A surprise birthday party may be costly. Especially if you’re planning to put together a surprise birthday party that’s going to involve a lot of guests, and is going to be held at a lavish venue, complete with a big fancy meal for everyone attending. That is why looking or any way to get free surprise birthday party invitations is a practical resource for anyone wishing to save. Buying your surprise party invitations may seem like a small expense, but not if you consider the number of people who will be receiving and keeping them as mementos of the affair!
The Internet is the first place people turn to for free stuff. Still, professional card-makers may be a bit stingy with their work, when they display their gallery of customizable invitations online. It may be hard to find ready-made free surprise birthday party invitations, even online, but that doesn’t cancel out the fact that you have a wealth of resources at your disposal!
Online, you can find free graphics – pictures, fonts and clipart that you can download for free, given certain restrictions. There are some pictures and font-sharing communities that encourage free sharing of original work, providing that the people who use the downloadable stuff adhere to their terms. People who share their original work online don’t always have the same terms – some may want their work used only with credit, some allow their work to be used for any purpose without need for credit, as long as this purpose is non-commercial in nature (read: you won’t be selling their graphics or passing it off as your own. This means you can freely use their graphics for personal invitations and the like).
Professional web and graphic designers are aware of where these websites are, and a quick Google search will turn up quite a few resources. Sometimes, it will suffice to simply thank the people who shared the nice graphics you are intent on using for your invitations. It would only be the polite thing to do!
Birthday invitations shouldn’t be generic, if you could help it. In this respect, being able to put together a personalized birthday party invitation from scratch is a good thing. You can take the personality of the celebrant into consideration – is the celebrant quirky? A bit on the serious side? A fan of the color purple? You can also take the nature of the surprise party into consideration. Even surprise parties have themes and moods, after all. Will it be a dance party? A quiet get-together? A two-in-one celebration (i.e. Christmas and birthday, Halloween and birthday, etc)?
With the help of the Internet, you can find festive fonts and stock images (balloons, cakes, presents, party hats, etc) that you can cobble together to create great free surprise birthday party invitations. Let your imagination go wild!