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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Create Beautiful Holiday Cards & Gifts With Minted

Disclosure: This post is written in partnership with Minted and may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.


I wouldn't consider myself old fashioned in very many instances but when it comes to using that good old fashioned mail box, not the one that says "You've Got Mail", it is my thing!  I am that person, I will send you a birthday invitation in the mail, a thank you note or even a "just thinking of you card" because I truly believe in the art of paper correspondence.  

That being said, I love holiday card season!  I love sending and receiving cards.  I totally get giddy when I head to the mailbox every evening!!  Please tell me that I am not the only one that feels that way!  Ha!!  Okay and now back to holiday cards, because I love them so much, the idea of choosing the perfect card takes time.  Over the last 4 years we have used Minted and honestly, I would never go any other route.  

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So, why do I choose Minted?  Minted brings so many creative artists into one spot and the gifts and cards that are created are different than any other designs you might see for card companies.  Every time I browse through the card options I am blow away at the colors, the designs and creative picture placements.  

What is Minted?


Minted is a design marketplace. We source creative content from a global community of independent artists, then sell the best content in the form of art, home d├ęcor, and stationery, directly to consumers.

Minted's community of independent artists and designers are located in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. They are illustrators and textile designers, painters and packaging designers, marketers and stay-at-home moms. Some have design degrees, and others are participating in Minted competitions to learn design for the first time. They share a deep love for creative expression, personal development, risk-taking, and most importantly, paying it forward by helping each other.

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Remember when I shared our Beach Style Family Pictures, I mentioned that we would be using these pictures for our holiday cards.  Now, when I started looking at our favorite pictures from that photo session I started wondering how I would find the perfect card to tie into the colors of our photos but still keep that holiday scheme.  These pictures are way different than what we usually do...usually there is snow or at least some colder looking background weather elements.  This year, I needed something bright and not green and red.  

I shouldn't have worried because the moment I started browsing the photo holiday card options on Minted I was flooded with ideas.  For those of you who get our cards...sorry to spoil the surprise but don't you think they are gorgeous?  Festive but totally totally goes with our beach style.  Hopefully our family and friends that live in the colder areas of the country will appreciate the addition of color and sunshine!  You are welcome!  

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Minted is a beautiful website and I could spend hours looking at the art, cards, clothing and gifts available from all types of artists.  This year, I was specifically looking for a few additional items besides our normal holiday cards.  My kids love notebooks.  They are always asking for more paper or notebooks.  I love it.  Usually it is to color pictures for grandma but sometimes they both just want to write.  Even Teagan, she is 5 and loves to ask us how to spell things so she can create a story or a letter to one of her friends.  So fun.  

I knew that Minted had some journals that were the perfect size for kids and they could be personalized.  Now, I have a "weird" name - okay, it is just spelled differently.  So growing up I never had anything with my name on it, thankfully now everything can be personalized. Maybe because I never had things with my name on them, I feel like it is fun to give my kids personalized items.  Okay, so I found the cutest notebooks and they fit perfectly in the kids' stockings!!  I know these are going to be a hit on Christmas morning and I cannot wait to see how Jude and Teagan fill those pages!  

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Next on my shopping list was a photo calendar for the grandparents.  Over the years I have created monthly calendars for the grandparents and gave them as gifts.  They love it.  It is a fun way to keep pictures rotating in the house and have a calendar on the wall as well.  Minted photo calendars are so easy to create - it literally took me 10 minutes to upload the pictures and add them to the calendar templates.  Hey...easy gift idea folks!!!  Not only are they super easy to make but they are very high quality.  The paper is thick and the photos are beautifully printed.  This is a great gift idea and with Minted's fast processing and shipping this is a gift idea that can be to your house before the big day!  

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Minted's website is so easy to use that I literally picked my card design, created my card and ordered my card in about 15 minutes. Minted is known for his beautiful options that are always a little bit different the the competitors. I feel like the card options are way more updated and creative than other card companies.  I feel the same way about the other gift items.  All of the personalized options and even with that, I had my order sent off in just a few minutes.  


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7 comments:

  1. I'm still a lover of snail mail as well! I also love handmaking cards when I have the time, but ordering Christmas cards to send, definitely alleviates any of that last minute stress that may come from waiting too long!

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  2. I have ordered from Minted several times for Christmas, birthday invitations and more. I love being able to personalize the card with pictures and quotes and make it my very own. This year one of my favorite styles is the "hand lettered happiest holidays" holiday cards. That wooden like border is so classic and makes the pics pop.

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  3. I'm like a little kid when it comes to getting mail. I still get a kick out of seeing something with my name on it. so Mint is right up my alley.

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  4. With my husband in ministry, we send a great deal of Christmas cards. I like taping them over the entry way into the living room. I enjoy sending and receiving the cards!

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  5. These cards are beautiful! I still haven't ordered ours so I will definitely take a looked at this brand. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I am definitely going to have to check out Minted when it comes to card design. I know I should be doing family cards more often. It was just my ex's deal when we were together, and I have had a hard time doing that. I did make a power point presentation one year which my daughter loved, but that was a lot of work, and I am not sure whether I have the equipment to do that now. We shall see.

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  7. My friend recently ordered her holiday cards through Minted and had an amazing experience. I'd already ordered mine from somewhere else but would definitely be using Minted next time. Your family holiday cards are super adorable!

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