Christmas is a time to celebrate life, love, and to be closer to your family. The whole world goes gaga, welcoming the most joyous festivals in the universe. Thinking about the word “Christmas” reminds us of Christmas trees, mistletoe, Santa Claus, and, of course, the Christmas fiestas.
There’s nothing like Christmas
It allows the opportunity to catch up with old friends and relatives, helping to reignite the old bonds. Planning a Christmas party helps us to celebrate this exciting time with the people who matter. Hence, you must give proper attention to create the Christmas party invitation.
Let us look into some vital points to remember while creating an invitation- the “Do” list
- Plan your guest list
As Christmas is the time to be closer to your family, it is important to plan your guest list long ahead. You need to decide whom do you want to invite to the party, is it going to be only a family affair or just friends or do you want to invite both.
Choosing the timing of the party is tricky, because most of the invitees may already have some plans. Therefore, it is important to have a flexible time frame for the party. The invitation card should mention the time, place, type of events, and dining arrangements.
- Send the invitations beforehand
You should send the Christmas invitations at least before 30 days. Christmas is one of the busiest times, with everyone engaging with different events. It would be better to start inviting everyone way before Christmas to make sure the guests can attend the party. The plan of your events should be flexible enough to alter according to the guests’ convenience. Hence, earlier you send it, the better it is.
- Designing your invitation card
The Christmas invitation card, which you will send out, should reflect the tone of your party. It should represent the theme like; tones of red and green would be perfect for Christmas. Hence, experts recommend using a good invitation maker for designing the invitations accordingly. A sublime invitation card will reflect the spirit of the festivity.
- Add an RSVP
It is crucial to add and RSVP to your invitations to manage your potential guest list. It helps to make a proper estimate of the quantities of food and beverages required for the gala; it also helps planning on the sitting arrangements. Thus, it helps to avoid wastage of food or from facing embarrassment due to a shortage of the same. Having a confirmed guest list beforehand helps the hosts to manage the event according to the invitee’s preferences.
- Sufficient description of the event
Your invitation card should contain all the details of the event like occasion, food/drink details; it should also clarify whether lunch or dinner will follow the event, etc. Your invitation card should also mention about dress code, if any. The guests should be well aware of what to expect out of the event.
- Go paperless if possible
In this digital era, we have innumerable technology at our disposal. So you can also go the digital way and drop the idea of physical invitation cards with even more detailed and eye-catching electronic invitations. There are slideshow makers available online, which helps to create beautiful invitation cards in the form of a slideshow out of multiple photographs. Adopting the digital form not only helps to preserve our environment, but it also gives freedom to customize according to individual preference.
As the basics of Christmas invitations are mostly covered, let us consider multiple factors that should be strictly avoided while sending our Christmas invitation or any occasion for that matter.
These are the things to stay away from- “Don’t list”:
- No typing mistakes
You should avoid typing errors and grammatical mistakes at any cost, no matter how minute the mistake is. Attention to fine details will set your invitation apart from the masses. The contents of your invitation should be thoroughly checked and proof read multiple times.
- Don’t leave the invitees guessing.
Christmas invitation should contain all the essential details- whether the guests are allowed to bring their partners, whether kids are allowed or not, whether the guests are allowed to bring their drinks or not, etc.
Skipping this small information will not only puzzle the invitees but can become very chaotic during the time of the event.
- Don’t invite at the last moment.
Always try to send the invitations at the earliest. This gives both the guests and the hosts enough time to adjust their timetable and prior commitments. It is utterly insensible to send out the invitations at the eleventh hour. It may offend the invitees from accepting the invitation. Sending late invitations reflects dishonor from the host’s end. Hence, always send out the invitations well in advance.
- Creating a low-quality design
Creating a substandard invitation will not only attract negative attention, but it may also keep the invitees at bay. In this generation, there are dozens of online platforms to create attractive Christmas invitations. Try to be as creative as possible; you may use platforms like Invideo to create enticing video invitations as well.
- Don’t go overboard with the invitation.
Providing relevant information is essential in your Christmas invitation. But if you go too far and put up pages of it into an invitation, the recipients will not take it positively. No one wants to read a novel out of your invitation. So try to keep it brief and with important details as possible.
- Don’t be extreme with design
Your invitation card’s design should match the occasion. When it is a Christmas invitation, the theme and design should be Christmas related, not Thanksgiving. Also, try to keep the design subtle yet attractive, using too much bright, and multiple colors hamper your invitation aesthetically.
Festivals give us the much-needed opportunity to get together with our loved ones. It gives us reasons to look back to our roots, so take the first step correctly by following the points mentioned here.