With my in-home lifestyle newborn sessions at full swing this time of year and so many of my wonderful clients and friends getting engaged and sealing the deal after the recent holidays, I thought I’d put together a little blog post on my favorite birth announcement cards and timelessly rustic save-the-dates! I have been loving Basic Invite’s custom cards for a while now, mostly because of their timeless style and quality card finish to each and every single one of their prints. From family holiday cards to timeless birth announcements,  I let all of my clients know about them after my portrait sessions and am such a fan. If you’ve already had your newborn session but don’t have your birth announcements ready to be sent off, look no further!

Here’s Why I Love Basic Invite’s Custom Cards

Modern Classic Style

If you’ve been following my blog for some time, you know how much I appreciate simplicity, timelessness and a classic look in all of my photography work. Basic Invite’s photo cards and rustic save-the-date cards are fresh, modern and always stylish. Their classic style stands the test of time. I particularly love their neutral color palettes, clean and polished style and that they are easily customizable.

Custom Printed Samples

As a photographer – and a perfectionist at that –  the quality of the product materials is one of the most important aspects I can give to my clients. I much prefer to test, see and feel my prints before officially submitting a hefty order, and Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows me and my clients the ability to do that. They let you order a printed sample of the actual birth announcement card or invitation, giving you a chance to see and feel the quality of the matte paper before ordering it online. For those like me who want to make sure your cards are just right in quality, Basic Invite is great for that reason alone.

It’s All in the Details

It’s all about the details when it comes to your announcement cards. This is a big new chapter in your life, and it ought to be celebrated with beauty, quality, and style. I love that Basic Invite allows you almost unlimited colors (180 options!)  which you can adjust on each element of the card. That way you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it – down to the littlest detail.

The Important Finishing Touch

Envelopes are just as important as the card. It gives that extra wow factor that so many of my moms and clients want to send off to their friends and family. Just like their cards and invites, you can choose your envelope from over 40 different colors and you can quickly and easily securely close them away by a simple peel and seal.

Complimentary Address Service

Lastly, I love that their free address collection service to request your addresses have just three simple steps. Share a link, collect addresses, and get free envelope printing. No more time wasted. For my busy moms and brides-to-be, this makes our job a whole lot easier!

Helena Woods favorite classic birth announcements, family cards and rustic save-the-dates with Basic Invite

Rustic Save the Date Cards Birth Announcements and Family Holiday Cards by Basic Invite

With their gorgeous fonts, 200lb matte cardstock and gorgeous gold foiled envelopes (ah, yes please!), Basic Invite’s classic birth announcements and rustic save-the-dates will leave a timeless and stylish impression on the people you love most in the world. I believe custom portraiture is an investment and announcing to your friends with quality prints of your life-milestone is the perfect finishing touch.

Basic Invite has been in the stationery business since 2006 and is a leader in the digital stationery world offering up timeless designs and quality printing for their clients.  They also have a ton of other modern products for your celebration like their 90 professionally designed coasters (with their gorgeous matte finish!) and custom wedding websites to help you plan your wedding!

I hope you love Basic Invite’s cards and invites as much as I do, and if you have any questions at all on creating some announcements with their services, feel free to send my studio a message or leave a comment below! I’ve also got a generous code for ya down below if you’d like to save some $$!

Helena Woods favorite classic birth announcements, family cards and rustic save-the-dates with Basic Invite

Don’t forget to use code HELENAW for 20% off everything! If you’re like me and you love savin’ some extra moolah, here ya go! Enjoy creating! 🙂

While I already use and love these products for my clients, this post is sponsored. All opinions are 100% my own.

To order your birth announcements or save-the-dates, click here. 

Favorite Classic Birth Announcements for the Timeless and Elegant Family

My Favorite Birth Announcements, Family Cards and Rustic Save-the-Dates

February 10, 2019

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2016 - 2019 Helena Woods | Helena Woods Portraiture is located outside New York City in Fairfield County Connecticut and travels worldwide for her clients. Helena Woods is New England and Connecticut’s premier family, children, baby and newborn photographer specializing in modern classic custom family photography with a timeless look that's always in style. As a professional photographer, Helena captures maternity, newborn, baby and family portraits in NYC, Westchester, Trumbull, Easton, Weston, and Westport, Greenwich, Darien, Westport, Norfolk and all Fairfield County surrounding areas.