This one is for all who love old fashioned holiday snail mail as much as I do. I hope you enjoy the sneak peek into our holiday cards, and be sure to enter the generous giveaway at the bottom, courtesy of Minted!
I am a complete sucker for anything having to do with a festive holiday season. Give me a tree to decorate, a Christmas movie to watch, or a holiday playlist to listen to, and I’m the happiest girl in all the land.
While we haven’t been able to return home for the holidays over the last four years, Scott and I try to keep traditions alive and spread the holiday love as much as we can. One of my favorite traditions that we have kept since getting married is sending out a yearly update of what we’ve been up to in the form of a holiday card!
This year, I was thrilled when Minted reached out to collaborate and help me create our personalized holiday card. I had too much fun browsing all of their options, and once I placed my order, I received our cards within five business days.
Still haven’t ordered yours? It’s not too late to create one for your family and get it out! Make sure to take advantage of these coupon codes and check out the holiday delivery deadlines to get the most out of your order.
If you’re wondering where the template came from, I made my own using Picmonkey software. You can also use Canva, and both programs are user-friendly and free to try. I kept adding layers and text until I was happy with my finished image, then saved it as a JPEG to upload as a “photo” for the back of the card.
(I’m also in love with this customizable wrapping paper)
These cards came with envelopes printed with recipient addresses at no additional charge (love that!), which made getting them into the mailbox and on their way out to homes across the country a breeze. There was an option to add stamps too, if you’re looking for a one-stop-shop.
Some of you might remember my previous mention of Minted in last week’s Friday Favorites. I quickly learned that Minted is more than just a site to order holiday cards. It’s a wonderful source for personalized stationary, gifts, art, party necessities, home decorations, and more!
Whatever you’re looking for, I have some great news for you today.
Three lucky LIL readers will win $100 credit to use on holiday cards or anything else their hearts desire from the Minted website. Simply click here to enter to win, then leave a comment on this blog post sharing what you would like to use the credit towards.
Are you in need of holiday cards? Would you like to spruce up your walls with unique art and prints? Would you like to stock up for next year’s party plans?
What you use the credit towards is totally up to you!
This giveaway will run for one week, and three winners will be chosen and contacted on Wednesday, December 21st.
Open to U.S. residents only.
I’d also love to hear what some of your holiday traditions are. I don’t have enough downtime to bake cookies or treats to send out this year, but I might spend some of our Christmas Day baking and enjoying cookies to ourselves. Or, if I’m feeling lazy, maybe this easy Holiday Cocoa Reindeer Chow. Or both. (Always the best option, right?) You could even turn it into a last minute holiday gift idea for co-workers and friends!
Since we aren’t able to get home for the holidays this year, Scott agreed to bring some of our family traditions up here with us. We’re planning on finding a Christmas Eve service to attend and then curling up on the couch with a good Christmas movie and hot cocoa.
My family watches Christmas Vacation together every single year. I’ve probably watched it (er, had it on in the background while blogging or doing things around the house) five times already this season, so we might go for a different classic like Home Alone. Now that we live in New York City and I’ve had the pleasure of staying at The Plaza Hotel (<- what a dream), it’s neat to see those places appear in movies that I grew up on!
Questions of the Day
• Do you send out holiday cards? Any other holiday traditions?
• What would you use $100 Minted credit towards?
While this is not a sponsored post, my holiday cards were gifted to me in exchange for hosting a giveaway on this blog. Affiliate links are also included. I appreciate your support on anything that helps support this blog!
I like when people send happy New Years cards! Since I’ve missed the boat on holiday cards this years I’d prob do that. Or potentially some printouts for my wall gallery.
I’d love to get some pretty gift wrap!
I’d love to use my credit towards sending a “new home” type of announcement! I just purchased a home on my own and think this would be a fun way of giving friends and family my new address. 🙂
I would love a few new pieces of art work for our gallery wall and I LOVE your return label stamp!
I would definitely use the credit towards some cool art work!
100% artwork! My apt is in need!
I would definitely get some Christmas cards. Yours look awesome and definitely got me motivated to get going on mine!:)
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I’m getting married next year and would love to use this towards some Save the Dates I keep procrastinating on!
