So many Lovely Christmas Cards from Minted from which to choose…do glance over these beauties and let me know at the finish line which holiday card stole your heart as a favorite!
But First This.
I just shared this on my FB page (please like it and engage with it if you can!) after my sweet friend, Michele, shared it in a group, and I couldn’t help smiling! Give it a click!
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Lovely Christmas Cards: Choose a Favorite!
Are you one of those last minute types who rushes to the post office the week of Christmas to mail cards and gifts? If you care to get a head start this year, do check out these possibilities for personalized Christmas cards from Minted.
Sometimes just hearing “personalized” can seem stressful if you don’t happen to have a killer vacation photo of you and yours with savage tans posing perfectly on a beach in the tropics. But fear not. You don’t even need a photo to customize an artfully designed card which will reflect your personal style and convey the unique message you long to deliver.
Let’s face it.
Sometimes a Christmas card or holiday card is the only correspondence you’ll receive all year from even very close friends and family. So why not put some thoughtfulness into the process by sending a beautiful card with or without a photo?
I thought I might create a Christmas card with a photo of me and my husband from our London trip in October. However, the resolution just wasn’t up to par, so I had to re-think that idea. My creative solution? I used my favorite photo of the two of us, and it sure aint a current one. It is from the 80’s when we just began dating.
I look at that picture of us and try to remember our teenaged selves and how the future loomed before us.
I’ll also write a letter to be included with the card, not to brag about monumental successes or career coups for our family in 2018, but to reflect and encourage friends and family who are all so different and all fighting battles we cannot see.
So many folks skip Christmas letters now since they feel chronicling on social media is a substitute. Yet not everyone uses Facebook, and if pressed, I think most would agree they love receiving such letters to feel a sense of closeness across the miles.
This year, I plan to steal my mom’s idea for using holiday cards that arrive in the mail. She has a designated Christmas tree with white lights only, and she hangs all of the Christmas cards she receives on that tree (only I’ll receive about 95% less cards since she receives hundreds!).
This year, I plan to spend the day after Thanksgiving happily writing a letter to tuck into our joyful Christmas cards from Minted.
Smart Tips for Scoring a Photo for a Christmas Card
1. Let Your Past be Their Present.
Firstly, use a favorite old photo (or three!) (like I did for Christmas 2018) if you’re not sold on a recent one.
Through the magic of Minted, you can also customize a beautiful coordinating stamp for your chosen card. I could not resist these lovely ones which I personalized with an R.
2. Dig Into Your Social Media Archive.
Secondly, check your photos and albums on Facebook to see if there isn’t one that would fit the bill…you may discover you have more photos saved than you think! Don’t forget a casual, silly, or humorous photo or one that doesn’t shout “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” may be just right for your choice. Exhibit A:
3. Think Fur or Front Door.
Thirdly, choose a photo of your pet, your home, or your front door.
While we don’t have a pet to celebrate on a card, if I had this beauty peeping out the windows like Tracie of My Petite Maison, I would have to design a white card around the sweet thing!
See if these beauties usher you into the wonder of winter and holiday magic.
Smart Tips If You DON’T Have a Photo.
1. Don’t sweat it.
Send a customized card without a photo! I sent a beautiful Christmas card last year which did not have a photo on the front. When I was researching products on Minted for a peaceful Christmas decor post, I spotted the cutest reindeer artwork by Petra Kern and knew it was the one for us!
While that particular design is not offered this year, there are plenty of new designs which won’t require a photo and will charm your pants off.
Here’s another reindeer cutie.
I mean. Who can resist a peaceful reindeer in an alpine sweater?
2. New Year’s is a Holiday Too.
No need to send greetings before Christmas. It is more than okay to order/send holiday cards through January. Think of it as powerstarting your New Year! Your family and friends will love hearing from you and certainly won’t mind a post-Christmas post!
3. Think Pink.
There are plenty of artfully gorgeous softer hued options at Minted which require no photo. If touches of PRETTY PINK suits you, ooh la la.
There’s something pleasingly nostalgic about the Winter Berries design above, and yet it’s not too old-fashioned.
4. Express Adoration for Nature.
If you are a fan of woodland creatures, Scandinavian Christmas style, and Nordic design, I bet you’ll approve of this sweetly subdued and cheerful design.
5. Spring for Customized Gift Tags Instead!
No photo necessary yet all the customization you might desire…here’s the vintage style tag I ordered from Minted!
DID YOU CHOOSE A FAVORITE CARD FROM ABOVE YET?
Let me know which one you would choose to send!
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Peace to you right where you are.