I’m totally obsessed with all the new email invites options available right now. My favorite is Pingg. They offer amazing graphics and a variety of communication methods including email invite, printed postcard, Twitter and Facebook (all for the same event!). It makes invites for any party incredibly easy, regardless of the guest list. Here are some of Pingg’s templates:
I also love the new website PaperlessPost. The greatest feature about their online invites is that the flash controls make it look like the envelope is actually opening. Only problem: you pay per invite sent.
Another favorite site right now is One Penny Post. Their website allows you to upload photos, write notes and then they print and mail an actual postcard for you. For instance, you’re in Thailand, upload a photo and note, they mail it directly to your friends/family from the US. No more worrying about international mail! Again, this service isn’t free, but it’s worth the small cost.