The holidays are always filled with parties. Whether its friends, family or even work related, you can make warm and creative invitations that will put your guests into a festive mood the second they open your invite.
These invites may be a little time consuming to create, but your guests will appreciate your creativity along with your hard work.
What you will need:
Wrapping paper (the heavy thick high quality kind works best.
Mini felt stockings
“Open now” Christmas stickers (made on your computer with return address labels)
What to do:
Begin by measuring the opening and depth of your mini stockings. Subtract ½ an inch from the width of the stocking – this will be the height of the written part of your invitation. Take the measurement of the length of the stocking and add 50% to it. This will be the width of the text part of your invitation.
Using a desktop publishing program, make a text box to match the sizes you measured out, and then type up all of the information for your invite. It should look something like this:
Please join us for our annual holiday party at 7:00 pm December 19, 2009
at the home of Bob Cratchett, 1234 Snowy Lake Christmas Town. Please
RSVP by December 10th to (123) 456-7890.
You will need to use a small enough font and type size to make sure all of your text fits. Copy the box and paste it to fill up the page. If you like, before you copy and paste, add a visible line box around the text so you will have guidelines to follow when cutting out each invite. Print the invites on heavy cardstock. To make them even more festive, use red card stock with green ink.
Use a computer label program to make Christmas stickers that say “Open Now”. You should use the smallest labels you can find and trim off any extra after printing them. Feel free to decorate these stickers with a gift, holly, mistletoe, or some other small piece of clip art.
Next you will need to wrap each invite in a piece of wrapping paper. Wrap the piece of cardstock just as you would wrap any present except do not use any tape. Use a piece of wrapping paper large enough that all areas that need to be taped down will meet. Use one of the “Open Now” stickers instead of tape to seal the “gift”. Use mini bows and/or thin ribbon as embellishments for your gift. Slip the invite along with a candy cane into the stocking and mail in a padded envelope. These can of course also be hand delivered by your local elf.