Thursday, July 22, 2010
My husband and I love to host get-togethers. Whether it be a huge birthday bash, a bridal shower or an intimate dinner, I love planning every last detail from the menu to the decor. Color me crazy but one of my favorite party tasks is the invitations. A good invitation builds excitement, elicits a smile from the recipient and sets the stage for your special occasion. And thanks to InvitationBox.com, I don't even have to leave my sofa to find the perfect match.
InvitationBox.com has one of the widest selections of high-quality invitations, announcements and stationery on the Web. They offer over 9,000 products from vendors such as Inviting Company, Stacy Claire Boyd and Paper So Pretty. With a variety of designs ranging from classic and traditional to modern and unique, you'll find an eye-popping invitation for any taste.
InvitationBox.com is also environmentally-friendly, providing eco-chic products under their InvitationBoxGreen label. InvitationBoxGreen cards are made using recycled, FSC or SFI-certified paper. A portion of the revenues generated from InvitationBoxGreen cards are donated to the Alliance for Climate Protection by way of its We Campaign. I don't know about you but I love a company that gives back!
With Nate's birthday just four days away (his party was postponed until mid-August), I couldn't resist browsing their birthday invitations. Not just for the kiddos, InvitationBox.com also has milestone birthday invitations for us grown folk:
They have the sweetest photo birth announcements, which I'll be keeping in mind whenever we conceive our second bundle of joy:
And of course, they also have a huge selection of party invitations and holiday cards for any themed shindig or holiday:
InvitationBox.com also has an extensive gift shop, with stuffed animals and blankets. They even offer personalized items like address labels and stampers.
We were fortunate enough to review a personalized placemat from InvitationBox.com . These laminated 12" x 18" placemats are made of durable 100# card stock and can stand up to just about any toddler mess. I chose the preppy Bubblegum Dots design, which would coordinate perfectly with Nate's new Mutsy booster seat. I also liked that it was eco-friendly, made with recycled paper.
It was incredibly easy to customize our placemat. You could choose from a number of custom fonts and colors to get just the look you want. For example, I opted for the mod Pupcat font in Orange. As you can see, it turned out great!
I love the look and its generous size catches every splosh and splash. Just wipe down with a damp cloth and it's clean again! I think this would make a great gift for any young child. Who doesn't want to sit down at their very own spot at the table, marked with their very own name?!
Bottom line: If you've got a party to plan, open InvitationBox.com.
BUY IT: You can purchase a personalized placemat (ARV $13.95) or any of the invitations above online at www.invitationbox.com.
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Disclaimer: I received a free personalized placemat from Tana at Orca Communications on behalf of InvitationBox.com to facilitate my candid review. I was in no other way compensated for this post. The thoughts and opinions expressed in my review are purely mine. Your experience may differ.