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Vistaprint custom printed and personalised invitations

Find the perfect invitation and customise it any way you like when you shop on the Vistaprint website.

Invitations have come a long way since their initial usage, although the purpose they serve remains the same. What’s interesting to note is that invitations through history throw light on various aspects of any given era and you can find invitations for different events in museums the world over.

The early usage of invitations was limited to elite sections of society. Around the 18th century, the English and French aristocracy turned to using formal invitations to invite people for social gatherings. This was a period of handwritten invitations and even after the invention of the printing press the use of printed invitations was not encouraged. Penmanship played as crucial a role as the wording in those times, which is part of the reason why calligraphy was in vogue. The use of handmade envelopes was common, as was the use of hot wax seals with family crests.

While Europe witnessed the arrival of the printing press in the 13th century, printing social invitations came about only at the turn of the 20th century. Commercial mass production saw a considerable surge in the US after the Second World War, probably because of the rise of industrialisation. In the beginning, even the use of printed invitations was limited to the wealthy.

It is only in the last couple of decades, owing to considerable advances in printing technologies, that the cost of production has reduced substantially. Now, just about everyone can think about sending invitations for events, be they parties, weddings or corporate gatherings.

Vistaprint invitations

Vistaprint, a global leader in printing solutions, enables you to customise a range of products including business cards, banners, marketing materials, stationery, calendars and promotional items like mugs, pen drives and key rings. When it comes to invitations, the choice is plentiful.

Invitations for different occasions

Vistaprint’s range of invitations includes birthday invitations, wedding invitations, party invitations, graduation invitations and business invitations. You can also find suitable items for birth announcements, moving announcements, religious announcements and Christmas.

The classification of products in accordance with specific themes simplifies looking through the range of options. For example, if you are looking for birthday invitations you can look for them in subcategories like adult, child, teen, milestone and Nickelodeon. Similarly, subcategories in wedding invitations include announcements, bridal showers, hens parties, programs, save the date and stag parties. With business invitations you can look for dinner invitations, cocktail invitations, open house invitations, seminar invitations and invitations for special events.

Paper stock alternatives

When you look for invitations on the Vistaprint website you can choose from multiple paper stock options which influence how much you pay. For example, while the price for a set of 10 vertical flat 6 x 9-inch business invitations in standard matte is $19.99, you’d have to pay $5.49 extra for recycled matte, $5.99 extra for premium matte, $7.74 extra for linen and $4.99 extra for premium glossy. On the other hand, the regular price for a set of 10 vertical flat 6 x 9-inch wedding invitations is $24.99 and you can choose from any of the given paper stock options for the same price.

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Macaroons birthday invitation Vintage chalkboard wedding invitation Colourful birthday invitation
If you’re looking for a birthday invitation that is colourful and fun, this one definitely calls for your attention. This wedding invitation brings with it a touch of old-world charm and elegance. If you’re hosting a birthday party with a 70s theme, or if you simply love a burst of colour, this psychedelic invite is ideal.
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Breast cancer awareness fundraiser invitation Graduation day invitation Little man baby shower invitation
The pink ribbon on this invitation denotes breast cancer awareness, so if you are hosting an event to increase awareness about breast cancer this invite is perfect. If you’re celebrating your own graduation or the graduation of your child, you can invite people by sending this invitation. If you are the proud parents of a baby boy and want to invite people to the baby shower, use these baby shower invitation cards.
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Flowery heart wedding invitation Cherry tree memorial service invitation Chandelier New Year’s invitation
This personalised wedding invitation gives you the ability to add your photo, while the floral background adds to its appeal. This subtle and elegant invitation gives you the perfect means to invite people to the memorial service held for the passing of a loved one. If you’re hosting a New Year’s party as an individual or a business, this tastefully-made invitation could be what you need.

How to make invites using Vistaprint

Making invites using Vistaprint requires that you follow an easy step-by-step process which is quick to complete. What helps is that you can save your design and get back to it later.

You can start by selecting a suitable design for your invitation from any of the given invitation categories. This can be a design that requires you to enter text, upload a photo, or both. Alternatively, you can also upload your own design.

The next step requires that you upload images while also adding textual content. Vistaprint accepts files in multiple formats, including Adobe Photoshop CS3, Adobe Acrobat 9, JPEG, GIF, Bitmap, TIF, PCX, PNG and PICT.

Once you add content, the next step requires you to choose how you want the reverse side printed. Your options include full colour, greyscale and blank. Next, choose how many invitations you want and this number can range from 10 to 1,500. Following this you have to choose from the five given paper stock options. You can opt to get an optional envelope seal if required as part of the next step.

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Other products from Vistaprint

Vistaprint offers an array of customisable products and these are not limited to products that involve paper. While you can find products like business cards, postcards, flyers, calendars and letterheads on this website, you can also find a whole lot more.

Vistaprint’s line of clothing and accessories includes regular and polo t-shirts for men and women, kids’ t-shirts, caps, hoodies and tote bags. Its range of photo gifts comprises mugs, phone cases, flip books, mousepads, magnets and key rings. When it comes to magnets, you can find car-door magnets, postcard magnets, magnetic business cards and magnetic calendars. It also sells self-inking stamps, pocket stamps and signature stamps.

If you’re looking for promotional items to increase brand awareness about your business, shop for customised pens, stubby holders, USB flash drives, calculators, stress balls, tape measures, letter openers, key ring torches, rulers and magnetic clips.

These are not all the products that Vistaprint offers, as it also provides a range of graphic design, website and internet marketing services.

Why shop at for Vistaprint invitations?

Vistaprint offers world-class products and services at rather affordable prices and this is one website that can serve as a one-stop-shop for all your customised printing requirements. With more than enough experience to boast of and with the latest technology at its disposal, Vistaprint enables you to customise invitations in accordance with your needs. You can look forward to perfect results every time, while multiple shipping options ensure that you get your order as soon as possible.

Jeremy Cabral

Jeremy is a publisher for, he is also a personal finance all-rounder specialising in: Credit Cards, Savings Accounts, Personal Loans, Home Loans & Online Shopping.

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