• artfullyalissa

Plan ahead for the holidays with beautiful customized Christmas cards

Christmas has always been my favorite holiday and even though it's only July, it's never too early to start thinking ahead! I'm the type of person that likes to plan in advance and around this time of year I often start organizing my Christmas lists for family and friends or look at inspiration for the content I want to create for the magical holiday season.


One of the holiday traditions to really think about in July is holiday and Christmas cards! Whether you need to capture your family photos or have a lot of people to send them to, why not get one thing off your list?! I love sending out Christmas cards and I'm so excited to team up with Basic Invite to share some stunning and custom christmas cards options!


While it also seems silly to display my Christmas decorations in the middle of July, we could also all use a little extra cheer this summer with everything going on in the world, so think of this as Christmas in July or countdown to the holidays. In this post I'm going to share several reasons why Basic Invite is perfect for all your holiday card needs and I couldn't resist pulling out my gold Christmas trees...my favorite and sparkly decorations.

Why Basic Invite is the perfect choice

If you don't already know by now, I love paying attention to little details and making something truly my own. With Basic Invite, you can customize everything, and their team is dedicated to serving up perfectly customized stationary for every event. They offer everything from 'save the dates' and wedding invitations to stationary for all different types of holidays. Basic Invite's website is also very user friendly, easy to navigate, and aesthetically stunning to look at!


Beautiful color options for your card and envelope

Who doesn't like a pop of color?! Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. That's one of the reasons I was so drawn to their custom holiday cards, because once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card with over 180 colors to choose from! Their features enable you to ensure the card is exactly how you want it. For my Christmas cards with George, I selected one of my favorite holiday photos of us and chose these designs from hundreds of options. I also wanted to incorporate classic colors of red and green to really bring the holiday to life.


Basic Invite also has over 40 different envelope colors to choose from. With so many options, you can design your envelop to match the invitation. They also make it super easy to peel and seal to close the envelopes quickly and securely.

Custom samples

The preview option was amazing because I could see the cards before ordering, but also had the option to order a printed sample of the actual card before placing a final order. This enables you to see the wonderful paper quality and how it will print in real life. The samples were more than I expected, with wonderful paper thickness, vibrant colors and high-quality printing.


Also, if you're planning a holiday party (like my family loves to do!!) you can even select a christmas party invitation design. Shipping was really fast as well and Basic Invite sent me email updates when my order was processing and when it shipped.

Easy address service

Receiving Christmas cards are such wonderful reminders that friends and family are thinking of you during the holidays. One of the amazing services Basic Invite offers is address capturing that allows customers to share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media to request their friends and family’s addresses. The addresses are stored in your account and can be selected during the design process.


No matter how big your address list is, they offer recipient address printing at no cost on all card orders. You definitely can't pass that up!

Elegant foil detail

Foil is such a sophisticated detail, and Basic Invite offers foil cards available in gold, silver and rose gold (my favorite). You can choose between flat or raised foil on all of Basic Invite's foil designs. The extra shine on the cards makes them truly stand out.

If you're looking for cards that fit any season or even if you're trying to get ready for the holidays, I highly recommend Basic Invite because of their quality, customization and overall wonderful experience. They are also offering 15% off with coupon code:15FF51.