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One of my favourite parts of the holiday season is sending out our holiday cards.
I know a lot of people don’t tend to send out Christmas or holiday cards anymore – with so many things to do (especially at Christmas time!) they can get lost in the shuffle and by the time you remember to do them it’s December 23 and you just. can’t. be. bothered.
But, this Christmas it’s not too late! I’ve teamed up with Minted (not sponsored!) to share our holiday cards and my tips for how to make your holiday cards a fun process and why you’ll be glad you did in years to come.
It’s 2016. I know. We have facebook, snapchat, text message, email and pigeon carrier to send holiday messages.
Why send out Holiday and Christmas cards?
AS A KEEPSAKE
For me the first reason is a little selfish, I love keeping my holiday cards as a record of the year that was. Even if it’s just a photo that reminds me of that time, it’s a simple way to document your life as the calendar pages flick by.
Over the years (and all of these were Minted holiday cards) I’ve had Soda the rein-dog, a newborn Emmy and Soda watching over her, a one year old Emmy with her favourite Soda toy, and this year our little girl with her ‘Sodie Paws’ and Rudolph. I already look back at these cards and am so thankful I have them as they bring back so many beautiful memories.
To me, each holiday card is a little time capsule for my future self.
AS A REAL LIFE CONNECTION
In a world of iPhones, snaps and likes, a REAL holiday card that gets sent in the mail means so much.
I have friends that live all over the globe, and friends that live in the next suburb over but because of our busy lives I barely see.
A Christmas card with a little note of joy and love is a reminder that although we may not always see each other or talk as often as we’d like, we still love them.
It’s good to remember that Christmas can also be a lonely time for a lot of people. It’s not all carols and eggnog.
A little card waiting for you when you open your letterbox makes you feel special. Appreciated. Loved.
Now that I’ve shared why I send them, I also want to share HOW I make the process easy – while having gorgeous, personalised cards at the end!
For the last few years I’ve used Minted to make my holiday cards.
Why? Because Minted has the best choice of designs by far. Minted isn’t your standard papergoods store.
Through ongoing design competitions, they discover exceptional designers for cards and papergoods. Designers submit, and the Minted community votes to tell them what to sell.
A quick browse at their personalised holiday cards and there are hundreds of options – including:
I’m pretty picky, but I always find something I like at Minted so that’s why I keep coming back.
The second reason, is they make everything SO. EASY. I aint’ go time for designing my own Christmas card, but Minted does it all for me.
Each year I just turn up with my favourite photo (it doesn’t even have to be a special one taken for the holidays!), find my favourite design and within days my cards are approved and on their way to me.
On a side note, I can’t go past mentioning all the cute extras I love adding to my cards. Minted offers:
Really, everything they do just makes it so easy to send out these little holiday cards of joy that are just so, so beautiful.
It’s not too late to get your holiday cards out!
To make things easier, NEW CUSTOMERS can get 20% OFF all Minted holiday cards with the code NCJOY and get 15% OFF Holiday Card orders over $150+ and 10% OFF Holiday Card orders over $100+ orders using the code SENDCARDS (Valid until 12/12)
Also – for those playing along at home – this is not a sponsored post. I’ve been a Minted customer for years (holiday cards, birth announcements, birthday parties…) so when they asked to work together I jumped at the chance. I was provided the holiday card set we sent out this year, but honestly I would have bought them regardless. I just genuinely love Minted, have so for years and wanted to share them with you. Happy Holidays!
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