Celebrating Every Day / Carmen Varner // Travel Influencer, Blogging Coach, Social Media Consultant


Celebrating Every Day

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. :]


  1. Ooo these are so cute!! I cannot say no to some cute stationary~

    Enclothed Cognition

  2. I love cards and sending them. I think special ones are such wonderful keepsakes!

  3. I need to write more too I have so much stationary stocked away. LOVE that invite, so beautiful!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  4. These are absolutely beautiful! It is so much more meaningful to receive a well-crafted card like this than something digital!

  5. I love sending out snail mail! I used to try to send out at least one letter a month but I have been slacking on that big time!

  6. This stationary is so pretty, love the raining hearts Thank You card! It's too bad everything is digital now, the last 2 weddings I was invited to were done online! No cards!

  7. I definitely need to get back into sending mail. Those are all gorgeous, I think the stationary is amazing, and it makes me want to go out and design some for my business as well. Thanks so much for sharing

  8. I love snail mail! I try to send letters to my sister and mom. Stationary/school supplies are my weakness. It's so hard to say no!

  9. That statinary looks adorable!! I love sending letters, I think it's a nice way to show someone you care about them since it takes more time and energy to send out than just an online message.

  10. I love sending greeting cards! Hand made ones add a personal touch :)


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