Getting holiday cards has always been one of my favorite things about December and when Gary & I got married (almost 3 years ago) I was excited to start sending out our own cards to friends and family. We haven't gone the professional photo route yet, but it's something I look forward to doing and one decision I hope that will make choosing a photo that much easier! Working with Minted on our holiday cards this year was such a treat! It was quick, easy and painless - just what we need to start the holiday season!
I can't even tell you how awesome it is to see the photo you like on every card design. I always filter my search by using one picture and the one dollar sign ($) for how much I want to spend. Then I get to choosing!
You can see in some of the options the font goes through our faces, our heads are cut off or the picture just looks plain wrong with the card choice. Makes it easier to narrow down the card choice. You personalize the card and here's where it get's really great -
You can have the addresses printed on the cards free of charge - I mean is that not a time saver or what?! I'm a little mad at myself for not choosing that option, but next year it's a no brainer! After the digital proof came through, I approved the cards and less than a week later had them at my door!
To make getting the cards out a little easier this year - I pre-printed our return addresses ahead of the holiday cards getting to me. This is a constant address, so I was able to choose a cute design for all of them to have. I also used these clear avery labels. To keep the front of the card "clean" if you will - I used the return address as the closure for all the cards - that way the front only had the recipients address. I used the same clear avery labels for people's addresses, but used a calligraphy type font to dress the labels up a bit more. I made the mistake of addressing 80+ cards in years past and since people just throw the envelope out - I didn't want to spent that time again.
Gary and I had a little assembly line going one Saturday night and we were done within 20 minutes! That my friends is a holiday card success!
As much as I love Minted, I hope you guys do as well because they have been kind enough to offer two of my readers $125 towards anything on their site!
How do you go about ordering your holiday cards? Have you ever ordered through minted?
A portion of my holiday cards were paid for in exchange for my honest review.
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