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getting carded: christmas cards from minted

Are you guys Christmas/Holiday card people? My Dad is super diligent about it – always getting them printed in early December, sits down one Sunday and writes them ALL out. Like probably 100 cards? And not the exact same message in each, either. Then he hand writes all of the addresses, and mails them off before most people even have their decorations up. I have (not surprisingly) developed a deep love for holiday cards – getting them in the mail, reading the little messages, and then proudly displaying them all over the house during the month of December. So cheery.

Have you guys heard of Minted? They have a huge selection of holiday cards, all designed by different indie artists. They are gorge.

For our holiday cards this year, I was obviously going to be featuring our 2013 addition! With the photo cards at Minted, what is so nice is that you upload the photo you want to use, and then it shows you all of the card options with your photo in it. Of course some aren’t going to work (the text isn’t in the right spot, the orientation of the card is wrong, etc), but you can get a quick visual of your favourite options.


Here were some of our contenders (before editing – hence the dotted lines, etc)…

option 2 option 3 option 4 option 6 option 7

And the one we went with in the end? This beauty!

christmas card 2013 final

And when I got the cards in the mail, they were seriously lovely. The quality is amazing. Thick cardstock paper, beautiful envelopes (all pre-printed with the addresses, by the way!), and packaged sweetly. Couldn’t have asked for more.

If you’re looking to get some cards done for yourself, I would definitely recommend Minted. Until Thursday, they are offering a 15% off orders of $150+ and 10% off orders over $100 (check here for coupon codes).

Are you guys holiday card people? Do you send any around? Do you include a family letter, or hand write in each one? Or just forget the whole thing? 

**Disclosure: 25 free cards were received for free from Minted, but opinions are all me. I have been crushing on Minted for a good long time!

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  • Catherine

    I love love love Christmas Cards!! Like your dad, I usually get everything done quite early!! I usually design and print our own cards at home.. and I add a photo or 2 in the enveloppe.. and usually will take 1 or 2 evenings to write them up.. (while watching Christmas movies!) But I print out labels for the addresses!! We send out on average 80 cards/year.

    This year will be a little different! I didn’t make the cards… I purchased 2 kits from Costco (breaks my heart but I have to tell myself its the intention that counts!). The envelopes are already labelled, just waiting for our photos to come in so we can choose and print the one we will send.

    I really really like your card ! Maya is so sweet on that picture! I love the products from Minted… I just wish there were more options like that out there for French cards…

    • gemma

      I love that you write them up while watching Christmas movies – sounds like a great little tradition!! I’m sure the store bought cards are lovely, and the fact that you are including photos make them so personal!


  • Oh my gosh, so precious!

    • gemma

      Thanks Shauna! We’re pretty smitten :)