I love this time of year for many reasons-the hustle and bustle, seeing family more frequently than usual, seeing Christmas through my girls' eyes (it's SO much more magical when you become a parent, isn't it?)
One of the things I truly, truly love is all of the holiday cards we get. Getting the mail is the most fun this time of year. Between online shopping packages and getting cards just about everyday, trips to the mailbox are full of anticipation!
My husband typically lets me take the reigns when it comes to planning our holiday cards (he is happy to let me!). From getting the pictures to addressing, I am a nerd and love the process!
I have used Minted several times before for cards and also prints for my girls' rooms. I love that Minted uses independent artists for their creations-I know everything I am picking is unique and created by someone who loves what they do!
I am a Mommy of two, a business owner, a wife, a blogger-needless to say I am busy! Minted makes it so easy to pick out your holiday cards. When working on my card I used their "Find it Fast" feature: you upload the photo you'd like to use and you can immediately see it in hundreds of designs (they even have a great New Year's selection for all you last minute folks). It makes the process of elimination so much easier and saves a lot of time. I ended up choosing this design, and I love how it turned out-I like how you are able to change the colors and even what the card says.
Another feature that I loved is their Address Assistant. I am not organized when it comes to addresses. My friends can attest to this-I text everyone year after year to double check their addresses because my address book is filled with crossed out addresses, ripped off addresses from envelopes, so I never know/remember what is the most current! You can either upload a spreadsheet with your addresses or enter them individually. I chose to enter individually-as tedious as it was, I knew I either had to do that or hand write all of them on the envelopes.
While I was creating my holiday cards I decided to get some of my Christmas shopping done, too! Minted has a great selection of gifts for anyone from teachers, grandparents, housewarming/hostess and even for kids.
Ella is 8, but I feel like she has really started to become a "tween." Her tastes have been changing quite a bit lately. I've been noticing she is starting to show an interest in "older" things (certain tv shows, clothes, books, etc). She loves to write so I thought getting her some personalized stationary would be a total win for Mommy! I know something like this will make her feel so old and mature-something she has been striving for lately! I also added these adorable labels and this room sign to my list for her! I can't resist!
Read on below for a fun giveaway.....
I am thrilled to be partnering with Minted not only because I love all of my creations, but because they are awesome and are giving away TWO $125 gift cards! TWO! All you have to do is click here and fill out the form....easy! Good luck!!
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Thank you to Minted for sponsoring this post. All thoughts/opinions are 100% my own.
Photos by Crisha Lynn Photography