I'm starting work on my DD's 1st birthday party (which seems impossible, really). In searching, I found some paper invitations that are freaking adorable and on theme. However, in thinking through it practically, I'm not sure that paper invites make sense.

Most of my family's parties are communicated about through group email, and my husband's family pretty exclusively uses word of mouth to communicate about get-togethers (only exception being his cousin's baby shower last year; she sent paper invites). My husband and I have historically sent out more things via USPS than everyone else; we have been the only ones to send out birth announcements, moving announcements, or even Christmas cards for either side.

Am I overthinking this? Are paper invites just an extra, unnecessary expense? Also adding a poll because I'm super interested in what the hive as a group has done.