As the days grow longer and warmer and spring is in the air, the first thing that comes to mind is that it will soon be time to get outdoors again to enjoy your lovely lawn and garden. Of course, a huge part of that enjoyment is the new BBQ grill you got for Christmas and it will finally be time to enjoy backyard grilling with friends and family.
Don’t Get Lost in the Shuffle
Are you looking forward to finally having that big event you’ve been dreaming of on all those days you were snowed in? Well, the time is near and it all begins with creating invitations that are meant to be displayed. You certainly don’t want to send one that will get lost and forgotten in a ton of mail on the kitchen counter waiting to be dealt with. Why not design your own eye-catching unique invitation?
The Importance of the Cover
You can go to any card shop on earth and get stock invitations which can serve the purpose, but why? Think back over the years to the invitations you have personally received and you’ll notice a few things in common between the ones you still remember all these years later. Most had something cute, funny, or artistic about them. The cover set the stage for taking the time to open it up to see what was inside.
Elements of a “Keepable” Invitation
It could have been the font used, the layout, a funny saying or picture, or even a beautiful graphic which made you want to know more about the event you were being asked to attend. In other words, the cover can make or break your invitation. This is why self-crafted invitations are such a big hit and sure to be remembered. It’s something you just won’t find in a Hallmark shop and something you really wouldn’t mind taping to your fridge or posting on your corkboard.
How to Design an Attention-Grabbing Cover
So, you are not artistic! It doesn’t matter now that you have the entire Internet at your disposal. Are you looking to set the stage for a fun-filled gathering of friends and you really want everyone to come? Why not get everyone in the mood with a funny meme you’ve created yourself. It could be a common joke often shared among your crowd or it could be a fun food meme you’ve picked up online at some point or other. Even if you can’t draw a simple stick figure, you can always visit Rage Meme that starts out with a basic line-art face and you can take it from there.
A Few Edits and You’re Good to Go
Edit the cover with text and color and before you know it, you’ve just created your very first attention-grabbing invitation. It isn’t as difficult to do as you might think, and once you’ve entered the date, time, and location with RSVP info, you’ll be ready to begin planning food and entertainment. Here’s to the best backyard BBQ you’ve ever hosted! But don’t forget, it all begins with the invitation.