How to Create Party Invitations

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In today’s day and age, most people are all about DIY. Doing something yourself, not only provides you with personal fulfillment, but it also allows you to pick and choose and tailor invitations exactly how you want them and need them every time. Making your own party invitations can be an extremely rewarding, yet oftentimes frustrating process. However, we have a few steps in which you can learn from, in order to create your own birthday invitations.


Find a Theme or Style

Figuring out a theme, or deciding on party invitations ideas are a great place to start. There are so many different types of parties someone can throw, it can be a bit overwhelming to some. For example, are you looking for invitations to kids parties, or are these wedding invitations? Are you throwing a Mexican Fiesta party, or an elegant brunch? Deciding on the theme and style of the party can help you narrow down ideas and designs, which will make creating the invitations that much more of a snap.


Get Inspired

Creating party invitations doesn’t necessarily mean you need to put in all the original imaginative ideas and creative road maps. In fact, we encourage you to peruse our party invitations online first, in order to get inspired! Here at Polka Dot Design, we pride ourselves on having one of the biggest and most comprehensive collections of invitations in the game, which is why we have ideas a’plenty. Browse our invitations online and start getting creatively motivated today.



Start Customizing the Process

One of the best parts about creating your own party invitations is the fact that you can customize each invite exactly how you need. Pepper in some of your own personality into the mix. By using some of our own design templates, you can create a unique, one-of-a-kind invitation fit with your own choice of text, design, and font. Being able to customize birthday invitations is something we pride ourselves on here at Polka Dot Design, as we understand the importance of both creativity and individuality.

Be your own party invitations maker and create special invites for any occasion. Each online creation from our website comes with a free online proof so you can perfectly tailor each invitation to fit your needs. Whether you’re looking to create a house-warming invitation like no other, or all your bridal party invitations in one fell swoop, Polka Dot Design is here to help you every step of the way. With over 8,000 designs, all created exclusively for our customers, we take pride in knowing that you won’t find these fresh designs anywhere else.

Happy crafting!

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Personalized Notepads

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With a never ending list of groceries to purchase, things to do, and tasks to tackle, it’s no wonder that we often forget to pick up the dry cleaning. Instead of letting thoughts get away and errands fall to the wayside, why not snag one of our many uniquely designed personalized notepads to help keep life and lists on track?
Polka Dot Design keeps an impressive selection of custom notepads for all occasions! From birthdays and holidays to housewarmings and beyond, We have a little something special for everyone! Fully customizable, our personalized stationery and notepads make the perfect gift! Just select the design template that best fits the occasion, and then using our Polka Dot Design Studio, customize by adding the recipient’s name in the font of your choosing. It’s that easy!
Looking for a great way to show appreciation for that special teacher? We have just what you’re looking for! Our Little Red Schoolhouse customizable stationary brings the best of form and function to an educator’s desk, a useful gift that is sure to create smiles all year long! Our planner pads are also a wonderful way to help keep curriculum and assemblies organized!
Little Red Schoolhouse Notepad
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How about the animal lover in the family? We’ve got you covered! From dog lovers to that crazy cat lady, you’ll find many exciting options in our stationery store. Not sure what to gift your pet sitter? With our wide variety of styles and designs, you’ll easily find something for the vet, the dog walker, and the groomer as well!
Leopard Notepad
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Paw Print Notepad
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Why not help that intern celebrate the start of a new job? Polka Dot Design is your go-to for all things business stationery. Our monogrammed stationery is an ideal compliment to any important memo, and our calendar pads make appointment reminders a breeze! Never forget a meeting again with our one-of-a-kind personalized products.
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Blue Birds on a Wire Notepad
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We also carry a unique collection of custom notepads that are fitting for that little note you want to leave for your loved one. Whether it’s a quick thank you note for the wedding gifts, or a reminder to your kids to finish their chores before you get home, personalized notepads are a great way to add some flare into your quick notes and reminders. Stylishly fun and effortlessly cool, our personalized pads can bring joy and happiness each time your pen hits the paper.
A Note From the Bride Luxe Pad
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Here at Polka Dot Design, we offer a wide variety of personalized products to add a little bit of character and personality into the mix. Customizing an item of your choosing is as easy as just dreaming and doing. From personalizing text options to font types, even color schemes and designs—we want you to have a bit of yourself or your recipient in each product you order.
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How to Make Quinceanera Invitations

