Christmas invitations are fun to make. They are bright, cheery, and not that difficult to design. If you are thinking of creating invitations for the upcoming holiday season, here are the steps that you need to do to come up with creations that spell both festive and elegant at the same time.
Tools and Materials Needed:
- Invitation cardstock
- Mailing envelop
- Paper cutter
- Invitation embellishments such as lace, ribbon, beads, jewel stones, pressed flowers or foliage, and so on
Step 1 – Plan the Invitation
First, decide the folding of the invitation. Would it be a single sheet, a single fold, or triple fold invitation? Then you have to choose the primary design. You may use elegant illustrations of Christmas elements like Christmas tree, wreath, mistletoe, Christmas balls, snowflakes, and so on. These designs can be found online. Choose those that are in the public domain and can be used freely. You may also purchase pictures if you want. Alternatively, you can use holiday photographs that you’ve taken yourself.
Step 2 – Layout the Card
Use a computer editing software to layout the invitation design. Make sure that you set the correct paper size. Depending on the design element, lay it out in such a way that the invite will look balanced and attractive. You must also keep it simple and minimal by incorporating only a few designs into the card. Too many elements will just look muddled and confusing.
Step 3 – Create the Wording
Use classy fonts to create the text for the invitation. Bickham script, French script, Edwardian script, Papyrus, Lucida, Vivaldi, Clarissa, Royal Script, and Sterling script are just a few of your options. The content must also be formal.
Step 4 – Print the Invitation
Before you print the invitation, be sure to double check it for spelling or grammar mistakes. Change any errors that you find. Check the design as well. See if it is aligned properly and if the image is clear and sharp. After you’re done checking, you can now print the invitation on the cardstock. It is a good idea to print one sample before printing them all. The sample can be checked for further errors before such errors ruin every invitation.
Once you’re finished printing, you can work cut the individual invitation pieces from the cardstock. Use a paper cutter instead of scissors so that the edges will be cut smoothly.
Step 5 – Add Embellishments
There are various embellishments that you can add to the invitation. Lace, ribbons, bows, pressed flowers, and jewels are just few of the many things that you can use to make the invitation look classier. Stick the décor using clear glue. See to it that you don’t overdo the embellishments.
Step 6 – Print and Address the Envelopes
Print the name and mailing address on the envelopes before you place the invitations inside. Also, it would be a good idea to use a font that plain and easily readable rather than an elegant font to match the cards.