This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Basic Invite. While I was compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
We live in the digital age. I can’t tell you how often I get e-vites, party invites via Facebook and emails about events. I even text my friends rather than actually talk to them on the phone and who even writes a letter anymore? Shameful…I miss letters! And invitations! I also love all things paper and stationary. I love picking out just the perfect card to send to someone and there is absolutely nothing better than gorgeous, personalized stationary.
I don’t know about you but I always have a stack of thank you cards and plain stationary sitting around just waiting to be used!! I was lucky enough to get contacted by the fabulous ladies of Basic Invite who wanted to share with me their gorgeous invitations and send me some samples which I am, in turn, sharing with you today while I talk about the lost art of the written letter.
I don’t talk about it much on this blog but my Mom passed away the summer after I graduated high school. Not to date myself or anything but that was 15 years ago this past summer. She passed away before the days of Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter (although I just know she would have loved social media) so I don’t have many digital photos of her. I also can’t go back and check her Facebook profile whenever I want to see what she her statuses were or just see what she was up to. But what I do have from her are letters.
I have her old journals, cards she wrote to me on my birthday and holidays and notes she wrote to herself. There is just nothing like looking through a random box and seeing something with her handwriting on it. It’s so personal and almost intimate seeing the things she wrote in her own hand. I love love love finding these little jewels and that has really inspired me to get out there and actually write more things by hand.
Writing more things by hand has really inspired me to up my stationary game. I usually just run to Target and grab whatever is in the dollar section, they have really cute cards, but they just aren’t very personal. I loved looking at all of the options Basic Invite has for personal stationary. They have a wide selection of personalized thank you cards, business cards and stationary. They have 180 different color options so you can make your selections uniquely you!
Basic Invite also sends samples of their work so you can hold it in your hand before committing to ordering so you know exactly what you will get. I love that!! They also leave no detail out and offer up to 40 different envelope colors so you invitations or stationary will stand out.
As for me, I am seriously loving the gold and silver foil prints. Basic Invite is now offering raised foil so as to make your card truly unique and give it that little bit of extra “oomph”. Plus it’s just classy and I love me some classy stationary.
One of my personal resolutions this year was to send more letters and hopefully I will get some back in return. I think letter writing is both good for the soul and good for the heart. Plus it’s always fun to check your mail and see a letter from a loved one or friend than junk mail or a bill. Just saying…
Let’s make checking the mail fun again in 2017 with the help of Basic Invite! So whether you are planning a wedding, hosting a baby shower or just need some fun stationary in your lift check out Basic Invite! You can also catch up with them on their Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or Twitter!!
Do you like to write letters??