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.