Relief Society Christmas Party Invites

December 7, 2008

Without getting into how long I procrastinated these and how late I stayed up last night putting fifty of these together (cutting paper down from parent sheets by hand really bites), here are the invitations I designed for this year’s Relief Society Christmas dinner.

Our RS President wanted the focus to be more spiritual than feast. Dinner involved a salad, and different types of soups served in bread bowls (play off the ‘Bread of Life’ theme). As appetizers, we had spinach dip (also in bread bowls) already set out on the tables. Having this dinner at a sister’s home made for an intimate evening. Dessert was peppermint ice cream pie.

(Nativity illustration from iStockphoto)

Update November 2012: While I don’t offer my invitations as a free download, I do customization for a small fee. For $10, I will send you a printable PDF of the file along with an 8.5″ x 11″ poster version for display purposes. Please contact me via email if interested. Thank you!

Update 11/27/2012: I apologize that I’m not taking on any additional invitation requests for the month of December as I’ve been extremely ill. Sorry for the inconvenience!

43 Comments

  1. Comment by Kim on December 7, 2008 4:08 pm

    Those are super cute and put to shame the invitations I made for Primary. I was wondering, where did you get your “We Are LDS” button? I would like to put something like that on my blog.

    Thanks!

  2. Comment by dana on December 7, 2008 4:28 pm

    Very cool. I love them.

  3. Comment by Morgan on December 7, 2008 4:45 pm

    i wish i was going to be there! :( those invites are gorgeous.

  4. Comment by Jane on December 7, 2008 4:59 pm

    Hi Jenn.
    I found your blog somewhere awhile back and haven’t commented yet. Probably should, since it’s nice to know who your blog readers are. Anyways, those invites are gorgeous. I am very passionate when it comes to church announcements because just the asthetics of the flyer can get people excited to come. Anyways. You impress me in your mothering, designing, and gospel loving.

  5. Comment by Mimi on December 7, 2008 5:03 pm

    I’m am blinded by your bodacity. You are awesome….and attractive!

  6. Comment by lindy on December 7, 2008 5:26 pm

    The invitations look beautiful. I absolutely love the green (of course) but I’d have to say that my favorite part is the manger scene and star. It looks so elegant and classy.

  7. Comment by Michelle on December 7, 2008 6:16 pm

    OOh la la! I’d attend just because the invitation was so pretty.

  8. Comment by Kiwi on December 7, 2008 7:36 pm

    Love the invites. Your ward is so lucky to have you in charge of their flyers. I hope they appreciate all the time and effort you put into making beautiful invitations.

  9. Comment by Dana A on December 7, 2008 7:41 pm

    I was thrilled to get an actual invite today at church. You outdid yourself once again. I can’t imagine how much time and effort you poured into these invites. I appreciate it.

  10. Comment by melissa w on December 7, 2008 9:30 pm

    beautiful! you are so very talented!

  11. Comment by Jenn on December 7, 2008 9:34 pm

    Jane – thanks for saying hi! And you’re so right about people getting more vamped up about an activity if the invite appeals to them.

    Dana – I felt so bad last year when there weren’t enough invitations for the enrichment committee.

    Lindy – recognize the ribbon? ;P

    Mimi – bodacity? Seriously? I’ve never heard a more awesome word!

    And thanks everyone for the positive comments. I’m never around long enough to see how the sisters react to them in relief society. Hope they liked them.

  12. Comment by Aubrei on December 7, 2008 10:13 pm

    Those are beautyfull Jenn. You are so talented in so many ways! Love the whole thing.

  13. Comment by Aubrei on December 7, 2008 10:14 pm

    btw…is that a your skirt material behind the card? Awesome fabric

  14. Comment by caroline on December 8, 2008 8:39 am

    those look amazing! i wish i had a clue how to design stuff.

  15. Comment by Kim on December 8, 2008 8:58 am

    Thanks and I will give you credit for the button!

  16. Comment by kristine on December 8, 2008 11:31 am

    oh boy I wish I was in your Relief Society! Those are beautiful! All that work was worth it.

  17. Comment by Melissa on December 8, 2008 6:05 pm

    WOW. Your ward goes all out. Or is it you that goes all out? Gorgeous.

    Are those letterpressed? Do you have a press? I’m thinking of making letter-press recipe cards and calling cards, but I’m at a loss for a printer.

  18. Comment by jill on December 8, 2008 6:16 pm

    oh my. i found your blog through cakies and i am in love. why don’t our rs invites look like that

  19. Comment by Becky on December 8, 2008 8:58 pm

    Nicely done Jen!

