Friday, November 15, 2013

Holiday cards: branching out

This is a sponsored post. Minted is giving me a credit toward my holiday card order for writing this post.

You know, I've only ever ordered holiday cards from one place, because they had a good reputation and I connected with them, so I never looked elsewhere. But this year, I've been hearing lots of people talk about Minted holiday cards on Twitter, and saying that they're fantastic quality with great designs. So when I got the opportunity to work with Minted on their holiday card campaign, I jumped at it. And it turns out, as always, that Twitter was right.

A whole new site meant a whole new collection of cards to admire and choose from. I still haven't made my final selection, because we did some newborn and family shots with our favorite photographer, and I'm waiting on the proofs to decide which one to use and then see which design fits. Also, I'm very particular about my card design: I always like flat cards, and generally I prefer one big picture, although considering how many shots our photographer took of just Callum and Annika, I may want a design that allows for one big and a couple small photos. And as usual, I'm looking for something that isn't too Christmas-specific, since I am half Jewish and many of our friends and family members who will be receiving this card don't celebrate Christmas. For these reasons, I am loving that Minted offers quite a few of their designs with customizable options--you can choose flat or folder, and opt for Christmas, holiday, or New Year's text. Based on my in-depth perusal of the Minted site, here are some of my favorite options.

Brushed gold:

Glittery holiday cheer:

Bright stripes:


Merry merry:

If any of you are interested in purchasing your holiday cards from Minted this year, they are currently running a discount offer: use the coupon code BELLS to get 15% off an order of $150 or more, or 10% off an order of $100 or more, until November 18.

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