I love receiving Christmas cards. Sure, I’ll grumble a little if they appear before my birthday (insert December baby rant here). My favourite part is the pictures of kids that I don’t get to see all the time, and the Christmas letters updating us about all the news that we may have missed out on. I like to display the cards in my kitchen all month long and really soak all the joy out of them.
I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for cute stationary. I’m not sure how I came to be this way. I suspect it has something to do with being crafty and personalizing everything that I ever owned – whether it be a simple notebook or not. Great design, great style and totally cute cards never goes out of style.
So I chose our holiday cards this year early, just because it brings me great joy! This year, instead of going for that perfect posed family shot, I picked out 4 of my favourite photos from the last few months and added them to the back of our card. (No spoilers here friends and family – you’ll have to wait to receive the card!)
This year, I ordered a joyful design from Minted. I got to know them at Blogpodium this year, and my sister actually ordered her gorgeous wedding invitations off their website. All of the designs at Minted are unique ones that are from independent artists. Best of all, you can add in your family photo (or photos if you’re a paparazzi like me).
Their Find it Fast feature allows you to check out what your favourite photos will look like in the card. No more guesswork if it will look okay! All the options are completed customizable with text, fonts, and colours to make it your very own. Here’s what one of our recent family photos looked like in a variety of cards:
The other feature that rocked my socks is that Minted will custom address all of your envelopes for you with the recipients addresses. You simply upload all of your addresses via spreadsheet or individually. This just saved me HOURS of work. Don’t have all the addresses? No problem, upload a link on Facebook and your friends and family can enter it for you. Talk about working smarter. (Until 11/24/15, this feature is FREE if you use the code – CHEER15.)
If you’ve got a Picasso on your hands, you could even make your Christmas card completely custom. Upload the drawing or piece of artwork and Minted will make a custom card out of it. How cool is that?
The possibilities for awesome cards are endless! Can’t wait to see what you come up with. Share it with us on Facebook!
a passionate recreation coordinator by day, crazy farm mama of two by night. i live outdoors: growing my own food, camping and hiking with my border collie with two active kids in tow. when I’m not writing, I’m experimenting with recipes, and crafts – or anything else that might keep the monkeys entertained.