Extraordinary Days Require Exceptional Invitations

Colors, Fonts & Graphics



  • “Imagination is the beginning of creation” the Doctor poetically says. Let your imagination work and keep those colors delicious!
  • Try to fit the colors of the invitation paper, graphics, fonts and envelopes to the basic elements of your BM décor.



  • First, you have many fonts on your computer. Look for one that you like on your Word software.
  • Would you like to see fonts that are not offered on your computer? The Doctor looks for new fonts at Fonts.com, a wonderful source. Just take a look, write down the name of the font that you like and ask your vendor if he has it.
  • Use bold block letters to announce a contemporary BM, a flowing script for romance, an art deco font for a Jazzy theme, brush strokes for a casual feel and medieval calligraphy for your personal Renaissance touch.
  • Dr. Simcha’s favorite font – Lucida Calligraphy !
  • If you are interested in Hebrew fonts, fonts.com has a good variety. Another option is Hebrew Font Gallery Deluxe, with a good collection of 30 unique, high-quality Hebrew fonts. If you would like a Hebrew word processing tool that will serve you also after the BM, check DavkaWriter Platinum 6 Hebrew word processor, a fully featured Hebrew / English word processor software.



  • Invitation vendors usually have a selection of graphics for you to choose from. If you are looking for a graphic that fits better your taste, there are online resources that offer free images and clipart:
    • Just do a search for “free clipart” or “free Jewish clipart” on the search engines and you will find many sites that provide these services for free.
    • Try also searching on Google Images with a description of the graphic you are looking for.
    • Microsoft Clipart and Media collection is a good place to look for clipart. Check also their Jewish cliaprt gallery there. They have pretty stuff there, though you will probably not surprise anyone with a unique clipart if you get your clipart from there. This gallery is very popular!
  • The problem with these free graphics resources is that the variety and quality are not the best and that these cliparts are used everywhere and also on many invitations. You also have to worry about the legal rights to use the images. So, if you want some fresh stuff, there are affordable rich-content paid options:
    • A rich selection of quality cliparts, both Jewish and general, is offered by Clipart.com. You can get a quick subscription for a week and use orignial cliparts that were not used by others.
    • When it comes to pretty Jewish graphics, there are many CD collections with unique graphics that can work very well for invitations. For a good collection, check Jewish clipart software at Judaism.com. The Doc likes DavkaGraphics, the world’s best-selling Judaic clip art collection.