Our 2014 Holiday Cards

Monday, December 15, 2014


I was on the fence about holiday cards for a few years. It made sense to me why families with young children would send out cards (a "look how much our kids have grown!" kind of thing), but other than that it seemed a bit braggy and vain to me. 

Now, I've decided that there's a sad lack of snail mail in the world and, at least once a year, we should all do something to make up for that. I'm talking about the good kind of snail mail that you're happy to see sticking out from all the flyers and typical junk in your mailbox. That feel-good kind of mail that you're excited to rip open in the driveway before you make it back to the house. Holiday cards are just that kind of mail. 

Plus, let's be honest, it's another excuse to shop for pretty things on Minted

The only complaint I had with our holiday cards last year was the thickness of the paper. I made the mistake of ordering the cards on photo paper which instantly started to curl around the edges. This year, I went with Minted's Premium 100% Recycled Paper and loved the way they turned out! No curling edges. 

I gave their free recipient addressing a whirl as well, mostly because I just couldn't pass up that festive "Deliver To:" stamp. I simply entered the addresses into an online address book on Minted and they did the rest for me. The envelopes arrived ready to stamp and drop in the mail. Easy peasy. 

The hardest part for me was choosing a design. They're all so pretty! I finally settled on the Instant Film Holiday Postcard. As with all of their cards, there are several customization options. You can include more photos on the back or even a cute design. I chose to keep it blank so I could write a short note on the back of some of the cards. That plus the thickness of the card gave it a great postcard feel that I loved.

I'm so pleased with how they turned out, I even sat one on the mantel with our other holiday cards. Now that is braggy and vain.

*The felt garland is from Minted as well. Be forewarned, it's hard to just put one thing in your cart!

**This post is sponsored by Minted, but all opinions are my own. Links above are affiliate links, so if you click through and purchase your holiday cards, I will receive a small commission. Happy shopping! 

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