How Do I Create a 40th Anniversary Invitation?

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Planning a 40th-anniversary celebration starts with the invitations. Design invitations that reflect the party. For instance, an elegant dinner party requires a formal invitation, whereas a more casual invitation is appropriate for a small get-together or an informal dinner. Ruby red is the official color for a 40th anniversary, so incorporate the color in your design by using it for your text or by adding ruby red gemstones or ribbon to the invitation. Be sure to include a 40 on your invitation.

Things You'll Need

  • 8.5" x 11" Card stock
  • Embellishments
  • Size A-2 (4.375" x 5.75") envelopes
  • Scoring tool
  • Choose card stock and embellishments that will complement your invitation. Pick a card-stock color that will augment your printed text.

  • Cut your cards in half.

  • Open your word processing program to a blank page. Change the paper orientation to the landscape layout. Set your margins: top - 4.5 in, bottom - .5 in, left - .5 in, right - .5 in.

  • Design the front of your invitation. Use a decorative font and choose ruby red as the font color. Put the names of the celebrating couple and that they are celebrating their 40th anniversary on the front of the invitation. For instance: Jack and Betty celebrate 40 years of wedded bliss! Consider adding a short poem or a few lines from the couple's original wedding vows.

  • Print a sample on blank paper. Verify that the printed information and text layouts are correct. Make any needed corrections to the margins, text or layout. Insert card stock into your printer and print your invitations.

  • Save your completed work as "invitation front." Return to your document and delete the text.

  • Choose a font style and size for your text. Use bold and italicized features to enhance your text. Insert the text for the inside of the invitation into your document. Include the anniversary couple's names, the date, time and location of the party and the RSVP information.

  • Print a sample on blank paper. Verify that the printed information and text layouts are correct. Make any needed corrections to the margins, text or layout.

  • Determine the correct direction to place the invitations in the printer for proper printing. Return the card stock to the printer and print the invitations.

  • Fold your cards in half by matching the top corners to the bottom corners for an even fold. On a flat surface, use a scoring tool to gently press down the fold of the invitation.

  • Decorate the outside front of the invitation. Choose embellishments, stickers and ribbon that match your invitation style.

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  • Photo Credit ruby red valintine heart ring image by alma_sacra from Fotolia.com Rosenrahmen image by N. Mellenthin from Fotolia.com
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