Basic Invite Makes Sending Holiday Cards Merry, Easy and Bright

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‘Tis the season for snowflakes, hot chocolate, twinkling lights, and mailboxes bursting with photo holiday cards. For those of us who have our address books at the ready to tackle our own festive mailings, Basic Invite makes it easy to send customized Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year cards, as well as holiday invitations. Don't be fooled by the name, though, because there's nothing basic about Basic Invite's beautiful designs. Read on to learn more and receive a special 30 percent discount off your order!

Merry, Easy & Bright Photo Holiday Cards

This post is brought to you in partnership with Basic Invite.

Basic Invite holiday cards

While giving out as many Christmas cards and party invitations as you receive can be daunting for even the most jolly holidaymakers, Basic Invite has styles and colors to celebrate life’s merriest occasions. It's one of the few websites that allows for complete customization. Choose from 250 holiday card designs. Customize your design with 180 different color options, plus real gold and silver foil detailing. Instant online previews make designing your cards easy and fun. Basic Invite is all about making each card just how you want it – down to the littlest detail. You can even order a printed sample of your finished project to make sure your vision has been fully realized, all before your final order is placed. The website also offers upload-your-own-design options and free printables.

Basic Invite holiday card

Basic Invite party invitations

For those who have decked your halls in preparation for hosting a party, Basic Invite provides a selection of holiday invitations at the ready. Email invitations are just fine. A printed invitation received in the mail feels so much more festive and special. Plus, a photo invitation can do double duty as your annual holiday card!

Basic Invite holiday cards

Basic Invite New Year cards

Between holiday-themed school functions, neighborhood events and wishlist shopping, December has a way of being a whirlwind month. A revolving door of activities can make it difficult to keep up on everything on your to-do list. But if you're too busy (or late) to send out Christmas or Hanukkah cards this year, never fear! It happens to the best of us. Thankfully Basic Invite offers fun New Year card designs too. Friends and family will love receiving your glad tidings post-December for the year-to-come.

Basic Invite New Year Card

Basic Invite envelopes

Basic Invite's envelope options are just as colorful as their cards. Choose from more than 40 different colors to complement your creation. Better yet, all of their envelopes are peel-and-seal, allowing for secure closure without ever having to lick a single one. With their brand new address capturing service, you won’t have to write out a single address either. Simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media requesting your friends and family’s addresses. The information is then stored in your customer account, which can be selected during the design process. This is offered at no additional cost during the 2016 holiday season.

Basic Invite holiday cards

Basic Invite holiday cards discount

With it’s seemingly endless array of card and invitation options, Basic Invite allows you to build your own color themes in the perfect combination to make your cards as unique as you are. Visit the Basic Invite website for additional information, and use coupon code holi30 to receive 30 percent off your order.

Do you send out holiday cards each year? Let us know in the comments below!

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About Pilar Clark, The Offbeat Travel Mama

Pilar Clark and travel have been besties since slap bracelets and tight-rolled jeans were a thing. Planning geek-inspired adventures around film and fiction has taken her throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe and the Caribbean. Her professional background - award-winning writer and surgical technologist-in-training - is just as eclectic. Pilar lives in Chicago with her husband, two children and rescue pup, Haggis. She is also the gypsetting storyteller behind Say hello to Pilar on Instagram @pilarclark #explorewanderland.

  1. This looks like such a great way to make your holiday cards. I will have to look into them for next year!

  2. Seattle Travel Blogger says

    This is a good article.
    Perfect help for the holidays, thank you!

  3. Ann Bacciaglia says

    Basic Invite looks like a great way to get your Holiday cards done. These turned out so nice. I will have to check them out for our Spring party invites.

  4. Toni | Boulder Locavore says

    I love how easy you can make these holiday cards! I love the styles! So cute!

    • Pilar Clark says

      Whatever can make my life a little bit easier around the holidays is a definite winner in my book, Toni!

  5. There’s so much to do this time of year. It’s awesome that you can make adorable holiday cards so easily. Basic Invite has great designs.

  6. I’ve seen these in my mail! I have never been more stressed than I have this year with cards, I will have to use these next year. Thanks for sharing this, it’ll definitely help make it easier in 2017!

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Diana – I’m sorry to hear that your holidays have been stressful this year. I feel you. I hope Basic Invite will make sending your cards easier for you in 2017!

  7. Beeb Ashcroft says

    So SO cute! I really like the layout options they have.

  8. Sheena Tatum says

    I don’t usually send out cards. There isn’t much time to change that this year but I may send out some next year using this company. Love their style!

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Sheena – I can see why you’re tempted to start sending cards wit Basic Invite ~ they are so cute and their site is so easy to use!

  9. Kita Bryant says

    I absolutely adore the second one. All those blues make it feel much more wintery.

  10. Those are gorgeous card options. Thank you for the discount as well!

  11. What a fun and unique idea! I wanted to try it next year! It’s really nice to know that there are different ways to have a invite holiday cards.

  12. I totally love your cute invite holiday cards! I prefer personal customize. These are really appreciated holiday cards!

  13. I missed out on making holiday cards this year. Definitely looking forward to making some next year!

  14. Aww, this is a wonderful way to create meaningful cards! It’s nice that they have so many different customization options!

    • Pilar Clark says

      Completely agree, Liz! If I’m going to take the time to personalize a card or invite, I want a lot of options to really make it my own.

  15. These are so cute!! Love all of these ideas!

    • Pilar Clark says

      I love all the options for personalization, JulieD. If I’m going to send out a customized card, then I definitely want choices in terms of color, font, etc. Looks like this fits the bill across the board!

  16. Love this. What a really great idea. I will give this a try next year. This year I was bad and didn’t bother sending any cards but 1. Whoops. I just really ran out of time!

  17. Pam Wattenbarger says

    I have used a lot of online invite and printing companies, but I don’t think I have used Basic Invite. I will have to check it out.

  18. Reesa Lewandowski says

    I have seen a few people post about them and I think I need to try them out next year!!

  19. Catherine Sargent says

    This looks like a great service. I normally send out a couple cards, but they are just cards I get at the store. I will be checking into Basic Invite.

    • Pilar Clark says

      I’m with you, Catherine. Store-bought cards are the name of the game at our house as well, but I’m thinking not anymore 🙂

  20. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says

    I love Basic Invite. I’ve been using them for a couple of years now. The first time I saw the service, I new it was for me.

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