Invitation Tip for 2010 – Electronic Invitations
There is nothing better than receiving an invitation, greeting card, or announcement in the mail. We all take the daily walk to the mailbox and find ourselves sorting though the bills, the familiar envelopes, and the mass mailers. Most of the time we can determine if an envelope is to be opened with a quick glance or if we consider it “junk mail.” Every now and then, we get to pause as there is an envelope of some interest, and we quickly determine that this package is more important than all others. We open the envelope and think to ourselves how very nice it is to have received something different in the mail.
Paper invitations are essential in most events planned, but there are occasions when an email invitation is acceptable. I am sure that we all have an evite account and know the inner workings of the site. It has served us well. When I ran across the latest cyber email invitation option, I can honestly say that I jumped for joy. It is not that there is anything wrong with evite, it is just someone has done electronic invitations a little better.
Paperless Post, even though still in Beta, is a custom online invitation and announcement service that personalizes the envelope, and delivered into your guests’ email box. Paperless Post seeks to redefine the tradition of paper stationery.
To allow people to send custom, personalized invitations and announcements with the same thought and care as previous generations, but by doing it the way we communicate today: online. The site is not supported by advertisers so your invitations will always remain personal and free of pop-ups and ads. Alone, this is something I will enjoy.
After sending, you can then monitor as guests receive and reply to their invitations. I think that it has the the beauty and thoughtfulness of traditional cardstock, but with the convenience and accessibility of today.
Additionally, in a world of environmental consciousness, it is sustainable and convenient. While it will not replaced some traditions of receiving a paper invitation, I think that it has its place in events and can be enjoyed when received.