Getting Ready for the Holidays with Basic Invite

Thank you to Basic Invite for sponsoring this post. As always, all words & opinions are entirely my own.


It’s finally November, and boy oh boy are we gearing up for the holiday season around here. I know, I know…it’s early. Buuuuuuut this truly is my favorite time of the year. Spending time with family and friends + having an excuse to eat good food and drink a little more wine is never a bad thing, right?

Right. And you may or may not know, but the holiday season is huge for us bloggers. We take our gift guides very seriously! In fact, this year I’m going to be creating more holiday content than ever. Being that this is my first year post-grad, I’m putting a lot more effort into prepping for the season, both professionally and personally.


Blog wise, you can expect LOTS of holiday-themed goodness. Fashion inspiration, gift guides, sales roundups, and hair/makeup tutorials are just a few of the ideas I have up my sleeve. I’m even going to be making a “Holiday” tab this year, just for all the holiday-themed content that will be going live ☺️

Aside from the work that I’m putting into this platform though, R. and I are starting to make preparations for the holiday season personally. Though we’re still trying to figure out our Thanksgiving plans, one thing I’ve managed to do so far is check out some amazing holiday photo cards and holiday invites party samples thanks to my friends over at Basic Invite.

For those of you who haven’t heard of them before, Basic Invite is a small custom card company based in Saint George, Utah. They specialize in crafting beautiful, customized cards and invitations with over 160 color options (+ 40 different colored envelopes) to make whatever you’re creating truly unique. Oh and did I mention that their gold foil cards are absolutely STUNNING? I was practically drooling over all the custom holiday cards options.

P.S. Basic Invite also offers a wide selection of corporate christmas party invitations too!

What I loved about designing my cards & invites with Basic Invite was that all the changes I made to the cards showed up right away in the previews. And let me tell you, when the cards arrived in the mail?

They looked exactly like they did in the preview.

I’m always worried about whether or not a product will look the same as it does in the photo online, so I was super pleased with the way my designs turned out. I also liked the fact that I was able to order these samples before making any big commitments. Some card companies don’t allow you to purchase samples, and I would absolutely hate to spend a chunk of change on custom holiday cards, just to find out I don’t love the way they turned out.

Overall, I am so looking forward to the holiday season. Even though I still have a LOT to get done, it’s a wonderful time and I’m so grateful to be able to spend it with some amazing family and friends.

Stay tuned for more holiday content coming soon! And also, don’t forget to grab your custom holiday cards and invites now…it’s one less thing you’ll have to stress about later. You can even use the code HOLI30 to get 30% off your first order with Basic Invite. Ya’ll know how much I love a good deal!


What are you most looking forward to this holiday season? Do you feel prepared, or are you already stressing out?

  • These turned out beautiful! Definitely going to check them out; I always worry about things not looking like they do online.

    • I know, I wasn’t sure what to expect but they really do look exactly like they did online! xx

  • Mary La Fornara

    Your cards turned out wonderful. I love giving and receiving custom cards they make more of an impact when the receiver of the card opens them. Happy Holidays.

    • Thank you so much Mary! And I totally agree. My mom saw the samples I ordered when I was opening my mail, and she was immediately like “Where did you get those?!”. I feel like personalized cards are so meaningful! xx

  • Petra Veikkola

    These are really beautiful and what a great idea, too! I wish I’d live in the States and could try those custom postcards myself.

  • My Veteran Woman Life

    These came out so beautiful! You never know how something will turn out when you make it online because the colors are never true to what they look like in person but these are awesome!

    • I totally agree! I was so happy with the way they turned out, and I’ll definitely order from them again now that I know I can expect the cards to look just like the preview 🙂 xx

  • Allison Ellzey

    I love this! We are doing Christmas cards this year and I’ll need to check them out!

    • Yes definitely do girl! They’re fabulous! xx


    Aren’t those lovely!?! I say that I’m going to do Christmas cards for us every year, and I never do. Sigh… Oh well. Lol. We don’t stress out about the holidays anymore. We have started using the holidays as vacation time – this year we’re going to Asheville, NC, for Thanksgiving and the Carribean for the Christmas and New Years! Now that’s what I call a low stress holiday season.

    • I know right?! That’s how my family was growing up, haha! Now that I’m engaged though, I definitely want to start doing Christmas cards each year as our family grows. I think it’s especially important for the out of town family & friends to be able to see the updates 🙂 It’s also a good excuse to take some cute pics! I hope you have a lovely time on your travels though! Sounds amazing! xx

  • Marissa Pedersen

    What cute cards! I’ve never sent out holiday cards before, but maybe I will this year.

    • Yeah, I usually don’t do holiday cards either, but now that I’m engaged I’m going to start! I think it’s fun for the out of town family & friends to see the life updates and how our family will grow! xx

  • Amanda K

    These turned out so good! We are doing Christmas cards with Basic Invite this year – so excited!

    Amanda ||

    • Thanks Amanda! That’s awesome that you’re also doing Christmas cards with Basic Invite this year, too! I’m sure they’ll turn out amazing 🙂 xx

  • Thank you Debbie! And you totally should, they’re fab! xx