Anyone who knows me knows that there are a few things about which I’m passionate. Eating a keto diet, lifting weights, spending time on my blog and social media are a few (aside from Husband and the kids, obvs!) but the other thing I love is stationery. When I was a kid, I’d get my pocket money each week and the first place I’d want to go would be WH Smiths to buy pens, pencils, notepads and anything I could use to write and draw with.

As an adult, I love stationery that I’m able to have a hand in designing (I made some beautiful thank you cards for Sausage to send to people a few years back and I’ve been hooked ever since) and Basic Invite is one of my favourite sites. It has so many unique features that make making our own, personalised stationery an absolute delight.

As well as offering almost unlimited colour options on the actual design of your invites, grad announcements, thank you cards or whatever else you’re making, there’s a choice of over 40 colours for your envelopes too, allowing you to really dial-in the colour scheme you’re aiming for. 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.

Grad Announcements Basic Invite

However, I think my absolute favourite feature of the site is the free address collection service. In just three easy steps, you can share a link with the intended recipients of what you’re planning to send asking them to give you their full address, making the whole process of collecting everyone’s details a doddle. Anything that can make my life exponentially simpler is a complete win, in my opinion!

We’ve got a lot of important stuff coming up in the next few months; Sausage is having a surprise party for her birthday (she knows she’s having it, she just doesn’t know what the party will be!) and we’ll be needing some special custom invites, plus a few family members are graduating this year too, AND one of my best friends is having a baby so there will be a bunch of reasons for using Basic Invite and I couldn’t be happier about it. There are also a load of really gorgeous free printables on the site, perfect for a birthday party or baby shower.

Free Baby Shower printables

You can check out Basic Invite on all of their social media channels (FacebookPinterestInstagram and Twitter) and you can also follow the link above to head over to the site and see all of the wonderful design options for yourself. he whole process is really simple and fun to do, and it’s a HUGE amount cheaper than commissioning someone to design something for you. We’ll definitely be using the service a lot more in 2017 and beyond!