Minted Christmas cards + a giveaway!

14 November 2017

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

Having an almost-two-year-old this year is making me even MORE excited than usual for all things holiday! June is talking up a storm all of a sudden, and I just think she is going to be thrilled by a tree in our house (!), Thanksgiving dinner, matching jams with her cousins, decorating sugar cookies, and twinkly lights everywhere.

Of course, it will take her a few more years to appreciate some of the things I love most about the end of the year — sending and receiving Christmas cards being one! We’ll be mailing Minted cards again, and I’d love your help choosing a favorite!

Minted Christmas card options

1. Jingle | 2. Luke 2:14 | 3. Wonderful Love | 4. Berries of Fun | 5. Fun Botanical Frame

No fancy professional photo this year, but I have to say the iPhone portrait mode + the PicTapGo app does a pretty darn good job! Of course, everything looks good framed by a Minted design :)

This year I was drawn to some of the more lighthearted, colorful designs to match our bold outfit choices. And as always, I’m partial to the cards that include a nod to Christmas’s true meaning! (I love that you can easily filter by “religious Christmas” on their search page, if that’s your thing.) Since I knew which photo I was going to use from the get-go, their “show with my photo” tool helped me narrow down my favorites quickly.

No matter which design you choose, you can use their sophisticated design software to easily adjust your photo as well as the placement of text elements, fonts, colors, and sizing. Minted also offers the most darling envelopes, shiny foil designs, free addressing, and extra-thick stock, if you’d like.

Now for the extra-fun part: I have a $100 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 Tuesday!

Now back to work on designing our accompanying newsletter! :)

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 it is my joy to share what they’re up to with y’all!

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November 14, 2017 6:36 am

Really going back and forth between 2 and 4…. probably 4 by a smudge but I love them all!!!

November 14, 2017 6:43 am

I love #4!

November 14, 2017 7:02 am

Jingle is my favorite!

November 14, 2017 7:14 am

I vote for #1! I’ve been working on my Minted options too!

Katy Kuehl
November 14, 2017 7:29 am

I vote for #4 or #5! Love Minted — I use them every year as well!

November 14, 2017 7:37 am

I love option 1! Beautiful family <3

Mary Churchill
November 15, 2017 11:22 am
Reply to  Ali

I chose number 1. I think it goes well with your outfits. If I won the gift certificate I would chose number 1 also or 2. My daughter has stationary from minted I send out for thank you cards so, I might get another stack of those.

November 14, 2017 7:47 am

I vote Jingle because you look so joyful! But this is a tough choice – all lovely.

November 14, 2017 4:20 pm
Reply to  Emily

And speaking of Christmas with toddlers ;) … how do you handle the Christmas tree? I’m just now realizing my 1.5-year-old would love to rip off all our ornaments. Maybe we get a smaller tree and keep it on a table? What’s your approach? Or is June a better listener ;)

November 14, 2017 7:57 am

#3!!!!!!! :)

November 14, 2017 8:00 am

#4 is my favorite!! So cute! They all look great though!

November 14, 2017 8:19 am

Love that you always put your Christmas card options up for a vote! I would go with #1 Jingle.

November 14, 2017 8:22 am

I vote for #1!

November 14, 2017 8:26 am

Eek! This is always hard because I always like all of the ones you’ve chosen.. I will say though that I would have thought the photo was at least taken on a “big” camera…. such a sweet one of y’all!

November 14, 2017 8:37 am

Really loving option 1 and 4!

November 14, 2017 8:45 am

June is precious in this photo! 1 and 5 are my favorites :) I love that you can sort by religious Christmas cards on Minted! There are so many great options.

November 14, 2017 9:04 am

I love #1! I also LOVE Minted cards — we’ve used them for our wedding invitations, save the dates, and holiday cards for 3 years!

November 14, 2017 9:06 am

I love all of them, but I think #1 is my favorite because of the JOY on your faces!

