Sunday, April 29, 2018

I'm Graduating in May!! 5 Reasons to Use Basic Invite for My (and Your!) Graduation Stationery Needs


Last year, the third of my four children graduated from high school. It was a big deal. When you have once in a lifetime moments...and high school graduation definitely qualifies, you want to commemorate that with quality keepsakes, such as the perfect announcement photographs, top-of-the-line invites, premium quality thank you cards (that people do keep!), etc. Basic Invites understands that, and just as their name suggests, they have all of the basics when it comes to your specialized stationery, covered. 

Make the milestone in your son or daughter's life extra special! These are the kinds of things (whether they realize it or not right now) that they will cherish for a lifetime. In fact, before you send even one announcement or invite out, be sure to take one aside to tuck in their 'baby box,' photo album, or somewhere else for safe keeping. It is something they WILL appreciate now, and in their years to come. I know these are just the kind of unique graduation invitations I will be using for my own (college) graduation celebration in May.


What Makes Basic Invite Different?

1. Basic Invite is one of the few websites that will allow you access to unlimited color options, with instant previews online. Once you choose your design, you can change any and every element on your item with over 180 different color options available, so you have control of the design and overall appeal, right down to the tiniest detail.

I absolutely love this option. I can't count the number of items I have created items online with other companies, only to be 'mostly pleased' but still wishing I could have tweaked it just a bit with options that were not editable. That is NOT the case with Basic Invite. Edit away, and make sure your announcements, cards, and so on and so forth look exactly the way you envisioned.



Custom Sample Before Delivery

2. When you design at Basic Invite, you can get a printed sample of your actual invitation before you commit to buying. This allows you to seeing how it looks in print, and get a feel of the material it is printed on, before you order! Talk about having faith in your products! This is a most excellent feature from Basic Invite, and is one of many great satisfaction considerations that instantly sets them aside from the competition.




Select Your Envelope Color Too!

3. Have you ever gotten to the end of your custom stationery item, and then come to realize you only have a plain white envelope option to mail it in? While that is all well and fine in most cases, when you are mailing or hand-delivering an invite, announcement or thank-you card, it's nice to have something extra special to help mark the occasion. Basic Invite has over 40 different colors of envelopes, which means your correspondence will stand out, even before it is opened. All envelopes are Peel & Seal too. If you've ever sent out a bunch of mail at one time, I need not say more. ;)



Address Capturing

4. Basic Invite has a super convenient and very helpful service, that allows you to request a mailing address from friends and family by sending a link to social media accounts that you specify. As recipients fill those in, the information all goes to your Basic Invite address book, making organization a cinch. No more thumbing through an address book only to find you haven't updated it with a new address for someone you'd like to send something special to via mail. You can select those addresses as you wish, during the design process.



Foil Options

5. If you love foil, Basic Invite has foil options galore! Choose from silver, gold or rose gold (I love rose gold!!) on any of their designs. You can also choose to have items flat or raised. If you find yourself typing out thank you card graduation online one too many times, because you want your thank you cards to be as special as your invites or announcement, then look no further because the "perfect" you are looking for is here. You can get not only your announcements on foil, but you can get your thank you's printed on it as well (or do one on print and the other on foil, really the options are abundant and entirely up to you!).



There's a Discount!

It is definitely the season to start planning for upcoming graduations, be they high school or college. I myself have a college graduation coming up in May. Though I will not be attending the ceremony (it's in Nebraska and too far for family and friends to come), I will still be making cards to commemorate the occasion and invite them to a celebration. Of course, the invites will be perfect and lovely because I'll be using Basic Invite. That's one less task for me to have to worry about, and I certainly appreciate it.

Order now and save 15% off of all orders 
with the coupon code: 15FF51

 Learn more by visiting the Basic Invite website. You can also follow along on their social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest.

28 comments:

  1. It's a big deal indeed and making the most of it is a great idea.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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  2. I love the foil options - they just add a bit more sparkle dont they! Enjoy your graduation in May!

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  3. Basic Invite is super nice! I love them for graduation invites as well as the business cards and baby shower invites! They have so many options.

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  4. Congratulations on your forthcoming graduation.

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  5. They sure go out of their way to make it extra special indeed. A sample is always good too, as then you know for sure. And congrats to you on graduating soon too.

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  6. I love a great deal for online service. We celebrate often in our large family, so this is a fun and practical idea. Congrats!

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  7. Congratulations! These invites are the best I've seen. My oldest daughter is about to graduate pre-school, and it is such a big deal to me. I can't even imagine how great it is to watch children graduate high school.

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  8. Love how you get a sample! I ordered a bunch of cards from another company once and the printing had a flaw that could have easily been corrected if I got a sample beforehand.

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  9. Ooo! I have to make my twins' birthday party invites - I wonder if I could find something good with Basic Invite? Thanks for the heads up!

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  10. I love that they send a print sample of what you're ordering. It's so disappointing to think you're getting one thing and wind up with another.

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  11. Congrats on graduating! Thats such a huge deal. I love how personal and special they make it!

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  12. I love that you can get a printed sample before committing! That really sets this company apart from others... I know that not being able to get a sample was a big issue for some of my friends who recently ordered their wedding invites online.

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  13. This is really neat on the idea of using this online service for graduation. I am sure it cuts down costs and congrats on May graduation :) Yay!

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  14. Congratulation on your graduation! Basic Invite sounds like a great service!

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  15. Oooh, the fun we could have with designing these beautiful invites! Graduations are in our near future too-congratulations!

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  16. Congratulations on your graduation!

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  17. They seem to have plenty of stationary options and affordable price.

    Congratulations on your graduation! That's an important milestone in your life.

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  18. Congratulations on your graduation! That's so incredible. These invites all look amazing!

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  19. Annemarie LeBlancMay 1, 2018 at 10:38 AM

    These are all beautiful invites. I love that they send you a sample first. How awesome is that! It wouldn't be until two years for someone in the family to graduate. I will keep Basic Invites in mind when that special time comes.

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    1. Awesome, Annemarie. They have stationery for every occasion though, just so you know. :)

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  20. My son graduates high school I’m June and I went with very basic invites I made using Canva. The school was charging $75 for 20 invites and while they were pretty they were expensive.

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  21. Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! That is a huge accomplishment! I wish you well and the designs on these invites are so pretty! I wish they had this kind of stuff around when I graduated!

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  22. Lavanda MichelleMay 2, 2018 at 6:33 AM

    Congrats on the graduation! I hope it all goes well. Those designs look wonderful. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  23. Congrats on your upcoming graduation! How exciting!!! Personalized invites are always a good idea. I love that they offer different colored envelopes too. Keeping it classy all the way around.

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  24. I hope this is around when I need it.

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  25. Congratulations on your graduation. This service looks great and super easy to get an attractive invite.

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  26. I have to be at a graduation every year. One of the many reasons I'm looking for another job - that my boss has never allowed me to wear my masters stuff on my robe. Hello! They do that at all other schools. That's like not letting a scout wear their badges, or a military person wear their honors. So annoying! This year he's finally allowing it because someone that works here is a doctor. She's made a huge fuss over it. Get this - they wanted her to pay for her robe. Then they wanted her to pay for the rental of her robe. Then they came back with her paying for shipping. WTH! I said I'd just wear my honors on a plain black robe. They are so freaking annoying!

    I've been working here, since 2001. I've never gotten my way with that.

    Rant over. Ha!

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    1. It does seem like they's want to celebrate the diversity among degrees!

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