Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received holiday cards for review purposes from Minted.com. The opinions expressed in this post are completely my own based on my experience. I heart Minted.
Now that the hustle and bustle of December is finally behind us, it’s time to focus on new goals, new trends, and new projects. One of the things I always plan on doing (but never actually am able to get my butt in gear quickly enough), is to send out Holiday cards to friends and family.
Once I heard about this amazing alternative to the traditional Christmas card option from Minted.com, I was totally on board. Here are the top 5 reasons why sending out New Years cards with Minted is a trend I plan on doing every year:
Let’s face it – December is crazy. For the majority (and I envy those that are able to send out cards), it’s always super busy with holiday parties, food planning, gifts, shopping, decorating, and on and on the list goes. I know I typically don’t have any time to spare in the weeks leading up to Christmas, so being able to take a breath and go through the holidays knowing that I would take the time to select my New Years cards, was a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. This allowed me to enjoy my holiday with friends and family even more.
This new trend of sending out New Years cards is taking off, and it’s fun to be one of the first of all my friends and family to embrace this new way of staying close with loved ones. Also, how fun would it be to receive a New Years card, when all the other cards of Christmas wishes have been tossed? This unique alternative to the traditional Christmas card it bound to stand out (on the refrigerators of many) from all the rest.
We all have those friends and relatives that haven’t yet embraced the age of technology and social media. You know who I’m talking about…. we have those relatives that simply aren’t plugged in, and cherish the more traditional forms of correspondence. These cards allowed me to help stay connected, and also offer an update in the form of a photo on the front. Minted allows for any photo to be uploaded to their system and can instantly be a keepsake for those on your list.
Minted has a vast selection (literally hundreds) of card options to select from. Minted.com is a design marketplace featuring card designs from artists from around the world. They use a monthly voting system to evaluate which designs and artwork to make available for purchase directly to consumers. You can even view their card options with your own uploaded photo to get a sense of what it will look like. One of the my favourite details of this design is the real foil-pressed text in gold. I simply LOVE how these turned out.
Minted has a mix of many differently styles including hand-drawn patterns, dark grey with metallic, geometric, and bold colour palettes; among this year’s top trends are real foil-pressed cards in gold, silver and rose gold. Minted is widely known for its high-quality paper and printing. Minted’s signature paper is thick and luxurious with a creamy cotton texture, and has been optimized for photo printing. You can also choose 100% recycled paper, pearlescent paper which adds a subtle shimmer, DoubleThick paper or even TripleThick paper. Minted also offers 9 unique die-cut shapes, which offers even more customization. The text can be whatever you want and a variety of backer options (including a selection of co-ordinating colours) allow you to add additional photos and text. For my cards, I went with a rounded edge (one of the available customizations) and also had a co-ordinating geometric insert added, which helps pull the design all together making it both interesting and cohesive.
Minted also offers a short bio about the artist of the design that was selected. This personal touch, along with their high quality products is what makes Minted one of my favourite companies. Check out more of Karly Depew’s amazing card designs here. Minted also carries an assortment of stationery, art and home decor that is constantly expanding as Minted grows its artist community and hosts ongoing challenges. Check them out… I seriously heart Minted.