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Editor’s Favorite Find: Send Holiday Online Invitations with Paperless Post

by Shawn Stuldivant, Editor in Chief

Tis the season for holiday parties! Instead of wasting paper on cards, envelopes and stamps, this year I plan to send out online invitations to my family holiday party via Paperless Post. The stylish online invitation site has some of the most festive cards in their holiday collection. And the cool thing about sending one is they are super easy to customize. To get started, simply pick a card design that’s just right for the occasion. I’m in such a festive mood, so I selected their Wild Winter Bouquet design.

The customize option allows you to edit the text on the card and its backdrop. The original backdrop was a linen color, but I changed it to an ivory with a gold floral motif (see below). I felt that this made the card pop, giving it a more elegant holiday feel; not to mention, I love gold accents! I also changed the text a bit on the front of the card to relate more to my specific event.

 Next, I selected the color of my envelope and its liner, which I think add such a nice finishing touch to everything. From the various available color options, I selected colors that looked attractive when offset against the card, while keeping the backdrop the same.

Envelope Color (Dawn), Envelop Liner Color (Wild Winter Bouquet), Backdrop Design (ivory/gold motif)

And guess what? You can also select a stylish stamp for the front of the envelope!

The final part to customizing my invitation is selecting the design of the reply card is. There are four reply options to choose from, several various reply card designs and of course, the backdrop design, which I kept the same. As you can see below, I kept my reply card colors in line with my card invite and envelope colors.

Reply Card Design (Walker)

With all the card details completed, it’s now time to fill in the details for the event page (see below). This is such a cool part of the invitation because this is where my guests can go to get in touch with me, view updated event details, and share their party photos. So, this part needs to be filled in as much as possible. Finally, I can add all guest information (see below) including name, email, and total number of guests invited. Once this part is completed, I can preview my invitation, send myself a free test email (optional) and then officially send off my invites and wait for the RSVPs to roll in 🙂 Happy holidays!

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