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We have some pretty incredible news for you—you can learn how to make quinceanera invitations in just a few easy steps. Crazy, right? To think that at your disposal you can make the most beautiful, cost-efficient invitations for your daughter’s upcoming party. A lot of people have been getting into more of the DIY aspect of invitations and stationery, and with good reason. It’s simple, it’s fast, and it’s cost effective. So follow along as we illustrate a few easy steps in how to make quinceneara invitations.

Step One: Choosing a template


You have a few options when it comes to personalizing your quinceanera invitation. Starting with the template  is a great first step, because it allows you to decide what you have time to do, patience to put into, and money to spend. You can choose to either go the complete DIY route and start with plain card stock and print out the invitations yourself, or you can choose one of Polka Dot Design’s many different party templates. A quinceanera only happens once so you better make it special! Polka Dot Design can help you to make the most of this time-honored occasion with our customizable quinceanera invitations and templates. From the ceremony to the quinceanera party after-party, our quince invitation templates are sure to make designing the perfect announcement a breeze.


Step Two: Quinceanera wording

Invitaciones de quinceañeras wording is just as important as the invitation itself. See what we did there?Personalizing your invite with proper wording is a great way to hook your reader, as well as make the invitation feel more like you. We feature a variety of invitation wording options on our website to make the invite flow and sound as easy and relaxed as possible, while also peppering in some fun and creativity. From key catch phrases to more classic, sophisticated prose, choosing the correct wording for your invitation is just as important as designing the invitation itself.


Step Three: Designing is key


So you have your template, whether a blank card from Polka Dot Design, or some cardstock to make your own, and the wording is down pat. What’s next? Design. Choosing the right themes, style, and font is another important aspect of the quinceanera invitation. When you’re making your invitation, you can play around with graphics, different font styles, color schemes, and more! If you already know what type of party, or the color patterns you’re using, then incorporate them into your invites! It’s a simple way to keep everything cohesive.


Step Four: Jazzing up the envelopes


Most people think that with invitations, the buck stops at what is inside. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Oftentimes, the envelope is just as crucial as the invite itself! The envelope for any invitation is the first thing the recipient sees, and guess what? First impression are crucial. You have a few choices when making your own quinceanera invitations—go a classically chic route with your envelopes that which resemble more wedding invitations, or a DIY free for all. You really can adorn anything to the outside of your envelope, or even make your own envelopes, too! You don’t need to stay the traditional route if you don’t want to. Or, if you’re feeling more minimal, then maybe stenciling your information on will be a chic way to make your envelopes pop.


Your little girl begins her journey into womanhood through her quinceanera party. It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to make memories with your family that will last a lifetime. But it all starts somewhere—the invitations. We’re happy to be your go-to resource for all things quinceanera related, in order to help your party go as smoothly, and as enjoyably as possible.


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Evites are Lame: Top 5 Reasons You Should Order Custom Printed Invitations

