christmas cards with minted

christmas cards with minted

i realize this may be a bigger deal for you than for me, but… my christmas cards are in the mail!  about 5 years ago or so, we had family pictures taken, i ordered cards, then i couldn’t finish!  the thought of addressing about 100 cards by hand and then also the cost of stamps made me decide sending out cards wasn’t such a great idea after all.  i handed out as many as i could, but ended up throwing the rest away!

christmas cards with minted

but not this year!  i am running a little late, but my cards are done and in the mail!  i ordered my cards through minted and could not have been happier with the process.  the hardest part was deciding which design to choose!  in the end, i ended up going really simple, with a gilded edge, which complimented our picture really well.  (thanks cameron, for the great pictures!

christmas cards with minted

christmas cards with minted

the standard paper is so nice and thick!  i also had a collage of pictures done on the back, but forgot to take a picture of that.

christmas cards with minted

we also went fancy and did the gold envelope liners, which were way easier to put in than i expected.

christmas cards with minted

we had a really simple message written along the bottom, and kept the overall design clean.

christmas cards with minted

christmas cards with minted

(please ignore the bad choice of nail polish – i have decided i am definitely NOT a red nail polish girl)

my favorite part was the FREE printed addresses!  i just typed in all the addresses and they came beautifully printed!  even better, next year they’ll still have all my addresses stored and the process will go that much quicker!

you guys, its not too late to order your christmas cards.  i mean, maybe call them new years cards if you want.  or my sister-in-law sends out groundhog’s day cards every year – do that!  i love getting cards during this season, even if they come after christmas!

have you entered my giveaway yet?  you still have a couple days so get on it!  minted is giving away (2) $125 gift cards to their site.  how awesome is that!? all you have to do is CLICK HERE and fill out a quick form – good luck!

Christmas cards with Minted

each year, i love pouring through our christmas cards from friends and family far and near. we keep them out all season as decor on a cork board in the center of our great room. when christmas is over, i gather all the photos together and hole punch them and put them on a loose-leaf ring to keep them together. it’s so fun to see how families grow and change over the year.

i rarely get around to sending our own cards. eek!! i know. i’m one of those “thanks for the card but i’m too busy to send mine” people. and we only take family pictures every few years.  every year i tell myself, “this is the year i will send out cards!”, but it just seems that i can’t get around to sending them out.  for the last 10 years. #shame

this year will be different! i’ve been browsing minted and they have so many amazing designs that are modern and keepsake worthy! so for all of you who are running behind on your christmas cards, i’ve picked my favorites to share with you!


jingly holiday  + aglow foil-pressed + whimsical branches

simply happy holidays + bright future + merry christmas ’59 + crafty floral

winter botanicals + modern palette + most elegant wreath + joyfully simple

glaze foil-pressed (joy) + festive christmas + very joyful foil-pressed 

click the link to your favorite, insert a great photo, and done! plus you can get FREE recipient addressing, so they arrive in the mail to you just needing a stamp. i can do stamps. actually … the kids can do the stamps. ;)

and while i’m at it, this personalized gift wrap is calling my name. i can’t decide on my favorite! the wreath with the photo is adorable but i also love the non traditional black floral print too! too many choices!!!


still slacking on your cards? the fine folks at minted want to help!!!

TWO (2) winners will receive $125 towards their purchase on minted! that’s a lot of cards and giftwrap or whatever else your heart desires! woo hoo! entry is easy, just enter your name. that’s it. you have time for that!

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hurry- this giveaway ends on wednesday, december 16th!

good luck and merry christmas!!!