gifting with Minted

its been a long time, and i mean a REAL long time, since we sent out christmas cards, and for some magical reason, i decided THIS was the year.  hooray!  we recently had family pictures taken by our sweet friend cameron ingalls (if you’re local, you’ll love him!), and i knew i wanted to use minted to print our cards – their designs are all so dreamy!  my biggest problem was choosing a design to go with – there are hundreds and are all just. so. good.  my second biggest problem was the rabbit trail that i went on while searching the minted site.  but after wandering that trail for hours, not joking, i have a bunch of last minute gift suggestions that just about anyone in your life would love.  you’re welcome ;)

minted gifts

here’s the thing about minted: everything they sell is classic, but also modern.  and beautiful.  and just happy!

lightly gilded custom photo art //my bucket list notebook // subtle banner personalized stationary // gilt agate foil-stamped stationary // lost in the wilderness stationary // below zero (buffalo) // presence (horse) //  stockholm cafe napkin set // xo notebook

while the artwork is a bit more of a splurge item (but gosh, so pretty!), the stationary and notebooks are reasonable and different than anything you grab off the shelf in a store.  and you know your mom and grandma would love a framed picture of you!
minted gifts

the winter art is giving me all the feels right now – so moody and lovely and you just have to sit by the fire and drink something toasty while you stare at it!

lost in the fog // sanibel island stripes personalized stationary // out of line custom name label // golden memories foil-stamped photo art // pink wash personalized stationary

we use clothing labels for our kids every year for camp, but also during the school year for water bottles and lunch boxes.  i would choose these simple striped ones, but i know my kids would choose something a little more colorful, and they have so many options!  the ones i order every year are so boring and way too juvenile for my kids, so i will definitely be changing it up this year!

minted gifts

if you’re looking for gifts with a little more color, these are sure to please!  i do love myself some blues and greens!

passage 1 wall art // venice bungalow napkin set // venice brush custom name labels // half pipe custom name labels // teal velvet ribbon // watercolor dots personalized stationary   // tidal thought wall art

cheney family pictures

and here’s a little peek at my final choice for our christmas cards.  yes, its super simple, but goodness i love it!  the gold foil is just so pretty and shimmery.  once i get those cards in my hands, i’ll show you some more details…

but for now, how about a giveaway?  yes? yay!  minted is offering my readers a chance to win (2) $125 gift cards!  the giveaway will run from december 17th until december 24th.

all you have to do is CLICK HERE and fill out a quick form – good luck!

what i wore

welcome to “what i wore” at the pleated poppy!  share with me your fashion posts and we can inspire each other!  i started this originally as motivation to get out of my daily uniform of jammies or sweats, but now i am encouraged and held accountable to put a few extra minutes aside for myself and try new things.  i’d love for you to join me!

what i wore at the pleated poppy

friday – homeschool

shirt – target //  cardigan – forever 21 //  field coat – stitch fix //  jeans – zara //  boots – zappos

what i wore at the pleated poppy

sunday – church

dress – target //  tights – target // wedge boots – kork ease //  necklace – lisa leonard designs

what i wore at the pleated poppy

monday – kids at school, work at thrift store

shirt – shein //  cardigan – forever 21 //  ponte pants – stitch fix //  converse – nordstrom //  earrings – nickel & suede

what i wore at the pleated poppy

tuesday – homeschool & errands

shirt – target //  free people leather moto jacket – thrifted (!!!) //  jeans – zara //  ankle boots – charlotte russe {similar} //  earrings – banana republic (40% off right now)

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do you wanna join me for “what i wore“?  yay!  just follow the rules:

1. link to your specific blog post, not your blog’s main page. ex: http://thepleatedpoppy.com/2011/09/what-i-wore-wednesday-fall-inspiration/ not http://thepleatedpoppy.com/blog/.

2. please only link outfit related posts. your craft project may be adorable, or that may be a great giveaway, but this linky is for outfit related posts only – thank you!

3. please please please link back here to me so all this wiww stuff makes sense to your readers. and its just nice to do ;) grab a button from my sidebar (see the code box?).

4. check out as many links as possible! i am constantly inspired by so many outfits each week! and you will definitely find some new blogs that you’ve never stumbled upon before – so fun!

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