One of my favorite things is bringing a community together to celebrate. It doesn’t matter how many people are gathered, the most important part is the celebration that will happen. Give me a group of people and I can come up with a themed gathering that will combine food and fun into some sort of unique experience. Essentially, I love event planning. I’ve done this for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I remember planning my own birthday parties, sending out invitations, and building goodie bags related to whatever theme I had dreamed up — one of my favorites was a backyard campout when I turned 9. As I got older and left for college, my personality and interests made me the designated event planner. From fiestas, to surprise parties, wedding showers, brunches, or late night shenanigans there was almost always a themed party in the works.
building community through events
Once I graduated college, my first job as a coordinator had a lot of responsibility related to event planning. Most of the events were sporting events, parties, trivia nights, brewery tours, or meals to bring together alumni from my alma mater. Whatever it was, I was the one spearheading the task of bringing people together. It involved brainstorming a theme, creating invitations, getting people excited, and of course, figuring out the logistics for the event itself.
While I enjoy all parts of planning an event, what I enjoy the most is the creativity involved with choosing a theme and preparing for the event. If we are having a brunch to celebrate a birthday, there are going to be cute floral invitations inviting the ladies to bring a delicious dish to share with the group. When fall is in the air, I’m going to send out decorated invitations for a pumpkin party where people are tasked with the challenge of bringing a pumpkin-themed dish to share for the evening.
With each planned event, there was always an invitation. Whether it was a long personalized text message or Facebook event invite, a digital or written invitation was expected. I can look back and realize that at times, it might have been overkill to send an invitation to something silly, yet I always did it. I think it’s because I have felt the importance of an invitation — of being invited. When I open an invitation, especially one that comes in the mail, it makes my heart sing a little bit. It makes me feel known and cared for, that someone wants me at their gathering, to be with them. This is another reason why I like to send out invitations — because even if the person can’t attend, they know they are wanted and they can be a part of the celebration from afar.
What I realize now is that using a service like Basic Invite would have made all of my event planning easier. Basic Invite is an online stationary company that offers customized printed materials like invitations, thank you cards, stationary, business cards, and several other paper materials. The website gives customers almost unlimited color options with instant online previews. With so many colors to choose from, each element of the stationary can be customized exactly the way you want. Basic Invite also offers several options of peel and seal envelope colors, which can be matched to the unique invitation you created. For extra flare, there are now foil cards that customers can add to designs. My favorite part about Basic Invite is the custom samples. This is one of the few companies that allows customers to order a printed sample of their invitation before placing the final order. This gives you the chance to see the paper quality, colors, and how it will print in real life to make sure it’s exactly what you envisioned.
why i like basic invite
I’m stoked about Basic Invite because it gives me the ability to dream up an idea and create beautiful stationary and invitations to match. Though there aren’t as many parties and holidays that happen this time of year, browsing the website helped me to start planning future events and celebrations. For example, my adorable godson, Uriah, is getting baptized this spring. We will have a party to celebrate his baptism so I created a sample invitation on the website. Alan and I totally could have used their services for our wedding invitations and graduation goods as well. Graduating with our Master’s this past year would have been the perfect time to make graduation announcements, graduation party invitations, and graduation thank you cards.
Recently, I’ve been dreaming a lot about the potential of Jordo’s World. While blogging is primarily a hobby, I really value what I am able to share with my community. I truly want to inspire sustainable, lifelong wellness, and Jordo’s World is the way in which I do that. To invest in myself and my blog, I created some unique business cards, business stationaries, and thank you cards. These resources are customized exactly to what I want and inspire me to work hard at the work worth doing.
Whether you’re planning a baby shower, hosting a birthday party, getting married, or creating paper materials for your business, Basic Invite is a valuable resource for you. There is value in bringing people together. There is value in celebrations. There is value in investing in what you care about. Right now Basic Invite is offering 15% off with coupon code: 15FF51. Create something meaningful!