Holiday Season Upon Us + Basic Invite (For a Basic Girl)

In the football industry, we ignore a lot of holidays – straight up pretend they do not exist. One of them that we skip (in addition to Christmas, New Years, Halloween, Easter, etc.) is my all time favorite, Thanksgiving. Yep. The two holidays we DO get off?? Try to guess them. No guess since I ruled them all out?? I’ll tell you – Memorial Day Weekend and Fourth of July.  The two best holidays of the year for me personally. HOWEVER, I have moved past the days of complaining, and into the days of obsessive over-planning. I too can have a Thanksgiving and feel thankful if I plan it that way. In college I hosted one of the best Friendsgiving’s of all time. We had our, less than beautiful, five tables pushed together in our 1950’s campus home that spread from the dining room into the kitchen lined on both sides with all of our dearest girl friends. It is a memory that I will hold forever dear (in addition to beating Michigan for the fourth time in a row a few days later). So that being said I am bringing it back. Friendsgiving on the Tuesday before most people go home for the Wednesday to get their official drink on.

It is however NOT a holiday without formal printed invites. So I opted for a totally personalized and chic invite below-


Basic Invite has a few “Friendsgiving” cards of their own and a TON of Thanksgiving invites as well. I opted to take an autumn themed thank you note that I could personalize easily without having to be a graphic designer. I just added the word “Give” in front of “Thanks” and BAM! Friendsgiving invites complete and feeling myself on the creativity. No two Friendsgiving invites shall ever be the same again.



While I was on the site I also got to pick out 5 sample cards for other holidays. They have the cutest Christmas party invitation‘s and of course holiday photo cards . Here are two photo cards I made on the site:













I really love this site because for a few reasons (commentary brought to you by Buddy the Elf):


Almost Unlimited Colors – This feature was almost a little overwhelming at first, I am serious that you can pick any color for ANY part of the invites you see online and get the previews instantly. Talk about attention to detail, down to the tiniest detail, if you are into that perfectionism type of thing.  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 really makes this invitation site different than any I have used in the past.


Custom Samples – Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows you to order a printed sample of the actual invitation so you can see exactly how it will print before buying 300 of something. The five you have seen on my site were my totally customized samples. I feel confident now having actually touched and seen with my own hands and eyeballs. No guessing game.


Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes – Basic Invite is just as colorful with their envelopes as they are with their invitations. You can choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to envelopes so your invitation sticks out before its even opened. All of the envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed without licking a single one (yuck!).


Foil Details – Foil holiday cards are available in gold, silver, and rose gold. This truly makes any invite CHIC’, or Posh if you will. Outside of the three colors you can also choose flat or raised foil on all of Basic Invite’s foil designs for a little extra POP!

Over 250 Christmas card and holiday card designs – Essentially, your options are limitless and totally customizable to YOU and YOUR face- or the faces of your loved ones!



I appreciate Basic Invite for sponsoring this post & allowing me to spread Holiday cheer loud for all to hear!

They have also let me share MORE holiday cheer with you– a promo code!! SCORE.

Right now Basic Invite is offering 30% off with coupon code: holi30


Alright, Talk Soon!



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