If you have never met me, you might not know how much I love the holidays. And I mean really love it. A start listening to Christmas music in November kind of love. Watch every cheesy Hallmark made-for-TV Christmas movie kind of love. Secretly thinking I missed my calling in life and should be starring in all of said holiday movies kind of love. You get my point. And as in past years, the start of my holiday love-in begins with ordering my holiday cards from Minted – whom I love almost as much as I love the holidays. If you don’t know Minted already, they are an online marketplace of beautiful stationary goods, wall art and home decor items designed by independent artists from around the world. I love that they support small artists and provide a many different ways for them to share their talents. And the expanding product line includes so many cool gift ideas. From custom art prints, lampshades, tree skirts and custom stamps, you can find so many cool gift ideas for your family and friends year round.
However, today it’s all about their holiday cards. There are so MANY to choose from and the designs are fantastic. Honestly, there are almost TOO many to choose from. You can pick a photo-card or non-photo card (I go without), foil-pressed or matte, and add co-ordinating envelope backings and return labels…..essentially it’s the field of dreams of holiday stationary…..If you THINK it, they will deliver it.
Photos above from Minted
And can we discuss service and convenience for a second? First off, the pre-printed envelopes are the best thing since sliced bread. You just upload a digital file of all your address and then, every year, they are there to edit, add, and use! For the little time you spend up front, you get so much back not having to write out every address each year. And shipping is SO fast, especially if you pick a design that offers expedited shipping. I got my cards, with pre-printed envelopes and return labels in just a few days! So, if you think you are too late to order cards and get them out, you would be mistaken! Below, are the cards that I chose this year!
Normally my card choice is more eclectic and flowery, but this year I decided to go a little bit more traditional with this colourful vintage style card by Kelsey McNatt called “A Holiday Drive”. I’m so happy with my cards, but then, I always am happy with my Minted purchases.
Note: Minted provided product for this post. All opinions and recommendations expressed are my own.