Remember, in a media-saturated society, the how you say it is as important as what you say. So, consider a couple of helpful points:
* Keep it simple Busy people and families are bombarded with information and messages. You need to provide the salient points clearly and succinctly. Make each work count.
* Use graphics and visuals to grab the attention
* Incorporate social media as much as possible Use facebook, twitter, email, messaging, your website and blog and more
* Repeat the information using a variety of media Don't just stick to one form of communication.. provide the same information in a variety of different ways to ensure they get it.
Now, there are many ways to do this but you may find it helpful to use a program like SmileBox. This easy-to-use program provides a huge range of templates to create animated invitations, slideshows, newsletters, scrapbooks or photo collages (useful to highlight the success of an event or share some photos) and much more. It also enables you to save and share your presentation in a variety of ways- email, embed in your website or blog, upload to facebook, save to dvd or print off copies.
You can use the free version but obviously there are limited options, or you can pay around $40/year (or $6/mth).
Try it out for a month for free and see its potential for yourself.
The simple invitation below took all of 5 minutes to prepare... yes, it probably looks like it, but imagine what you could create with a bit more time and creativity!