Holiday Cards by Minted: Bringing High Quality & Indie Inspiration To Life

The holidays have officially arrived and with that comes my pursuit of finding fabulous holiday cards to send to my friends and family. I was introduced to the beautiful designs and high quality paper products from Minted this past September while attending the ROAR Retreat in Costa Rica. Minted provided the chic agendas and all signage for this fab social media/blogger retreat and I was really impressed with the paper quality, printing and design of their products. I decided then and there that I would love to order my holiday cards from Minted this year.

Let me tell you a little bit more about Minted. They have an amazing assortment of holiday cards, photo cards, and wedding invitations in modern and vintage designs. I think the most unique and enticing point of difference about Minted is that they work with a Global Community of Indie Graphic Artists and Designers who create a stunning variety of artisanal cards and stationary products that you won’t find anywhere else. I would describe them as the Etsy of the card world.

What also sets Minted apart from other custom card sites is the materials they use: Extremely high quality paper stock, rich inks, and crisp printing methods as well as offering a variety of fabulous card options, features and choices like:

  • Variety of Paper Gauges like their Signature thick and luxurious paper 120lb, 17 point thickness or their Premium 100% Recycled Paper 130lb 15 point thickness or my fav, their luxurious at 240 lb and 35 point thickness
  • Multiple Color Options of each card design
  • Multiple Card Shapes like rounded corners, scalloped edges etc
  • Multiple Back of Card Designs with or without photos & text
  • One FREE Personalized Digital Proof by a professional graphic designer
  • FREE Recipient Addressing = AMAZEBALLS!
  • Slip-In Envelope Liners Designed to match the card

Pretty amazing options, right? I was especially ‘WOWED’ by the FREE Professional Digital Proof & the FREE Recipient Addressing (with an easy to use template to upload your addresses), what a TIME SAVER not to mention the rather classy first impression that custom printed addressed envelope makes! Now take a look at the two custom card designs from Minted that I narrowed it down to this year, which do you like better? Share your vote in the comments section.

Spirited Holiday Foil-Pressed Holiday Cards designed by The Social Type – I instantly fell in love with this festive and bold holiday card design made with Minted’s new Foil Pressed designs. The foil pressed cards come in gold, silver, or rose gold foil but I went with the silver and blue combo which felt a little Hanukah-ish to me. This fab card was created by The Social Type, a pair of designers who love bold color, flirty details and radiant designs. Their style and aesthetic totally resonated with me

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I loved putting my son’s outtakes on back with the fab bold stripe design

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OMG! LOVE the custom designed-to-match blue and white starburst Slip-in Envelope liner, such a fun & stylish detail. And of course the FREE recipient addressing in a design that matches the style of the card

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Minted Retro Front What do you think of the Retro Snowflakes Holiday Photo Card by Hooray Creative? I usually don’t choose holiday cards with multiple photos but loved this retro modern design. I especially loved that they allow you to customize the main greeting on this card to any holiday greeting you desire like “Happy Hanukkah” or “Happy Everything”, usually you aren’t allowed to mess with the base design of any holiday card, so that is an especially nice feature!

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Loved the back snowflake design of this card and played around with rounded corners, what do you think of that feature?

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I especially loved how the envelope liner and the return and recipient address design all complimented each other so beautifully, very classy and chic!

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So which design is your fav? Do you prefer The Spirited Foil card or the Retro Snowflake? LMK your fav in the comments section below.

Whatever you celebrate, wishing you and yours the very best of everything this season! xoxo

Disclosure: I partnered with Minted this holiday season to create my fabulous holiday cards, but all opinions and creativity are my own.

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  1. We love Minted too!

    We created holiday cards with Minted as well… you can see them at
    http://www.5minutesformom.com/99341/minted-holiday-cards/
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