes the stress out of collecting addresses from all your friends and family. They also offer FREE address printing on all card orders. Yes, free!!
Thank you cards: One of my favorite things about ordering from Basic Invite was getting to order my matching thank you cards at the same time as my shower invites. I knew that things would be crazy after the baby shower with meeting up with friends, being out of state, and then flying home and unpacking. The last thing I wanted was to hunt down some cute thank you cards, and then be rushing to send them out to all my guests in time. I ended up bringing my thank you cards with me to my Michigan shower, and then I was able to slowly and casually write a few each night, and on the plane home.
Of course, the thank you cards came with the option to have the ‘shimmer’ colored envelopes pre-printed with addresses and I am so grateful it did! This really streamlined the process in getting those out quickly, and I didn’t have to worry about triple checking each address twice (with invites and thank yous) since I only had to upload them the one time when ordering. You can also use the address capturing service I mentioned above, which would have been that much easier!
Shipping: Shipping was even faster than I expected. I received my order a few days earlier than my confirmation email said I should expect them- yes, please!! That really helped me out when I was already rushing to get them out on time!
Customer Service: At one point in my ordering process, as I was trying to check out, I was having trouble updating the envelope count in the quantity box. It turns out our Internet was being spotty, and Chris had to re-set our router. Before I realized that was the issue, I reached out to their super friendly and easy to use chat box in the lower right hand corner of the screen. An employee immediately greeted me and was eager to solve my issue. Once I saw it was my own internet that was to blame, we both had a laugh, and she assured me that if I had any other problems to not hesitate to reach back out to her for help. Just the best experience and customer service all around!
Quality: Once I received my invites and thank you cards, I was beyond impressed with their quality. I was so happy I chose the ‘double thick matte’ paper for my invites. The sturdiness of the paper made the cards feel so luxurious and high quality, I’ll definitely be selecting that option for my Christmas cards as well! Everything arrived in perfect condition- no bends or tears- and everything was neatly sealed in plastic to ensure all items were kept in mint condition.
Christmas Cards: I had such a great experience with Basic Invite, I am already planning on using them for our Christmas cards this year! Plus, the holiday photo cards 2019 collection has so many cute designs!
Right now Basic Invite is offering a 15% off coupon with code: 15FF51