“Parting is such sweet sorrow”, a line taken from Shakespeare’s famous play, is something that every one of us can relate to. Bidding farewell to someone may indeed be sorrowful, especially if they’re someone very close to us, but looking ahead into the future in the hope of crossing paths with them again is what makes it sweet.
When we welcome someone into something, we often hold celebrations. In the same manner, we also hold farewell events to those who are leaving. If you’re putting together such an event, then we have the appropriate invitation templates for it. Check out below for an assortment of downloadable farewell invitation templates.
Elements of a Good Farewell Invitation
If you haven’t tried making your own invitations, it would probably be best to discuss what elements should be included on it. Listed below are some of the most important elements that should be found on every event invitation card.
- Host’s Name: The element that appears first or most prominently on the invitation should be the name of the host, the invitee should be made aware who put together the event, regardless of the host is a person or an organization.
- Honoree’s Name: While it is not entirely necessary to indicate the honoree’s name on an invitation, it is actually important to include it on farewell event invitations. The reason behind this is because the invitee should know not only the identity of the host but also the identity of the person who is being honored in the event.
- Message: This is the main content of the invitation and where the host of the event expresses their request to have the reader come to the event. When writing the message, the tone of voice should match appropriately to the type of event.
- Schedule: This element refers to the date and time when the event will be taking place, and this should always be planned properly while taking into consideration the convenience of the guests.
- Address: This element refers to where the event is going to be held, and it may either be a house, a food establishment, or any suitable place. When writing, you may write the name of the place only, the name of the place with the street address, or those two with a small map.
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Steps to Designing a Good Farewell Invitation
Now that you know what elements should be included on an event invitation, below is a step-by-step process on how you can design a good invitation. If you follow these steps, you can assure yourself of a stunning invitation card for your farewell events.
1. Decide on a size and shape for your invitations: The first step that you will need to take is to determine whether to go small or big on your farewell invitations. If you want something that’s striking and highly visible, then going big would be a good option. However, if you prefer portability, then making your invitations small would be a better and more practical choice.
2. Portrait or landscape orientation: After choosing the size, decide on the orientation of your invitation card. There are two orientations that you can choose from: portrait or vertical orientation, or landscape or horizontal orientation. Simply choose the one that best suits your preference.
3. Get a template: While you can always make your farewell event invitations from total scratch, you can save yourself the time and effort by taking advantage of downloadable templates that are already half-finished. Templates can be found all over the internet, and they can be downloaded and edited very easily.
4. Apply graphical enhancements: Edit your downloaded template, add graphical elements if necessary, or remove those elements that you think are irrelevant. Whether you’re adding or removing elements onto the design, these invitation templates are fully editable and will even allow you to edit them while still managing to preserve the quality.
5. Write the content: This is the step that’s very important, adding the content for the invite to read. In invitations, you don’t necessarily have to write a very long content, you may even simply repeat what is said on the cover page, but in narrative form. Just be sure that the content is legible and easy to understand, try not to use overly long statements and jargon.
Simple Tips for an Excellent Farewell Invitation Layout
We know you just finished reading through our steps for designing invitations, we actually aren’t done yet, here is a list of some useful tips that should help make your invitations even more impressive.
- Always choose the typeface that’s is not only easy to read, but also something that helps in enhancing the overall design of the invitation.
- Learn to love the use of negative or blank space, it can actually reduce the risk of making your invitation appear cluttered or chaotic, and make it look easy on the eyes.
- Use durable, high-quality paper to make the design look stunning when printed out, and also to make your invitation cards worth keeping even after the event.
- Proofread your content, make sure that it is totally free from any grammatical and/or spelling errors.
Types of Invitations
There is actually a debate in terms of the different types of invitations, some would list the types according to how they are prepared, and others according to their use. To avoid creating any confusion, we will be getting a few from both and listing them below for your reference.
- Handwritten Invitations: From the name itself, it is already very obvious how this type of invitations is prepared. Since handwritten invitations require one to exert extra effort in its preparation, this type of invitations is ideal for smaller events that are attended by no more than fifty guests.
- Wedding Invitations: Obviously, this type of invitations is specifically intended for inviting people to a wedding event, and these invitations will always have a formal theme considering that wedding events are formal. Additionally, wedding invitations come with a list of the people who have roles in the wedding—particularly the sponsors—and it will also come with its own RSVP card.
- Party Invitations: Whether you’re planning a party to celebrate a birthday, a promotion, or a graduation, this type of invitations is the best one to use. Unlike wedding invitations, these ones can either have a formal or casual theme. And also, it would not be a bad idea to include an RSVP with your party invitations, though it is not as necessary as it is on wedding invitations.
- Flat Invitations: This type of invitations consists of a flat, single sheet paper material, that has its contents laid out directly for the reader to see after they take it out from the envelope, nothing is hidden from flat invitations.
- Folded Invitations: As opposed to the flat invitation type, this one consists of a single fold in order to have a cover page as well as to hide the main contents within the inner pages of the card stock. Folded invitations are probably the most widely used type, and people can actually use this for all sorts of events, formal and casual.
- Pocket Invitations: This type of invitations are just like the regular type, but smaller and with more decorative enhancements. Pocket invitations are usually common in formal events and are meant to impress even with its small size.
Sizes of Invitations
As discussed earlier, there are various sizes of invitations that you can choose from, and while the size is more of a preference, you can actually take advantage of this feature for your content and other elements. Below is a list of the different sizes of invitations.
- Standard: 5.13″ x 7″ (Folded); 10.5″ x 7″ (Unfolded)
- A1: 3.5″ x 4.88″ (Folded); 7″ x 4.88″ (Unfolded)
- A2: 4.25″ x 5.5.” (Folded); 8.5″ 5.5″ (Unfolded)
- A6: 4.5″ x 6.25″ (Folded); 9″ x 6.25″ (Unfolded)
- A8: 5.38″ x 7.88″ (Folded); 10.63″ x 7.88″ (Unfolded)
- A9: 5.63″ x 8.63″ (Folded); 11.5″ x 8.63″ (Unfolded)
- A10: 5.88″ x 9.25″ (Folded); 11.75″ x 9.25″ (Unfolded)
- Small Square: 5.5″ x 5.5″ (Folded); 5.5″ x 11″ (Unfolded)
- Medium Square: 6.25″ x 6.25″ (Folded); 6.25″ x 12.5″ (Unfolded)
- Large Square: 6.75″ x 6.75″ (Folded); 6.75″ x 13.5″ (Unfolded)
FAQs about Invitations
If you are still in need of more information related to invitation cards, here are a few questions that have been frequently asked regarding the topic, the answers to these questions might even be useful to you.
What is an invitation card?
An invitation card is a card that contains a written notification informing the reader regarding an upcoming event and that they have been invited by the event’s host to attend. For most formal invitation cards, they are often accompanied by an RSVP card, which is used primarily to verify whether or not the reader is able to come to the event or not.
What is the ideal size for invitation cards?
The 5 x 7-inch card is considered to be the standard and ideal size for invitations, and this size fits best inside an A7 (5.25 x 4.25 inches) envelope.
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