Are you looking to cut corners anywhere you can this Christmas holiday season? Who isn’t? Well, a good place to start saving money is on your Christmas party invitations. There’s no need to go all out with a printer like you’re having a wedding or something (unless you are having a Christmas wedding). You will have to be prepared to do the work yourself, though.
You can save money on Christmas party invitations by following these simple tips:
Make Your Own
This kind of goes without saying and we know you’re thinking, “But I’m not crafty. I can’t use my printer. I can’t draw.” But can you write and glue? Well, then you are all set. Here are some make-your-own suggestions.
* Take a picture from a previous year’s Christmas party and glue it to a piece of construction paper cut slightly larger than the picture to create a border. Then on the back write all of the Christmas party information.
* Get scrappy with it. Your local craft store will have a ton of scrapbooking stuff. But don’t worry; you don’t need to buy all the scrapbooking gear (unless this is a hobby you really want to explore). Just get yourself some card stock, some Christmas stickers, and some embellishments like ribbon and then get creative with it.
* Now if you can make it yourself on your computer, but just don’t like the quality you are getting from printing it yourself, you can bring it to your local print shop where you will likely end up paying about $0.20 per copy. Not too bad though, considering how much an online card designer charges.
This is a completely free service from evite.com. And it’s so simple. You just put in your information and you can even add a picture. Just make sure all of your guests have an email address and you have the right one. But really, who doesn’t have an email address these days? Other than perhaps Grandma.
Along the same lines as the evites, but the difference being that you don’t have a handy way to keep track of the RSVPs this way. But nonetheless, email blasts are free; just be careful your email provider doesn’t flag you as sending out spam. You might want to check and see how many emails you can send at once about the same thing before your email provider goes all spastic and won’t let you send anymore messages.
Look for Promo Codes
If you just can’t get yourself to do these extra steps and you really would rather put it in the hands of a professional, then at least find yourself a good coupon code. Shop around to make sure you’re getting the best price. Smaller companies might not do price matching, but it never hurts to ask if a company will meet or beat a competitor.
The bottom line when it comes to saving money on your Christmas holiday party invitations is if you either do it yourself or shop around you can keep some of that money in your pocketbook and use it in other areas. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel here, though. Remember, once the party is over, the invitation is most likely going in the trash. So don’t kill yourself on a silly invitation that only you are going to remember the awesomeness of.