Why would you choose customized 1st birthday invitations when there is already an abundance of high-quality, pre-printed options available? Generally, parents will opt for unique invitations because the first birthday is a major milestone and they want to host a memorable celebration.
This is one of the main reasons that so many customized 1st birthday invitations use a photo, or even a series of photos, of the child whose birthday is about to be celebrated. The important thing to remember about any unique or customized 1st birthday invitations is that they should generally match the theme or décor for the party too.
For example, a parent might have a gorgeous series of black and white photographs of their child which shows them on the day they were born and at several points during their first year of life.
This doesn’t mean, however, that the 1st birthday invitations they select will have to be in a formal black and white theme too. They could simply have their images added to a full-color design, or even change them to the old-fashioned “sepia tone” if that makes the invitation more appropriate.
This sort of invitation is available in a few ways. Firstly, there are the custom print jobs that actually print the images of the child directly on to the invitation. Secondly, there are many types of invitations that allow the parent to manually insert a small copy of the photograph into the document as well. This might be a preferred choice for parents hoping to share a nice “snap shot” of the baby with everyone invited to the party.
Are there actually themed invitations specifically for a first birthday event? Absolutely, and some of the best vendors of party suppliers can provide parents with décor, cake toppers, and all of their tableware in matching designs or color schemes too.
Remember too that an invitation doesn’t have to be a document that requires a lot of fuss and expense. For instance, instead of choosing a folded card style of invitation that is costly to mail out, a parent might simply opt for a glossy postcard design instead. Choosing this might also mean that all of the guests can stick the invitation on a refrigerator or bulletin board where they will be continually reminded of the upcoming festivities. This brings us back to the color issue. When choosing 1st birthday invitations of this kind, it is a good idea to be sure that they are bright and cheerful in order to continually catch the eye of the guest.
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