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Here’s the thing….evites are lame. They always have been. I’m sorry to be the one to bust any online bubble, but evites do not suffice for an invitation, I don’t care what the gathering is. Invitations are meant to connect people, to create warmth and excitement regarding an upcoming gathering or event. Evites take the warmth completely out of the occasion every time.
For all of those technology lovin’ fiends out there, I want to shed some knowledge on evites, why you should never, EVER use them and why custom invitations are where it’s at.
1. Evites do not bode well with the older generations.
Can you imagine sending your grandmother an electronic invitation? I have a hard enough time with my older family members as is, being the resident VCR clock programmer and all. I can’t even imagine walking them through the process of having to open it, trying to RSVP, heck, even figuring out where it came from would be a hassle. Custom printed invitations are easier to understand and way more accommodating than evites.
2. Evites are a rude excuse for an invitation.
The fact that people can even reply with a “Maybe” through an evite is infuriating. The point of printed invitations is to send out word of the event you’re hosting and also see who can attend. An RSVP from that invitation gives you an idea of who’s coming, how many people to plan for, and so forth. When somebody uses an evite to reply “Maybe”….well you may as well just show up with an already opened present and a half eaten bag of potato chips. That is, if you didn’t find something better to do anyway.
3. Evites make it hard to manage who the heck is even coming.
Sending out evites, especially to one email address, makes it hard to know who actually is even attending the party. Think about it, you’re sending one evite to one email address, but what if it’s a family email address? What if it’s a shared email address? How do you even know who’s coming with one RSVP per email? It’s confusing and time consuming, and while albeit convenient, it actually makes things more difficult in the long run. Custom printed invitations allow for you to be more organized in your party planning approach.
4. Evites create a HUGE disconnect.
In a world that is completely consumed by technology, we all think we’re connected to one another, but really we are more disconnected than ever. Evites add to that disconnect by being completely impersonal. There isn’t much planning. It’s like choosing free printable invitations—you just do it because it’s easy and fast and you can check it off your list. But when you take the time to either make your own invitations or find out where to print invitations (ahem, Polka Dot Design) then that already adds more of a personal touch into the mix. Custom printed invitations show that you took the time to create and plan, and indicates that this occasion means a lot to you, and should mean a lot to the recipient.
5. Evites are cheap and less traditional.
The thing about custom printed invitations is that they’re traditional. There is a classy vibe to them. It’s like you’re officially an adult when you send out custom printed invitations. But when you send out an evite? It’s like taking three steps backwards. Heck, even learning how to make invitations online is more acceptable than evites. Evites are officially at the bottom of the rung, my friend.
So there you have it…a few reasons why evites are lame, and custom printed invitations rule. Care to share your own opinion?

New Years Cards

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With one of the best holidays right around the corner, we’re here to share with you our top-of-the-line New Years Cards to make your holiday special. Whether you’re looking to send out a few happy New Years cards, or you want to extend an invitation to the celebration of a lifetime, take a look at our collection of invites and start your party planning today.
Many times, people get hung up on what to write in a New Year Card. But don’t worry, we have you covered. You don’t need to write like Shakespeare in order to get your point across. New Year cards are intended to wish the recipient well and to remind them that a chapter in their lives has closed, and the new year will bring many blessings. Take a look at our favorite New Years cards and start getting inspired.
Jolly Bars Photo Card
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Is it happy new year or happy new years? It’s a conundrum that boggles the mind. But we’re here to clear up the confusion, just so that you can fill our your New Years Eve Party invitations with confidence. When wishing someone a happy new year, the phrase does not need the possessive apostrophe: Happy New Year is exactly the way it should be read!
We have an impressive selection of 2017 New Year’s card for you to choose from. Some of the best brands in the game have chosen us to represent them and share their word and designs with the world. We have over 8,000 exclusive styles to choose from so that you can always find something you like.
Berry Ring It In Photo Card
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Blue Peace Love Cheer Photo Card
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You don’t need to be a master in New Year photography to get a stylish and creative photo card to ring in the holiday. While many people think that a photo card needs to have professional photos, it’s actually what is in the card that counts the most. From your personalized message to the customized font, style, and text that you choose, your New Year’s cards can add a little bit of your own personality into the mix each and every time.  All you need to do is choose a photograph that you love, select a design from our collection, add a bit of personality and BAM. You have yourself a unique New Year’s card.
Cheers New Year Photo Card
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Dreamy Dot Holiday Photo Card
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Whether you choose to send out invites to a gathering, or simply want to wish your friends and family a happy holiday, we’re here to help. Our superior customer service is standing by to assist you with any of your New Years needs. Be safe, and be satisfied is our motto…
Happy New Years, everyone!
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