There are so many options when it comes to choosing where to have your holiday cards printed. This year I used Minted for the first time, and thought I’d share what makes them stand out from the pack
After deciding on our main family photo for the card (it only took about 30+ takes as we tried to keep a 3-year-old boy stillandsmiling), I uploaded the picture to Minted and away I went. Warning: There are 100s of designs to choose from. And they are all pretty darn fabulous, so if you’re anything like me, be prepared to sit at the computer for a couple hours laboring over which design is The One. Minted offers various criteria for sorting -- number of photos, orientation, price and format.
The ornament card is darling!
The “Find it Fast” feature allows you to see your photo in many cards at once. This is perfect to weed out the designs that aren’t right for your particular image.
Once you have the front of the card situated, you can either stop there and be done with it, or choose a “backer” for an extra flat fee ($28 for 75 cards, for example). They have several really cool backer layouts to choose from featuring one to 12 photos plus text. Here are a few of my favorites:
12 Gifts of Christmas / Our Year in Review
Choose one of these backers and plug in your photos and text.
For a flat fee ($51 for 75 cards, for example) you can have your return address printed on the back of the envelopes. And, they are offering to print your addresses on the front for you at no extra cost. Yes, that’s correct, for FREE!
Don’t want to spend the time this year typing your address into your Minted address book? They will do the work for you at the end of the season so you’re all set next year! Save all of the envelopes from the cards you receive this year, and mail them to Minted in a prepaid mailer. A few weeks later, they will send you a link to your new Minted address book.
Look for Minted coupon codes before placing your order. (When I signed up for a new account, I received a code for free shipping.) Once the order is placed, you’ll receive a proof for one last look (as an editor, I appreciate that!). Once it was approved, it took about 9 days for the cards to arrive. For those of you who love packaging, get ready to be delighted when your package arrives!
My package was designed just for me by Kelly.
I definitely was happy with the finished product. The cards were gorgeous and I have received many compliments on them!
Join their Minted More Membership Program to get 30% off your holiday cards and a limited edition Minted More gift box full of Minted Design goodies. Watch our video below to see how you can use the giftwrap provided by Minted More to wrap odd shaped gifts this season!