This post is sponsored by Basic Invite, however, all opinions expressed are my very own.
It’s that time of year again! The time of year where you start thinking about what kind of greeting cards you want to send out this holiday season. Sending out holiday greeting cards has always been a timeless tradition for our family and I look forward to sending them out every year, especially now that our family has grown! The best part about sending out cards is it allows you to reconnect with people and let them know that you are thinking about them during holidays. Life can get busy, especially around the holidays, and if you’ve thought about nixing the whole personalized holiday greeting card idea, here are a few reasons why sending a holiday card is always a good idea:
Update Your Family Photo
Sending a personalized photo card can be the perfect excuse to get an updated family photo taken. It’s also a great opportunity to gather your loved ones all in one place and create a new memory together. A bonus to this is that you can create a family photo that can be framed all year long after you send out those holiday cards. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to send out greeting cards, as there are plenty of inexpensive holiday card options available.
Help Decorate Their House
A lot of people count on your holiday cards to help decorate their house for the season. Growing up I remember my mom having a special Santa Claus doll that was holding a mailbag. We used to put all of our Christmas cards we received in that bag and would look through them throughout the holidays. So many other people use holiday cards to decorate their mantles, staircases and doorways during the holiday season as well!
It’s More Personal
In the age of social media, we are constantly sharing photos of our families and updates of our lives, but there is still something more personal and special about getting a physical card in the mail. Sending someone a paper holiday card shows people that you took the time to think of them individually and share something personal with them that you didn’t share with the entire internet. Its also more exciting to get a holiday card in the mailbox amongst all the usual bills and junk mail you get!
It’s the Next Best Thing When You Can’t Be Together
If you can’t spend time together in person, sending a personalized greeting card can sometimes be the next best thing. I always love getting holiday cards in the mail from friends that I haven’t seen in a while. It lets me know that they haven’t forgotten me and that I am important enough to be on their recepient list. I also always love seeing my friends and family members grow each year. It’s also fun to hold onto old holiday cards from previous years and compare them later to see how much people and their family members have changed.
Getting a holiday greeting card from someone always feels good, but getting one with a hand written personalized message is even better! Use this opportunity to say thank you to your family and friends and let them know how much you appreciate them. This is also a great time to send out office holiday cards to show gratitude to customers and the business relationships you have developed over the years. The process for getting holiday cards is so easy these days that sending a personalized message will really show someone that you put extra thought into your card this year.
Where can you create your holiday greeting card? With over 500 Christmas card and holiday card designs, Basic Invite is the perfect place to do so with so many awesome features like:
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 feel 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 without licking a single one.
Address Capturing Service – Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows customers to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form 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 during the design process. Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders.
Foil – Foil holiday cards are available in gold, silver, and rose gold. Customers can choose flat or raised foil on all of Basic Invite’s foil designs.
Retro Design– If you love vintage, retro Christmas cards, Basic Invite has some great choices this year for your personalized holiday cards to choose from.
Right now Basic Invite is offering 30% off your order when you use the coupon code “holi30″ at checkout. The holidays are upon us, so make this year’s holiday cards your best ones yet!