Archive for July, 2010

Military Party Invitations

Friday, July 16th, 2010

military invitations

We live in the land of the free, but we all know that freedom comes at a price. Whether the soldier in you family or circle of friends is going into the military or coming home after a long trip overseas, let them know that they have the support of family and friends with a party in their honor. A party that will remind them that what they fight for on a daily basis is the love of family, friends and our right to be free.

This collection of military themed party invitations features a variety of military designs. Choose from camouflage borders, American Flags, back from Iraq tickets, army tanks, fireworks or other patriotic themed invitations. These invitations come in a variety of styles including die-cuts, layered cards, flat invitations and ticket style invitations. Send your military party invitations out well in advance of your party so that everyone may attend.

military party invitations

When planning your going away or coming home party ask your guests to bring photos or memoirs of the soldier in honor. Share with your guests the hard work and courage that goes into this soldier’s career on a daily basis. Send each guest home with a party favor like an American Flag, army men or canteen. Check out all of our military themed invitations at InvitationBox!

Insert Cards for Invitations

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

We’ve all done it…raced through placing an invitation order, double, triple checked it, approved our proof and then realize once we receive our invitations that we’ve made a blatant error to our party date, registry information or rsvp info. How could we have missed it? The answer: You’re only human. Lately we have had a lot of customers contact us about reprint options for mistakes made on their invitations. The common question often arises…

If you’re on a budget, is there anything that can be done to fix an invitation when you’ve made a mistake?

At InvitationBox we offer our customers a few options. The first option is to have your invitations reprinted with a 25% discount. We also ship reprints out typically within 1-2 business days so that you can have your replacements in a timely manner. In the meantime you can work on addressing your invitation envelopes. The second option we often suggest to customers is to purchase an insert card, (like a calling card or reception card), and write a note to your guests to include with your invitations. Something like…

Oops!! We made a mistake! Katie is registered at Macy’s & Target

We don’t want you to be late…there’s a change in the date!
See you on Saturday, August 14th!

We planned the party for ten…
But the baby will be asleep then!
Please plan on attending
Mara’s 1st Birthday Party
at noon

Most guests are just fine knowing that a date, time or location has changed. We’ve all planned parties before and understand these things happen. Check out these calling cards and insert cards that are perfect for making corrections to your party information!

Personal Calling Cards

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Have you ever taken your kids to the playground and you hit it off with another mom and the kids are having a great time and then you hear the 2 words every parent longs for….. PLAY DATE. You are scrambling for some paper to get their phone # or e-mail address, but when you get home you can’t find it anywhere and the once promising friendship is lost. InvitationBox has the answer to this simple, yet maddening problem, Personal Calling Cards. These small cards, sometimes called Mommy Cards, are the perfect way to pass your info on to a new friend. They contain all your pertinent information and the best part, no pens or paper are needed. Since they are made with quality and are printed on real card stock, friends – new and old – will be sure to hang on to them and give you that call to invite you and your child on that play date.

Cupcake Invitations

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

It’s new newest crazy for first birthday invitations, kid birthday party invitations, bridal showers, baby showers and adult birthday parties…CUPCAKES!! These yummy treats have become a common trend among party themes in the current months. They’re sweet, colorful, delicious, look great on a party table and make for easy clean up at kids parties.

Our cupcake invitations feature die-cuts, flat invitation cupcake designs, cupcake towers, dessert tray and even fill-in invitations and thank you’s for the little ones. When planning your party, choose a cupcake flavor and icing color and expand! Decorate your party area with the cupcake color theme, and even throw in some sprinkles or confetti to top it off. Guests can grab a cupcake at their leisure or take one home if needed! Kids won’t have to wait for their peace of cake at dessert time.

Take a look at some of our favorite and most popular cupcake invitations below:

Craving something sweet? Check out the entire cupcake collection of cupcake themed invitations, stationery, fill-ins and stickers at InvitationBox.com .. perfect for showers, birthdays and more!

NEW Baby Halloween Costumes by Mullins Square

Monday, July 12th, 2010

In just three months your baby will be taking his/her first steps in their first Halloween costume. They’ll try their first piece (or two) of candy and you’ll have the cutest milestone pictures to share with your family and friends. Each year we are excited to see what baby Halloween costumes will be popular with your little pumpkins and Mullins Square always seems to have what moms and dads are looking for.

This Halloween season you’ll see brand new baby Halloween costumes to fit your little one’s personality. Be ferocious with a lion or tiger, take a swing with a monkey or walk like a dinosaur. They even have brand new pea pod costumes, along with dragonflies, a strawberry, a turkey or a mini Frankenstein costume.

Like what you see? Or, were you shopping for something last year that had sold out?! Mullins Square has also brought back a few old favorites like the hot pink lady bug, teddy bear, baby pumpkin, mermaid, scarecrow or butterfly. Your child will be the cutest on the block, for sure! But remember, these costumes fly off our shelves as the Halloween season approaches near. Shop now to ensure your baby gets the cutest Halloween costume around!

