Creating the Perfect Graduation Invitation with Basic Invite

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High school graduation is a big deal for many teenagers. Sure, many of them went through ‘8th grade graduation’ and even ‘kindergarten graduation’, but for teens, it’s the high school graduation they remember the most and the one that really signifies a big step in the next chapter of their lives.

I’m a long way from high school graduation, but I remember it like it was yesterday. The excitement! The pride, both in myself and for my closest friends, many I had known since kindergarten! The nerves of everyone talking about ‘what’s next’, like college, travel, work, and so much more.

And of course, it wouldn’t have been complete without the graduation invites. Honestly, I actually liked my high school graduation invitations more than my college ones. It was a big occasion! I would show them to my friends! And family! They had to be perfect.

Today, there are many more options for graduation announcements than ever before. Best of all, you can really customize exactly what you want, from size to style to budget! One company I’m really liking? Basic Invite!

This post is sponsored by Basic Invite, and as always, opinions are our own. 

Basic Invite Invitations

Basic Invite is one of the few sites that allows customers almost unlimited color options, with instant previews online. As someone who spends a lot of time customizing the perfect family photo calendars every year, instant preview is an absolute must! You can see how your design will look as it will be printed – no guessing how a photo will come out or if the design is just right.

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Once you select a design with Basic Invite, you can change the color of each element on the card. Don’t like the color of this banner? Choose another one instead with one of 180 colors to choose from. You can customize graduation invitations exactly the way you want, from different foil options and much more.

In addition, you can also order custom samples with Basic Invite. Basic Invite is one of the few companies that lets customers order a printed sample of their actual invitation before placing an order. When I ordered wedding invitations, I would have loved this option… guessing the texture and paper quality online was so stressful, but using Basic Invite’s custom samples would have prevented all that worry. With a custom sample order, you can make sure your card is perfect.

Grad Invites with Basic Invite

I absolutely love how many different designs Basic Invite offers for their grad invites! If I were a high school graduate again, I could absolutely see myself sitting down for an afternoon and creating different customized grad invites. Just look at all the options below!

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basic invite grad invite

Another thing I love about Basic Invite is their varied options for ‘thank you’ notes. When I graduated from high school, I was confused about having to buy thank you notes – until my Mom reminded me that, yes, graduating high school is a milestone and many people celebrate milestones with gifts! 

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I love how professional Basic Invite thank you cards look, plus you can have your envelopes match your invitation. While this wouldn’t have mattered to high school me, Adult Me, who is celebrating a dear high school grad soon, would think it’s wonderful to receive a thoughtful thank you card! 

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Making things easier on parents and grads, Basic Invite envelopes are all peel and seal, so they can be quickly and securely closed. Finally, Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows you to share a link on social media requesting your friends’ and family’s addresses. The addresses are stored in your Basic Invite account and can be selected during the design process, and Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all card orders!

More Than Just Grad Announcements

Whether you’re searching for graduation open house invitations, graduation announcements, thank you cards and more, Basic Invite has you covered. In addition to offering graduation and wedding announcements, Basic Invite also offers beautiful invitations for:

  • Birthday parties
  • Business cards
  • Save the dates

And so much more. Just take a look at the options below – including that incredibly cool clear business card!

Best of all, right now Basic Invite is offering 15% off any type of card or invitation with coupon code 15FF51. If you have a big event coming up, graduation or otherwise, order from Basic Invite for the most customization options, the ability to order custom samples, and the ease of collecting addresses via social media.

You can take a look at more options from Basic Invite at the links below:





Have you ever designed your own invitation, either for a graduation invitation, wedding or other special occasion? What was most important to you in the design process?

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