Small Business Saturday 2016

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With the Thanksgiving holiday now a faint memory, it’s time to focus on other important dates in your calendar. Like small business Saturday! (I bet you thought I was going to say Christmas…hehehe). Truthfully, #ShopSmall Business Saturday is a great way to shop small businesses or local businesses, and impact your community in a huge way. Celebrating the small businesses that you love by shopping and supporting their products, will contribute to their growth and continued success throughout the rest of the year. Which is why we want to help! Not only do we appreciate your encouragement and continued appreciation for Polka Dot Design, but we also want to contribute to YOU. By using the code SMALLBIZ2016  you can save 35% on your ENTIRE new order. How about that for a holiday miracle?

Take a look at a few of the items we carry, like holiday party invites or personalized name cards, and figure out how you can save huge this small business Saturday.


Odd Balls Invitations

Odd Balls is one of the top stationery and invitation brands in our arsenal. People love the intricate watercolor designs and the festivity that each collection brings. We too, are proud to showcase every assortment Odd Balls releases, because it highlights each momentous occasion with sophistication and charm. Browse through some of our favorites and start getting inspired.


Chippendale Lantern Invitation 

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Golden Globes Invitation

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Family Tree Invitation

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Christmas Photo Cards

If you’re looking for new Christmas invitation ideas, then we have a few we can offer. Like our Christmas photo cards, for example. What better way to extend a holiday invitation than with a personalized photo card? Remind your loved ones that no matter how far away they are, they can still be a part of your family and enjoy seeing you via festive correspondence. Take a look at a few Christmas photo cards that we absolutely adore…


3 Stockings Hung Photo Card

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Very Merry Christmas Photo Card

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Aqua Wintertime Photo Card

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Holiday Open House Invitations

A holiday open house can be a simple and gratifying way to enjoy the company of family, coworkers, friends, neighbors and open your house to the holiday cheer they bring. We feature quite a few cards which can be personalized to fit your needs, all with the spirit of the holiday infused in each aspect of design. Have a look at what we mean…


Holiday Front Door

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Noel Eat Drink and Be Merry

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Double Rounded Holiday Cocktails

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Whether you’re looking for holiday wedding announcements or couples shower invitations, we have you covered. Now is the time to shop for all you celebratory needs, because you’ll be saving BIG with 35% off your entire new order. In the spirit of giving, we give back to you this small business Saturday, the same way you’ve given us your trust year in and year out to make your special occasions memorable.

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Black Friday Deals 2016

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The best way to beat the post-Thanksgiving-blues is with some INCREDIBLE shopping deals that our country has fondly dubbed Black Friday. Sure, lines can be out the door, and people can ditch their second helping to sleep in a tent outside of a department store, but it’s the thrill of the deal that keeps people coming back for more. Which is why we have some pretty great news:

Our contribution to you—no lines, no wait, no elbows to the face—is a HUGE coupon code of 30% off your entire new order. How cool is that?! All you need to do is type in BLACKFRIDAY2016 into the coupon code box and you’ll be on your way to massive savings on holiday party invitations.

Or maybe you’re shopping for something else? Truth be told, we have so many different items that this fabulous coupon code can be applied to, it’s hard not to find something that will make your spirit merry and bright. Take a look…

Christmas Photo Cards

Reconnecting with friends and loved ones this holiday is easier than ever with our collection of Christmas photo cards. Most of us have relatives across the states, which may make it difficult to get together on important days. Holiday photo cards can help. Not only will sending out a card keep them involved in your life, but a photo card will allow them to see firsthand what’s new and happening in your life. Have a look at some of our popular Christmas photo cards today…

Bliss Photo Card

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A Merry Little Christmas Photo Card

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Colorful Warm Holiday Wishes Photo Card

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Artistic Christmas Photo Card

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Personalized Christmas Gift Tags

If you’re looking for a way to jazz up your packages, or add a little bit of personality into the holiday gift giving exchange, then you have to take a look at our holiday gift tags. For some, buying generic gift tags in the store just won’t do. A personalized gift tag is a festive and inexpensive way to pepper your character into the Christmas celebration. See some of our favorites from the collection…


Snack for Santa Gift Tag

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Christmas Baker Gift Tag

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Taupe Wintertime Gift Tag

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The Coolest Snowman Gift Tag

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Customizable Invitations

There is time for you to use your Polka Dot discount this Black Friday, so even if you’re still browsing Christmas party invitation ideas and haven’t settled on anything yet, you’re in luck. Especially because our assortment of invitations is so versatile in nature. The majority of our holiday cards can be used either as a birth announcement, or Christmas open house invitations! All you need to do is customize with the appropriate wording on the inside and it becomes a purposeful invitation to fit your needs. Browse some of our more customizeable holiday invitations below…


Pine Needles Holiday Invitation

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Very Merry Christmas Invitation

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Double Rounded Dove Invitation

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Holiday Front Door Invitation

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All of these invitations AND MORE are included in our Black Friday Deals. There are literally thousands of polka dot invitations for you to consider for your upcoming celebration. Take you time, because invitations are a memorable way to keep in touch with family and friends, as well as provide a memento they can hang onto for years to come.

