One of my favorite thing about the holidays is receiving cards from friends and family. I love seeing pictures of how much everyone has grown and photos of the new babies welcomed into each family that year. It's also very fun to send out a holiday card and our annual holiday card has become a fun keepsake for our family each year. I usually save one per child so someday they will have a collection of all our family holiday photo cards. Where do you get your photo cards? When shopping for holiday photo cards, I look for quality, affordable pricing, design options, and it's definitely important to pick a company that's easy to order my holiday cards from! Minted offers all of these benefits and more! With 100's of designs created by artist around the world, Minted has a holiday card that's perfect for your own family, and their ordering platform makes it so simple to order a designer, customized photo card for your family within minutes. With Minted, you can keep your holiday card as simple or as creative as you'd like!
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I ordered my holiday cards from Minted and received them within a few weeks. It's best to order your holiday cards early December, so you can send them to family and friends in time for Christmas! Last year I had a baby a few days after Christmas, and I wasn't on top of my holiday card ordering. Our Christmas cards ended up being New Year's Cards, but on the up side they included a "Welcome to the world!" baby boy announcement. ♥
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This year we are super organized (as much as I can be with 3 small children). I had my lovely friend take some fall family photos, I stuck them into Minted's easy-to-use photo card template, and voila! I ordered my darling personalized family cards for Christmas. I couldn't choose a favorite card design so I picked a few, but that's another great thing about Minted's custom card printing service; you can mix and match your custom photo card order and check out in one easy process.
Easily order your Minted holiday cards in a few easy steps. First, browse the many photo card designs Minted offers, each designed by a talented independent artist.
Sort & Filter: You can find your perfect card by sorting the card designs by number of photos, photo orientation, price, and card format.
Find it Fast: This is my favorite Minted feature, you can upload a photo to the Minted website and see it previewed within all the card designs on the category landing pages. This means you can see exactly what your photo will look like within each card, without having to click on each product detail page. Genius! And time saving!
Design: Minted offers several options for designing the look of your holiday photo card, for many of the card styles. In most cases you can choose from 3-4 color palette options that change specific colors within your card design. For the Merry Christmas Collage Shimmer Script Foil-Pressed Postcard I chose, Minted's color options include Gold Foil, Rose Foil, Silver Foil, and Glitter Foil. Anyone who knows me won't be surprised to learn I chose the Glitter Foil. Must glitterize everything!
For my alternate Watercolor Spray Holiday Photo Card I had the option to choose from blue, green, or red colors, and I could edit the fame to be straight or die-cut. Beautiful!
Customize: Once you select the perfect card design, you can easily drop in photos and crop them within the Minted editing page. If you don't use a photo editing program, you can use the Auto Enhance function that increases the contrast of your photo a bit, to make each photo pop. The customize page is also where you can edit the text of your photo card within easy to edit text boxes.
Envelopes, Addressing Service, & Stamps: Each Minted card comes with an envelope if applicable. My foil-pressed photo postcards did not come with an envelope. Minted also offers an addressing service; you upload all your family and friends' mailing addresses and the envelopes will come with the addresses already printed on them. Cool feature and also time saving! I plan on handing many of my cards out, so I didn't need this service this round. You can also order personalized stamps with your family photo, or your child's portrait on them. Minted has thought of everything!
I ordered my Minted photo cards and I was super excited to receive them in the mail. The final product fulfilled all expectations. These darling photo cards are printed with high resolution printing and gorgeous foil-pressed details. The standard stock paper I ordered is thick and smooth. If you sent a photo postcard though the mail, it would most likely arrive looking beautiful. I haven't tested out these cards against moisture, but these photo cards are great quality to serve as an eye catching focal point on the fridge all throughout the holiday season! I love the sparkly foil-pressed lettering!
There was even a spot to add a photo on the back of our foil-pressed holiday photo postcards! If you're adding custom phrases to your cards, don't forget to spell check! Finalizing my spelling on something that I'm printing always makes me nervous. I love how these photo cards turned out!
Minted cards are made from thick photo paper, much thicker than card stock. You can even upgrade to premium paper including recycled, pearlescent, double-thick, and triple-thick! I'm impressed by the quality of the standard signature paper.
Last but not least, Minted ornament cards are a very fun way to share your photos with family and friends. These can go in the Christmas box and be used to decorate the tree year after year! Ornament cards are also a perfect idea for baby's first Christmas ornament. Often I cringe at how breakable ornaments can be, and how disappointing it is when an irreplaceable ornament is broken. Not these! You can easily keep these beautiful Minted printed ornaments looking nice by storing them in an envelope and they are essentially unbreakable (just don't let the baby chew on them). Extended family will also cherish these beautiful photo ornaments for years to come. Minted's custom card printing service offers lots of photo ornament designs for 1, 2 and 3+ photos. The ornament cards are also made from Minted's thick signature paper.
What will you order from Minted this year? Once you have your family photos taken, Minted printed cards and ornaments are a wonderful way to showcase your cuties and celebrate family during the holidays! Here are some of our favorite Minted photo card designs!
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