Happy Thursday, everyone! With Christmas right around the corner, it’s the perfect time for you start designing your holiday cards. This is one of my absolute favorite parts of the year – it brings me SO MUCH JOY to create cards to send all my friends and family. AND I love love LOVE LOVE LOVE receiving everyone’s holiday cards. The front of my fridge becomes full of everyone’s happy faces and it makes me giddy. I got my first holiday card this week from my sister-in-law and SO IT BEGINS. Friends & family, if you’re reading this, send me all the cards. Please and thank you. Luckily, this year, I was able to partner with Minted to show you how to create your very own holiday cards this year!
You can either have these professionally taken or choose to take one yourself with a self timer! Maybe it’s a vacation picture from this year or another memorable moment where you happened to snap a great picture of the whole fam. We took ours with my big camera this year in front of the pretty changing leaves. It doesn’t matter what kind of picture it is, as long as you love it and it captures the essence of your family. Include pets if you want everyone to see your cute fur babies, too!
Start by clicking on their “holiday card” section to see their selection of awesome holiday cards.
Choose which type of card you want (there are literally hundreds to choose from). You can have it say festive things like “Merry Christmas”, “Happy Holidays”, “Joyful”, etc. We chose Merry Christmas because that is what celebrate this time of year. Feel free to choose something that best fits your family!
Here, you’ll want to choose how many cards you want. The more you choose, the less $ per card you spend, so the more the merrier! You can also pick your font color, silhouette shape, format and type of paper. Then all you have to do is hit “personalize”!
Here, you can see the design station. You just need to add your image and text. In this section, you’ll keep hitting next until you’ve personalized everything to your hearts desire. We opted to have your address automatically printed on the envelopes (no extra charge) but skipped the recipient addressing because we weren’t sure who we would be sending to. I also enjoy writing out everyone’s name and address. It makes it feel more personal for me.
Another AWESOME perk of Minted is you can customize stamps and have them sent with your cards and envelopes. Honestly, this might have been my favorite part. I didn’t have to wait in line at the post office (the literal bane of my existence. I HAATE the post office) and they have our last name on it! It just streamlined the entire process.
Now is the best part. You can send out these beautiful cards to ALL your friends and family. I just love how ours turned out. We just did the standard paper, but you can add shimmery paper or foiled lettering.
Everyone is going to LOVE having your cards in their home — either on their fridge or in a special card basket (looking at you, mom). It’s such a nice gesture to send cards out to family to remind them you are thinking of them during this time of year.
In addition to Christmas cards this year, I also ordered a hanging bar calendar for 2018. I love this beautiful, personalized calendar. I used our sweet first wedding anniversary pictures and they turned out beautifully. I love having calendars up so I can keep track of important dates and birthdays. It keeps my husband and I on the same page, as well!
So, while you’re creating your dream holiday cards, pop one of these in your cart! CLICK HERE to shop them!
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I hope this little guide has helped you put together your cards for this year. It can be overwhelming (and just one more thing to add to your list) but it’s totally worth it, in my opinion!
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!