Basic Invite review: ‘Tis the season for great food and fabulous party invitations!

Nothing says holidays like delicious home-cooked food and precious moments spent with family and friends. Indeed, if there’s any time when I can’t seem to get myself out of the kitchen, it is around the winter holidays. The smell of decadent roasted turkey or ham, the crunching sound of crispy fresh baked cookies, the soothing velvet layers of potato and zucchini casseroles – there’s nothing quite like these, right? πŸ™‚ And yet, the food we eat is only one component of our usual winter holiday magic. When it comes to organizing festive gatherings, I like to show my appreciation for my loved ones by thinking things through, not just in terms of food alone, but also table setting, choice of wines, and party favors. Every little detail matters – and it all starts with a beautiful invite.

Thankfully, my knowledge of stationery companies has expanded recently upon being contacted byΒ  Basic Invite, who expressed their interest in a collaboration. I jumped at the opportunity – and who wouldn’t? I love festive cards and invitations, and the quality of the products I had seen on Basic Invite’s website appeared unsurpassed by any other company currently on the market. So I said yes to Basic Invite’s offer – and I let the invites roll 😉

Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options, with instant online previews. Once you select a design, you can change the color of each element on the card – and with over 180 colors to choose from, you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it. Basic Invite also has over 40 different envelope colors to choose from, which allows customers to make their envelope match the invitation.

The abundance of color options was obvious to me from the beginning, when I ordered the super cute “Turkey and Toasts” Thanksgiving party invitation. This invite appealed to me because it had red as dominant color, as well as an intricate and delicate design. With many colors available on the page, picking the most exciting and eye-catching one to satisfy my taste and personal style proved to be a breeze.

So vibrant and beautiful!

Customizing my invite and ordering it online was a straightforward process, and while I was very excited to see the invite of my dreams come to life, I was also relaxed knowing that I could make changes until I got it right. Thankfully, Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers to order a printed sample of their actual invitation before they place their final order. They can see the paper quality and how it will print in real life, and thus make sure the finished product is perfect. Doesn’t this feature provide unbeatable peace of mind? I think it does πŸ™‚

Basic Invite’s extensive holiday cards online collection provides great choice and value for money. They offer Vintage Christmas CardsΒ as well as aΒ holiday party invitation template section, which combine exquisite designs with stylish color combinations, all customizable to assure the customer’s complete satisfaction. From the template section I ordered the “Festive Elegance” foil holiday party invitation, which had a classy look and a super smooth finish.

A superb quality product, which showcases Basic Invite’s craftsmanship as well as your own appreciation for the recipient. Mail this out, and your guest will probably say yes based on the look of this invite alone!

From the Vintage Christmas Card section I ordered the “Vintage Boughs” card, which I customized as per my needs. Vintage – and so perennially beautiful:

Of course, being the fact that we are so obsessed with sandwiches and panini all-year round (lol), I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to also order some picnic invitations. It’s never too early to prepare for next summer’s picnics at the gazebo, right? 😉Β 

I ordered a family picnic invitation and a thank you card, which matched beautifully and stroke the perfect balance between casual and stylish:

Meanwhile,Β The “Mouthwatering Melon” party invitation was so whimsical and fun! I customized the invite until the watermelon had the perfect shade of red (in my opinion, anyway), and its peel was an acceptable green. While casual and slightly over the top, I also wanted the invite to exhibit a certain level of realism, particularly in its depiction of the fruit. Do you agree with my choice of colors for the watermelon? Let me know in the comments!

Here are a few other features that make Basic Invite a great choice to order from not just during the holiday season, but all year round:

  • Recipient address printing at no cost on all card orders;
  • Foil cards available in gold, silver, and rose gold. Customers can choose flat or raised foil on all of Basic Invite’s foil designs;
  • Free Peel and Seal envelopes included with most card orders;
  • Sizeable collection of free printables;
  • Guarantee to replace or refund any items damaged in shipping;
  • “Love It Guarantee”: If you don’t love the cards they will reprint them for you for free, or you can return your items for a full refund (terms and conditions apply);
  • Right now Basic Invite is offering 15% off with coupon code 15FF51

I absolutely loved all of the cards and invitations I received from Basic Invite, and I look forward to ordering more from this company in the future. From straightforward thank you notes to complex festive invitations, quality stationery products came to life during an online ordering process which got me excited and motivated, and which fostered my creativity. Gone are the days of checking out the stationery section at the closest grocery store. When it comes to cards and invitations, now and all year round, exquisiteness has a name: Basic Invite. Highly recommended!

*Disclaimer: I was financially compensated by Basic Invite for this post. All opinions expressed here are my own.


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