Spreading Festive Cheer With Basic Invite

Spreading Festive Cheer With Basic Invite

I don’t like playing favourites with the seasons, but there is something special about the festive period. As soon as Bonfire night has past, that’s it; I’m officially in full on Christmas mode. Every year I find myself counting down the days until I head back to Norfolk for Christmas with the clan. And yet every year it seems to pass me by in a bit of a blur. For me, the festive season isn’t solely about Christmas. I love the build up to the big day – trying to find the perfect gift for a loved one and drinking copious amounts of prosecco with friends. I love the traditions – picking a tree and turning the flat into Santa’s grotto with Wham! blaring out at full volume. But most of all, I love the happiness, thoughtfulness and festive cheer that this season never fails to bring.

This year I’ve found myself being the most unorganised version of myself when it came to Christmas. I’m usually the Queen of Christmas; gifts wrapped and ready to go by 10th December at the latest. But in all of the hustle and bustle of the past few weeks, I found myself feeling a little overwhelmed. So when the lovely Katie at Basic Invite got in touch with me to see if I would like to sample some of their cards and invitations, I jumped at the chance.

Basic Invite are an online company who specialise in personalised cards and invitations for any occasion. From birthdays, graduations and weddings, to baby showers and birth announcements. You name it, they’ve got it. They also have an array of amazing holiday cards – the perfect way to spread festive cheer this season.

One of my favourite things about Basic Invite is that you can give absolutely any design your own personal touch. They also provide over 180 different colour options and an abundance of beautiful fonts, meaning that you can create the perfect design to suit you. You can even choose from over 40 different coloured envelopes (with the option of patterned lining too!). The possibilities really are endless.

As an avid stationery lover, the prospect of designing my own cards really sent my mind into a complete over-excited frenzy. As I was browsing the website, I instantly fell in love with both the Illustrated Foliage Foil card and the Oh So Bright invitation. I also fell hook, line and sinker for the Twilight Twinkle Thank You card and the Rustic Vines Foil Invitation designs. I decided to experiment with the variety of different fonts for both of these designs, to add a perfect personal touch. I also couldn’t resist incorporating some Christmas song lyrics and my favourite quote from Elf! But my personal favourite of the designs has to be the beautiful Through the Glass Foil Thank You card (I’m a sucker for blush!), which I personalised with a quote from one of my favourite Christmas films (if you don’t know the film then we can’t be friends).

If you’re like me and tend to be a little indecisive, meaning that decision making doesn’t always come easily, no fear! You can order a couple of samples of your favourite designs before you place your order, giving you the chance to see the quality of the different paper and foil options before you have to give your final answer. For any foiled designs you can choose to have either flat or raised foil (I chose raised) which come in either gold, silver or rose gold (a bloggers dream right there!).

Christmas may have passed us by for another year, but for me spreading festive cheer doesn’t stop there. I realised that I never do anything by hand anymore (bar Christmas and birthday cards I mean). I don’t write letters to anyone, or random cards just to send my love like I used to and I have to say, I really do miss it. So this year I’ve decided to send personal thank you cards to my loved ones, not just for the beautiful Christmas gifts that I received, but to thank them for being the babes that they are and to wish them everything that their heart desires for 2018.

So if you would like to continue to spread a little festive cheer, head on over to Basic Invite and personalise your favourite designs. They’re also doing 30% off all holiday designs with the code ‘holi30’ (this doesn’t just include Christmas designs).

There’s also 15% off everything using the code ’15FF51′, so if you have any special birthdays coming up, wedding invitations to send or you simply want to send someone a personalised card just to make their day, head on over to check out all of their beautiful collections.

To note: Basic Invite are a US based company and delivery can take up to two weeks.

I’m so in love with the designs that I chose and I have to say that I’m officially a Basic Invite fanatic. The quality of the samples that I received for the purpose of this post is nothing short of amazing and I can’t wait to place another order soon!

Have you ever heard of Basic Invite before? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

* This is a sponsored post written in collaboration with Basic Invite, but all images, thoughts and opinions are my own. Please read my full disclaimer for more information. 

  • Joe Monk

    Good read side piece! Lovely photos, proud of you! x

  • Melissa Scott

    I really love this!! My friends getting married next year and they haven’t sent their invites out, I’ll let her know about Basic Invite. Chelsea so well written, loving your work xxxx

    • So glad you enjoyed it babe! Yeh please do, they have some amazing designs! Thank you for reading and for your lovely comment gorgeous, really means a lot xxxxx

  • These are stunning, I’ve just has a play around with making some stickers on the Basic Invite site, I just need to think up a reason (justify) for a purchase! Will have to bookmark this page for the future!!

    P.S these photos are incredible!

    • Thank you so much lovely! They have so many beautiful designs don’t they? Definitely do! I plan on ordering a few samples for flatlays too. Thank you so much for reading and for your lovely comment, really means a lot xx

  • jade wilce

    These are beautifully designed invites. I’d never heard of BASIC Design before but so glad to know about them now! 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful Christmas x

  • Kourtney

    Can’t believe I’ve only just found Basic Invite.
    You’ve inspired me once again! Sending little notes throughout the year is such a nice idea!!
    Thanks for the great post and beautiful photos as always

    • Thank you for reading and for your lovely comment babe, really means a lot! It’s such a nice thing to do and I don’t send anything by hand any more so it’s definitely going to be something that I give a whirl this year xx

  • Beth

    These are BEAUTIFUL! Love the filthy animal one! ? thanks for the discount code, I’m going to order a load of thank you ones ready for my January birthday ? xx

  • Keeley Goslin-minter

    Amazing babe well done xxx

  • I’d never heard of Basic invites but their designs are gorgeous! Will definitely be keeping them in mind next time I organise a shindig ? I love the ones you chose especially the Through the glass foil thank you cards (as you know I’m also a sucker for pink)

    Lots of love,

    Em xxx

    • They’re beautiful aren’t they? And they’re such amazing quality too. Thank you for reading and for your lovely comment, it really means a lot! Lots of love! xxx

  • Sam Monk

    Well done Chels!! Really nice photos and a great read.

  • Rose Crumpton

    Beautifully written – as always! I love these beautiful designs and had never heard of Basic Invites! Nothing basic about these beauties! Will definitely be checking these out for upcoming shindigs ? love you babes xx

    • Thank you so much little Crump, I’m really glad you enjoyed it! They’re stunning aren’t they? Thank you for reading and for your lovely comment babe, really means a lot. Love you xxxx

  • Annie Buckingham??

    Love this Chels! Beautiful photography- and those cards are gorgeous. I love how you can personalise them. Will definitely check Basic Invites out xx

    • So sorry for the late reply A! Thank you so much for your lovely comment, really means a lot. So glad you liked the post. The cards are amazing & there’s so much choice to really be creative with them. Would definitely recommend! xxx