I received the products in this article from Minted in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
Since the day I learned about Minted, I was drawn to their unparalleled style and the beauty of the products they make. I loved them so much that my first order from Minted was the Save the Date’s for our wedding circa 2013. I still to this day remember how beautiful they were when I reminisce about our wedding. Take a look for yourself…
Fast forward to 2019, where we have a family, and Christmas family pictures are a yearly tradition. We do this because another tradition I love is receiving and sending Christmas cards. In today’s time of rapid communication and live updates on social media, there is something special and different about receiving a card in the mail. I tend to enjoy making a statement with my Holiday cards, both because people tend to hang them, and because I consider it to be a small piece of art. I have turned to the artists at Minted for several years now because I have found that their Holiday cards are truly beautiful and have a style that is unparalleled. I also admire that they are made up of a marketplace of independent makers. There are so many creative individuals out there, but sometimes it is hard to find them. Minted is able to connect artists to consumers like you and I, and you can see and learn the different and unique styles each artist brings.
Here is a sneak peak of our Minted Holiday cards this year; you can find more designs here:
In addition to being able to personalize the front and back of your card in a number of different ways, Minted is also a one-stop shop for all the Christmas card accessories you need. The service on Minted makes it convenient and easy to get corresponding envelopes, return address labels, and even stamps. I also could have had Minted address the cards for me, but sometimes I actually like doing that myself! I was able to get a whole set of cards and matching accessories to go with the neutral, muted colors present in our pictures. I’m very happy with how the color palette I chose turned out. All Holiday cards are currently 25% off with code “TINSEL”, Linked our Holiday card design here.
The level of personalization available in the cards is wonderful. For example, our card could have been for Christmas, New Year’s, or had a non-religious holiday text. Last year, I was really late with ordering my holiday cards and I was easily able to order New Year’s cards instead. Right now, you can still order your cards to have them delivered before Christmas. Minted has a number of different shipping options that you can choose to meet your needs, and you can find them here.
Last year’s cards and envelopes:
Besides their beautiful cards and stationary, Minted has a number of different photo gifts for all different kinds of artistic tastes. I have gotten in the tradition of making my parents a photo calendar, and Minted has been my go-to for several years now for this project. My parents live in California, so they love beautiful photos of Oliver to have year-round to remind them of their favorite (ok, fine: their “only”) grandchild. This calendar not only prints out all of my images beautifully, but the calendar itself is made of a nice cardstock, and will look beautiful hanging in their kitchen! Here is the calendar I personalized.
Minted has a number of different framed prints with various designs to order. When I started looking through all of the different options, I had a hard time choosing just one design that I liked! I decided to gift some family members with framed photos of our family. It’s so much easier to have one place to print high-quality prints, and then frame them for you! I went with this cute picture of Ollie for my in-laws, and am very impressed with the quality of the frame and product I received. It came perfectly ready to be hung. The exact print and frame I purchased can be found here.
And remember how I said that Minted is a collective of different independent makers and creators? Each piece you receive comes with a card that tells you a little bit more about the designer that you purchased from. That way you can search for other items by this designer and it also adds a nice personal touch to each piece. I love knowing that there is an artist behind each piece.
Here is an excerpt I received about Laura Hamm, who designed this print I ordered:
I am excited to see that the selection of products at Minted has grown to now include a number of different art pieces. I’ve been eagerly searching the site and bookmarking what I’d love to purchase one day.
Here are a few of my favorites:
There are so many unique pieces to choose from on Minted. If you visit their website, you may have a hard time leaving (I may have spent upwards of two hours trying to decide what to get!). Now sound off below: do you still send Christmas/Holiday cards? Have you sent Christmas/Holiday cards yet?