As a traditionalist, I love holiday cards. There is something so nostalgic about mailing a greeting card. Smiling faces and holiday cheer have been flooding my mailbox for a few weeks now, and true to form I was a little behind schedule on ordering our holiday greeting card. Minted to the rescue!
Our christmas cards were rush delivered to us today, just in time to give me a few days to snail mail them before we go on vacation for the holiday. We couldn’t be happier with them.
As, a graphic designer, I’m pretty picky about invites and cards. This is actually the first year I haven’t taken on designing and printing them myself. Needless to say, my controlling self was a little bit nervous about giving up complete creative control, but after our experience with Minted, I may end up ordering with them every year.
It was so easy, plus I was able to give a bit of creative input. They have 100’s of designs to choose from. I knew I wanted to a card with a foil pressed detail, so a quick filter helped me narrow down the options. I tend to like minimalist designs, so I quickly browsed and found several great options, finally settling on the Be Joyful Christmas Photo Card.
I played around with Minted’s template, using photos from our recent photoshoot with the incredibly talented Elisabeth Eden, before choosing the two snaps below.
I was able to zoom in and crop my photos on the website. Plus, they have a send special request button, where you can request a designer to make tweaks to the design. I wanted a large photo on the back, and Daren wanted the words “Merry Christmas,” so I sent the request via the system and had a proof in my inbox within an hour! Easy!
The icing on the cake, Minted offers FREE address printing. You upload an Excel document and they address them in stationary that matches your card! Game changer! Last year I literally spent hours hand writing each address on our envelopes, too many more years of that and I’d have definitely developed carpel tunnel.
I also have to note Minted’s customer service is awesome. My order was delayed by one day, so they completely refunded my shipping fee + gave me 15% off my entire order, effectively earning my future business.
*Elisabeth Eden retains all copyright to the professional photos in this post.