Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, so you need to get all your plans down pat, and fast!
The menu’s decided and the guest list is confirmed. All that’s left now is to invite your nearest and dearest family and friends!
But you don’t just want to call them up or add them to a group chat. You want to do things the old-fashioned way by sending handmade invites!
And that’s an idea we’re definitely on board with!
What will you need for such a great DIY project? Here’s a list and a guide that’ll come in handy!
For any invite, your supply list will include the essentials such as:
- Cutting mat
- Calligraphy pen
- Basic stationery
- Paper cutter
As for specifics, you’ll need the following paper products:
- 5 x 14 parchment cardstock(a bundle of 50 costs only $26.50—that should be enough)
- A6 envelopesin a color of your choosing
- Pastel or bright color papers in different shades
Once you’ve bought everything that’s needed, you can follow the short guide below to make your invites!
Steps to Take
– Choose a Good Template
Although you can print a template design on each paper and fill it in yourself with colors and supplies, that will add to your work so we wouldn’t recommend it.
Instead, search for a Thanksgiving-style colorful theme invitations that can be printed on the cardstock so you have something to work with.
– Experiment with Text
You can choose to have the text printed on the invites with the rest of the design. But this is where the handmade, DIY element comes into play. Use a calligraphy pen to try different styles before deciding on one. Although it will be a little difficult initially, once you get the hang of it, you’ll be flying through the invites.
Note: Always write the text in pencil before using ink. There are only so many invites you can botch.
– Add Different Design Elements
Use colored paper as menus for the Thanksgiving event, and add linen papers with the invites, decorated with cute little designs to add more to the look. There are plenty of ways that you can beautify your card, but if nothing comes to mind, adding floral doodles in the corners will work well.
– Place Them In Separate Envelopes
Given that you want people to treasure your invite, you wouldn’t want its look to be ruined by a bunch of postage stamps. So use a slightly larger envelope and encase your original invite inside. It might seem a little strange, but hey, at least it’ll preserve your hard work!
Have it All Printed with Fine Cardstock!
Don’t have the time or the energy to make your thanksgiving invitations? Have them printed professionally with Fine Cardstock. Whatever text you need, we’ll have it printed and shipped to you in no time!
Buy discount cardstock and other products and let us know what text you need. With Fine Cardstock, you’ll have plenty more to be thankful for this year!