This is my first party, and so my first invitation. I'm going with a Victorian gothic theme, since that's mostly what I already have on hand to work with. I decided to base the invitations on actual funeral invitations we have from the turn of the century (old family ones that were passed to my daughter when she started doing our family tree). I created the design (four to a page) in word using a distressed font I downloaded, saved it as PDF and had them printed at Staples on ivory resume paper. I brought them home, cut them apart, and glued them to black card stock that was cut slightly larger. Then I filled in the details with a calligraphy pen. I'd seen some online that we're much more ornate and we're entirely printed, but I guess my family was poor, because ours looked like the one I made ?