Minted Christmas Cards + A Giveaway!

7 November 2016

Updated: Kate is our winner and has been emailed! Thank y’all so much for participating! :)

I’m sure I’ve mentioned here before that I have a strict moratorium on almost all things Christmas before Thanksgiving. There are two exceptions. First, I will shop for Christmas gifts early (can’t miss out on Black Friday!). And second, I always make sure our Christmas cards are ordered before Thanksgiving. And our cards always come from Minted! Want to help me choose which one we’ll send this year?

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1. Charming Gingham | 2. His Wondrous Love | 3. Joy to the World the Love is Come | 4. Angels Sing | 5. Bright New Life

It’s killing me, because they are SO CUTE, but we will likely be using a photo from our upcoming session with Nancy, not our newborn photos with Graham, for our card. I’m sure the new photos will be cute, too, but BABY JUNE!! Killing me.

Speaking of killing it, Minted’s card designs are as delightful as ever. This year, I was really drawn to all the Christmas carol designs, including this one, this one, this one, and this one in addition to the ones above. The great thing is that with their sophisticated design software, you can easily adjust your photo as well as the placement of text elements, fonts, colors, and sizing. (But, a tip: if you’re taking a photo specifically for your card, try to choose a favorite design before your session, so that you can coordinate your outfits and poses accordingly!) Minted also offers the most darling envelopes, shiny foil designs, free addressing, extra-thick stock, and custom card shapes – whew.

Now for the extra-fun part: I have a $150 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 Monday! If you’re ready to get started, you can use code CHEER for 15% off orders. (Or just take a peek at their site whenever you’re ready to order – they almost always have a discount code!)

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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Alicia
November 7, 2016 6:30 am

All options are beautiful, option 3 is my favorite!

Laura C
November 7, 2016 6:32 am

I like #1 or #5, but I really like ones with the whole family!

Melissa
November 7, 2016 6:50 am

I like #2 and #4 best!

November 7, 2016 6:54 am

I love the charming gingham design!!

November 7, 2016 7:03 am

I LOVE the carols but the gingham is too cute!! So hard!! I think it will all depend on what your favorite photo looks like! :)

Katherine
November 7, 2016 7:45 am

I love #3 & #4. I always use Minted for
my Christmas cards. They are beautiful but it hard to pick just one!!!

November 7, 2016 7:52 am

The first one SCREAMS “Em”! But seriously, all of your options are perfect!!

November 7, 2016 8:39 am

Beautiful picks! I think I like #2 best. :)

Emily
November 7, 2016 8:43 am

Number 4 is definitely my favorite!!

Melanie
November 7, 2016 8:44 am

I like #1 the best! Can’t wait to see what it would look like with your new family photo in it. :-)

November 7, 2016 8:58 am

#2 or #3!! :) June was SO tiny!!!

November 7, 2016 9:00 am

I love option 4! It’s such a festive design and brings it back to the reason for the season.
I really like the cup of cheer ones for myself: http://www.minted.com/product/holiday-cards/MIN-DAA-HNP/cup-of-cheer?ccId=1190007&agI=0&color=A&greeting=christmas&org=photo&feature=Browse&event=sku_click&sku=MIN-DAA-HNP&pop_rank=260&source=image&t_api=1

Whitley
November 7, 2016 9:08 am

I LOVE #1 and #4 for your cute family! Can’t wait to see the pictures from the upcoming session :)

Megan Clifton
November 7, 2016 9:12 am

I love #1 and #4! Love Minted designs!

Anna
November 7, 2016 9:13 am

#1 or #3.

My husband loves Christmas cards and eta very into the process! We also both write notes on each of them..so have to get an early start!

Megan
November 7, 2016 9:18 am

You can’t go wrong, of course, but I love #2! My, the wonders of His love. :)

Victoria B
November 7, 2016 9:32 am

I love #1, but since you are really digging the carol ones this year, I also really love #4. I think it depends on what your family photo ends up looking like and if it is portrait or horizontal. :)

November 7, 2016 9:35 am

I vote for #1 – the gingham is so precious!

Meg
November 7, 2016 9:41 am

Number 3 and Number 4 are a complete tie for me!

Ashley
November 7, 2016 9:42 am

I love #4!

