*Minted kindly provided the shopping stipend in order to facilitate this post. This post also contains affiliate links. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Once you find the best place to buy your Christmas cards (or any holiday/event, for that matter) it’s really hard to find anything better. Especially when you can almost always find a coupon code (see below) and the shopping options are tailored to your liking.
In last year’s holiday card post I talked about finally biting the bullet and ordering my cards from Minted. After years of drooling over everyone else’s cards it was time to be an adult and graduate up to some good ones of my own. After all, these are part of our Christmas memories!
For this years holiday card I knew in advance that I wanted a full picture card with minimal writing. My sister-in-law got married and we were able to get some really beautiful photos of the kids in several scenic locations. At the end of the day, due to the print on my daughter’s dress, a minimal background looked best with such a large photo.
Because the card was basically just a full photo I wanted to amp up the font. My always extra AF heart is LOVING that this year they have a holographic looking glitter font. It’s literally like they were in my head this year for cards.
This design is called Timeless Foil-Pressed Holiday and the color is Navy with Glittery Silver Foil.
On the back we chose a smaller family photo because it was taken with a cell phone, so the quality was lower. It was a great way to give a more personalized look to our card.
If you remember last year we ordered Minted Foil-Press Holiday Ornament Cards which I used as gift tags on presents. These went over so well. It’s not something that is generally done gift tag wise but everyone loved it because it was a personal touch as well as an extra memento that someone can enjoy over and over again on their tree.
This year I went a step further and ordered a sheet of personalized Holiday Stamps to amp up a few cards to family. Maybe I also kept one for my memory book… because it’s pretty cool to see your kids on an actual stamp!
Minted’s holiday cards are designed from independent artists around the globe. This is such an amazing way to find new artists and inspiration in your own design! It’s super easy to find the perfect holiday card for your style using luxe paper and printing across a variety of formats.
One of the very BEST things about Minted (especially for us that could use a few extra hours in every day) is that they offer several time-saving options.
- Text your photo to 415-301-CARD (2273), and a Minted stylist will text you back five holiday card designs, selected especially for and styled with your photo. No more sitting for hours on end trying out your photo and hoping it looks perfect. Done and done.
- Easily upload contacts into your Minted address book for FREE custom envelopes, styled to match your card design – mine is shown below.
Both of those things are SUCH time savers, especially texting your photo and just having it done for you. Every year I pore over the beautiful designs and want them all. This streamlines the entire process for me.
CURRENT COUPON CODES for MINTED: (if these are expired just go to the site and they’ll always have them listed at the top of the page – you can’t miss ’em!)
- 15% off Holiday Cards // use code: MERRY // exp. 11/20
- 20% off Wedding orders + free shipping (new customers only) // use code: WEDNEW2018 // exp. 11/20
- 25% Off Save the Dates // code: ENGAGED18 // exp. 11/20
I’ll try to update these codes often! But, like I said, if you find they’re expired simply head to minted.com and the best ones will be right at the top!