Luckily for my heart, our family doesn’t have any graduations happening this year. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to take such an exciting event. My niece is starting high school in the fall. And even THAT made me want to cry. The years seem to be flying by and before I know it, my oldest will be in need of graduation announcement cards. If you think I’m crazy for already thinking about senior graduation announcements, you should probably also know that I think about my kid’s weddings too. Our family isn’t fancy. We text each other when we’re putting together family parties. So finding an opportunity to create gorgeous custom announcements is something that makes me very excited.
This post is created is sponsored by Basic Invite, an online shop where you can create custom invitations and announcements. And they are awesome. If you are looking for graduation announcement cards, this is the site for you. Basic Invite had me makes some samples so I could see just how easy it was to use their services and feel the quality of their materials. After struggling with what info to use on the samples, I went back to an event that I always reminisce over this time of year. DONNA MARTIN GRADUATES! A few friends were over the day I took these photos and they had NO idea who Donna Martin was. Which prompted the biggest eye roll from me ever. Kids these days! (It’s from Beverly Hills 90210, duh.)
I loved this modern design (which also comes in pink tones). It reminds me of the ocean and it felt perfect for a high school or college graduation. What I loved about using one of their pre-made designs is that the fonts are already chosen for you. I always have such a hard time pairing fonts! This was designed by someone, who clearly knows what they are doing, and you just have to update the information. It’s so easy.
When I try to create an invitation or announcement, I get super frustrated. I never know how to lay out the information and images. The designs that Basic Invite has to choose from for graduation announcement cards and senior stationery are simple but interesting. All I had to do was add a photo and it was done! If you have a senior, you are most likely going to have a senior portrait session done. Basic Invite has both photo cards and plain announcements to choose from. There really is something for everyone. And I love that you can get a custom sample of your design sent to your house before placing your final order. It’s a great way to really see the quality of how it is printed and the feel of the paper. It’s such a bummer to take the time to design a card only to have them arrive and be disappointed with how they turned out. That doesn’t happen here! The customization that you can do through Basic Invite is amazing. They have over 180 colors to choose from and you can customize just about every element. This truly sets them apart from some of the other online stationery brands. They even have some metallic colors to choose. Aside from senior graduation invitations, Basic Invite also has party invitations and business stationery. I picked out this simple thank you note (again, you can totally customize the fonts and colors). It’s hard to see in this photo but this card has just a swash of pink and few light grey dots, keeping it super simple and chic. The personalization makes it extra special. It would be a really smart idea to add-on some personalized thank you notes to your graduation announcement order.
Basic Invite offers over 40 colors of envelopes to choose from. That is great for people, like me, who like to be in charge of all the details. Plus all the envelopes are peel and stick so they close quickly and securely. As someone who sends out about a billion Christmas cards every year, that means something! Basic Invite also offers a free address collection service! All you have to do is share a link with your mailing list, have them fill in their address and get free envelope printing. This would be a great time saver!
Basic Invite has amazing options for graduation announcement cards and more! Head to their site to check out all their designs!
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