With the cost of postage increasing (yet again!) on Jan. 27, the appeal of an emailable party invitation is greater than ever. For busy mamas, the benefit of digital invitations goes well beyond the cost savings — they allow you to design invites and send them to guests in mere moments. We’ve searched the web and found seven of the best email-friendly options that ensure you won’t sacrifice style for speed!
Famed decoupage artisan and shopkeeper John Derian is teaming up with Paperless Post for an exclusive collection of 65 customizable digital notecards, save-the-date cards, and invitations. The collaboration merges John Derian's keen eye for antique imagery with Paperless Post's extraordinary model for exchanging digital stationery in the modern age.
John Derian fans will be happy to see his signature themes like letters, ferns, marine life, butterflies, animals and vintage patterns expertly translated into brilliantly designed stationery. With so many charming styles, we can't decide on a favorite. Browse the entire John Derian collection for Paperless Post here, and let us know which design you love most!
This holiday season, go green, go cheap, and go beautiful! Instead of sending out a tree's worth of paper invitations for your holiday soiree, consider using creative and gorgeous online invitations. While e-vitations have been around a while, few are as sassy, simple, pretty, and well-organized as the custom stationery from the Paperless Post.
A cinch to figure out, and party queens can choose between traditional, contemporary, modern, and casual templates and add the perfect touch with an embossed design, colorful trims, a grosgrain ribbon, or even their own photos. New members get 25 free virtual stamps (good for 25 email addresses) when they sign up and pay an additional fee when they want to send out their notice to more guests. If a hostess wants to blast the invitation out to 100 people, she would only pay the $8 fee for 100 e-stamps as opposed to a $44 bill at the post office. For an extra $5, mama can make the envelope fancy and add a liner. In the end, an $8 stamp fee and $5 envelope liner are peanuts compared to the snail mail option, and she never has to wait in that dreaded line! The bonus is it makes managing the party details as easy as one, two, three. Mommy can tell who has opened the invite, replied to it, and made comments on it.
So the next time mum's throwing a bash — holiday or otherwise — she should consider Paperless Post. The guests will be impressed by her fabulous and savvy eco-friendly ways, and it will give her the opportunity to spend the money on wine and music, 'cause that's what will make her party legendary.