Shindig Invitations • 3/9/06

Hm… so you’re looking for some unique invitations for your latest and greatest shindig get-together. Well, how about this: a company actually named Shindig! I found this company once again through random paper-related web surfing.

Located in Hoboken, New Jersey, this invitiation and stationery outfit takes a very nice approach to coming up with different invitations. You don’t spend hours looking through their books; each invitation is custom fit exclusively for every client. The process is not unlike your typical rounds of graphic design. After meeting up with you (through email, phone or in person) and discussing your invitiation needs, they’ll come up with two mockup design proofs. From these, they’ll narrow it down to just one and then tweak as needed.

Here’s some more information, from their website:

At Shindig we believe in more than ivory card stock and ebony type. We believe that your invitations should be as unique as your event. And, we will work with you to create one-of-a-kind, truly unique invitations that will make you (and your guests) truly party inspired!

Here’s an example of one of their customized invitations, a pretty pink party card with a dye-cut window to the inside along with a nicely tied ribbon. Lest you think that this is their typical design, you should take a look at the site to see the wide variety of invites that they’ve done before.

One of the other wedding invites that I haven’t shown here (because it seems to have been shown in so many other places) actually utilized recyled brown paper along with pinkish paper and green ribbon and was produced for an environmentally aware couple.

Shindig makes party, wedding and baby shower invites, as well as unique stationery. Although the design varies widely as said before, there is a nice clean feel to most of them.

I’m very keen on that idea of tailor made invites. Though you can expect to pay a little more for this type of service as opposed to just going down to the mall and picking up a standard pack of invites, for the non-graphic designers among us this can be a great way to make customized invitations. Hey, after all it’s YOUR party right?

The Shindig website is located at:

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