Virtual Housewarming Invitation: 3 Free Ways to Create

So, you want to create housewarming invitation online through WhatsApp without spending money, right?

Well, you came to the right place. In this article, you will see the 3 easiest ways to create a Virtual Housewarming invitation that can be sent immediately to your guest’s online through your smartphone.

Yes, we will also discuss the method to make a housewarming invitation video for WhatsApp.

Before moving ahead, it is very important to discuss reasons to go for virtual housewarming invitations rather than Printed housewarming invitations.

Note: This guide is also applicable when housewarming hosts want to create digital housewarming invitations.

4 Reason to Go for Virtual Housewarming Invitation

1. Save Money & Trees: This should be the primary reason for choosing the online way of invitation to a housewarming party. The party host can easily cut the invitation printing and courier cost by opting for free online WhatsApp invitations.

2. Hassle-Free Tracking: Online invitation tools like SmileBox allow you to track RSVPs so that you are completely aware of who is going to attend the event and who is not.

3. Fast Delivery: Unlike offline party invitations, online invitations will reach your guest inbox in a second of time.

4. Video Invitations: Video invitations can only be possible online. You can’t print a video on paper.

Spoiler Alert Are you in a rush and do not have enough time to go through the whole article??

Then consider this quick summary and make a quick decision on the best online housewarming invitation maker app.

Go with method 1: Greetings Island Mobile Invitation app when you quickly want to create a housewarming invitation to share on WhatsApp without spending any money and when you don’t care about RSVP tracking

Go with method 2: SmileBox when you prefer awesome housewarming video invitations instead of photo invitations and also in the situation when you want to track RSVPs.

Go with bonus method 3: Etsy digital invitation when you want to create a unique invitation design and amaze your guests.

Related: How to Throw a Virtual Housewarming Party – Corona Virus

How to Create Housewarming Invitation for WhatsApp (VIRTUAL)

Virtual Housewarming Invitation

To create an virtual housewarming invitation: 

  • First, navigate to the online invitation maker website. Example SmileBox.com. Or install an invitation maker app on the smartphone. Example Greetings Island. 
  • After that choose the editable invitation template and customize it by entering the name, new home address, and party timings. 
  • Finally send the invitation through WhatsApp, Facebook, or Email directly.

Let’s see the actual methods to design Housewarming Invitations online.

Method 1: Using “Greetings Island” – Free Housewarming Invitation Maker App

Greetings Island - Housewarming Invitation Maker App

Greetings Island is one of my favorite housewarming invitation card app because it does not only have 100’s of housewarming invitation but also help me to create any type of party invitation such as Christmas, New Year, Birthday, Graduation party, etc in only 2 minutes. It is the only 4.5 stars rated invitation app maker available on the Android play store that has more than 5 million active users.

Greetings Island Pros

  • Mobile App is available: Android, iPhone
  • No watermark on the invitations designed by this mobile app
  • The designed invitation can be download, print, and share directly to WhatsApp through the smartphone. 
  • 100+ free ready to send housewarming invitations are available
  • Blank templates are available with a frame, border, and different size layouts. The user can also upload their design/Photo to these blank templates and design accordingly.
  • Greetings Island also has a website which helps users to create housewarming invitation from the PC
  • No Signup, Login, and Subscription are required when you design an invitation through the Greeting Island mobile application.

Greetings Island Cons

RSVP tracking facility is not available on the Mobile App. This feature is only available on a Greeting Island desktop website which required a monthly subscription of $2.95 per month.

How to Create Housewarming WhatsApp Invitation with “Greetings Island”

Housewarming Online Invitation created by Greetings Island Mobile App

In this section, you will see the step by step instructions to create a house warming invitation for WhatsApp with Greetings Island Mobile Application.

Total Time: 3 minutes

Step 1: Download and Install the Greetings Island App

Step 1 Download and Install the Greetings Island App

Greetings Island housewarming invitation maker is available on both Android Playstore and Apple Appstore. Choose according to your device.

Step 2: Open Greetings Island Application and Select Housewarming Category

Virtual Housewarming Invitation: 3 Free Ways to Create

You also have an option to create a housewarming invitation by uploading your design into the blank templates provided by the greetings island app. For this simply tap on the “upload your own” button. But I am going with “Housewarming Category”

Step 3: Choose a Housewarming Invitation Template

Step 3 Choose a Housewarming Invitation Template

Now you can see hundreds of ready to send housewarming invitations templates. Select any invitation you wish to send over WhatsApp.

