Unique and creative homemade invitations can save you a lot of money!
There are two things that you should consider when you make your own invitations.
First, the invitation should be appropriate for the event. Potential guest should know immediately upon receiving their invitation, what the party is for.
Are you making home made wedding invitations, Birthday Invitations, a homemade baby shower invitation etc?
Also, consider including a map for out of town guests, especially if the venue will be difficult to find. If the event is something the guest of honor has registered for include registry cards, often available for free from the retailer.
In the event of a baby shower, bridal shower, or potluck include special instructions if needed.
For example, please bring a package of diapers to get mommy started. The bride's lingerie size is... And, bring your favorite dish and copies of the recipe to share.
Kid's birthday parties are often themed after a favorite character or animal of the birthday child. Consider this easy way to carry the theme through to the invitations.
Consider purchasing 8 ounce baby bottles in bulk and then stuffing them with invitations printed on stationary grade paper that is baby themed.
This paper is available at any office supply store. You can easily attach address labels and postage, or hand them out in person.
Also, include on the invitations a challenge for guests to bring their bottle back stuffed with unique baby items (diaper pins, rash ointment, shout wipes, or anything else creative). Offer a prize for the most creative idea!
If your mommy-to-be is comfortable enough with this, consider using the ultrasound pictures as a front of the invitation. Many doctor's offices now offer a 3-D ultra sound image on CD that is beautiful, you can upload it onto a photo invitation website and fill in the necessary info. They will send you the invites with envelopes, ready to go.
Just make sure you order them far enough in advance to account for processing and shipping time.
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