Minted Christmas cards + a giveaway!

6 November 2014

Update: We have a winner! Congratulations to Molly L., commenter number 99!

I love Christmas cards! I love browsing potential designs, I love choosing one, I love writing notes, I love sending them, I love receiving them, and I love displaying them in our home. The whole process is one of my favorite holiday traditions! Like the last two years, we’ll be sending a Minted design, and like the last two years, there are too many good options! So once again, I’m enlisting y’all’s help. Which one is your favorite?

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1. Snowy Love and Joy | 2. Very Merry Lettering | 3. Be Merry Pine Branch | 4. Merry Typography | 5. Hap-Happiest Time

Best believe I’m using a photo from Natalie + Joe’s wedding, courtesy of Meredith Perdue! We don’t look this good too often :)

Minted’s editing software is seriously sophisticated – I love that you can adjust your photo and the design elements so easily. Their foil-pressed options are also amazing, but I think the real star this year is their new envelope addressing! The envelope designs coordinate with the card designs, and they offer recipient addressing for free!! I love doing my envelopes in calligraphy, but the designs are ridiculously cute…

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Now for the extra-fun part: I have a $250 Minted gift certificate to give away!! To enter, just comment below with either your favorite option from our Christmas card finalists, or the Minted design you’d most like to order for your family! (Or both!) I’ll randomly choose a winner next Friday!

P.S. Yes, our newsletter will be back! I’ve gotten many emails about this, so I wanted to say it here: I’m opening up three spots to design similar newsletters! $100 for a ready-to-print file, customized with your family’s stats and news. Email me at em (at) emformarvelous.com to reserve your spot or ask more questions!

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Minted has graciously gifted us our Christmas cards, but I chose to write this post, and the opinions are my own! I have loved everything about Minted — especially their crowd-sourced designs — for many years, and I love sharing what they’re up to with y’all.

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Andrea
November 6, 2014 7:09 am

I love number 4, “Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and your photo is beautiful! What an amazing giveaway! I love sending out our family cards each year. I have never used Minted but really want to this year since they offer the free envelope addressing. What a time saver!!

Anna Frahm
November 6, 2014 7:27 am

definitely #1 – and your picture exudes both love & joy! so perfect! I would probably choose #1 or #3 for myself

Kate
November 6, 2014 7:30 am

I also like #1 the best!

Brooke
November 6, 2014 7:44 am

I like #1, too! They’re all beautiful, though!

Katie C
November 6, 2014 7:44 am

I like the Be Merry the best! I must say this pic of you and john is pretty fantastic!

November 6, 2014 7:51 am

Is it weird if voting on the Thomas family Christmas card is a Christmas tradition I look forward to? :) Love #1!!

Carly
November 6, 2014 8:12 am

I love #1! But, I also love #4 because the message is sweet, and the background color coordinates so well with your dress. Thank you for sharing your Christmas card options with us every year, Em!

Ashley
November 6, 2014 8:15 am

#1 all the way! It fits with your photo beautifully!

megan
November 6, 2014 8:17 am

Love number 1!

anna
November 6, 2014 8:22 am

number #1 looks so great!

Laura
November 6, 2014 8:39 am

I think 1 is my favorite, but 4 is a good option too.

Hales
November 6, 2014 8:41 am

I absolutely adore #1. Such a wonderful picture and dress! Christmas card perfection :)

Kyra B
November 6, 2014 8:45 am

I love the love & joy. Beautiful photo too!

Meg
November 6, 2014 9:18 am

#1 and #3 are my favorites!

November 6, 2014 9:19 am

The first option is my very favorite, but you really can’t go wrong with any of these! Minted is the best. And I adore this beautiful picture of you two!!

Jessica
November 6, 2014 9:19 am

I love #1!! I like how the love and joy fills the negative space at the top! Also, your newsletter is awesome! Such a great idea to send out!!

Alexandra W.
November 6, 2014 9:25 am

I love #4 the Merry Typography.

