Last November, I completed My Master of Arts in English. This is a huge accomplishment and I wanted to share my news with family and friends. With my commencement ceremony coming up in under a month, I was thrilled by Basic Invite’s invitation to create my own custom graduation announcements for a sponsored post. These 2018 grad announcements could include photographs, colors, and papers that suit my personal aesthetic. I thoroughly enjoyed creating my custom Basic Invite graduation announcements samples and the biggest challenge will be choosing my favorite design!
My Basic Invite Graduation Announcements Experience
A Truly Custom Experience
The Basic Invite website offers users the opportunity to customize as much or as little as they desire. Customers can choose a design as-is and simply personalize the text or to begin with a basic design and personalize every aspect-from colors, to text, to paper style. High-quality photographs can also be added to further personalize your invitations. There is even an option to upload your own unique design and have it professionally printed.
I opted to try script-only graduation announcements, as well as single photo. If I were graduating from high school and had my choice of senior photos, I would definitely opt for collages using my Senior Photos. I have also considered waiting to send out announcements after graduation, so I can include a photograph in my cap and gown. I will be traveling to attend my ceremony at SNHU next month and this will be a very special moment, especially since I decided not to attend my undergrad ceremony.
Almost Unlimited Colors
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 you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. This is what we feel sets them apart from almost any other online stationery company.
As someone who likes bold colors, this feature really appealed to me. I liked how color swatches were easy to select and the way that they instantly changed in the onscreen sample. I could change colors easily throughout the announcement and see how they worked alongside any photographs I decided to try. When my Basic Invite Samples arrived, the colors exceeded my expectations.
Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order.
With paper choices from Signature Matte, to Premium Shimmer, to Double Thick Matte, selecting the perfect paper online can be challenging. You can additionally select the shape of your invitation, from a more traditional square to a bracket style. Samples allow you to see and feel differences before placing your final order or paying more for a premium finish. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the standard papers, but would definitely choose the gorgeous Double Thick Matte if my graduation announcements budget allowed for the luxury.
As bonuses, you can choose to have Basic Invite proofread your invitations before printing for a small fee. You will also receive personalized service after your samples arrive and receive help with making changes and/or placing a full order.
Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes
Basic Invite is just as colorful with our envelopes as we are with their invitations. Customers can choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to their envelopes so that they can make their invitation stand out even before it is opened. All envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed. For someone who likes stand-out colors such as red, yellow, and orange, this is a fun feature!
Address Capturing Service
Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows customers to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request their friends and family’s addresses which will be stored in the customer’s account and can then be selected during the design process. Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders. In addition, customers can order custom thank you graduation cards to match announcements.
Foil cards are available in gold, silver, and rose gold. Customers can choose flat or raised foil on all of Basic Invite’s foil designs.
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received custom samples and payment for this post. All opinions are my own. Proceeds go to support my blog.