November 14, 2017 9:14 am

Adorable photo of you three!! I’m loving numbers 1 and 3 the most, but you know you can’t go wrong with any of these! (And how am I ever going to narrow down our choices for our first married Christmas?!)

November 14, 2017 9:20 am

All the options are great! I think number 4 gets my vote but you really can’t go wrong. What an adorable picture too! We are loyal to minted for holiday cards and would love to win.

November 14, 2017 9:21 am

I vote for #4!

Ann Duncan
November 14, 2017 9:35 am

I love #4 because it highlights the pink so beautifully!

November 14, 2017 9:39 am

I like them all, but #1 is my fave!

November 14, 2017 9:42 am

I love #2 the most, but #5 is a close second! This is a great reminder I need to get started on my own Minted cards!

November 14, 2017 9:45 am


Rachel Monroe
November 14, 2017 10:00 am

Love #2! I’ve got my eye on a similar design at Minted for our family.

Kelly E.
November 14, 2017 10:15 am

I love No. 4! It ties in wonderfully with the color of your clothes, and is bright, lighthearted, and cheer-filled. Thank you for the opportunity to win! :)

Kasia Penna
November 14, 2017 10:16 am

I love number two, but they are all so cute!

November 14, 2017 10:22 am

I love the phrase on #3!! For your picture, I could see doing 1,2, or 4 since they’re easier to read. All good choices!

November 14, 2017 10:33 am

June’s little grin is heart melting. Love choice #4!

Bonnita Chazen
November 14, 2017 10:39 am

I love number 1 and number 3!!
What a gorgeous family :-)

November 14, 2017 10:45 am

Ohhh I love number 5 for some reason. Then number 1! But always love Minted!!

November 14, 2017 10:52 am

I love number 1 and number 4! Such a cute pic!

Audrey E
November 14, 2017 10:54 am

I love number 2! (Also your color coordination looks great! June’s bow matches perfectly with your shirt without being too matchy matchy.)

November 14, 2017 10:54 am

Can’t go wrong with any of them — and what a wonderful backdrop :-)

November 14, 2017 11:00 am

These are all pretty options! I vote for number 4! I have designed our Christmas cards through Minted as well (I love them!) and we are using one to showcase a wedding photo! This is the one we chose: :)

November 14, 2017 11:02 am

I love number 3!

November 14, 2017 11:03 am

Option 3, Wonderful Love is my favorite!! ❄️

Ana Rocha
November 14, 2017 11:05 am

I love 1 and 4!

November 14, 2017 11:12 am

Leaning towards 4 but they’re all so pretty!

November 14, 2017 11:12 am

Four! I love that the Merry Christmas matches your shirt!

November 14, 2017 11:23 am

#3 is my favorite!

November 14, 2017 11:37 am

Just started designing our cards this past week after getting back our family photos. I immediately loved #1 that you have as well (although opted for “jingle all the way” copy). Now I’m wondering do I just pick the first one I loved?

Also, any thoughts on if the Minted versions are worth the cost? I have a design background so I could easily design them and have them printed but wonder if Minted is worth the quality and printing addresses!!

November 14, 2017 11:42 am

Number 4 for both your card and myself!!

Kelly Strawberry
November 14, 2017 11:47 am

#3 is my favorite

November 14, 2017 11:49 am

Minted is great, I always enjoy taking my time with finding the perfect holiday cards. There is something so nice about having a physical item to send out and display in your home. Plus, since we send cards out so early I know we get more back in return!

I’d vote for Joy to the World, the font matches the summery vibe of your outfits. :)

November 14, 2017 11:51 am

Oh man! I think 2 and 4 are my favorites! Minted is my go to place for cards too ????

November 14, 2017 11:54 am

I love #1!! Joy to the World! :)

November 14, 2017 12:00 pm

Number two is my favourite!

November 14, 2017 12:12 pm

I vote #2!

Erin K
November 14, 2017 12:14 pm

I love #3! I like the letters in white!

Ashley P.
November 14, 2017 12:20 pm

I love option #3!