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Corporate Christmas Party Invitations Show You Care

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

In the digital age in which we live, it very easy to shoot a text, compose a quick email or send an eCard for an upcoming holiday event.

There is no argument that Americans are busy. Those that work in corporate America can spend 60, 70 or even 80 hours in the office every single week. Sometimes it is hard to get three meals in before laying down to bed at night. That said, there are plenty of ways to show someone that you care.

One of the best ways to do so is to send a physical paper Christmas Party Invitation. You’ll find we have lots of designs available including Christmas tree invitations, candy cane martini invitations, red nutcracker invitations, eggnog cups invitations and various Christmas ornaments invitations. 

With everyone having cell phones, laptops, and other devices, it is easy to send a last minute invitation or card. While this is an option, an electronic invite often does not lead to a large turnout for a Christmas party or holiday event as it can get stuck in spam filters or considered junk mail. 

There is no mistaking the fact that millions of people check their email on a consistent basis, but not all email is read.

With Google’s automatic filtering of your email into multiple inboxes – Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates and Spam – it’s hard to know where your holiday email will end up. A large percentage of email users allow the non-priority messages to sit unread for weeks, months and sometimes forever.

When sending a Christmas card invitation via email there is a high likelihood that it will be sent to the promotions inbox. From personal experience, I have noticed that the promotions inbox is full of emails from retailers or companies that are just trying to sell me an item, and often, for something I’m not interested in. Less than 10% of the time do I actually read an email that has been placed in this particular inbox.

If an eCard does not come into my primary inbox, there is a very strong possibility that it will never be opened. 

Another issue with sending corporate Christmas invitations through email is the fact that the email software sees a corporate email address and the subject line will likely be eCard, Card or invitation. This sometimes triggers the spam filter and that email user may never know they were invited to the event.

The first step to having a successful Christmas party is taking the time to mail a beautiful invitation to your guests.


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15 Professional Planning Tips for Corporate Events

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

One of the hardest events for most people to plan are corporate events. Even smaller events, for less than a couple hundred people, can be a real challenge if you are not a professional party planner. However, here are fifteen tips you can use to make your corporate party or corporate event a success:

1.  Always take the time to plan ahead. If you will be renting a special venue you will need to secure it as far in advance as possible. Some places can book up even a year in advance. By finding your venue early, and placing your deposit, you can ensure that you get the venue that you want.

2.  When you are planning a corporate event you need to set a very strict working budget and then make sure that you have extra cash for the unexpected expenses. You can be sure that every event will have some unexpected extra expenses, that is just simply part of planning an event.

3.  If you have contracts, agreements, lists, or seating charts, make sure you keep extra copies of them in case they are misplaced or lost. Copying them is very simple and quick and can really save you later on if you loose your plans.

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4.  Make sure you send out your invitations at least 3 to 4 weeks ahead of your event. If it is a holiday event or you know the date you’ve selected might be in high demand, consider sending out Save the Date cards a few months in advance of hour party.  Make sure that you ask your guests to RSVP so that you know how many people will be attending.   Don’t use “Regrets Only” if you need a reliable head count.  Plan on calling the last rsvp holdouts too so you’re not surprised by extra attendees.

5.  If you are creating a seating chart for your event, you can either set it up completely randomly or work with someone else in your company to come up with the best possible scenario to avoid faux paus in your seating choices.


Tall Shimmery Cocktail Party Invitations

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Tall Shimmery Cocktail Party Invitations

Shimmery tall Cocktail Party Invitations in gold, white and silver are perfect for business party invitations, business anniversary invitations, wedding anniversary invitations and birthday party invitations.

We’ve only shown three of the beautiful colors we have of shimmery papers available. The invitations also come with matching shimmery envelopes.

You can use these invitations for any occasion, just change the wording to fit your special occasion.

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Admit One Shimmery Silver Ticket Invitations

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Admit One Shimmery Silver Ticket Invitations

The Shimmery Silver Admit One Ticket Invitations are perfect for your special occasion whether it’s a business event, a birthday celebration or a sweet sixteen bash.

You can change the wording on the invitations to fit your event and this design is also available in shimmery gold or white paper and envelopes on our website. We can also print this invitation on shimmery hot pink, turquoise, green, lavender and many other colors.

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Inbox vs. Mailbox Party Invitations

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Inbox vs. Mailbox Party Invitations

When is the last time you got really excited about a party invitation that arrived in your inbox instead of your mailbox?



Is it really necessary to mail paper party invitations to your guests?

A better question would be, “How many guests do you want to show up at your party?” Or “How serious are you about your event and who attends?”

We’ve all received invitations by various methods:

  • In casual conversation: “Come over Saturday, we’re celebrating John’s birthday.”
  • Phone call: If you didn’t write it down, did you forget? Did you feel like a last minute guest at a last minute party?
  • Facebook event: Did you even see it or do you just automatically delete all Facebook events? Did the hosts invite their entire Facebook following?
  • Twitter: Really?
  • Evite:  Confess, you look at who’s going to decide if you’re going or if the party is a dud. Did you print it out? Write it down? Grab your calendar?

