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Graduation 2018 is rapidly approaching!  I know, I am in shock too- our son is graduating this year and I can hardly believe that it’s almost here!  If you’re anything like me, you are wondering, along with all of the bustle of high school graduation preparation, where all the time has gone.  Your son or daughter is graduating high school, and this reality is sinking in.  You want to recognize your graduate with a special celebration.  You choose a date, purchase decor, food, order the cake, and then you remember that you need to send out an invitation to your event.  You may be thinking that putting a social media invite will do the trick.  After all, it is quick and easy.  But is it personal enough?


There is nothing wrong with a social media post, but a beautifully written invitation is much more personally inviting.  There is just something special about receiving a lovely, tangible invitation in the mail from someone who wants you to be there for their special event.  It is more meaningful than “clicking on a social media list of friends’ names”.  Taking the time to address envelopes with the names of loved ones communicates importance and expresses to the recipient a desire to share life with them.  The formal graduation invitation provides an opportunity to convey your personality  using photographs and fonts along with the details of your event.


Recently, I came across a company called Basic Invite.  With graduation season approaching, I want to share some really cool info with you.  Stay with me to the end, too, because I have a treat for you!


One of the most amazing things about Basic Invite  is the almost unlimited amount of colors to choose from.  You can even view 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.   180 different color options!!! With this many color options you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the smallest detail.  Basic Invite also has foil cards available in gold, silver, and rose gold. You can choose flat or raised foil on all of their foil designs.


Once you have created your formal graduation invitation at Basic Invite, you have the option to order a printed sample of the actual invitation so you can see exactly how it will print as well as how the  paper quality will feel before you ever have to place your final order.  This is a fantastic option (that I love) which is so very useful because it allows you to make adjustments prior to ordering your invitations or graduation thank you cards.  In addition to this option, Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows you to simply share a link on social media so that you can easily collect addresses of friends and family.  This information can be stored in your account and then can be selected during the design process.


Of course, when you order formal graduation invitations, you will need envelopes too!  Basic Invite offers over 40 different color options so that you can make your invitation stand out before the recipient even opens it.  As an added bonus, all of their envelopes are peel and seal for quick and secure closure.

As a special treat, Basic Invite is offering 15% off with coupon code: 15FF51.    This is the perfect time to order your invitations.  If you do not have a graduating high school Senior,  you can still use this code for your invitation needs as well!  Below  is a sampling of a few other stationery products offered.


You can also find out more about Basic Invite by following along on social media!

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