**This blog post may contain affiliate links. Learn more here.I am always that person, the one who waits until the last minute to purchase my Christmas Holiday Cards. NOT this year, my friends! I have been browsing Minted for some ideas for a while now. The photos above are of some of my favorites!
I usually procrastinate on buying my cards for a few reasons. In some cases, I just can’t find a card that I feel truly represents my style and what I want in a design. Other times, I like way too many of the designs available and I find myself unable to choose! After shopping around on Minted I feel that there is truly something perfect for everyone, not to mention FREE recipient addressing on all cards. And if I can’t decide? This year, they launched a NEW service called Text Us Your Photo. All you have to do is text your favorite holiday photo, and your Minted stylist will text you back your photo styled in 5-holiday card designs – for FREE. I feel like both options really speak to my personality. Sometimes I feel like having a hand in every single detail – font, colors, paper type, etc. BUT then there are those days when I really just want to give over the decision making to someone else. It’s pretty handy to be able to have the best of both worlds!
There is also a Find it Fast tool on the website that allows you to see your photo in every holiday card design all at once. After you’ve selected your card it can be made uniquely yours through tons of available personalization options, including colors, shapes, paper upgrades, backers & interiors, etc. If I’m feeling in the mood to create the perfect card, it really helps to be able to see an example of my photo on every card design right off the bat. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve clicked back and forth importing the same photo into different cards when I’ve attempted to create cards on other websites. It can start to feel like such an overwhelming process, sometimes to the point of giving up!
So I really have no excuses this year. I can customize my card to my hearts desire or if I just don’t have the time I can simply text a photo to a Minted stylist who will do the work for me. If I do decide to customize my card, I have endless options at my fingertips. And if I want to take advantage of a promotional deal (like this one! enjoy up to 15% OFF holiday cards + FREE Shipping through this link) I can purchase now and personalize later. So, I can come back whenever I would like and personalize with photos, text, and addresses. This is HUGE. In the past, I have found a great deal that ended THAT DAY so I scrambled to take photos, upload, edit, put them on the website, pick a card, decide what I want it to say, and so on. By the time I went to order it was 10 minutes past midnight and the promo was OVER. AHHH. So yes, I’m a overly excited about the option to buy and personalize later.
So now I want your input! Do you go crazy for personalized cards? I love sending them and I also love receiving them! I’m kind of a card hoarder so I end up keeping them up on the fridge for a whole year most of the time.