How to Make My Own Digital Invitation

By Angela Neal

Digital invitations, or "E-Invites," are a way to save money on stationery and postage when you need to send out invitations or announcements to a large amount of people. All you need to do is make one copy and then send it to anyone with an email address. With a simple graphic editing program, you have the freedom of designing your digital invitation so that it looks the way you want and says exactly what you want it to say.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Internet access
  • Graphic editing program

Step 1

Open a graphic editing program and create a new document. Size the document at 500 by 500 pixels or larger but no more than 800 by 600. Save the file with a name like "invite-birthday" or another name that you can identify it with. Save the images as a .PNG file.

Step 2

Fill in the shape with a background color or leave it white if you are going to be adding a lot of bright colors with text or smaller images. Use your own photography or graphics or visit a website that offers free public domain images to incorporate relevant clip art to your digital invitation. Arrange your text so that the title is near the top and in bold letters. Add details in smaller text somewhere in the center of the graphic, with your name and contact information for RSVP or questions near the bottom. Save your work.

Step 3

Upload the image to a free hosting site such as Tinypic or Photobucket. Right-click on the image once it is uploaded and select "Copy."

Step 4

Put the invitation in an email message. Make sure the settings on your email are HTML and not plain text to ensure that the graphic will show up. Center the text alignment in the email, right-click with your mouse and select "Paste." The image will be centered inside the email. Now you can fill in the email address of your recipients and get your digital invitation ready to send off.