How to Create Free House Warming Invitations

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How to Create Free House Warming Invitations
Celebrate your move with a housewarming party (house image by Byron Moore from Fotolia.com)

After moving, chances are you are dying to show off features of your new home to friends and family members. Welcome loved ones into your new home with a housewarming party. Since housewarmings are typically informal events, instead of ordering custom print invitations, save time and money by creating and sending your own invitations for free. You can either make your own from scratch, or use online websites such as evite.com to create the invitations and circulate them to invitees.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Write down all the relevant information about your party on a piece of paper. Include details such as the party's date, time and address. Make sure to create good driving directions since this will be the first time many of your friends and family members will be visiting your home.

  2. 2

    Use a word processing program, such as Microsoft Word, to create a free, digital invitation. Open a new document and adjust the page size to the standard invitation size, 5 by 7 inches.

  3. 3

    Browse the program's font collection and select no more than two fonts for you housewarming party invitation. Select a san serif or script font for the opening line and "where and when" part of your invitation and a serif font, like Arial, for the details about your event. Write the opening line at the top of your invitation. Make sure the wording you choose reflects the type of housewarming party you throw. List your name, address, and the date and time of your housewarming party on separate lines. Include a RSVP line, and include your e-mail address and phone number.

  4. 4

    Compose the invitation's text. Write the opening line at the top of your invitation. Make sure the wording you choose reflects the type of housewarming party you throw. List your name, address, and the date and time of your housewarming party on separate lines. Include a RSVP line, and include your e-mail address and phone number.

  5. 5

    Insert an image or graphic to jazz up your invitation by clicking on the "Insert" tab and selecting "Clip Art" under the "Picture" category. Search for a festive graphic that reflects your party's personality.

  6. 6

    Save the document as a PDF, by clicking on "Save As" under the "File" tab and selecting PDF under the format pull down tab. Call the document "You're Invited" or "Housewarming Invitation."

  7. 7

    Open your e-mail account and select "Compose." Input the email address of your guest in the "To" box, attach the pdf file and click send to digitally circulate the invitation to guests.

  1. 1

    Create and send paperless housewarming invitations to friends and family using a website, such as evite.com. Begin by visiting evite.com.

  2. 2

    Select "Housewarming" from the list of invitation types under the invitation tab on the home page. From there you can select and confirm the invitation style that fits your personality best.

  3. 3

    After confirming the invitation style, you will be directed to the editing page which will prompt you to enter your party details (title, theme, address, date and time, personal message).

  4. 4

    To add music to your invitation, create a URL for your invitation or indicate at what time the event will end, click on the "Invitations Option" tab. Click "Save Your Draft" and preview how your invitation will appear to guests.

  5. 5

    By clicking the Edit button you will be prompted to "Add Guests" at the bottom of the page. Input the email address of your guest and click send to digitally circulate the invitation to guest.

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