  20. Comment by Julie Radmacher on December 8, 2008 9:35 pm

    Jenn, its been a long, long time! Remember us, the Radmachers from SLO 1? Ryan wrote us on our blog a little while back, but we’re a little slow. I love, love, LOVE your blog! So cute! To answer Ryan, David’s still doing music – we moved back to the central coast – are in the country of AG now and david opened his own recording studio in an old art-deco theater in Guadalupe. So if Ryan ever wants to lay down some piano… :) Your boys are so cute. I love that you named your son Kai…our 5 year old is Jonah Kai. Anyway, it was good to find you – you’re awesome!

  21. Comment by Erin Galland on December 9, 2008 8:08 am

    They are beautiful as always!

  22. Comment by Janaan on December 11, 2008 3:44 pm

    Those are lovely! What kind of paper is that?

  23. Comment by Jenn on December 12, 2008 8:52 am

    Janaan, thank you. :)

    That is Eames paper by Neenah.

  24. Comment by jamie hixon on December 16, 2008 8:55 pm

    Wow! I really wish you were still in our ward!! (I would make you do all of our enrichment invites. Seriously.) Those are amazing.

  25. Comment by brittany on December 17, 2008 11:18 pm

    jen, those are beautiful!! I wish I was in your RS!

  26. Comment by Kathy on January 20, 2012 1:01 pm

    What font did you use for the bread of life page and the invitation?

  27. Comment by Michelle M on October 13, 2012 11:23 pm

    Is it possible that you would share your psd file with me. I am new to relief society activities and would love this for this coming christmas! Thanks loads!
    Michelle

  28. Comment by Christine on October 29, 2012 5:25 pm

    I would be so thrilled to use this for our ward party in December! Any chance you’ll share your PDF file with me? I would do it myself if I had ANY idea how! Thanks a million. You are so talented!!

  29. Comment by Holly on November 1, 2012 1:03 pm

    I would love to use these fr our Christmas activity! Would you mind sharing the PDF file?

  30. Comment by heidi on November 4, 2012 5:40 pm

    I love love your christmas invites, is there anyway you would share your lovely work.. i am sooo not creative, and these are perfect.
    many thanks
    heidi
    heididressel@hotmail.com

  31. Comment by Kellie on November 16, 2012 4:23 pm

    Yes these are seriously the cutest invites ever!!!! Wish I would have looked here before planning our enrichment! ha ha I saw someone asked if you would be willing to share the PDF file…. I would to use these if you’d be okay with that.

  32. Comment by Angie on November 17, 2012 11:40 pm

    Love the invite. Would you be willing to share the PDF file?

  33. Comment by Christina on November 19, 2012 11:33 pm

    These invites are awesome. Just what I was looking for. Would you mind sharing the file?

  34. Comment by Adrienne Pugmire on November 24, 2012 8:05 pm

    May I request your file to copy? I love your fonts, and design!

    Feathering Sands Ward
    Layton Utah

  35. Comment by jodi thompson on November 25, 2012 1:39 am

    cute invites. what did you do for your program? thanks

  36. Comment by Tiffany on November 28, 2012 12:49 am

    Oh man what a bummer i just had a pres. meeting tonight and i told them all about your invites and my assignment was to get a hold of you to get some done. Sorry to hear your not feeling well. If you change your mind and would like to help me out please let me know. Thanks.

  37. Comment by Jane on July 23, 2013 2:07 pm

    looking ahead for Christmas, would you share this invite?? the pdf file?? It is beautiful!!

  38. Comment by Sherri on October 20, 2013 8:19 pm

    Can you share a little bit about the program that went with your beautiful invitations?

  39. Comment by Noelle on November 6, 2013 4:50 pm

    I was wondering if you are still willing to share your invitation?

  40. Comment by Laurel on November 6, 2013 6:50 pm

    Love Love Love this idea. Would you be willing to share all about your evening/program etc. Anything- Thanks so much.

  41. Comment by Teri on November 13, 2013 12:25 pm

    Love this!! I would love to get this file so I can use them for my up coming Christmas Dinner. Will you please let me know what I need to do?
    Thanks!

  42. Comment by Leianne on November 19, 2013 3:38 pm

    I just came across this great invite of yours for RS. Would you be willing to share any info. or jpeg?
    Please let me know
    Thanks

  43. Comment by Jessica on November 19, 2013 8:58 pm

    Where did you get yours printed? im in mo working on an invite similar i wanted a cover like yours i know you can buy them at a lot of stores but im in the middle of no where so hoping a printing store might have them

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