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cards for every season - creating our birth announcements through basic invite

If you've been following for a bit, you know I'm big on snail-mail, and preserving the joy of tearing open an envelope sent from a friend or loved one (rather than a credit card company which consumes 90% of my mail box). I always have enjoyed being on the receiving end of heartfelt cards, invitations and announcements, but I also realllly enjoy the process of making and sending my own!

This is why I start our personalized Christmas cards early each year (I'm notorious for convincing Jordan to wear thick winter sweaters for holiday photos, during those sweltering weeks of fall in California); but I just so thoroughly enjoy putting them together AND if you're on a budget, this is when you can find the best deals (more on this later).

Now in this new season of life, I'm gearing up to send my second set of birth announcements, this time to honor and celebrate our little, squishy arrival: Baby Alice. And I'm doing it with the help of Basic Invite!

Basic Invite is an online stationary company that offers beautiful modern designs and the ability to completely customize your cards -- with endless color options you can incorporate when creating your cards, 40 different envelope colors (with peel and seal closures, rather than lick and stick... hallelujah), and a pretty awesome address capturing service built-in to their platform. And right now they're offering 15% off with coupon code: 15FF51 (remember what I was saying about getting a head-start on buying holiday cards online??)

Anywho, I had so much fun scrolling through their birth announcement options... and I actually had a really hard time picking my favorite! Some of the top contenders are below.

Can you guess which one I went with?? I'll be sharing our announcement once it goes out in the next few weeks :)

This post was sponsored by Basic Invite, but as always, the thoughts and opinions are my own.

and will hang that pretty piece of card-stock in my house for weeks after - cards for every season of life


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