November 6, 2014 9:33 am

Ummm, #1 is absolutely perfect! It almost looks like it’s snowing!! And I agree with Lisa, I love getting to vote on the annual Thomas family Christmas card. Yay! Also, swooning over all the lovely other options from Minted.

November 6, 2014 9:39 am

I like #2 the best!!

Meredith
November 6, 2014 9:41 am

#1 is my favorite as well! Followed by #4. All are great options though!

Sophie
November 6, 2014 9:43 am

#1 is my favorite!

Meg
November 6, 2014 9:49 am

I’m torn between number 1 and number 5. I noticed the addressing they are offering this year and just about jumped out of my chair…what a time saver that will be!

Amelia
November 6, 2014 9:54 am

#2 is my favorite!

November 6, 2014 9:59 am

they are all adorable but your faces say LOVE & JOY so that’s my pick. j :)

Melanie
November 6, 2014 10:05 am

I love #1!

I think we’ll be using “Sentiment Stack” in the seafoam color option–it works perfectly with the seafoam trim from a building in our engagement photos!

Thanks for introducing me to Minted! I’ve also designed our save-the-dates there, and I love them! :-)

Natalie
November 6, 2014 10:22 am

Emily,

I laughed out loud when I read this post–“best believe” is perfect phrasing! The picture is wonderful and as a result, I agree with the majority and think you should go for #1, but if not #1, then 4 or 5 to prevent your beautiful selves from being obscured!

RachelM
November 6, 2014 10:23 am

Love love love #1!

November 6, 2014 10:28 am

Love the third ‘be merry’ option :) Although really, you can’t go wrong with any of them haha

cassidy
November 6, 2014 10:28 am

Option 4!

Gretchen
November 6, 2014 10:30 am

#1 is adorable!

Dori
November 6, 2014 10:39 am

I love your first option! Beautiful photo!

Stacey Roberson
November 6, 2014 10:59 am

#4 is my favorite. I would probably choose the block of joy holiday photo cards.

Stephanie
November 6, 2014 11:05 am

I like option #1 the best!

November 6, 2014 11:16 am

#1 & #2 are both so wonderful I don’t know how I would pick! I always love looking at the different Christmas card ideas and these are fantastic! and so is that Christmas newsletter!!

Aimee
November 6, 2014 11:29 am

Love #1!

Tara M.
November 6, 2014 11:29 am

I really love option #1!

November 6, 2014 11:38 am

#1, love love love!!

Betty B.
November 6, 2014 11:47 am

I love the destination luggage tag holiday photo cards

Kelly
November 6, 2014 12:01 pm

These newsletters are the cutest thing I ever did see!!! What a fun way to send updates to loved ones. As for your Christmas card, definitely #1! Its such a classic, beautiful photo and the “snowy” design is so delicate for the upcoming winter months.

Brittany
November 6, 2014 12:03 pm

I personally love option #1, the “Love and Joy”. Classic and beautiful!

Emily
November 6, 2014 12:21 pm

I love #1 the best!

Kelly
November 6, 2014 12:31 pm

The first option is beautiful and suits the season!

Alyssa S
November 6, 2014 12:31 pm

I love #4! That design has been on the top of my list for a few years now.

Ana
November 6, 2014 12:44 pm

Love the first option! The snowy effect looks adorable :)

Lindy
November 6, 2014 12:55 pm

1 or 4!!! But all are great!!

Sutton
November 6, 2014 12:57 pm

i love #4, we sent those out in red last year

Kelly D
November 6, 2014 1:13 pm

I like the Be Merry card #3

November 6, 2014 1:17 pm

What a beautiful picture of you two! I really like #3. For my own, I would like Glaze or Art Deco Pines. Minted has so many great options. Every year I swear I’m going to send out really cute holiday cards and every year I miss my chance and end up with something really basic and last-minute. Fingers crossed 2014 will be the one when I finally get it together!

Cassandra
November 6, 2014 1:25 pm

Love #2. Will be using minted again this year for our cards!

November 6, 2014 1:32 pm

Loooooooove this photo! (And good minds think alike — we’ve been thinking about using a photo from Natalie’s wedding, too!). I like #1 the best. Love how the dots look like snow.