Sunday, November 23, 2014

Beautiful holiday cards from Minted

Can you believe the holiday season is upon us again already?

I know it's not quite Thanksgiving yet, but it's time to start planning your holiday cards. Yep. I'm one of those moms- the type that tries to send out a Christmas card to the entire extended family every year. Most years I succeed. Sometimes I procrastinate just a bit too long though and they end up with a generic store bought card, and if I'm really on top of my game they might get some school pictures of the kids inside. Every year I vow that next year I'll be all fancy and get those cute, custom made holiday cards with pictures of the whole family on it. Some day.

Guess what? Some day has arrived! With the new addition of baby Harper I wanted a fabulous Christmas card with a family picture on it for all to see. We are a family of 5 now, so we needed pictures to include our sweet baby girl in them. I set up an appointment with my amazing photographer friend and we had our family photos done at a beautiful park in our town- perfect for a gorgeous holiday card, don't you think?


It just so happens that while I was searching the internet to get my cards made that I was contacted by a company called Minted, which specializes in holiday cards, wedding invitations, art prints, and all kinds of home decor using your own pictures. Talk about perfect timing! Their holiday photo card selection is phenomenal. I'm going to show you a few designs I've narrowed our cards down to. Maybe you all can help me choose your favorite! 

There are just so many great options on Minted. You can send your friends and family a really unique holiday photo cards with style this year. The luxurious photo cards were created exclusively for Minted by their talented community of independent designers. Each of the modern holiday photo cards is fully customizable with your favorite family photo and personalized greeting. Choose one photo or pick one of our multi photo holiday cards to showcase all your family photos. All of the holiday photo cards are available on your choice of thick Signature paper, 100% recycled Premium paper, or Pearlescent paper.

One of my favorite features of the Minted website is cool this "find it fast" tool where you can preview all of the cards at once with your own picture already on it. That way, when you're browsing through the designs, you don't have to try to imagine what your card will look like or if your photo will go with the card theme. It makes the process much simpler. See?

Here are a few of my own personal favorites:

I really love the ones with multiple pictures on it. We have so many great pictures of the family now in just about every posing combination you can think of, so I would love to showcase as many of these great shots on our card as I can. Plus, it's just too hard choosing a favorite!


The cards with single photos are equally beautiful, offering a more simple, streamlined look. Of course, there's always the option of adding additional pictures to the inside or back of the card as well. These are a couple of my favorite single photo cards.



Also, exclusively at Minted, they offer free addressing on the world's most beautiful envelope! That means no more hand-writing all of those family and friends' addresses on your holiday cards this year. My handwriting isn't the best so I'm really excited about this feature. Aren't these pretty?


Whether you're looking for a Christmas card, a New Year's message, or an elegant family photo card, Minted has you covered. Make sure to check out all of their beautiful holiday card designs and take advantage of their amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals!

So help me out- which card do you like best?
Leave me some input in the comment section and help me narrow it down!

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I was compensated by Minted for this post. All opinions are, as always, my own :) 

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