Minted + A Giveaway

Holiday greetings from the Younger-Monsons!


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!


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


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:


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!



I customized the card with some festive scalloped edges


And gold glitter liners for the envelopes


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


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.


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!


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 thoughts on “Minted + A Giveaway”

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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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