Minted + A Giveaway

December 4, 2013

Holiday greetings from the Younger-Monsons!

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My first Christmas out of college I wanted to feel grown up, so I decided it would be my first year to send out holiday cards. I went to a craft store and bought paper, ribbon and doodads and assembled 30 cards by hand. {So that’s how I passed time before I had a blog, bakery and baby….!}

In the years since I think I sent out one holiday card, but I’ve missed more years than I can count.

This year we have a bundle of joy to make holiday cards merry & bright. We had our photo session with Cramer Photo, and when the photos arrived I had just started to research sites when Minted contacted me about doing a post. Since I had just been at Minted that very morning ooing and ahhing over the selections, I happily accepted!

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Just days after I designed our cards they arrived at our doorstep dressed to the nines.

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One piece that makes Minted different from other online paper companies is that they crowd-source design and art and find artists and designers from all over the world to submit their work for consumer printing:

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Shopping for a holiday card design is a bit like choosing a wedding dress. There are so many beautiful ones that could be “it” but when you see your card you just know. Thus, when I saw this honeycomb + gold card I knew it was ours! {I also really love this one and this one and this one.} I can’t say enough good things about how nice the cards are. Five gold stars!

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I customized the card with some festive scalloped edges

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And gold glitter liners for the envelopes

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Sticking them in was as easy as a piece of Christmas pie:

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And as a final detail, I chose these stick on return address labels that wrap around to the back of the cards with a cheerful message

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In addition to holiday cards, Minted also has New Years cards, wedding invitations, birth announcements, party supplies and anything printed you can dream up. Here is a sample of some of the year-round gifts you will find for teachers, grandparents, pet lovers and more.

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With holiday giving spirit, Minted offered to sponsor a giveaway so one of you can enjoy something specially designed as well. Giveaway will run until Saturday at midnight and the winner will be shown here on Monday.

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And now I have to find a good Christmas movie to watch while I piece together, stuff and address my cards!

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This post is sponsored by Minted. Minted bought my holiday cards for me this year. I have no incentive for you to shop at Minted!

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Erika December 4, 2013 at 11:42 am

Those cards are great! I’ve been going back and forth if I want to send out cards this year. I’m leaning towards yes so I need to get on the ball and figure out what I’m doing!

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2 Lisa December 4, 2013 at 12:26 pm

what a good looking family on such beautiful cards! i’m in the process of sorting through wedding invitation options. i’ll definitely be checking minted out!

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3 Ella P December 4, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Dear Kath,
these are absolutely superb! I love the note you added to the back.

Ella

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4 Leslie Fisher December 4, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Love the wraparound return address label!

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5 Kel December 4, 2013 at 5:03 pm

These are beautiful!

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6 Laura Gabel December 4, 2013 at 5:28 pm

I love everything about these cards! The design, the glittered inside of the envelopes and what a cool return address label! Love!!

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7 Amy Doll December 4, 2013 at 9:56 pm

I love these! I, too, have a new little bundle of joy to celebrate this year and now have more incentive than ever to send out Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing!

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8 Sammy @ Peace Love and Ice Cream December 4, 2013 at 10:02 pm

ADORABLE!!!!

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9 Lisa @bitesforbabies December 5, 2013 at 7:15 am

These are great…never heard of Minted. Can Canadians enter the contest?

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10 KERF December 5, 2013 at 7:43 am

Unfortunately it’s US only

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11 Lauren December 5, 2013 at 7:54 am

I have seen so many minted cards recently! I love their designs and attention to detail. I would love to purchase the wrap around address labels and card stationery to use throughout the year!

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12 Allie Ferguson - Adopting Charlie December 5, 2013 at 9:24 am

Pretty cards and perfect timing for this post – just started researching card shops for ours. Thanks, Kath!

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13 Candice December 5, 2013 at 5:04 pm

I love the selection from minted, but most of the good cards are over $2 a piece. Is this something you would get again if you had to pay full price?

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14 KERF December 5, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Yes but I probably wouldnt get all of the embellishments

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15 Kay Lynn December 5, 2013 at 10:58 pm

I have looked at the Minted designs in the past! Love the honeycomb pattern and the return labels.

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16 Melanie December 6, 2013 at 3:35 pm

We ordered our wedding invitations from Minted – love their cards and invitations! Your photos are lovely!

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17 Kristine December 7, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Love these!!!

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18 Nicole December 7, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Your text says it ends on Sunday but the counter indicates it ends tonight.

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19 KERF December 7, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Sorry I fixed the text

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