Minted Christmas Cards

6 November 2012

First and foremost: If you haven’t already, make sure you VOTE today!! It is an honor and an obligation!

Believe it or not, I’m starting to think about Christmas cards! In the past we’ve sent out handmade cards (which I loved doing — see here, here, and here!), but I’m excited to send out our first photo card this year! Minted was the obvious choice, and today I’m rounding up a few of our favorites for y’all to give your thoughts on! Here are our top five choices:

Yep, there’s another wedding photo peek, this time by Tanja Lippert! Above:

1. A Wonderful Life | 2. Big Joy | 3. Merriest | 4. Joyful Season | 5. Simple Joy

Clearly, I have a prejudice towards typographic designs! I love that Minted’s “filter by style” tool is actually useful, with categories like hand drawn, monogram, modern, etc. – AND they’ve categorized the designs well, too! If you’re into such things, make sure you check out the new die-cut shapes available this year, as well.

Minted is also running a Holiday Inspiration Board Challenge right now (fun!), and since I’ll take any excuse to make an inspiration board, I put this one together:

Contest Board by Emily, see more

Contest Board board by Emily. See more

Blue and green Christmas by Tobi Fairley, pretty ornaments + wrapping from Matchbook Magazine, Minted Rainbow Wish card, ornament wreath by Eddie Ross, sparkly party photo by Jill Thomas, coastal Christmas tree by Martha Stewart Living

You can find details for entering your own inspiration board here!

We’ve still got a bit of tweaking to do, but tell me: which Christmas card design is your favorite? I’d love to hear!

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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November 6, 2012 8:48 am

I love #1, but I love anything the references one of my favorite movies of all time. I like 4 as well, but that photo is so lovely I would keep it as big as possible.

November 6, 2012 9:32 am

Such a nice picture of you two!

I vote for 1, 3, and 4 – I like the type best on 4! My roommate votes for 1 and 4. Cute!

November 6, 2012 9:50 am

I like number 3! It is apparently much easier to choose a card for someone else than it is for me, since I’ve been working on ours for about 4 weeks. Minted really does have some beautiful choices!

November 6, 2012 9:51 am

Beautiful picture!!!

My vote 1 and 3. I like 5 too but I wish the picture was vertical.

November 6, 2012 10:04 am

I love Number 3 and my second pick is number 1. And that image is hands-down amazing!!!!

November 6, 2012 10:05 am

Number 4!
And I am DYING to see more photos! Eeeep!

November 6, 2012 10:59 am

Pretty, pretty!! But if I had to pick one, I would go with It’s a Wonderful Life :)

November 6, 2012 11:12 am

I love #1 (because my FAVORITE Christmas movie is “A Wonderful Life”) and #4 because I think it’s totally your style, Em!

GORGEOUS photo! I can only hope to be half as beautiful on my own wedding day!

Best of luck!

November 6, 2012 11:19 am

Well first of all, I am freaking out over the gorgeousness of this picture!!! You both look incredible and so happy!
As for Christmas cards, I love #1. So festive and appropriate for your life this year :)

November 6, 2012 11:27 am

I love # 1, but all of them are great! I’ll definitely have to check out Minted…

November 6, 2012 11:29 am

I like #2 and #3, beautiful picture!!

November 6, 2012 11:31 am

I think I like the big joy option the best!

November 6, 2012 11:54 am

1 or 3 get my vote!! I love Minted and their quality is great! And that photo is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!

November 6, 2012 11:55 am

p.s. the “merriest” card is by my wedding invitation designer! <3

November 6, 2012 12:50 pm

#4 and #5!!

November 6, 2012 1:12 pm

I love love love Merriest! But I’m a bit torn by “joyful!” They’re both adorable! I am absolutely obsessed with this sneak peek from your wedding, ya’ll look jovial!

November 6, 2012 3:15 pm

I love #1 and think it is the perfect way to express what an amazing wedding you had! That photo is gorgeous and makes me wish I was on your Christmas card list!!

November 6, 2012 3:19 pm

Numero uno! (LOVE this photo debut!)

November 6, 2012 3:24 pm

Beautiful picture! #2 is my favorite because the words don’compete with the picture.

November 6, 2012 3:57 pm

I vote #2, but I seem to be in the minority! I just like the simplicity of such an obviously joyful picture saying “Joy” :)

I also love #5, and that gets the script style in there, but it seems a little off center to me.

Lovely photos!

November 6, 2012 4:27 pm


November 6, 2012 5:20 pm

I vote for #2 or #4. I think the portrait orientation is much nicer than landscape, so as to see your dress. Great shot!

November 6, 2012 6:25 pm

Number 4! Also, this picture is amazing and I can’t wait to see more!!

November 6, 2012 7:22 pm

I like #5, but I seem to be in the minority…

November 7, 2012 2:42 am

I’m with Rob on 5! And it looks like a Christmas tree in the background. hee hee! Or number 4 is cool too.

November 7, 2012 4:10 am

I like 1 and 5 best… and beautiful photo, by the way!

November 7, 2012 12:57 pm

I love 2 and 3! You are so talented and you both look amazing in the photo!

November 9, 2012 10:02 am

#1 or #3. You look stunning, Emily!!

November 13, 2012 3:28 pm

1 Definitely gets my vote!! I absolutely love the sentiment and the photo! So fun to see some of your photos:)