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Minted Giveaway 2016

MY MINTED GIVEAWAY 2016 IS OPEN NOW AND ENDS 12/3/16

– – – >   All you have to do is CLICK HERE and enter your email address  to enter   < – – –

I am a minted.com fanatic when it comes to their holiday card selection, user-friendly ordering system and unique designs from around the globe. This is my fourth year ordering my cards from minted and every year I continue to marvel at the new products continually added for the holidays! This post today is all about how to create your perfect Minted holiday card along with a special Minted giveaway where three winners have the chance to win a $100 Minted credit to put towards your holiday card or gift order. Oh, JOY!

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So before I get started on why I love Minted’s holiday cards, I want to make sure you enter to win $100. All you have to do is CLICK HERE and enter your email address.

Did you do it? Awesome. Now let me tell you a little about why I love ordering my holiday cards through minted!

Black Friday Deal!

Minted’s best deals of the year are going on for Black Friday (extended to 11/27) and includes 20% off all holiday card, gift and art orders of $150 or more or 15% off all orders. Use code BF2016.

Minted “Find It Fast” Feature

By far, my favorite feature of designing holiday cards with Minted is their “Find it Fast” feature, which allows you to filter your holiday card design search depending on different parameters like number of photos, type of card, photo orientation, price, etc. Then, click “On” at the bottom for the Find It Fast feature, and it will populate your photo(s) into a ton of different designs.

I can’t tell you how much this  cuts down on the time spent selecting a design! You can actually see your photo in all the different ones to quickly sift through and find the ones that work.

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The Personalization Options are Endless!

When you see a design(s) you like, select “personalize” and you will be taken to a screen where you can further customize your card.

Many of the designs have different color options you can try on, different border choices, zoom options, font choices and options to edit text or wording.  I heart options.  Make sure to keep clicking “save” so you can save some favorites to share for opinions if you wish.

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On to the Back!

Once the front of the card is complete, you should be  ready to print, right? WRONG! Minted gives you a ton of personalization and customization options on the back too!

Did you have a hard time choosing a favorite photo for the front? Add some photos on the back! Want to share a few highlights from 2016? Add some text! So many fun choices to make your card special.

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The Envelope Please…

But folks, there’s more! Now comes the envelope!

Minted’s Address Assistant and FREE recipient envelope printing is another HUGE benefit to choosing Minted to print your holiday cards. The matching envelope elegance just puts their designs over the top!

A few years back I entered in all my recipient addresses so now when I order my cards, my friends and family’s names come printed FOR FREE in a darling matching design on the envelopes!  Do you know what this means?  I no longer have to get in a fight with my computer printer while attempting to print my own labels! Hallelujah!

After the envelope is gussied up, your design is complete! This year they even have matching POSTAGE designs! Wow.

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Our Family’s 2016 Holiday Card

When scrolling through all the designs, this design grabbed me. I love the “Love is All Around” wording, because of the love we have experienced from so many people this year with loss of my beautiful mom.  Love truly has been all around us.

Happy Holidays from my family to yours this season and I hope you have the opportunity to design your own Minted holiday card. Good luck on the giveaway!

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Favorite Holiday Photo Card Sites

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Favorite Holiday Photo Card Sites

If you landed on this page today, you are about to read about one of my absolute favorite topics – super cute holiday photo cards!   Every year, I pour over my favorite holiday photo card sites to find the latest and greatest designs to share with you.  Mail time in December is by far, the most wonderful time of the year for me.

This year I found many companies really pushed the envelope (pun intended!) with their new unique holiday photo card designs.  Forget the same ‘ole, same ‘ole! How about a card made out of real wood with a 2015 calendar on the back, a family booklet, or a card that is 3 cards in 1?

Please note, Tiny Oranges is an affiliate partner of all these companies, which means if you click through on the links and purchase your cards, I receive a small percentage. No extra cost to you – everything is as it would be if you clicked direct – it just helps me out and supports my blog so I can keep it free for my readers.

Without further ado, here are my…

Favorite Holiday Photo Card Sites 2014

Card designs in graphic above correspond with the company numbered the same below.
All images and banners are clickable to help you find more information quickly!

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1.  Minted

I have been a long time fan and customer of Minted and once again, will be ordering my cards through Minted again this year.  Stay tuned for another post on our design!

I love their wide collection of designs sourced from indie designers and their card stock quality is phenomenal.  There are a ton of options for customization and customer service is top notch.

This year I am also taking advantage of their FREE designed envelopes and FREE recipient address printing. <-Just check out the cute designs! Squeal. Here is just one example of their cute envelope designs…

Free Envelope Design and Recipient Printing on Minted!

This year they rolled out brand new Booklette Cards that I am dying over that allow you to talk about your family with dedicated pages. They are absolutely gorgeous.

