You know that family picture that just brings a smile to you face every time you look at it? You can be having the roughest day, even with a family member (ahem, toddler), and that picture puts an instant smile on your face and reminds you how much you love those people you share a residence with! I hoarded our favorite picture from our anniversary photo shoot because it just was so special, and when Thanksgiving came I decided it was time to share it. Around the same time I started thinking about holiday cards and even though it's a few months old and my baby is a lot bigger, I just knew it was the one I wanted to share to convey my love and feelings during the holiday season.
I wish I was a better designer, better at crafts, and DIYs were more my forte, but I am one that usually needs to outsource and my hopes for one-of-kind items don't always come to fruition. I'm good at having visions and hopes, and I feel like my career has helped me to recognize good design, but it's still something I leave to the professionals. So this year when I had that unique silhouette image with coloring that's different than your traditional holiday card, I knew I needed to turn to a place with really amazing designs to do the image and my photographer justice!
Last year we teamed up with Minted for holiday cards, and I'm so happy that we did again this year! Their unique offerings and gorgeous glitter foil was just the perfect thing to showcase my favorite image from 2016 in a Christmas greeting card.
They have the coolest tool on their website where you can upload the image you're thinking of using and you can preview every design with your image in it while browsing. I mean we're talking time saver of the year, and they literally have thousands of choices and color combinations to create your perfect card. This unique webtool made my former web development project manager geek out big time, it is honestly one of the greatest things I've ever seen on a website!
And on top of that, once you've made your perfect card there's so many options to really make your cards stand out as something unique and beautiful while saving you time and hassle! I love that you can get postage that's customized and matches your cards. You can even put on image of your own on there if you want to! I was a sucker for glitter foil this year, which barely won out of rose gold foil, and it just accented the darker image so well.
As someone with terrible hand-writing, I love that I can get printed addresses for free, with my return address beautifully printed to look like writing too. And once again, it matches the theme of my card for an overall really unique and really pretty way to send a modern greeting card.
So even someone like me with a vision of what they want, and even on those years I'm without a vision, Minted has so many amazing designs and high quality paper options to choose from that they can I find my perfect card in no time! And speaking of no time, from start to finish it was only about five days to get our cards without any express selections. They even have an awesome selection of New Year's cards if you want to go that route! And cards are 10%-15% right now, depending how many you order, so you can get cheap holiday cards that look amazing without compromising quality! So if you're on the fence and realizing you may need your cards quickly, I can't recommend Minted enough!Anne Marie Turley, If you still need family photos and you're in Phoenix I'd so check her out! She always exceeds our expectations and comes up with creative poses like new favorite picture that always blow us away!
*We received product in exchange for this post, but our love of their cards and my obsession with their website is all my own!
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