There’s nothing I love more about the beginning of December than holiday cards. Paper has ALWAYS made me happy – thank you notes, wedding invites, you name it – and throw the holidays in there you have me scouring sites for the best designs.
Recently I came across Basic Invite, which is anything but! They had it all from holiday party invitations and Christmas party invitations to my favorite – holiday photo cards. One thing I noticed right away is that I could order samples, which you don’t see that often. I love to be able to feel the weight of the paper, see if it has a sheen, and just hold it in my hands.
I went through photos of Ron and I from this year and chose six to mix in with the Basic Invite designs. When choosing photos, I love the ones that are more candid and not so posed. For me, I tend to shy away from the holiday photo shoots that are layered in plaid, twinkly lights, and hot chocolate. I loved these from our summer of traveling because it reminded me of the memories we made together in 2017. That’s what I want to share most with those we love – just our lives and our joy for each other.
I narrowed the designs down and then got to work on colors. Basic Invite is wonderful about me taking creative reign! Each color on the card can be customized and there’s 180 different choices, as well as tons of options on envelope color. I love a good red envelope in the mail at Christmas! They also have added gold, silver and rose gold foiling on their cards for this year, so there’s so much opportunity to make yours truly unique.
I loved seeing these in person when they arrived! They were all the more beautiful in real life. Now comes the decision of choosing one for our 2017 card! What are your thoughts? Help me pick!! Thanks so much to Basic Invite for introducing me to their site, and sponsoring this post. Check out a few more of their amazing holiday cards below for inspo!
All above photography by Emily Kate Wilson.