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The Art of the Invite

When we think about printed invitations, we picture beautifully crafted wedding invites with gold leaf trim or bold, colorful handouts for children’s birthday parties. But the art of sending a physical invitation is a beautiful way to set the ethos for any gathering. The personalized touch and the added sensory interaction makes printed invites really feel special to your guests.

As you write out the guest list for your next party, think about the perfect invitation to introduce your party and your style.

Pick Your Paper
A quality, thick paper immediately gives an invitation an elevated feel. As a general rule, use a cardstock that is 80lb or heavier. Woven or textured paper can add another layer of visual interest to your invites. Choose a color and feel that is complementary to your personal style and the party you’re planning.

Make it Personal
If you’re having a formal gathering, make a formal invitation. If you’re having a fun get together with your closest friends, let your personality shine through. Allow the language and the design to match the occasion, and make it suited to you and your guests.

RSVP and More
Don’t forget to include all of the important what, where and why information. Introduce what the party is, when and where it will take place and if there is a respond-by date. Depending on the event, you may also want to include suggested attire, if food is being served, if the invitee may bring a guest, and specific driving directions if the location might be difficult to find on GPS.

Time to Send
For general celebrations, it’s a good rule to send invitations around two to three weeks before the event. This gives your guests time to check their schedules and reserve the spot on their calendar without being so far ahead that you risk them forgetting to pen it in.

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