Did the speed of the holidays catch you by surprise this year? Don’t worry; it happens to so many of us! Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa preparations, it’s easy to get behind on your holiday to-do list. If making holiday cards just didn’t happen when you had planned, don’t be alarmed; sending New Year’s Cards as holiday cards is a fantastic idea!
The rush of holiday cards that comes in at once right around Christmas means that your card can often get forgotten about. By waiting a while to send your holiday cards and using New Year’s Cards instead, your card will greet family and friends for a refreshing, post-holiday craziness message. Cheery wishes for health and happiness in the New Year decorate each card, making it the perfect way to help loved ones welcome the start of 2013.
Instead of chiding yourself for being late sending your holiday cards, why not use this as an opportunity to send one of a kind New Year’s Cards that can be personalized with a photo and message for a special touch. Have you ever sent New Year’s Cards before? Tell us in the comments section below!
Cards featured above: Yellow Year Countdown, Spotted New Year
2012 has flown by and it’s almost time to ring in the New Year! To help make sure 2013 starts out with a bang, why not host your own New Year’s Eve party this year? It’s best to start thinking about your invitations now, as people will be trying to figure out their New Year’s plans soon. To help with the planning process, we’ve got several tips that should make creating your New Year’s Eve party invitations a breeze.
1. Plan your guest list. Will this be a family affair with young kids who won’t want to stay up until midnight? Or will you be hosting your friends for a cocktail party? Decide on a group that will mesh well and want to celebrate the arrival of the new year in a similar style. Once you’ve decided on your guests, you can choose whether to address the envelopes yourself or have Cardstore email the invitations to your recipients for you.
2. Pick a time that fits the style of your party and add it to the invitation. If you’re hosting a quiet family gathering with little ones, it may be best to host a dinner and have the kids celebrate the start of the New Year at a more friendly time, like 9 p.m.. If you’re having a more classic New Year’s Eve party, invite guests over at around 8 or 9 to make sure there’s plenty of time for socializing, desserts, and games before the ball drops at midnight.
3. Add the location and RSVP details to the invitation. Knowing who will be attending helps you plan your food, drinks, and activities accordingly and helps to prevent any surprises on the day of your event.
With these simple tips, you should be ready to host a New Year’s Eve party that’s sure to be a memorable start to 2013! How do you plan on ringing in the New Year?
Featured invitations: Spotted New Year, Ring In The New Year, Yellow Year Countdown, Red Green Blue Starburst