I love creating printables, but sometimes it’s so much easier if I don’t have to! Between the epic birthday party we just had for Sam, Little Man and Sweet Pea that needed invitations and thank you notes, now I’m looking to adoption invites and photo cards and it’s totally daunting to try and keep track of everything! Please tell me I’m not the only one who struggles with this. While I don’t have a perfect answer, I have been lucky to find some great companies that are affordable and offer products that really compliment my style.
Disclaimer: this post is sponsored by Basic Invite. All thoughts are my own.
One of the companies that I’ve found is Basic Invite, an online company that offers personalized products shipped to your door, but also has downloadable products if you are a last minute crafter/shopper/thinker like me! Since we have been in *baby mode* with our fostering for the last either years, I’m always in the mood for some adorable customizable baby shower invitations and elegant birth announcements that we can use for foster parent showers and for adoption announcements!!
When you are a foster/adoptive parent you generally aren’t able to send out announcements when a new child joins your family, and lets face it – most baby announcements are for, well, newborns. I was happily surprised by the ease that I was able to edit multiple baby announcements that could be used to announce an adoption! Since we are working towards finalizing Little Man and Sweet Pea’s adoption this year, I’ve been planning out how we want to announce them. If you’d like to vote, here are my top three choices:
What sets Basic Invite Apart:
Almost Unlimited Colors – Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. This is what we feel sets us apart from almost any other online stationery company and is what we feel is our biggest draw.
Custom Samples – Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order.
Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes – Basic Invite is just as colorful with our envelopes as we are with our invitations. Customers can choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to their envelopes so that they can make their invitation stand out even before it is opened. All of our envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed.
Free Address Collection Service – Use our free address collection service to request your addresses with just three simple steps. Share a link, collect addresses, and get free envelope printing.
While I was getting lost in all the possibilities for adoption announcements, I also found some great party planning and event printables….and I even found a few printables that you can download right from Basic Invite for FREE. Take these cute ideas for starters:
I think I’ve found the perfect party planning site – and now I can’t wait to get those adoption announcements ready! If you are looking for some fantastic stationery for your next party, check out the options at Basic Invite. Besides the awesome free printables, they also have tons of options for other occasions such as baby shower thank you cards and inexpensive birth announcements. Check them out – I’d love to know what you think!
Right now Basic Invite has a 15% off your order code to help you with your stationary needs. Remember, if you aren’t 100% sure of your design, you can order a sample BEFORE ordering a 100 cards that have a miss-spelled word on them. Ahem. Oh yeah – I’ve been there!