Emily @ Always Emily H.
I absolutely love your year in review! I’m going to start to work on mine for next year.
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My walls are so naked! I would use it for some art work 🙂
I would probably use these for getting pictures printed and framed for our apartment!! 🙂
I would use my Minted credit towards creating beautiful cards of my brother and his fiancé as a unique Christmas present. Thank you for offering this giveaway! I really enjoyed reading your post and the beautiful cards that you made.
I’d get some new throw pillows to update our living room!
i’d get some prints to decorate my new apartment
I’ve already gotten my Christmas cards ordered and out so I’d use the credit for birthday invitations for my little one and a set of return address labels!
Your cards came out great, Heather! I love how you designed the back and gave a little snap shot of your year. Such a fun and creative idea. I never realized Minted offered so much. I took a look at their art and I would love to pick some up for the boys rooms. It’s just too cute! Thanks for offering the giveaway. Beautifully Candid
I love your cards! I would love to make some foil pressed art through Minted to give as gifts. Hope you are doing great <3 Merry Christmas to you guys!
i would use the credit to announce our adoption from foster care, which should happen right around christmas 🙂
I would use the credit towards a piece of Minted’s framed artwork! I love it all!!
My husband and I have been talking about sending holiday cards, but we missed the boat this year. Next year!
I’d get some personalized stationery!
I’m being a slacker with sending out Christmas cards, I’d likely use the credit toward birth announcements in February.
Erin @ Erin's Inside Job
Omg I love all of this. I need that address stamp – we used to have labels and then those ran out and now I have to keep handwriting our return address and it sucks haha.
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I’d love to use the credit toward prints for my apartment. My walls are so bare!
I would use the $100 towards art. We moved in June and still haven’t completed our walls!
We have so many holiday traditions, but the main ones are an advent activity calendar for our kids and a Christmas movie marathon. We go to a service on Christmas Eve and always watch White Christmas after we out our kids to bed!
I would love some artwork or maybe some stationary!
I just had a daughter last month so maybe some kind of holiday picture with her older brother around Easter?!?!
i’d use it for new year cards
I’d use it for some artwork. The personalized wrapping paper is awesome!
I haven’t been on the ball enough to get my Christmas cards finished, but I’d love to get some New Year’s cards from Minted! Maybe that can be a new tradition… my fiancé and I can watch a holiday movie and address our New Year’s cards. 😉
we always make photo christmas cards! We also make gingerbread houses every year and try to go ice skating
Patricia @ Sweet and Strong
Love your card. I slacked on the Christmas cards this year as I was having a hard time finding a picture. I LOVE that you wrote text in PicMonday, that’s such a good idea! I would use the the Minted gift card to look at some of their pictures to frame in our offices or bedroom.
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I would love to use it towards a huge canvas to hang in our living room!
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We recently moved so I think I’d send new years cards with our new info.
I’d use the credit for holiday cards.
I’d use the credit for artwork for our living room!
I’ve pinned a few prints from Minted – would definitely purchase some of those!
I would use the credit for a print of a truck I saw. jslbrown2009 at aol dot om
I love the foil prints of cities so I think I would get one of those for my new apartment!
Love your holiday cards-this is the first year we sent them out to friends & family in Florida. Since I’m in the midst of redecorating our new place in Oregon-i could really use some new wall art!
I would love to have my child’s artwork turned into letterpress. Thanks!
I’d love some art from Minted!
Loving your card this year, and the people in it! A new address stamp would make me smile. Smiling is my favorite! 😉
I love their retro cake stands!
I would use the credit towards birth announcements / happy new year cards — we are expecting our second baby boy in early January – we lost our son to cancer just shy of his second birthday in 2015 so this is en exciting and emotional time. Thank you for the giveaway!
Your cards look beautiful! I would love to use the credit toward new year/birth announcement cards. My daughter was born on 12/4 and I can’t wait to share her newborn photos. After having a quiet miscarriage on Christmas Eve 2015, I feel so blessed to have joyful news to share this year.
Hi Heather! You’re one of my favorite bloggers and I miss reading your posts. I hope everything is okay. XOXO