Invitations for a birthday party are not always required…
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