Types of Invitation Cards: Which to Use and When

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The date is set and now you are tasked with spreading the word about your event. But, what type of invitation will catch their eye, and most importantly, be appropriate for the occasion? We’ve got the inside scoop on four of our best-selling invitations! Flat Invitations These sleek, open-face invitations display information about your event at a glance, so they…

11+ Tips for Designing a Graduation Program

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graduation program design

Everyone at your university is ready for some pomp and circumstance. To make graduation day even more memorable, prepare a detailed program that all guests will enjoy perusing and tucking inside a graduation keepsake frame or memento box. Not sure what to include beyond the event date and speaker schedule? We’ve got you covered when it comes to selecting the…

Flyer Ideas For The Company Picnic

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Flyer Ideas For The Company Picnic-PaperDirect

Over the course of the next few months, business owners and managers across the country will host countless company picnics to celebrate the hard work and dedication of their team. However, most of these company picnics will be low on attendants – doomed to fail from the moment an employee sees the drab flyer and decides not to drag his…

Handwritten Letter Services We Love

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Handwritten Letter Services

Admit it. You smile each time you see a hand-addressed card arrive in your mailbox. So, why not put that same smile on your customers’ faces? There’s a cool new trend among business owners to send handwritten notes to their top supporters. But before you groan at the thought of spending hours penning witty words of gratitude, listen up. Handwritten…

8 Free Halloween Fonts Perfect for Invitations & Flyers

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8 Free Halloween Fonts Perfect for Invitaitions

Halloween fonts come in all shapes and sizes, and while most have one thing in common: spooky style, not all have another really important thing: readability. There’s nothing worse than designing a flyer, invitation, or banner to find out that your recipients can barely read it. That’s why we’ve browsed and selected a few fonts that pass the Halloween test. Below…

Classy as Heck Envelope Seals

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daisy embossed seal

People have been sending written correspondence for hundreds of years. Of course, in the early days, there were no self-adhesive envelope flaps (or even the kind you have to lick). So instead, the letter writers of the past used a wax seal with their personal insignia stamped into it. The seal served a couple of purposes. First, it made sure…

5 Kids’ Events That Still Require Mailed Invitations

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In this era of Facebook invites and email e-cards, it’s hard to know what events still need paper invitations. For a casual get-together, sure, online invites will work. However, we have compiled a list of 5 events in your child’s life that are too important to leave to the online design of invitations. Bar Mitzvah/ Bat Mitzvah– In the Jewish…

Christmas Cocktail Invitations for Home or Work

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Glee Tree Casual Invitations by PaperDirect

It’s that time of year–time to choose your Christmas cocktail invitation for work and home holiday parties. If you have the yearly task of choosing the perfect holiday cocktail invitation for your work crew or for a party you’re having at home, you have come to the right place. PaperDirect has a large selection of Christmas cocktail invitations for all…

Fall Border Paper For Your Special Event

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Fall Freshness Border Papers by PaperDirect

Fall border paper from PaperDirect is the perfect way to announce your special event by way of personal invitations or by posting around the neighborhood, local stores and schools. Fall border paper’s beautiful autumn colors like brights reds, rich oranges, vibrant yellows and a variety of subtle Earth tones add autumn flair to any special event you need to announce…

Fall Party Invitations Perfect for Halloween

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Cinnamon Twist Layered Invitations

When  you think of fall, your mind immediately goes to vibrant colors of foliage all around you–yellows, oranges, reds, coppers, browns, and various combinations of all of lovely hues we associate with this magical season. Fall is a great time to host parties, and there’s no shortage of occasions to throw a bash for friends, family, coworkers, neighbors and your…

DIY Invitation Tools

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Willow Rounded Gatefold Pocket Invitations

DIY invitations are a fun way to create your party and wedding invitations while saving  money and giving your event your unique flair and style. PaperDirect can help you make do-it-yourself invitations that get noticed! Whether you’re planning a wedding shower, baby shower, birthday party, anniversary party, family reunion, wedding or graduation party, DIY invitations are fun to make and…

Print Templates for Any Occasion

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Fiesta II Casual Invitations

Whether you’re printing wedding invitations, business flyers, brochures or greeting cards, PaperDirect has printable design templates for just about every occasion. You can download our designs and instantly print anywhere for a  low price. In just a few minutes, you can go from a blank sheet of paper to a professional-looking, beautiful, colorful invitation or flyer that will catch everyone’s…

How to Make Your Own Invitations

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Filigree Stripes Pocket Invitations

If you are getting ready to host a party or some other special event, you may want to consider making your own invitation to send to your guests because it’s not a difficult process, and you will save a lot of money if you make your own invitations. PaperDirect has everything you need (except the computer) to make professional-looking, festive…

Greeting Card Messages That Impress

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In this age of everything electronic, the act of sending greeting cards via regular mail has fallen by the wayside. It seems that now everything from party invitations to thank you cards are sent via email, or even worse, text message. But most people will tell you that they really enjoy receiving greeting cards via “snail mail.” PaperDirect has a…

Wedding Invitation Packages That Look Amazing

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Floral Bouquet Invitations

After the initial euphoria that comes with saying “Yes!” comes the planning stage. This is when you have to sit down and map out the entire wedding process from the invitations all the way through the honeymoon. And those invitations are the first on the list because those are the key to knowing just how many people are going to…

How to Create Church Programs That Look Great!

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how to make a church program

As we sit in our pews every week, looking at the church programs we were handed when we walked in the door, we rarely expect more than a list of what’s going to occur during the service. There’s usually a list of events for the next week and a prayer list. Sometimes there’s an attendance list and offerings from the…

Unique Place Cards Add Personality to Event Table Planning

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Gold Balloons Folded Place Cards

When hosting a large dinner party, especially a formal one, organization is everything. Invitations get sent with RSVP cards so the planner will know exactly who is going to be there. The meal courses have been selected and planned with care. Entertainment has been selected to compliment the party. And when it comes to details, every single one is attended…

Using Your Imagination to Create Unique Invitations

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Soiree Folded Invitations

Everyone knows what an invitation is for, right? Right. Well, when it comes to creating a unique invitation, you may well be under the impression you can’t do that, right again? Wrong. Unique invitations are actually quite easy to make, and you can sit down and design your own in just a matter of minutes. All it takes is a…