This post is sponsored by Basic Invite but the content & opinions expressed here are mine.

I've been a paper hoarder for years, keeping notebooks, cards, & stationary to use "at the right time." They'd stay unused in their stack for years at a time. A pile of unopened notebooks here. A hill of partially written in planners there. And a whole lot of cards (mostly from my grandma's collection) everywhere. 

It wasn't until The Clement gave me personalized Carmen Varner cards & envelopes that my mind reset. The host told me that many people throw their cards away since they don't write letters anymore. I was flabbergasted. I vowed to write more, to celebrate every day, & to cherish those closest to me. I used the cards immediately & wrote heartfelt letters to some of my closest friends during the end of 2017 holidays. The response was overwhelming.

Although most of my job & life is digital, it felt humbling to reconnect with pen & paper. We aren't granted tomorrow, so it's important to celebrate every day. It was this mindset that sparked my blogging, entrepreneurial, & life strategy for 2018: live with intention. I want to live — both fully & with purpose — every single day. 

No event is too big or too small to celebrate. That's why I was positively thrilled when Basic Invite let me pick out some samples to try out. Basic Invite allows you to create custom invites for weddings, baby showers, graduations, business, holidays, parties, & wayyy more directly on their website. 

Because I had no clue what I wanted (damn you indecisiveness), I created a few samples to get a feel. Simply customize with your names, colors, fonts, & hit the "order a sample" button. I ended up swapping colors & fonts to suit my blog & brand. I opted for samples of business stationery, bridal shower thank you (!!), & personalized invites for birthday. Just look at them. Aren't they freaking adorable? The samples are an affordable way to test out various cards if you don't know what you want. 

If you're looking to celebrate every day or if you want some sexy stationary to send your friend & family for an upcoming event, Basic Invite is a seriously fabulous option. Customer service is friendly & prompt. Prices & delivery times are reasonable. So, what are you celebrating today?

Tell me which Basic Invite card you like best! :]

* Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Basic Invite. As always, all opinions are 100% mine aka Carmen's. Learn more about my disclosure. :]