Step 4: Edit the Invitation Template

Step 4 Edit the Invitation Template

After opening up the invitation template, you can see some of the text fields are highlighted by a dotted border. Dotted border highlighted text fields are editable.

Step 5: Change Housewarming Event date, Invitation Message, and Address

Step 5 Change Housewarming Event date, Invitation Message, and Address

To edit any text field showing in the housewarming invitation for example housewarming party date, simply tap on it. Then you can see 5 design options will appear on the bottom:

1. Edit: Tap on the edit button to change the text
2. Font: Tap on the Font button to change the font of text from available font selections.
3. Size: Tap on the size button to increase or decrease the font by moving the slider.
4. Color: Tap on the color button to change text color.
5. Align: Tap on the Align button to set alignment

Step 6: Add Custom Text

Step 6 Add Custom Text

With this house warming invitation card making app, you can add your own text field in the template design by tapping on the “Add text button”

Step 7: Add Sticker/Logo/Custom Image

Step 7 Add Sticker OR Logo OR Custom Image

Besides the add text field, there is an option available called “Add sticker”. By tapping on this you can add a sticker or your new house logo or your family image to the housewarming invitation template design.

Step 8: Save Your Virtual Housewarming Party Invitation Design

Step 8 Save Your Online Housewarming Party Invitation Design

After completing the design part, click on the Next button. Then you have an option to save the invitation in your smartphone gallery or share on WhatsApp or print directly from your mobile.

Note: Before choosing a print option, you must connect the printer with your phone. Selecting the print option allows you to save this housewarming invitation in a PDF format.

Greetings Island Android Playstore: Download here

Greetings Island Apple Store: Download here

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Method 2: Using “SmileBox” – Housewarming Invitation Video Maker App

Method 2 Using SmileBox - Housewarming Invitation Video Maker App

The SmileBox invitations are cute as much as their company name. Since 2008, SmileBox is continuously delivering video invitations to your guest’s. With this online housewarming video invitation app you can design a beautiful short animated invitation video and send it to your guest’s digitally.

SmileBox Invitations Pros

  • Housewarming Invitation with RSVP tracking facility is available.
  • Custom music can be added to the video invitation.
  • Smilebox has an email reminder feature which alerts your guest’s few days before the Housewarming event.
  • Easy to use video editing interface with lots of editing features such as filters, color schemes, rotation, etc.
  • The video invitation can be download, share on Facebook or Twitter, and print directly in the form of an image invitation.
  • Party host can also add a new home logo to the housewarming video invitation.
  • Apart from social media, you can also send the invitation to the guest’s email addresses in bulk.

SmileBox Invitations Cons

1. Smilebox video invitation maker is a paid service. You can only design the invitation at free of cost. But you have to subscribe to the Smilebox service (starting from $5) for share, download, print, and RSVP tracking.

2. No mobile application is available.

Note:

Smilebox Housewarming video invitations only cost you $5 to generate an unlimited number of invitations for your guests. 

But if you wanted to download or share the Smilebox video invitations for free, simply first create an animated housewarming invitation from the given steps below. 

And when you reach step 8, simply use any screen recorder software on the PC and record the screen while playing the invitation. Then share that invitation recording with your guests through WhatsApp, Fb, etc.

How to Create Housewarming Invitation Video Online with “SmileBox”

How to Create Housewarming Invitation Video Online with SmileBox

Step 1: Open Smilebox.com and Signup or Login

Step 1 Open Smilebox.com and Signup or Login

Step 2: Search Housewarming and apply the Invitation filter

Step 2 Search Housewarming and apply the Invitation filter

Now, these are the available housewarming video invitation templates. Select any template you wish to send by tapping on the edit button.

Step 3: Tap on the Customize Button

Step 3 Tap on the Customize Button

After selecting the invitation, click on the customize to edit the housewarming invitation template.

Step 4: Edit the Housewarming Invitation

Step 4 Edit the Housewarming Invitation

Now you can see the editing options on the right such as music, photo, filters, invitation title, color schemes, etc. And on the left, you can see all the images you have uploaded on this housewarming invitation maker.

To edit any element on the invitation design, simply tap on the element and make a change. For example, I am placing my family photo on this housewarming invitation design.

You can always see how your design looks like by tap on the preview button.

