Saturday, April 15, 2017

Graduation Cards...already?! Meet Basic Invite

*This post is sponsored by Basic Invite*

It is the time in the school year that as a teacher, I both equally look forward to and dread...graduation! This year I particularly am dreading the end coming. I have been with my 8th graders for four years! I've seen them truly grow up before my eyes. When I first met them, they were babies and now they are young adults. It is amazing to watch this happen. I will miss them terribly but that is tempered by knowing how ready they truly are to take on the world. 

With the graduation of this class coming, I wanted to get some cute note cards to write each student a letter and I've found a fantastic stationery site, Basic Invite. Seeing the graduation cards made me think of my students (and my own children, ouch!). I love having personalized stationery and the end of the school year it is a must as the students tend to bring in end-of-the-school-year gifts. I love having these at my desk to write a quick thank you and tape it to their locker (I hope 10% make it back to their mommas...). 

I LOVE this site! The hardest part is choosing. I think these are perfect...they have my favorite colors (though I've played with changing those up just for fun) and are whimsical and yet, not babyish. The prices are wonderful and it tells you exactly when you can expect to receive your order. It is a great place to shop as you can get everything at once...invites, thank you notes, etc. 

Here are some other perks to Basic Invite:

Almost Unlimited Colors - Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with 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 so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. This is what sets them apart from other online stationery stores I've looked at. I've never seen a template allow you to totally change every color!

Custom Samples - Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before you ever have to place your final order.

Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes - Basic Invite is just as colorful with our envelopes as they are with our invitations. You can choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to your envelopes so that you can make your invitation stand out even before it is opened. I also love that these are peel-and-stick envelopes, which when sending more than a couple is a huge deal!

Free Address Collection Service - Use the free address collection service to request your addresses with just three simple steps. Share a link, collect addresses, and get free envelope printing. That is so cool! Really makes getting your mail out so much easier (are you thinking Christmas cards already, too?!).

Here are some of my favorite...I am totally swooning over the gold glitter feel that these have. the polka dots are pretty adorable, too. While these are graduation cards, they could easily be customized to become Christmas cards and thank you notes!
The above picture graduation card is ideal for family that doesn't get to see them everyday! This one would make the grandparents weepy!
Thank you to Basic Invite for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own and I am truly excited about ordering my thank -you notes!

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