Bar/bat Mitzvah Invitations - BACKGROUND
Bar and Bat Mitzvah invitations have changed considerably; years ago they had the look of traditional wedding invitations, with creme or ecru paper, black ink and formal type style. Today, they reflect your family’s approach to the simcha.
When tradition is important, select an invitation that suggests the religious importance of the occasion. Use Hebrew, perhaps for your child’s name and Torah portion, and religious symbols such as a Torah, tefillin, Jerusalem scenes, to inform your guests about the significance of the event. A complete translation in Hebrew of the text of the invitation can be used!
Unusual papers and enhancements, such as vellum overlays, ribbons and embossing add to the beauty of the invitation, even without a religious theme.
Today’s trends include multi-layered invitations, with a white, creme or other neutral color for the text, and one or more different colors and textures for the layers which form borders for the card. Sometimes one of the layers is placed on top of the card in an interesting shape, such as a star, circle or geometric shape. Handmade papers with flower petals or leaves incorporated into the paper make lovely invitations, with the color of ink matching the color of the flowers.
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