House warming online invitation preview - SmileBox Video Invitation

In a free SmileBox housewarming, you find a watermark and SmileBox video at the end of it. To remove this simply subscribe to their premium services (starts from just $5)

Step 5: Save and Share the Animated Housewarming Invitation

Step 5 Save and Share the Animated Housewarming Invitation

When the Invitation editing is done, first press the save button. Then at last click on the share or print button.

Step 6: Fill the Housewarming Event and RSVP details

Step 6 Fill the Housewarming Event and RSVP details

After hitting the share button, this screen should appear on your PC or mobile. You need to provide a few details here such as:

  • Event title: Example “Yash Housewarming”
  • Who’s Hosting: Hostname
  • Email address & mobile number
  • Address: New home complete address. Make sure to enable MAP for guest’s ease.
  • Date & Time: Party ending time is optional.
  • Time zone
  • Email Reminder: Enable this feature and set the number of days before the event for reminding guests about the housewarming event.
  • Message: Enter Housewarming invitation message, and don’t forget to mention about RSVP like this: “Please RSVP by Nov 23”

Then click on the continue button.

Related: Housewarming Message Sample (Wordings for Invitation)

Step 7: Add Recipients/Guest’s list

Step 7 Add Recipients or Guest's list

Enter a guest name and email address beside it. Then click on a plus button to add an email to the invites list. And then click on the continue button.

You can also add multiple emails in a single click by importing the spreadsheet.

Note: You can skip this step if you do not want to send the invitations to your guest’s email addresses. 

Step 8: Send or Download or Print the Housewarming Video Invitation

Step 8 Send or Download or Print the Housewarming Video Invitation

Congrats! Your online housewarming invitation has been generated. From here you can download, share, and order the invitation card for print.

You have to subscribe to their $5 plan in order to share, download, and track RSVPs for the housewarming invitations.

Remember it only costs dollar 5 and you are free to send this awesome housewarming invitation to an unlimited number of guests.

Related: Create Housewarming Video Invitations now with SmileBox.com

How to track RSVP in SmileBox video invitation making app?

Virtual Housewarming Invitation: 3 Free Ways to Create

To track who responded to your video housewarming invitation, simply open up the “My creations” dashboard by tapping on the invitation icon from the top right corner. After that, you will find the total number of unresponded invitations under the “no reply” option.

Method 3: Using “Etsy Virtual Housewarming Invitations”

Do you know that Etsy has Virtual invitations in their gift products? 

I also didn’t know until last week, But when I search virtual housewarming invitation on Etsy, I find some amazing handmade invitation design which is primarily designed for housewarming event.

Etsy Virtual Housewarming Invitations Pros

  • No hassle for manual invitation creation
  • Buy only 1 premium invitation (PDF, PNG) and send it directly to all guests through WhatsApp.
  • Cheap prices
  • You can ask for a custom design or any particular change in the invitation to the sellers. Most sellers accept buyer’s custom requirements.

Etsy Online Housewarming Invitations Cons

The only problem with Etsy’s digital invitations that they don’t have an RSVP tracking facility.

How to make Housewarming Invitation Card Online with “ETSY”

  1. Search housewarming invitation on Etsy.com and choose any design according to your wish.
  2. Buy the invitation on Etsy.com
  3. After purchasing you must receive an email from Templett.com or any other online photo editor (the one which your seller recommends). In that email, you get an editable invitation template link. Open it.
  4. Insert your name, housewarming event details into that editable housewarming invitation template.
  5. Save and download the invitation. Either share it with your guests on any social media platform. Or simply print the invitation if you want to courier the invitation in a print format.

Etsy Virtual Housewarming Party Invitation – Ideas

Etsy Virtual housewarming party invitation
Etsy Virtual Housewarming invitation

FAQ – Housewarming Online Invitation

How to Make Housewarming Invitation Video?

How to Make Housewarming Invitation Video

Housewarming invitation video can be created by the following 4 steps: First, Find the mobile application or website that provides editable video invitation templates. The second step is to select a template. The third step is to edit the template by inserting information that includes invitation message, party date, new home address, RSVP information, and family photo. The fourth step is to save and export the housewarming invitation video and share it through social media or directly by email.

Conclusion

My Favorite method to create online invitations is SmileBox. Because it is awesome, modern, and can easily track all RSVP for my party.

So, this is how you create virtual housewarming party invitations. Comment below if you have any query and don’t forget to check our more guides on housewarming planning on our website and Pinterest.

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