Personal Letters and Custom Holiday Photo Cards….and why I love them both.

When you hear the words, “written communication”, probably many of you (especially those of you born in mid to late 80s or after) would think of text or email.

If you get a pen pal in this year of our Lord, 2019 is it via email? Do kids send out invitations to their birthday parties through the good ‘ol mail truck anymore? Getting mail (clarification: PERSONAL mail, not junk) is such a special, unusual treat these days. If you were to open your mailbox to find an envelope with your name, written in your friend’s recognizable handwriting I guarantee it would bring a smile to your face.

Here’s why: real, genuine, personal moments are not our daily bread anymore when it comes to communication with our dear ones. Sure, I love a sweet text or a funny gif as much as anyone, but let me challenge you (and I’m including myself in this challenge as well!) to send some personally written cards, notes or letters this season.

I love the family photo Christmas Card, but let’s be honest, it’s not as if your family is actually walking around in coordinating outfits all year long. Let someone know how you’re really doing and inquire about them via a handwritten note or letter. Yes. Let’s use our hands to hold pens. and write. on paper.

Speaking of paper, basicinvite.com has some of the most beautiful and totally customizable personal stationary for this season’s letter writing challenge. Each beautiful design you select has the option for you to change each color element. They update in real time so that your options show up on your screen as you select them. Basic Invite is one of the few websites that offers this! You get to design your card/stationary so that it is just the way you want it.

I selected a card with a beautiful floral wreath and was able to change the color of each flower and leaf. I added my monogram, surrounded by flowers of blues and yellows of course! They even have 40 different envelope options! Your handwriting will not be the only personal touch!

If you aren’t sure how your choices will look printed out, you can order a sample of the design. That way you can see and feel it for yourself before you make your large order.

For your personalized Christmas cards, there are over 500 options! You can create custom, holiday photo cards, or holiday greeting cards for your business. RIGHT NOW, Basic Invite is offering 30% off if you use this code: holi30. RUN!

Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders (whoa!!) as well as an address capturing service to gather all of your friend’s and family’s addresses into one place.

Can’t you just see your family’s squishy little faces on one of these beautiful cards?

The foil holiday cards are a really special touch and are available in several colors, including rose gold. Gorgeous!

Wouldn’t this gorgeous card make a big impact to your customer?

Happy letter writing and card sending! I truly hope that you’ll find many genuine moments to breathe in the wonder of Christmas this year.