Design shown in graphic above #1: All That Glitters Holiday Booklette Card

Click here to see all of Minted’s holiday photo cards!

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2. Paper Culture

Modern, eco-friendly cards and for every order, Paper Culture plants a tree. Love it! I also love their clean and hip designs.

This year I fell in love with the Instagram-y card pictured above.  I thought it was very cool and a great way to celebrate the year past.

Design shown in graphic above #2 Instant Squares.

 Click here to see all of Paper Culture’s holiday photo cards!

Instant Squares Holiday Photo Card Design

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3. Zazzle

It was fun for me to find that Zazzle, an amazing website for customizable gifts (think bags, iPhone cases, pillows, posters, I mean you NAME it!) also has a fab line of holiday photo cards.

You can customize any option, and choose from a variety of shapes. Even cuter? Order matching holiday postage to mail your cards!

Design shown in #3 above: Joyous

Click here to check out all of Zazzle’s holiday cards!

Customizable Holiday Postage

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 4. Love vs. Design 

Love vs. Design was a new discovery for me this year and I was very excited to see all their darling holiday card designs. They are a wedding stationery company, so many of their cards feature designs for couples,  but they have many designs that would be perfect for families.

All of their cards can be customized with your wording, photo(s), font and color selection and all orders include 3 free proofs, so you can make sure your design is just how you want it.

Design shown in graphic above #4: Blissful Holiday Card

Click here to see all of Love vs. Design’s holiday photo cards!

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5. Simply to Impress

Simply to Impress is a great site if you are looking for great budget holiday photo cards.  Every year I am, impressed, with their wide variety, cute designs, and great prices.

Design shown in graphic above #5:  Simply Hanukkah (printed in real foil)

Click here to see all of Simply to Impress’s holiday photo cards!

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6. Tiny Prints

Of course, right? Yes, Tiny Prints is a long time favorite of many, and this year they really pulled out the stops with two awesome new design features.

1. Letterpress holiday cards! Letterpress printing makes me drool. I’m not kidding. There is something just so classic and luxurious about classic letterpress.  Beautiful.

2. Laser-cut holiday cards! Add an element of interest with a card design that features laser cuts. Did I say unique or what?!

Designs shown above #6: Cut Out Joy (laser-cut) & Holly Jolly Charm (letterpress)

Click here to see all of Tiny Print’s holiday cards!

Letterpress Holiday Card

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7. Artifact Uprising 

Talking about designs that make me drool, the whole entire Artifact Uprising site makes me drool.

The site offers the most beautiful photo gifts for pretty much everyone on your list.  Beautiful photo books, Instagram books, calendars, and more.

Their holiday photo cards follow the same, simple and tasteful designs.

One unique holiday photo card that caught my eye this year is the 3-in-1 holiday card design they offer (pictured above #7). This is the first holiday card that can truly be repurposed!

With perforated seams, the 3-in-1 card consists of three parts: photo print, gift tag and greeting card.

Your family and friends can tear away the photo for display year round and use the gift tag for holiday gifts. Clever.

Design featured above: Happy Holidays Graphic 3-in-1 Card.

Click here to see all of Artifact Uprising’s holiday photo cards!

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8. Pinhole Press

Pinhole Press  was another new company I found this year and really loved.  Offering beautifully simple photo cards, I loved their different collection of collage photo cards.

The Merry Christmas design collage shown above gives you the opportunity to display 18 photos in your card.  I think it would be a very cute idea to include family photos all throughout the year in one of their collages.

Worth a peek for sure.

Click here to see all of Pinehole Press’s holiday photo cards!

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9. Night Owl Paper Goods 

Yet, another new discovery this year, Night Owl Paper Goods offers really unique holiday cards and ornaments (and lots of other super cute gifts)! When you personalize your card, you have the option to have it printed on eco-friendly, sustainably harvested birch wood. Yes, that’s right, real WOOD.

I bet that card would catch the eye of your family and friends as I can almost guarantee no one has ever received a wooden holiday card before!

To make your card into a gift that lasts the whole year long, you can opt to have a 2015 calendar printed on the back. Love, love, love, love, love this! Your holiday card then becomes a GIFT they can use the whole year round. Flippin fabulous.

Design shown in #9  graphic above: Krafty Sash

Click here to see all of Night Owl Paper Goods’ holiday cards!

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10. Purple Trail 

And, my last, but not least fun new find for this year – Purple Trail – and another one to check out for cute affordable holiday cards.

Low prices, and tons of customizable options.  Most fun to me are the shape options, like the cute heart shape above.  Something like a fun shape give your cards that extra element of interest to stand out from the rest.

Design show in #10 above: Coral and Red Modern Pattern Holiday Photo Card.

Click here to see all of Purple Trail’s holiday cards!

Happy holiday card shopping! May it be as fun for you as it is for me!

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