Travel Map Mitzvah Invitations


Hello Monday! Today we're excited to share a Travel/Map themed Bar Mitzvah invitation we recently designed and printed. Follow along the journey and learn about the inspiration behind the latest custom invitation.

The concept became a reality with some inspiration taken from a beautiful old map that included lots of textures and detail.

The Pearl White Lettra stock keeps the color scheme in line with a customized map printed in Gold and Turquoise letterpress on Opal Stardream.

This invitation set included a custom pocket folder, a mounted invite, two inserts (directions and reply card), and coordinating envelopes (outer + reply) with a custom compass liner.

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Bar Mitzvah Invite - Outside Folder



Size – #10 (3.875″ x 9.25″)
StocksPearl White Lettra + Opal Stardream
Letterpress – Turquoise and Gold (PMS 871)
Finishing – Custom Pocket Folder (#10), Lined Envelopes with Return & Guest Addressing, Mounting
DesignDolce Press

Old Map

 The Inspiration …


The inspiration for this Bar Mitzvah Invite revolved around a very textured map to pair with the overall idea of a travel ticket. It was important to us to keep the fingerprint-like pattern along the coastline a part of this design along with the different roadways and smaller text.


We also incorporated similar fonts from the map along with the pattern of the border seen around the entire map. The amount of detail captured in these old maps is astounding!


The suite evolved to include a custom pocket folder to include the additional pieces and give the suite the feel of an itinerary packet.

Travel Map Bar Mitzvah Invite - Opened
Travel Map Bar Mitzvah Invite Pieces
Travel Map Bar Mitzvah Invite Liner

Custom Folder with Pocket


Size – Folded #10 (9.25″ x 7.75″ Open)
Stock – Stardream Opal (105lb – 284gsm cover)
Finishing – Scored + Converted with pocket 


The pocket was scored and folded to fit the directions card, reply card, and reply envelope. Look at the closeup photo (below) to see the letterpress print on the shimmery Stardream paper. That fingerprint-textured line work is gorgeous!

Travel Map Bar Mitzvah Invites Custom Folder



Josh loves the color Turquoise, so we wanted to make sure we had the right shade to pair with the gold. It needed to have a good contrast and match well with the other flat printed pieces in the invitation set. We also included a customized compass in the turquoise ink to give the map an authentic feel.

Travel Map Bar Mitzvah Invite Outside Folder

Invitation Inserts


Size – Tiered from 5.625″ x 3.625″ (directions card) to 3.5″ x 5″ (reply card)
Stock – Pearl White Lettra (110b – 300gsm)
Printing – Flat Printing

Travel Map Bar Mitzvah Invite Inserts



Did you enjoy the “journey” behind the design of this custom Travel-themed Bar Mitzvah Invite?


Don’t want your trip to end? Comment below – tell us about your Mitzvah party theme, show us your favorite maps / inspiration, or share on social media (follow @dolcepress on instagram for our latest work).


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