Are you stuck thinking about where to get invitation related products? Come on in, shop online and check out our featured products! An invitation card is a letter asking the recipient to attend a certain event, such as baptism, debutante ball, wedding, farewell party, anniversary, bridal shower, baby shower, or Sweet Sixteenth birthday party. Invitation cards can be handmade, bought, or pre-ordered online. Some invitation cards, like wedding invitations, may be printed using different methods, such as engraving, lithography, thermography, letterpress printing, or laser and inkjet printers when it’s do-it-yourself.
Prior to the invention of the moveable-type printing press by Johannes Gutenberg in 1447, weddings in England were typically announced by means of a Town crier: a man who would walk through the streets announcing in a loud voice the news of the day. Traditionally, anyone within earshot became part of the celebration. In the Middle Ages, illiteracy was widespread, so the practice of sending written wedding invitations emerged among the nobility. Families of means would commission monks, skilled in the art of Calligraphy, to hand-craft their notices. The origins of commercially printed ‘fine wedding stationery’ can be traced to the period immediately following World War II, where a combination of democracy and rapid industrial growth gave the common man the ability to mimic the life-styles and materialism of society’s elite. About this time, prominent society figures, such as Amy Vanderbilt and Emily Post, emerged to advise the ordinary man and woman on appropriate etiquette.
If you’re looking for the perfect invitation card to use and you have some creative talent in you, it’s more fun to make your own invitations rather than buy or order them. You get to choose the materials yourself, make your own design for the card and the envelope, and personalize it in a way that other cards can’t be personalized.
However, if there’s a time shortage for the event preparation, you can browse online invtation card making shops and order through the web. Or you can also get them made either by a card or gift store or somebody you know personally who professionally handles invitation cards.
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