Basic Invite (15% Off Included!)

Thanks to Basic Invite, I am sending out Christmas cards this year.

They might even be early, too. (I know, I know, for those of you who know me, this will be a shock.)

I also found the perfect card for Nicholas’ lumberjack-themed 1st birthday party.

Why Basic Invite?

Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once a design is selected, customers can change the color of each element on the card. With over 180 colors to choose from, you can match your other vision to the card. You can also choose 40 different envelope colors. All of the envelopes are “peel and seal” so they can be closed quickly and securely.

I received custom samples before I placed my order. I loved the paper quality and wanted to make sure it met my expectations before sending my holiday cards and birthday invitations to family and friends.

Basic Invite offers an address-capturing service that allows customers to share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media to request their friend’s and family’s addresses. The addresses are stored in the customer’s account and can be selected during the design process. Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all card orders. They can also mail the cards for you, making card sending super easy…especially for busy moms like me!

For those interested in foil cards, gold, silver, and rose gold options are available. Customers can choose flat or raised foil on all of Basic Invite’s foil designs.

It was really fun to design our family Christmas card and Nick’s birthday card. I really like how I can truly customize everything; and loved how I can import addresses of my family and friends to save myself the trouble of printing labels and/or writing addresses by hand. Basic Invite is simple to navigate, and gives so many options.

Right now, Basic Invite is offering 15% off with coupon code: 15FF51

Make sure you browse all of the Merry Christmas Cards & family holiday cards that Basic Invite has to offer. Basic Invite is also on social media: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter! Make sure to give them a follow!

Let me know what you think of our Christmas card and Nick’s birthday card in the comments!

Do you send out holiday cards?

*Sponsored content. All opinions within are my own.

5 Affirmations to Get You Through the Holiday Season

by Nicole Martin

What is an affirmation? Simply stated, affirmations are consciously controlled thoughts.  Affirmations are strong, positive statements that you intentionally think or say out loud. They are extremely helpful when your typical stream of worries and topic-hopping thoughts could rival any goldfish. During the holiday season, our minds tend to go wild.

Affirmations can also be very powerful on the human psyche.  When used regularly, they help to rewire our brain towards positive thinking and help battle negative emotions and thoughts.

The holiday season is a great time to start practicing affirmations. While we all want to be blissful and joyous during this time of year, the reality is that we are ferociously finishing our shopping lists, cleaning our houses and preparing for holiday dinners, and are often left feeling exhausted and stressed. The power of positive words and thoughts can help negate some of these holiday emotions.

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Try reading through some of the affirmations below; say each sentence out loud (it’s ok, you can go hide in the bathroom) and see how your mindset shifts towards joy.  Several slow, deep breaths only strengthen your experience and will help you to reach true peace and happiness.

  • When your To-Do List feels overwhelming“I breathe in and out, knowing that what I need to get done, will get done.”
  • When you feel obligated to go to every holiday party and function: “I have the power to choose how I spend my time during the holidays.”
  • When you feel burnt out: “It’s okay to practice self-care and to rest, relax and recharge.”
  • When you are anxious about intrusive questions “I release all holiday stress and expectations of what I think that I should be. I allow myself to be me.”
  • When you are worried about holiday spending: “Money comes to me easily and unexpectedly. “

Feel free to tweak the wording in these statements so that they are even more meaningful for you.  Remember, positive thinking is like exercise – the more you practice, the stronger you’ll become at leveraging these statements in the thick of a stressful moment.

May you find moments of serenity during the holiday season! Cheers!

Nicole Martin is a personal development coach who empowers moms to live their best life possible!  After achieving what she believed was an ideal life, Nicole recognized that she still was not fulfilled, and set off on a DIY personal development journey. Now, she brings her life & career experiences, intuition, and a nurturing energy to other moms who are looking for “more” (don’t worry, she’ll help you define what that is!)  Find Nicole at www.wellandguidedmoms.com and on Instagram.

5 Affirmations to Get You Through the Holiday Season