How I Like To Say “You’re Invited” With Basic Invite and My Sweet Little Reveal Too!


I don’t know about you but I am one of those people who spends a ton of time browsing the card aisle for perfect greeting cards and party invitations.  I remember the very first card I received from my husband. To put it simply I could tell right away that he wasn’t one of those people. And I have to tell you that although I am not a complainer, I do believe that if something is important to you it’s okay to say so.  I actually told him how much I love the perfect card and how I took care when choosing one whether it was for a birthday, a thank you, or an invitation to a fabulous party that I’m hosting.

For me words on a page mean something and I love a beautiful presentation. The color, quality and texture matter to me too. I am happy to report that he now exceeds my expectations and takes as much care (maybe even more than I do now) when selecting a card. He is a very fast learner. My daughters also know of my love of cards and often get me more than one for a milestone or holiday. Even when I say emphatically “No gifts, please. I really don’t need another thing,” they still get a card that makes me smile. I am that person.

Another testament to my card obsession is that I love it when a beautiful invitation arrives in the mail. I not only save the date in my planner and add it to my online calendar, but I keep the invite on the fridge or corkboard as a daily reminder too. It actually makes me more excited about attending said event especially if the card matches the theme or colors of the upcoming event.  There is something to be said about a host that thinks about the details.

So when Basic Invite reached out to see if I was interested in sampling their invitation cards the answer was a definitive “Yes!” Here’s what I discovered. Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so that you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the tiniest detail. And they offer 40 different colors of envelopes too. They are also one of the only companies that let you order samples so that you can preview the quality before placing your final order. This is a game-changer! And anything but basic.

Now, I don’t know if all of you know this or not but….drumroll… I am about to be a grandma again this October! Talk about something to celebrate! I absolutely love their baby shower cards and I’m looking at these neutral baby shower invitations for her upcoming sprinkle.

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And as another reveal… I’m happy to announce that we are having another sweet little boy! But if you are hosting a shower for a little girl these are the cutest: baby shower invitations for a girl And these BBQ invites definitely evoke smiles baby q shower invitations.

I know so many of my friends like to send email, text or social media invites nowadays, not because it’s their preferred way of sending an invitation, but simply because it’s easier to tap into their contacts and not have to worry about having the recipient’s mailing address. But Basic Invite makes it very easy too! They offer an address capturing service that allows you to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request your friends and family’s addresses which will be stored in your account and can then be selected during the design process.  Genius!

I love that Basic Invite also offers address printing at no cost on all card orders! So you get convenience without compromising on quality and etiquette if you’re a stickler for those things like me. 

I’d love to hear your thoughts on cards and invites. I’ve seen some of you standing next to me in the aisle carefully selecting cards too so I know I am not alone on this. If you are interested in making the process so much easier please check out Basic Invite here. You can even use this coupon code 15FF51 for 15% off at checkout! And if you send me one I promise to proudly place it on my corkboard too!

Until Next Post,

xo Tonya Parker


*This post is sponsored by Basic Invite and as usual all opinions are my own.

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Tonya Parker is a counselor, author and certified life coach who believes in helping women look and feel their best! Ambassador for O, The Oprah Magazine and author of Single Mom Chic

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