Monday, October 1, 2018

Basic Invite Holiday Cards

If you're like my husband, you find it hard to communicate with certain members of your family, because they live so far away, and because they are elderly, computer illiterate, and/or tend not to answer their phone.

When my husband was a child, the solution was to send letters and/or postcards via "snail mail" before it was called "snail mail."  People just called it "the mail" in those days, because they hadn't heard of the Internet or e-mail yet, and "the mail" was their only option.  Now-a-days, "aint nobody got time" for "snail mail"!

Companies such as Basic Invite have a solution for that.  You order cards or postcards from them online, and they print and ship the hardcopy versions to your distant, computer-illiterate loved ones for you, for an additional 35 cents per card.

Here are a couple examples:

Basic Invite postcards

They also have colored envelopes to match:

Basic Invite offers 180 different colors for their cards and postcards, and more than 40 colors of envelopes, with instant online previews as you "build" a virtual version of your card prior to ordering the hardcopy.  Foil holiday cards are available in gold (my mother's favorite color), silver, and (YES!) even in my husband's second favorite metallic color, the currently  popular, ROSE GOLD!  (His favorite metallic color is copper.)  Customers can choose flat or raised foil on all of Basic Invite’s foil designs. 

Kaytee of Basic Invite tells me that this variety of colors seems to be the main thing that influences their customers to choose them over their competitors in the online stationery business.  She also tells me that more than 500 Christmas/holiday card designs are available; it seems to me that, given all the personalization options, the possibilities are closer to INFINITE!

They have cat christmas cards, and, as you'll see, if you follow the link, dog Christmas cards, which I personally prefer.  My favorite dogs are beagles and pugs.  What are yours?

Of course, since you provide the pictures to fill the frames, you can make your card almost any kind of card you want.  I'm thinking Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!  Then again, there are probably copyright limitations...

Their website has chat support during certain business hours, in case you have any questions of your own for them.

By the way, ALL of Basic Invite's envelopes are peel and seal, so no envelope licking is ever involved in ANY of their products, in case you want to order your cards and/or invitations, and mail them yourself.

For customers who aren't satisfied with a virtual version of their card before shipping it to their loved one, Basic Invite allows them to order a hardcopy for themselves, so they can see firsthand how it will look, and feel the quality of the paper and card stock, BEFORE sending it.

For your computer-literate loved ones who ARE living in the 21st Century, Basic Invite offers an Address Capturing Service, which 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.

For business associates, Basic Invite company christmas cards, too!  I already know which card my husband will want:

His loves earth tones, greens, and PLAID!  All text seen on the holiday photo cards template (or any other Basic Invite template, apparently) can be edited to suit each individual customer.

Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders.

Right now Basic Invite is offering 30% off with coupon code:


Besides their website, Basic Invite owns and operates the @basicinvite handle on the following Social Media:





Thank you to Basic Invite for sponsoring this post.

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