We need ideas for Invitations!

Invitations for a birthday party are not always required…

Birthday Invitations

Karina’s unique invitation

We don’t actually need invitations, but a little input on how to make them would be great.  We’re thinking invitations to some other great sites that might also be able to help us out, along with any suggestions on where we could spread the word that BirthdayBlueprints.com is ready to hear the world.

Invitations for birthday parties are of interest though.  I don’t recall a whole lot of effort going into inviting over the neighborhood kids when I was much, much younger…but things seem to have changed.  More and more effort is going into handmade invitations.  What happened to the days of whipping up an invite on a dot-matrix printer, then folding the page into four to create invitations for those few special guests worthy of a digitally produced black and white card that wouldn’t stand up to a couple drops of rain?  Call me old school.  Nowadays a text message or email might be enough to be a birthday invitation, but finding a random envelope in the mailbox is just that much more special.

Print shops have become increasingly affordable, as have programs for the average user to crop and modify stealthily shot images into photoshopped cards.  It’s the process of actually folding and stuffing into an envelope for snail mail delivery that is the real challenge now.  We got a couple cards in the mail last week that weren’t exactly invitations, but hand made thank you cards that would rival the best invitations.  It made me think that the old ways can be better.

The comments section is now open below for both general suggestions and criticisms (we like the constructive criticism).  Post your thoughts on birthday invitations and be sure to check out the birthday ideas forum.

written by Chris, birthday November 15th

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Comments: 3

  1. Jonle Bart December 15, 2012 at 8:23 pm Reply

    Sometimes i think about birthday party. But, i think if we do it only with our family that’s not bad. That would be very interesting party also. 🙂

  2. Sharee December 18, 2012 at 11:38 am Reply

    I was once invited to a birthday through Facebook. Well, it is indeed inexpensive and response can be given with just a click of a button but it it’s impersonal for me. Nothing still beats an invitation (handmade ones are the best for me) that you drop by mail or personally deliver to your friends and family. 🙂

  3. Andrea W. December 22, 2012 at 2:51 am Reply

    I agree with Sharee, though Facebook is a great tool to get in touch with people you may want to invite to the event, I think that sending out true invitations is a much more personal approach. Handmade or store bought they are a wonderful starter to the birthday party you are planning to throw. Plus I think people are more likely to want to come when they receive an actual invitation than just an electronic invite via social media networks.

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