One of my favorite Christmas Traditions

Friday, November 16, 2018

This post is in partnership with Minted.  Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible! 

Isn't Christmastime the best?!  I just love the lights, the spirit, the magic and community that comes with Christmastime.  Last year, as you can imagine, was a rather crazy Christmas season as we were figuring out twins and toddler with new 'big brother' status.  We had a fabulous holiday(snowfall included!), but the one thing we didn't get to was sending out Christmas cards, and I was so sad that we didn't make that happen.  

A few days ago, I was looking through some family photos and found our Christmas cards from the past three years (last year was missing, of course).  I love having a record of how our family has changed from year to year.  And I really love being able to send them out to friends and family each year. 

One of the most challenging parts of ordering and sending out Christmas cards is choosing a design.  This year, I am partnering with Minted to make some gorgeous cards, and they have SO many amazing designs!  I mean, how do you even choose one? I think I had 20 tabs open at one point. 

Minted also has so many customizable options that I am a big fan of.  I am thrilled that they let you do text on the back (I am planning on doing a little family update on the back of ours), they have lots of paper choices including 100% recycled (super exciting for my inner environmentalist).  They will print the addresses you are sending cards to for free, which is such a time saver.  And, the designs are from independent artists, which I think is amazing.  Seriously, they are doing great things with Christmas cards.  I cannot wait to order ours! Getting ours in the mail is always a highlight of my Christmas season.

Now, leave a comment telling me which of the two following designs you like best for our card!  I always struggle to decide what to do.  I might have a winner, but want to see what you think, too!  And while you are at at it, check out Minted's amazing selection of Holiday cards! 

Option 1 (Blessed Christmas):  

Things I love: 
- The font.  I think it is classy and fits well with the photo.  
- I love that the photo takes up the entire card, but there is still some sort of holiday greeting from our family. 
- Those three little boys 

Things I am not sure about: 
- Do I want a text overlay?  Does it look too basic, when there are so many other options? 


Option 2 (Understated Pines):

Things I love:
- The leaves. It isn't a super Christmasy photo, so I thought the leaf watercolor on the card was a nice accent.  
- I love how simple the card is, but that it isn't plain (I will be adding all our names to the card at the bottom by 2018.  I just didn't do that here for privacy reasons).  

Things I am not sure about:
- Is it too simple for the photo?  Is the photo too small?  



Option 3 (Bountiful): 

Things I love: 
- The pretty watercolor! 
- the framing of our family photo. 

Things I am not sure about: 
- The text... I kind of wish it only said Merry Christmas, but you can't adjust that, from what I have been able to tell.  
- Is it too busy?  With all the foliage behind us, I worry it is too busy.  



***Minted also has a special running on their website for 15% off with the code MERRY and free shipping on orders over $100 with code FS100.  It runs until 11/20/18.  

10 comments

  1. Numbers 1 and 3 are my favorites, but they are all so beautiful!!

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    1. Thanks! They really have gorgeous designs! It was so hard to choose!

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  2. I like the simplicity and the font on option 1 the best. Cute picture!

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    1. Thanks! I was obsessed with how the photos turned out! I love that everyone picked #1, because that might have been my least favorite! lol!

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  3. I love the first one! It's simple and beautiful and I love the greenery. Also, I worked with Minted for my wedding save the dates that I combined with holiday cards last year and I was able to customize a lot of things, so you might be able to get the designer to customize the wording on the third one.

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    1. That is such a good idea! I will definitely look into that! They seriously have the best options!

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  4. I like them best in the order you listed them. #3 has too many fonts happening for my taste.

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  5. I like the first one best! That picture is too perfect to have it smaller. :)

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  6. I do minted for my Christmas cards every year! Love their designs and they're way more affordable than TinyPrints.

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