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Every year, for as long as I can remember, my mom, aunt, cousin, sister, and I get together to bake Christmas cookies. This year, we are switching things up and instead of baking them together, we are doing a Holiday Cookie Exchange. Since we are doing things a little bit differently, I thought it would be the perfect year to create custom holiday party invitations to make it extra special.
I know I’m not the only one who gets excited when I receive a special piece of snail mail. I go out to the mailbox to retrieve my daily mail and do that quick shuffle through to see if there’s anything worth while. You know how it goes… bill… junk… more junk… O wait! A personalized envelope! There’s that little thrill of excitement that goes through you when you see something special – something addressed to you, from someone you know! You pop that one right to the top and start unsealing it before you can toss the rest of the pile on your counter. I bet you all just smirked thinking, “YEP, this is me!”
That’s why you should send real invitations for your events this holiday season. It sets the mood for your guests and makes them feel that much more special. I created mine quickly and easily online at Basic Invite. The thing that really sets Basic Invite apart is that they have almost unlimited colors options with instant previews. I had so much fun changing the colors on each and every element to test out exactly how I wanted my invitation to look and feel.
They even have 40 different colors of peel and stick envelopes to make your invitation stand out in that pile of mail. I chose shimmer with a sangria colored liner. You’re even able to order a printed sample of your actual invitation so that you can see exactly how it will print as well as feel the paper quality and see that shimmer before you decide to make your final order.
You guys! Look at how cute these Holiday Cookie Exchange invites turned out! I even added a more personalized touch by placing a picture on the back from one of our past cookie baking days to put a sweet memory at the top of their minds.
This year, since we all have little ones not yet passed toddlerhood, we thought a cookie exchange would be the easier way to go. Each of us are pre-baking six dozen of our favorite Christmas cookie, and then swapping one dozen with each person. The extra dozen will be served at our gathering for us to eat while we visit with one another. We figured instead of baking together, we can enjoy catching up, playing games, or watching Christmas movies. We LOVE a good Hallmark Christmas movie! We’ll eat, drink, and be merry and go home with a variety of cookies for the holiday season.
I can’t say enough good things about how my invitation turned out from Basic Invite. Here is the exact holiday party invitation template that I used to get started. There are over 250 Christmas card and holiday card designs, so I’m sure you’ll find the perfect card to fit your event or greeting.
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