My 10-year-old daughter came home the other day talking about a girlfriend’s birthday party that’s supposed to happen this Friday. She said they’d be going swimming and generally hanging out. Of course, there’s a sleepover, too. That’s all great – but I have yet to see an invite. I asked my daughter about it and she said, “No invites. She invited me.” Enter the power of paper.
With a paper invite, you can keep track of dates, times, addresses, all that. Even an evite has something you can reference. Now, here I am wondering: are this child’s parents actually throwing a birthday party, or is their daughter just setting things in motion herself? A similar thing happened the last time we took the kids out to the cabin. The day before we left, my six-year-old son asked me to draw a map for 15 people. He had invited his entire class.
I have yet to send my wedding thank you cards out and can’t recall the last time I actually wrote out a birthday invitation, instead of just emailing, Facebooking or texting details to people. Are paper invites a thing of the past?