Save the Date Cards

Friday, July 9th, 2010

A save the date card is typically mailed 6-8 months before your wedding. It allows your guests to hold the date for your special event so that parties / plans are not crossed. If you’re having a destination wedding or a wedding in which guests are coming from out-of-state, it also allows for guests to financially plan for the event and prepare travel arrangements. A save the date card can match your upcoming wedding ensemble or be completely different. Some couples will tend to use a fun, vibrant save the date card to get guests excited for the event and then use a different, more traditional invitation ensemble for the invitation to the actual wedding. It’s all a matter of preference.

save the date cards

This week we received several inquiries regarding save the date cards and whether or not they are acceptable for events other than weddings. This is not an occurrence we see happen very often, however if you have a very formal event, a corporate event or something of that nature it is now acceptable to send a save the date card well in advance of the event date. It becomes a bit silly when we see save the date cards for second birthday parties or something of that nature, however something like an anniversary, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, etc. it is acceptable.

Save the date cards should be on the smaller side, typically a 4 x 6, 5 x 7, 6 x 6, etc. They should not overpower or overshadow the upcoming wedding invitation. Our collection of save the date cards features a multitude of designs including digital photograph cards, floral patterns, church/chapel themes, monograms, frames, damask designs and destination themes. Click here to view all of our save the date cards. New designs are often added!

GUND Stuffed Animal Sale

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

At InvitationBox.com we often take a step “outside the box” with our products, which go above and beyond the typical invitation realm. As many customers well-know, we are happy to offer a large line of GUND stuffed animals that are perfect for kids birthdays, baby gifts, holiday gifts, mail surprises and more.

Currently, InvitationBox is hosting a HUGE GUND stuffed animal inventory clearance sale with great discounts on your favorite GUND items. From teddy bears, to puppy dogs, eagles, parrots, monkeys, pandas, camels, pigs, horses, lions, tigers and more…the whole zoo is in store and on sale. We even have the ever-so-popular Mini Tinkle Crinkle worms and balls on sale for baby gifts. Kids will love our GUND play sets that encourage learning in a fun and safe manner. We also have baby photo albums, comfy cozy blankets, Sesame Street stuffed animals and more.

Remember, all items are available in limited quantities and they’re going fast! Everything will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis…so hurry fast to pick up your next gifting item at an affordable, un-beatable price!

NEW Wedding Invitations by IB Designs

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Wedding season is well underway and we are very excited to introduce IB Designs’ newest wedding invitation designs. To create a complete matching ensemble, these new designs feature coordinating save the date cards, reply cards, reception cards, directions cards, menu cards and thank you notes. Our new wedding invitations are printed on shimmer card stock and feature bottom layered cards which truly make your invitations pop. These bottom layered cards also add weight and quality to your invitation creating a truly formal approach.

The designs in the new IB Designs wedding invitation collection feature colorful budding designs, floral clusters, antique patterned borders, modern rose designs and simple contemporary colored invitations. Some of my favorite new designs are the budding layered invitations which feature vining buds in teal, blue, pink or red which feature the branches fading in to different colors. This works great for couples with multiple shades of colors in their wedding. It also allows the customer to play around with different ink colors in their text.

Below are just a few of the new designs you’ll see in the IB Designs wedding invitation collection:

layered wedding invitations

If one of these invitations strikes your interest, be sure to click on the product to view the matching accessories available with each item.

NEW Ticket Invitations

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Save the date for this event…it’ll be one for the books! This new line of ticket stub invitations lets your guests know that your event is VIP status! These ticket invitations are created to look just like the ticket you’d receive at a sporting event or concert with your information written in typewriter-simulated text inside the different areas of the ticket, (event name, ticket #, date, time, etc.).

Each ticket is available in a variety of colors and some even have a tear-off side to be used as an RSVP card. Pair the ticket with a lanyard and clear case for the full VIP look. We also have colored envelopes to coordinate with your event’s colors or theme. These ticket invitations are perfect for baby showers, birthday parties, sporting events, religious events, corporate parties, bachelorette parties, graduation, holidays and more.

Like what you see? Click HERE to view the full line of ticket invitations. Your guests will know as soon as they open the envelope that your event is extremely important and full of fun times ahead!

Patriotic Invitations – Celebrate 4th of July

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

4th of July is just 2 days away! Time for barbeques, get-togethers, firework presentations, relaxing by the pool, nights out on the town…all to celebrate the red, white and blue! This federal holiday, known otherwise as Independence Day, celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 when the US gained our independence from Great Britain. We all associate July 4th with fun patriotic activities like fireworks, parades, bbq’s, carnivals, picnics, concerts, sporting games and family events. This year take time to recognize the true meaning behind this patriotic holiday and celebrate our independence!

Remember that patriotic celebrations can continue on throughout the remainder of the summer! At InvitationBox, we have great firework party invitations, American flag invitations and fun patriotic designs with red, white and blue themes.

Be sure to take advantage of our July 4th super sale which ends on Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Use the below coupon code to receive 10% off any order placed! Remember to enter your coupon code during checkout, as it may be used online only!

Coupon Code: July4thWeek

And remember…have a GREAT July 4th weekend, from InvitationBox.com!

patriotic invitations