With paper invitations in the mail, guests think:

  • Wow! I’m important to them
  • The hosts care about their event enough to mail invitations
  • I better RSVP (yes, reply rate is higher with paper invites)
  • This is important to my friends, so I’m going

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A paper invitation sets the tone for your party. Make sure your invites convey the effort you are putting into throwing a great party and choose the mailbox over the inbox for a great party turnout.

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Why You Need Custom Party Invitations

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Star Studded Party InvitationsIf you are planning a party and you want to make it an event that everyone you invite is dying to come to, you are going to need to get some really unique, custom printed party invitations. This means that you can’t just run out and buy any invitations you see in any old store, you are going to need the services of a company that specializes in creating invitations. Contrary to popular belief, custom printed invitations are not much more expensive than other invitations. In fact, party invitations that are custom printed tend to go over really well with your guests and they show that you took the time to personalize the party.

Let’s face it, sometimes people get burnt out going to party after party, so your goal is to make sure that when you send out your invitations, your intended guests see your party is going to be different and special. Basically personalized invitations encourage and entice guests to want to come to your event.  You can’t do that with just generic invitations. But, if you spark their interest with your invitations, you have a guaranteed guest.

Many people think if they just sent out generic invitations and go all out for the party decorations that it’s enough. They are wrong. Every great party and event planner will tell you and swear that one of the most important factors of a successful party is how well received the invitation is. So if you don’t really care who or how many show up, then go ahead and send out generic invitations. But if you want to make this a great party that neither you, your guests or the guest of honor will ever forget, make sure you start the party with perfect custom party invitations.

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Why do you Need to Mail Invitations?

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Party InvitationsIn today’s world of cellphones, email, tweets and facebook posts, you might think mailing party invitations isn’t necessary. Nothing could be further from the truth. Mailing enticing party invitations to your guests shows that you value them as friends and as a guest at your upcoming event.

Printed party invitations get guests excited about your event and set the tone for your party. Invitations let guests know what you’re celebrating, what you’re serving, how to dress as well as the date, time and location. They also look great posted on their refrigerators. Custom printed invitations show your personality and can be casual, formal, modern or traditional.

An emailed invitation or a home-printed flyer might get guests to come to your party, but if you want an awesome turnout, nothing is better than mailing personalized party invitations to your guests. Invitations from are a perfect way to invite guests to your birthday party, baby shower, bridal shower, business event or even your wedding.

Black Chinese Takeout Box Party Favors Idea

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Turn a party favor or snack into a fabulous treat when you use our Black High Gloss Chinese Takeout Boxes. We created this idea for a Bacheorette Party limo ride. Put your favorite munchies into the takeout box, accent with a ribbon, add a folded cocktail napkin on top and pair with mini bottles of wine, margaritas or martinis.

Black Chinese Takeout Boxes Dress up your Party Favors or Treats

Social Media Invites vs. Printed Party Invitations

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Tiki God Luau Party InvitationParty invitations might be easier to send by email or a by flyer created from your home computer, but if you want people to get excited and actually come to your party, sending custom printed party invitations win hands down. 

Snail mail has its advantages, one being privacy, the other being that a custom printed invitation lets guests know you have taken the time to do it right. Beautiful invitations also build excitement and anticipation from the moment guests open them and social media just can’t duplicate that feeling.

Unless you are promoting a business event, using social media as a means to invite party guests to a personal event is a risky proposition.

If you should get the urge to use Twitter or Facebook as the source of your event invitations, be careful. Are you really inviting every one of your social media followers to your party? You could end up with an out-of-control number of party guests, “followers” that are really “in-the-flesh strangers,”  or a lot of hurt feelings from unread posts or non-follower friends being left out if you rely on social media as your main source of inviting and relaying party details.  

Shh Surprise Party InvitationDon’t forget that Twitter messages are public and they can be seen by anyone at anytime, even total strangers.  To see this yourself, from your Twitter account, run a search on the word “invitations” or “party.” Your screen will be filled with “non-followers” tweets. Even more amazing is the “Tweets Near You” function. With one click, the world’s tweets have just been narrowed down to “near” your location. For your safety and the safety of your guests, resist the urge to tweet or post your personal address, email, phone number, party location, date and time.  

The same safety issue applies to Facebook. While you may have made your Facebook “Wall” private, some of your most “private” information is not blocked from a stranger’s view. With a few clicks through any Facebook page or any “friends” page, a stranger can view all the personal bio details you have posted on your Facebook Info tab. The info fields Facebook has made available include:  your sex, your birthday, your children, siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, your relationship status, anniversary, hometown, religious views, contact information – email address and/or website links, likes and interests, education and where you work, plus what you are looking for with your Facebook page such as friendship, networking, etc.  The Facebook Photo and Video tabs are also viewable by anyone and photos can be “tagged” with names of the individuals in each photo.  A completed Facebook Info tab might contain more information than your parents, husband or best friend ever knew about you and the information is available to anyone who logs in to Facebook whether they have “liked” you or not. Be careful if you decide to post your party invitation or any party details on your wall. (more…)

Fruits of the Season Fall & Holiday Invitations

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

The Fruits of the Season Invitation features a border of pine cones, applies, grapes and beautiful leaves trimmed in gold foil accents on a black background. This invitation is perfect for a Fall or Christmas event for business, family or friends.


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