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Minted Holiday Cards 2015

Unsure of where to order your holiday photo cards this year? Look no further than www.minted.com where you will find a unique array of beautiful options from independent designers around the globe. 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 order. Oh joy!

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Recently I designed my family’s 2015 holiday card through Minted’s easy to use website and want to share with you all the different options Minted offers to personalize your holiday card.

But FIRST let’s get down to the giveaway business because I want three of you to have a chance to put a $100 credit towards your order! 

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All you have to do is CLICK HERE and enter your email address  to enter. Did you do it? Awesome.

Now let’s get started designing!

 

How to Create Your Perfect Minted Holiday Card

 

1. Choose Your Photo(s)

First you need to select the photo or photos you want to use this year. Whether it’s a beautiful professional family photo, or one of your favorites you shot this year on your phone, it doesn’t matter.  Friends and family are just happy to see your smiling faces come the holiday season.  Usually we make a point to have professional photos taken of our family, but with all going on with me personally, it didn’t happen this year. So I called upon my sister to come over one afternoon and take some photos of our fam in the backyard with our DSLR. Happy to say they actually came out pretty cute!

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2. Try on Designs with the Minted “Find It Fast” Feature 

This is by far my favorite feature of designing holiday cards with Minted.  Once you create an account and upload the photos you want to use you can filter your design search depending on different parameters like number of photos, type of card, photo orientation, price, etc. Then, click click “On” at the bottom for the 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.

Here’s what the Find It Fast filters look like:

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I clicked one photo, landscape and flat because I knew that was the type of card I was looking for and then it gave me samples to see of my photo in different designs.

Here is a very small sample of the different designs our photo was populated in.

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3. Choose Your Favorite Design(s) + Start Personalizing!

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.  I personalized 17 choices and shared with my parents to pick their favorites. My mom’s advice? Start deleting some!  But it was hard to narrow down because I liked so many designs!

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4. Now 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 2015? Add some text! So many fun choices to make your card special.

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5. 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. It’s so easy, it’s free and it’s beautiful to have a special envelope printed to match your design.

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!

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Our Family’s 2015 Holiday Card 

When scrolling through all the designs, the Wonders of His Love design and wording grabbed me because it has been a year full of Wonders of His Love amidst a year full of difficulty and challenges.  It just fit us this year and I love I could play with the color on Wonders to match our photo and I love the rounded corners with this design.

Happy Holidays from my family to yours this season and I hope you have the opportunity to design your own Minted holiday card and have as much fun as I did designing it!

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Minted Holiday Card Giveaway!

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Today is a happy day because I have partnered with one of my favorite personalized holiday card sites, Minted, to offer you a chance to win $200 towards your holiday card order. Simply follow this link www.minted.com/tinyoranges, enter your email address and Christmas will come early to one very lucky reader this year.

Receiving holiday photo cards in the mail each year is my favorite part of the holiday season because it is a reminder of all the friends and family we love so much.

adore this company for many reasons, let me tell you why.

Indie Designs

Minted carries designs from independent graphic designers around the globe.  This means the site is full lots of different looks and styles, with unique options and variety. 

Customizable Options

Most all of the cards come with the option to customize with cool shapes and change the color palate to match your photo colors.

But one of my VERY favorite things about Minted are the endless backer options!

I love the opportunity  to add in some extra photos on the back and say a few words about what our year entailed. To me, it’s a great way to make your card just that much more personal.

Minted Makes Finding Your Card Easy 

Sometimes it can get a little overwhelming when you sit down to look at photo card designs and get sucked into browsing 98 pages of possibilities.

Minted makes finding your perfect design EASY by helping you narrow down your search. In their left side bar, you can choose things like number of photos on front, format, price, style, even photo orientation, and it will show only the results that might be a fit for what you are looking for.

But by far my FAVORITE searching tool I used this year to find my card is their “Find it Fast” feature.

In the top left column, you can upload your photo(s), narrow down your search, and Find it Fast will show the designs with YOUR photo in it so you can quickly scan and see which ones grab your attention.  I found my card in a fraction of  the time this year because of Find it Fast.

Great Customer Service 

Once you find your perfect card, you can easily customize with all your details.  Once submitted, you will receive a proof via email to approve.  I had a hard time viewing the back side of my card with my preview in my browser, and customer service went above and beyond to make sure I got my proof. Plus, they were QUICK.

I highly recommend checking out Minted.com for your holiday cards this year!  With all of their amazing custom options you are sure to find a card that makes your friends say “WOW! What a cute holiday card!” Guarantee it!

Visit www.minted.com/tinyoranges again to enter to win $200 towards your cards this year. Good luck!!

[Disclosure: Tiny Oranges is a Minted Affiliate, so we would love it if you decide to order through Minted, if you would click through here first! We also received complimentary photo card orders this year to help facilitate this review. 100% of my opinions are my own. I have been a Minted fan for YEARS.]

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