With the holiday season right around the corner, it is essential for the sake of your meticulously planned parties to know when to send out the invites. Whether you are planning a delicious family meal for Thanksgiving or a warm cheerful evening full of presents and caroling for Christmas, you need to make sure that all your loved ones attend.
So… how can you make sure everyone on your guest list can make it to the big celebration? When is the right time to send out your holiday party invitations??
From personal experience, you have to have a balance in the timing of your invitations giveaway, since you don’t want to be so early that your guest forget about your party later on nor so close to the date of the party (too late) that your guests already have other plans for the holidays.
I highly recommend your holiday party invitations to be sent out 6 – 8 weeks prior to the party. This way, everybody that has received your invitations will have enough time to put your event in their calendars.
Now… please don’t forget that the timing of your holiday party invitations is not the most important thing. In fact the most important aspect of your party process is HOW YOUR INVITATIONS LOOK!
An invitation could easily tell your guests what type of party you’ll be having and it can serve as a very crucial factor to captivate their interest in going. For instance, people tend to receive tons of invitations to New Years Eve celebrations; BUT if they receive yours and they see that it is impeccable and beautiful and fun, they will without a doubt assume that your party will be just as amazing.
Make sure that every single one of your guests chooses your party over any other holiday party they have been invited to. Visit www.gallerycollection.com or www.cherishables.com and let your imagination run wild! Their holiday cards and invitations will be your secret weapon to make sure that your party is as anticipated as Christmas presents!
In these days of uncertainty, when the economy is so unpredictable, it is a definite perk to clients and staff to host a holiday party. More and more companies are downsizing their holiday celebrations, so receiving a shiny holiday invitation would be a pleasant surprise. That shiny invite would stand out from other cards they may be receiving and take priority in preparing their holiday schedule. It is a message to your clients that you are remembering them at this special time of year, not just for their business, but for their continued trust and loyalty.
Your staff, on the other hand, will feel appreciated and have an opportunity to spend relaxed time with their fellow workers, time they do not have within their working environment. The happy excited chatter will begin when the first person opens that shiny card. As an extra bonus, both clients and employees will have a chance to meet and put a face to the voice they may speak with day after day. I have had some of my best holidays when they were kicked off with a company holiday party. The season seemed to take off on the right start and it began feeling festive with the sparkling lights and carols being heard in the background, where before that, the spirit of the season had not yet been felt.
To think that all that joy and good cheer began with that Shiny Company Party Invitation.
Our company has had an annual Holiday Party for the past 23 years. We used to spend a bundle on our company’s Christmas party invitations. The last two years we finally wised up and ordered them from The Gallery Collection and we’ve saved money, gotten a terrific reaction and received tons of compliments.
There’s a great selection to choose from and it’s so simple to customize them. Twice now, we’ve chosen the flat card format with a matching design on the back. They’ve been excellent quality which is important to us. Another good feature is that you can order as few as 25 invites. We usually need between 40 and 60 and it’s convenient that there are many quantities available to order.
There are over two dozen designs of Holiday Party Invitations to choose from – from simple to fancy – and there’s plenty of room to add all the particulars about the event. I’ve really enjoyed trying out the different fonts and colors that are available on various designs. (The secret is to start early so you have plenty of time to have fun experimenting!)
Ordering online has been a cinch and the website is user friendly – even if you don’t have much experience in this area. When I did have a question, I just called and talked to a rep who was very knowledgeable and most helpful. The turn-around time was quick and we received our invitations in plenty of time to address and send them out.
Like I said – we’ve had rave reviews. The invitation is the beginning of the party – so make it a good one!