written by: Melanie Bremner•edited by: Tricia Goss•updated: 11/8/2010
The holidays are quickly approaching and all the planning has begun. If you are planning to host a Christmas party this year, you will want to send out a great looking Christmas party flyer to all your friends and family. This article will share some design ideas for creating that memorable flyer.
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Getting Ready for the Holidays
The holidays are upon us once again. Many people are hosting parties and decorating their homes for the festivities. If you have been thinking about throwing a Christmas party this year, you may be wondering how to design that perfect Christmas party flyer to send to your guests. There are many places you can find ideas, both online and offline.
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Why use Flyers Instead of Invitations?
Flyers are an affordable option to individual invitations. You can post one flyer on the bulletin board at work mentioning that everyone is invited to attend. This way, if someone does not want to go or has other plans, they are not singled out and can simply just not attend. This also saves on individual postage for all of those invitations, envelopes and cards, which can add up quite quickly if you want to host a large party.
One way to find flyer ideas is to search online for free Christmas party flyer templates. You can download these to your computer and print out the flyers with any type of paper you choose. On the other hand, you could take the design and add to it in Photoshop or any other image program that you are familiar with, such as GIMP. This gives it your own special touch.
Make sure your flyer includes important elements such as:
RSVP information if necessary
If there are any special considerations or requirements -such as a theme party for which costumes are required- include this information as well.
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Places to Find Free Christmas Flyer Templates
There are many places you can find free templates for your flyers. Even if you desire to create your own flyer in Microsoft Publisher or Open Office, you can browse around and get ideas and dimensions for your own project.
Printfree.com has a nice selection of holiday flyers you can check into. You will find the instructions on each page and pictures of what each flyer will look like. Unfortunately, due to the design and formatting they use on their site, the only way you can access these is through the I.E. browser. Although, if you just want a simple sketch outline that you can add color to yourself, you can easily download one of those from the site as well.
This site has some great ideas for hosting Christmas theme parties, and you can download a few free templates. You will need to download a pdf that is loaded with template designs for all seasons and several other common events you may want a template for in the future. You can just print out each page as needed.
There are many Christmas party flyer ideas you can find by searching the internet, talking to your friends, family, coworkers and social network groups. A little imagination, a printer, ink and paper and you can be off to a great start with spreading some holiday cheer!