5 sites with fun and creative evites you can use for free
If you’re planning a party at your apartment soon, there’s one thing you have to check off the to-do list before tackling anything else: the invitations. Regardless of how festive your decor looks or how flawless your food spread is, your party will be a flop if no one shows up. But paper invitations are expensive and time-consuming. Instead, send out some cute evites. Here are five of party hosts’ favorite sites for digital invites.
Evite has long been the go-to for online invitations, and for good reason. It boasts a large assortment of adorable invitations designed for all different occasions. You can invite your relatives to a birthday party, see who wants to come over for a cookout, or even ask your friends to save the date for your upcoming wedding. Although some the “premium” designs incur a cost, Evite offers many totally free invitations that allow guests to RSVP right on the site so that you can keep track of who’s coming. Some even allow you to add your own photo for a truly personalized invite.
Smilebox deviates from the norm for online invitations in a few ways. First of all, you’re not restricted to email invites. You can also download invitations and print them to give to friends and family or, if you want to avoid the postage and hassle, post the cute invitation on Facebook. However, you can opt for a traditional evite and dole out the cute creations via email and track RSVPs online. Just download Smilebox’s desktop app and start designing.
If you want more artistic license over your evite, then Canva might be the way to go. This online app lets you completely customize your invitation from start to finish. You can tinker with the fonts, tweak the text boxes and backgrounds, and upload your own photos. The personalized evites are free, and so are some of the simple pre-made evites created by graphic designers.
Punchbowl about more than just offering adorable online invitations. The company was founded with the environment in mind. Punchbowl strives to reduce paper waste by encouraging customers to use its invites, and it also donates to eco-friendly charities. So you can feel good about sending a Punchbowl evite, whether you choose one of the many free options or a premium invitation. Punchbowl comes with an extra dose of convenience. You can download an app and design and send evites directly from your phone or tablet.
- Paperless Post
Your party guests won’t miss the envelopes when you send out chic invitations from Paperless Post. The website plays host to hundreds of free evites, as well as a few premium options. But even the free digital cards are as chic and elegant, akin to something you’d find in a fancy stationery store, just not on paper. Pick your favorite design from the large collection of options for birthday parties, weddings, and other bashes, and add photos or other flair to make it your own before emailing it out.