Celebrating someone’s special day is one of life’s true joys. Whether you’re organising your own shindig or putting something together for a good friend or loved one, sending invitations is a great way to kick things off for a birthday bash.

While it’s helpful to hand your invites out whenever it’s convenient, a little extra planning may be necessary.

So, when is it helpful to send your invites out in advance and why?

For a big birthday

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A big occasion demands a big celebration. Whether it’s a roaring 20th, a subdued 60th, or a triumphant 90th, picking out a bespoke design is a fantastic way to make the day even more unique. Having a beautifully designed card is a lifelong keepsake. These can easily be personalised and posted in time, to ensure everybody gets their copy and no-one is left out.

Organisation

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If you have something truly special planned, it’s important to send out cards a little earlier in advance. This can help give your extended friends advance warning and allow people to book leave from work, source affordable flights, or arrange car-sharing.

When someone special is involved

Birthdays are a fantastic excuse for friends and family to get together from across the world. And if you know a few individuals can’t make it, it’s great to have a hand-written invitation asking them to come. A little thought goes a long way and those that may be unable to attend due to personal reasons will still feel like they were part of the fun.

For a bespoke design

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If you’ve decided on personalising your cards, it’s important to take the right amount of time to plan it out and get them printed. Sending custom cards out early is a great way to avoid getting analysis paralysis or decision fatigue, and our in-house design service is always available if you get truly stuck.

If you want to look at our amazing range of cards, review our birthday selection in full. Or if you want more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch and let us know exactly what you need.