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Wednesday, November 27, 2019


Are you gathering the family for your Christmas card photo this weekend?  We recently received our custom Christmas cards from Minted, and I'm thrilled with them!  I haven't sent cards out in several years but knew I didn't want to let one more pass without doing that.  I saved a few photos from our big family trip to Hawaii this Summer, and when I saw this black and white plaid design with gold foil accents I immediately knew it was the right one for us!  (And if you're family or a friend who receives this in the mail, will you please act surprised?  Ha!)

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Minted could not make it easier to design your own holiday cards.  Don't miss the COOLEST feature when you're choosing your card... when you're on the holiday card browsing page, look for the green button close to the top left that says "USE MY PHOTO".  Upload one of your family photos and it will automatically put your photo into all of the cards that you're browsing!  You'll know immediately what each design will look like with your family photo in it, then you can customize further once you choose a design.  Genius!

One more tip that I used earlier this year for my son's graduation card and again on our Christmas cards... if you're wanting to add text and photos to the back of your card there are several choices given within most templates.  However, I couldn't find the exact template that I wanted so I made my own.  On the back of our cards I chose a template that had an option for two photos, then in my photo editing program I created a "text image", typing the text I wanted and saving it as a jpeg, then I uploaded that as a photo into the Minted template.  Hope that makes sense and is helpful!

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If your family photos are on your phone and you want a super quick ordering experience, try Minted’s free card styling service, Text Us Your Photo. Text your photo to 22737 (CARD), and a Minted stylist will text you back five holiday card designs, selected especially for and styled with your photo—for FREE. How cool is that?

Some exciting new features offered are envelope colors with chic white ink addressing, Gloss-Press- a luxurious and subtle printing technique that is exclusive to Minted, Oversized format to fit more family photos or text, and new foil colors including festive red!  I love that you can get as little or as much personalized help with your cards from minted.  I like to address my own cards, but they will do that for you automatically with their FREE address collection and concierge address book service! If you want your cards to really make a statement, they offer luxe details like letterpress, vellum overlays with bellybands, pre-lined envelopes, wax seals, and even coordinating or personalized custom postage stamps!

Right now there are awesome Black Friday discounts available, today through Friday 11/29!  Enjoy 20% off all orders $150+, 15% off all orders, plus free shipping. Shop holiday cards, gifts, fine art, wedding and home decor.  Use code at checkout: BF2019

Most designs are completely customizable- choose your greeting, colors, fonts, and more. Even if photo cards aren't your thing, they still have lots of beautiful non-photo personalized cards to choose from as well.

There are hundreds and hundreds of card designs available, and honestly it can be a little overwhelming to browse them all, so here are a few of my favorites to get you started!

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