Family reunions are not frequent occurrences. That is why it is so important to make a good invitation so your extended family shows up! You want as many people as possible to get excited enough to come. I have had the privilege of attending a family reunion recently. I know the meticulous planning that goes into it. It is an opportunity to re-connect with those you may not speak with on a frequent basis and meet new additions to your family. Make it count! There are so many ways to make a great family reunion invitation to remind your family members the importance and fun associated with family bonding.
Examples and tips for making great family reunion invitations
1) Pick a date that is convenient for everyone. You can even have a series of 2 or 3 days to catch those who may not be able to come on a specific day.Here is an example:
It’s that time of year!
20th Annual Palmer FamilyReunion
June 03, 2014-June06, 2014
Palmer Family Cabin
123 2nd AveLovers Lane,WI98778
2) Have an eye-catching design that will grab your family’s attention. If you have a family crest, you can use that, or a picture of your family. Use a nice color that matches the season that you want the reunion to take place. Alternatively, you can use clip art or pictures that match a theme of your family reunion. If you use a colored font, make sure that the contrast is not so extreme that it becomes difficult to read the invitation.
3) Create appropriate wording for your invitation. You can use a quote related to family or make one up yourself. After you create the wording, make sure you include the date, time (including an end time), address, attire, and a way to RSVP. When picking the date make sure you choose the correct date. There is nothing more terrible than printing the wrong date on the invite and sending them out. Double-check everything before signing off on printing and mailing.
4) Choose a font that old folks can read. Avoid being so wording and artsy that old family members have a hard time reading the invitation. Be concise and to the point. Planning a large family gathering can get complicated so try to keep things as smooth as you can for everyone. Including a map of the location and local amenities is helpful for family members who may be disabled or need the extra help with navigation.
5) Send off the invitations well in advance. When I say well in advance, I am talking about 6-9 months or more, especially if the reunion is large. You want to give your guests enough time to make proper arrangements. Keep in mind that most families live in different states. Gauge a time frame that is reasonable. You do not want people to be left out simply because their invite did not arrive in time for them to plan for the reunion. Letprinting companies in the Addison areabring to life the invitation you have always imagined.