So, you’ve decided to throw a party for your child’s upcoming birthday, and you want to send out official invitations to make sure everyone gets all of the correct details. Do you head to the local party store to pick out some pre-designed invites? If you want to save money and get the exact results you want, you would be better off using printable birthday invitations.
How would these save money? Well, let’s just consider the most obvious answer to that question, which is that you will only make what you need. For instance, a package of invitations may only come with eight or ten, and if you need twelve or thirteen then you are forced to “over buy”. If, on the other hand, you use printable birthday invitations you can make as many (or as few) as you need!
Printable birthday invitations are found in a few different formats; they might be available as customized and printable documents through a specialty website, they can be found as computer “templates” that allow the user to fill in specific data about their event, or they can be found as formatted documents that are printed on whatever paper is desired and then handwritten by the sender. Some websites even offer free printable birthday invitations with a requirement that you subscribe to their newsletter or website in order to access their free download or free template.
Interestingly enough, the trend towards the use of printable birthday invitations means that almost any “theme” is possible. Whether it is for a children’s party, a surprise party, or a very grown up affair, there are pre-formatted options readily available. The popularity of this option has also made it somewhat easy to find a range of matching papers and envelopes to use for such a purpose.
Consider that almost all printable invitations will come in standard or stock sizes that allow them to be made to common dimensions. The two most common designs are the “tent fold” which simply means a standard sheet of paper folded in half (or one that is divided into two segments that are then folded in half) or the four-way folded sheets that use one piece of paper per invitation.
When deciding upon the printable invitation for your event or birthday party, it is a good idea to also consider if you want to embellish the envelopes as well. This is often done through stamps or stickers and is a fantastic and low-cost way to get customized and really original invitations that are far more affordable than they appear!