Remember, all you need to do is pop in BLACKFRIDAY2016 into the coupon code box and you’ll be on your way to 30% off your entire new order.

Christmas comes early this year!

Love always,

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How to Plan a Bridal Shower

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Planning a bridal shower is an exciting and enjoyable time for everyone involved. While the planning of the wedding can be quite stressful for the wedding party, as well as the engaged couple, the bridal shower is a more lighthearted occasion filled with laughter and love. We’ve decided to make the planning process even simpler with a few quick tips on how to plan a bridal shower. That’s right, here at Polka Dot Design we’re not just serving up some of the best bridal shower invitations around, but we’re also taking things a step further in this planning process.

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Choose the Shower Date

This is a great place to start. Making time for the bridal shower is important, and you’ll want to allow yourself enough advanced notice in order to plan properly and make sure your guests can attend. Showers usually are held anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months before the wedding, so really it’s up to you and where you have some free space in your calendar to choose the day that fits you best.


Watercolor Pink Blossoms Invitation

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Create a Guest List

Before you can even settle on wedding shower invitations, you’ll need to create a guest list. This means choosing the number of guests that you’re comfortable with hosting, along with who those guests are. There really is no right or wrong way to create a guest list. Some women choose to keep things simple with a few close friends, while others go larger and invite as many of their friends, family, and acquaintances as they please.



Shades of Radiant Orchid Confetti Invitation

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Pick a Theme That Fits Your Style

While you don’t necessary need a theme for your bridal shower, many women find that it’s easier to plan and decorate when there is a cohesive theme to follow. If you don’t even know where to start with your bridal shower theme, then it may be a good idea to peruse our bridal shower invites, in order to get your creative gears a’movin. Our invitations feature a few different themes, which not only will get this task checked off your list, but probably also narrow down a few bridal shower cards, which leads us to our next step…


Pastel Package Invitation

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Deciding on a Location

Again, this can either be the comfort of your own home, or a venue of your liking. Choosing the right location for your bridal shower is dependent on how many guests you invite, as well as what your particular theme requires. For example a bridal luncheon will probably be held at a restaurant, while a bridal shower luau may be perfect in someone’s backyard.


Bubbly Pink Party Invitation

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Choosing the Right Bridal Shower Invitations

Ahh, yes the bread-and-butter of Polka Dot Design. We’re darn proud of our selection of invitations, as they can range from modern couples shower invitations to the more budget-friendly inexpensive bridal shower invitations. We like featuring a wide collection of unique designs and styles for you to choose from, so that you always have a plethora of options right at your fingertips.


Brunette Fiesta Couple Invitation

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Preparing the Menu, Decorations, & Centerpieces

The final stages of the bridal shower are primarily for aesthetics. The menu, decorations, and centerpieces can be designed and chosen depending on what you’ve decided within the first few steps. Having a theme is absolutely helpful when you make it to this step, because you won’t be overwhelmed with too many decisions and choices. Your menu, decorations, and centerpieces can all revolve around your theme, which makes preparation much easier.

And of course, the last and final step in planning your bridal shower…


Lingerie String Invitation

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Enjoying the Festivities!

This is your time to celebrate. You’ve planned, you’ve made decisions, and you’ve created this beautiful day to honor your upcoming nuptials. Be proud of everything you’ve done, and enjoy the festivities with your friends and family.

Kids Winter Party Ideas

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Winter is coming! Ahh, okay, without the Games of Thrones quote which is perfectly fitting every time this season rolls around, it’s true that the temperatures are dropping and the snow will soon begin to dust the ground. But just because cold weather is upon us, doesn’t mean that we can’t still throw an incredible party. If you’re reading this because you’re in search of a few kids winter party ideas, then look no further. We’re here to make your winter wonderland party dreams come true.

