Thursday, December 6, 2018

Easy Holiday Cards with Minted

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with Minted and contains affiliate links; all opinions expressed are my own. 

I have a confession: if you send me a holiday card I save it forever! Moving 5 times across 4 states since we became a family has helped us make many friends over the years, so when the holiday season comes it's such a joy to see the updates come through the mail. Social media is great and all, but there's something to be said for getting a piece of mail and slowing down to relish in how old friends are doing, displaying the cards prominently as they arrive. 

This season will be our 4th partnering with Minted, and I love how stress-free they make it. I have something extra special planned for this year's card, and today I'm sharing my top 3 tips that have worked for me over the years:

My family's first Minted New Year's Card (my BFF Julie came to New Hampshire and took the photos!)

1) Make it a New Year's Card - this is the number one thing I've been doing since we sent our first card as newlyweds. There are a few reasons for this: it gives me extra time to get my cards out; my card has longevity and stands out from the rest of the holiday mail; it's a more inclusive card.
Surabhi of Third Eye Chic captured our first year as a family in Boston
2) Use Minted's Address Book and FREE Address Printing - each year I've been using Minted it's such a relief to be able to just go in and update my recipients' addresses all at once. This year Minted's introduced a feature where you can request address updates with a single link. So convenient! Once I've reviewed my addresses when I'm ready to send I always select free address printing on the matching envelopes that the cards come with (I especially like kraft paper). HUGE time saver!

3) Look for discounts - Sign up for Minted's newsletter as well as follow on social media; there's always some type of promotional code to use (for example through today, December 6, use JOY25 to save 15% on all their holiday cards).

Minted has some gorgeous option for holiday cards including their foil pressed cards, and part of the fun is playing around with the designs. Thankfully they make it easy to bookmark your favorites and save your draft designs. Here are a few I've been eyeing for our New Year's card:

Style: Mod Stripe
Style: Full of Peace (the gold foil option makes it extra special!)
Style: Banner Year  (w/ glittery silver foil)

Beyond holiday cards Minted also features stunning custom artwork to display in your home. There's nursery and party decor too!  

Will you be sending a holiday card this season? (If you wanna take a trip down memory lane click here to see our very first card we sent in 2010.)