I wanted to talk a little bit about invites and cards. I LOVE a great invite, don't you?! I'm not sure if some of you knew that before I started blogging I ran a full time photography/graphic design studio. So as a professional photographer running a full time studio is one of the things I made sure to research carefully and look at were invites. I made sure that not only did our customers have unlimited options but quality, customer service, various designs, turn around time and samples were key. Especially when you are working with families and brides trying to coordinate colors and making sure every last detail is perfect. One of the many things I love about Basic Invite is the ability for you to select your design and change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options. Talk about getting your card down to the littlest detail. Around this time a year we are in need of holiday party invitations, office Christmas party invitations and your personal deluxe holiday cards. You also have the option to choose from over 40 different color envelopes to make a statement before they even take a peek inside. Now we all remember licking all those holiday card envelopes, YUCK! No need to do that here because all their envelopes are peel and stick and can be quickly sealed closed. You had me at peel and stick! LOL When I met with my clients to go over the sessions we would talk about wardrobe options, locations and overall feel for the shoot. My clients would always receive a gallery to view their images before sitting down to make their final selection. So why not have the option to order custom samples. With Basic Invite you have the ability to order a printed sample of your actual card. No guessing here whether you're going to like the colors and/or paper quality. This feature by far makes it worth ordering all my invites and cards as samples. Once, me and my mom decided to do our holiday cards together. Ok, at the time this seemed like a great idea! I love my mom don't get me wrong, but the woman had like 500 people on her mailing list. No joke guys, seriously. We had to either write each address on the envelopes or type them into the computer and lay it all out to print out the labels. Sometimes they worked and sometimes not. This is where the feature offered by Basic Invite would have been so helpful. They offer an address capturing service and offer address printing at no cost to you on all Christmas card orders. Make sure you head on over and take a look at all the amazing options they have available and these are just to name a few. Right now they are also offering 30% with coupon code: holi30. What are some of your favorite holiday cards? This post is in partnership with Basic Invite and all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep Design & Unwind running.