Most often, people are in search of more kids winter party creative ideas, because they want their child’s party to stand out. It doesn’t have to be lavish in order to be unique. We pride ourselves on our collection of invitations that are like no other. Not only are our designs and styles exclusive, but our invites can also be perfectly tailored to your liking. Take a look at a few of our kids winter party invitations.

Funky Santa Invitation

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Chalkboard Snowman Invitation

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Christmas Candyland Invitation

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Gingerbread Man Invitation

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Having a winter birthday party doesn’t need to be a snow-filled dilemma. Sure, it’s be much colder than most other seasons, but you also can incorporate loads of other ideas that having a birthday in the other seasons cannot. Like Christmas themes, snowboarding or skiing adventures, a backyard sledding adventure, ice skating, and many more. How about a birthday Christmas cookie party? Invite kids over to make Christmas cookies and then send them home with a little tin of their creations!


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Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean your child’s birthday party needs to suffer. Here are a few more holiday party invitations to get your creative juices flowing.


Holiday Peppermint Cheer Invitation

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Holiday Cupcake Invitation

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Holiday Ice Skates Invitation

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Our collection of holiday party invitations are worth browsing in order to come up with a few more ideas for a kid’s birthday party. A winter white party may be a great way to incorporate the season into the birthday theme. Or what about a snowman themed party? Bring out the arts and crafts and build snowmen together inside. You can also get pretty crafty with the snacks you choose to serve, as well.


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Having a birthday party in winter doesn’t mean you have to stick strictly to Christmas invitations. You can stray from the more holiday-themed invites and still keep the season front-and-center. Take a look at these invitations which celebrate the spirit of the season without being Christmas-centric.


Mister Snowman Invitation

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Penguin Birthday Invitation

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Pink Nutcracker Invitation

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A winter birthday party for your child can transform a regular birthday into a magical winter wonderland. Whether you decide to make it all about those winter arts and crafts, or indulge in a few seasonal games for kids, your invitation is a great place to start. Choose between a bevy of winter-related invites and get your party-planning started today!


Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

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With the big holiday season upon us, it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving. Ahh, Thanksgiving. A beautiful time for friends and family to gather around the dinner table and reflect on all things that bring them joy and gratitude. Plus, it allows for a feast of magnanimous proportions! If you’re searching for Thanksgiving dinner ideas, or even a few Thanksgiving invitations for your upcoming gathering, then you’ve come to the right place.

A lot of people have been getting pretty creative with there invite ideas, and heading in the more modern direction of Thanksgiving photo cards. Whether you’re looking to invite friends and family to dinner, or simply want to keep long-distance relatives in the loop on your life, Thanksgiving photo cards are a great way to do it. Take a look at some of our more festive card designs:

Autumn Leaves Photo Card

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Gobble Gobble Photo Card

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Thanksgiving Pumpkins Photo Card

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Here at Polka Dot Design, we also know the importance of not breaking the bank with your invites. While most people would rather spend money on the food and festivities, we couldn’t agree more. This is why we came up with a collection of affordable Thanksgiving invitations. Spending an arm-and-a-leg just to get your invitees to the party seems unnecessary. That’s why our cheap Thanksgiving invitations are such a hit. Take a look at some of our favorites.

Thanksgiving Door Invitation

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Double Rounded Leaves Fall Invite

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Double Rounded Turkey Invitation

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Fall Foliage Party Invitation

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We want your Thanksgiving event to go off without a hitch, which is why we even offer fun Thanksgiving invitation wording. There is no reason to get stuck in the invitation wording process, which is why we’ve come up with wording ideas for any and all occasions. Maybe you weren’t an English major and need a bit of assistance in the department of choosing the right words. Whether it be holiday poems or fun fall stanzas, we have all your wording needs covered for your next round of invites. Even if you’re looking for a more complex yet lighthearted company Thanksgiving potluck invitation wording, we have you covered. No job too big or small for us here at Polka Dot Design.

But maybe you’re just searching for a simple invitation card for Thanksgiving party. If simplicity is more of what you’re after, then we can certainly assist. With a holiday of such proportions, you don’t need to go over-the-top with your invitations. Keep it minimal, yet clever, in order to honor the holiday right. Here are some of our more simplistic designs for the holiday.

Pumpkin Lettersheet

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Fall Pear Invitation

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Autumn Cutlery Invitation

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Birds of a Feather Invitation

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Thanksgiving dinner is a joyous time for many. It’s a feast that is remembered throughout the year, which is why having the right ways to honor and document are necessary. Pay homage to the holiday the right way through our assortment of Thanksgiving invitations.