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How do I design an invitation that stands out in the mail?

In a world where digital communication is prevalent, receiving a physical invitation in the mail can be a delightful experience. Making your invitation stand out is key to creating excitement and anticipation for your event. At Print Harbour, we specialise in designing invitations that catch the eye and captivate the recipient’s interest. Here are some tips to ensure your invitation shines in the mail: 

Unique Shapes and Sizes

Move away from standard rectangular cards and experiment with unique shapes or unconventional sizes. Circular, square, or even die-cut shapes tailored to your event theme can make your invitation instantly noticeable.

Bold Colours and Patterns

Use bold colours and striking patterns to grab attention. Bright, contrasting colours or unique patterns that reflect the theme of your event can make your invitation pop among regular mail.

Texture and Material

Incorporate different textures and materials. Textured paper, embellishments, or even alternative materials like acrylic or wood can add a tactile dimension that encourages the recipient to engage with your invitation.

Interactive Elements

Add an interactive element, like a pull-tab, fold-out section, or pop-up feature. This not only makes your invitation stand out but also creates a memorable and fun experience for the recipient.

Eye-Catching Typography

Experiment with creative typography. Unique and artistic font styles can be a focal point of your design, especially when combined with a minimalist layout.

Layering and Embellishments

Consider layering different papers or adding embellishments like ribbons, seals, or foil accents. These elements can add depth and a luxurious feel to your invitation.


Personal touches such as hand-written addresses or custom stamps can make your invitation feel special and thoughtfully crafted.

At Print Harbour, we believe that a well-designed invitation is the precursor to a successful event. Our team is dedicated to creating bespoke invitations that not only stand out in the mail but also perfectly encapsulate the essence of your occasion. Contact us to discuss how we can create an extraordinary invitation that will be eagerly anticipated by its recipients.