November 7, 2016 9:49 am

Y’all are just too cute! I feel like #1 with the gingham is right up your alley, but they are all lovely!

Claire
November 7, 2016 10:20 am

I love Minted and their cards! We used them for our wedding invites and will definitely check them out for holiday cards. I really like #4!

November 7, 2016 10:22 am

LOVE #1 with the gingham!

Hoping to get a good picture of me and the hubs for our Christmas card this year at the #V9LaunchParty! We rarely have picture taken of just us that aren’t a selfie!

Kate R.
November 7, 2016 10:22 am

I love #2 & #4, but man oh man they’re all so beautiful! I think there might be a tough choice ahead ;)

SKB
November 7, 2016 10:24 am

I love number 4 and number 5! So many great designs!

Anna Thomas
November 7, 2016 10:36 am

I love the # 2 option–so cute with the 2 of you looking at baby June!! :) I LOVE minted for holiday cards! They are the best. I’ve been eyeing this one: http://www.minted.com/product/holiday-photo-cards/MIN-L64-HYC/light-hearted?ccId=1126720&agI=0&color=A&greeting=christmas&org=photo&feature=Browse&event=sku_click&sku=MIN-L64-HYC&pop_rank=41&source=image&t_api=1&shape=default “Let your heart be light” LOVE that!

Kate
November 7, 2016 11:28 am

1! 1! 1! 1! I ordered mine last week and that design was a contender. I ended up falling in love with a Tinyprints design that matched my family’s outfits this year. Number 1 also seems so southern and very ‘you’.

Kerri
November 7, 2016 11:29 am

I love number 1!

Emily
November 7, 2016 11:55 am

Number 1 is perfection! Love the buffalo check and pine sprig!

November 7, 2016 12:01 pm

Y’all have some adorable options but my faves are #1 & #4 :)

RachelM
November 7, 2016 12:02 pm

Love #4 but can’t wait to see your options updated with new pictures. I’ve been agonizing between a couple of Minted’a gorgeous designs too!

Lauren
November 7, 2016 12:18 pm

number one for sure! that gingham is just too good to pass up!

Alyssa S
November 7, 2016 12:19 pm

I love #4! You can see the joy on everyone’s face!

Ellen Champagne
November 7, 2016 12:34 pm

I love #4, so sweet!

Kelly Strawberry
November 7, 2016 12:43 pm

I think #4 is my favorite :)

molly
November 7, 2016 12:46 pm

Number 4!

Morgan Brown
November 7, 2016 12:51 pm

I love #2 and #5! Baby June is too precious!!

Allison
November 7, 2016 12:53 pm

I’m smitten with #4 of your options. If price weren’t an obstacle, I’d love to send this design out this year: http://www.minted.com/product/foil-pressed-holiday-cards/MIN-TXR-HFS/holiday-frame?ccId=1122528&agI=0&color=A&greeting=holiday&org=photo&feature=Browse&event=sku_click&sku=MIN-TXR-HFS&pop_rank=12&source=image&t_api=1.

Cheers to the holiday season!

Ann
November 7, 2016 1:07 pm

I vote for #1!! Beautiful!!

Alex
November 7, 2016 1:16 pm

#1 is so sweet. June is adorable!

Elizabeth
November 7, 2016 1:36 pm

#1 is my favorite!

Elise
November 7, 2016 1:46 pm

They’re all beautiful, but I’m loving #3 especially! Such a beautiful family :)

Sophie
November 7, 2016 1:54 pm

#2 is my favorite!

Allyson
November 7, 2016 1:55 pm

It’s harder to choose without knowing the exact photo, but I like
#2 for its flexibility!

Caroline
November 7, 2016 2:29 pm

#4 is my favorite although #1 is close behind – might have to use the gingham myself!

Sarah
November 7, 2016 2:56 pm

I love #1 and #3, depending on the photo you choose!! I love Minted! The combination of paper quality and great design simply can’t be beat at that price point! June really is an exceptionally cute newborn!!

Casey H
November 7, 2016 2:59 pm

#4 is my favorite!

Bethany
November 7, 2016 3:20 pm

I really like #1!

Katelin
November 7, 2016 3:26 pm

Number one is my favourite!

Emily Rousseau
November 7, 2016 3:31 pm

Number 5 is so sweet!