5 Ways MINTED Makes Even the Everyday Lovelier

Did you love all of the perfectly PIN-worthy hand-lettered illustrations in my last post full of smiles? I hope so! Today’s lovely may just deliver a few more grins. For years now, I have turned to the loveliness and beautiful quality of Minted for charming Christmas cards, invitations, and photo gifts. Today’s 5 Ways Minted Makes Even the Everyday Lovelier shares how Minted somehow consistently manages to exceed my expectations and even bring me tears of joy.

I partnered with Minted and received product compensation in exchange for a post with my honest review…which I’m more than happy to provide since I have been a happy customer of Minted for many years! I hope you’ll use the affiliate links in this post since they won’t cost you a penny extra yet may earn this blog a small commission.

Floral greeting card designed by Noonday Design at Minted
Just Because – Floral Greeting Card, Noonday Design at Minted.

5 Ways MINTED Makes Even the Everyday Lovelier

You may know about Minted’s beautiful holiday cards, but they actually offer lovely options that make the everyday lovely!

Photo calendars, journals, and graduation announcements from Minted on high quality paper! Hello Lovely Studio.
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BTW. This post isn’t just another promotional post for a brand I kind of like. I am actually passionate about Minted because of how they have helped me celebrate our family and special occasions through the years. I highly recommend them for all of your stationery, invitation, and photo gifting needs. I feel a little vulnerable, but I’m sharing personal photos below…you’ll get to peek at my family life behind the blog.

No. 1: Photo Calendars from Minted

Oh, guys. This is THE BEST photo gift idea even if it’s a gift for yourself. With Father’s Day coming up in a few weeks, this just may be my number one pick.

Why?

Photo calendars, journals, and graduation announcements from Minted on high quality paper! Hello Lovely Studio.
Reminisce Customizable Photo Calendar, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

Because for under $30, you can actually score two of these gorgeous, high quality, and completely customizable photo calendars! While they are $29 each, if you simply add 10 calendar dates (like family member’s birthdays and anniversaries) to be printed on the calendars, you’ll get a second calendar for FREE!

Photo calendars, journals, and graduation announcements from Minted on high quality paper! Hello Lovely Studio.
Reminisce Grand Customizable Photo Calendar, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

I chose to create this calendar with my favorite family photos. The cover features the original oil painting of our departed Bella Luna. The photo above features my baby boys on a perfect summer day, and below they are with their daddy on our favorite deserted beach on Oahu’s North Shore.

Photo calendars, journals, and graduation announcements from Minted on high quality paper! Hello Lovely Studio.
Reminisce Grand Customizable Photo Calendar, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

What a Wonderful Bonus!

I mean – is this an incredible value or what? Minted is basically encouraging us to create an even better calendar and then rewarding us for it!

FREE Calendar When You Save 10 Personal Occasions!

It was so fun going down memory lane to choose photos for this calendar! This was a moment in our prior home before we finished the basement. It was taken during our family’s ‘rock band’ phase to accompany something I wrote that was published in Family Circle. Crazy good memory!

Photo calendars, journals, and graduation announcements from Minted on high quality paper! Hello Lovely Studio.
Reminisce Grand Customizable Photo Calendar, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

What a happy moment for our family below. It’s the day after my mom’s last radiation treatment after a long, long, journey of chemo and treatments for breast cancer. The smiles say it all.

Photo calendars, journals, and graduation announcements from Minted on high quality paper! Hello Lovely Studio.
Reminisce Grand Customizable Photo Calendar, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

This joyful shot captures my adolescent kids and one of my favorite creatures on earth: a sea turtle (indulging me and giving me great face!).

Photo calendars, journals, and graduation announcements from Minted on high quality paper! Hello Lovely Studio.
Reminisce Grand Customizable Photo Calendar, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

So you see, a simple calendar packed with years of happy memories and smiles can add joy to your everyday!

(Our fur baby (below) on the cover is in another realm, but we think of her everyday…she loved us so well during her time on earth.)

If you have photos of your pet – maybe devote a calendar entirely to them!

Photo calendars, journals, and graduation announcements from Minted on high quality paper! Hello Lovely Studio.
Reminisce Customizable Photo Calendar, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

No. 2: Graduation Cards from Minted

In just a few days, our son will graduate from law school and begin his law career at a great firm. It was a snap to customize this wonderful card (in a petite size – which makes it a little different and just cuter!) with a recent photo of him as well as a shot of his school’s law library.

Photo calendars, journals, and graduation announcements from Minted on high quality paper! Hello Lovely Studio.
Brightness Graduation Cards (Petite) and Grad Customizable Stamps, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

These customizable stamps are the bomb! Our son thought they were truly special.

I can’t say enough about the thick, luxe paper that goes along with Minted products…you’ll be pleased.

Photo calendars, journals, and graduation announcements from Minted on high quality paper! Hello Lovely Studio.
Brightness Graduation Cards (Petite) and Grad Customizable Stamps, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

No. 3: Minted Business Cards

I chose these Pink Wash business cards from Minted because I swooned for the shade of blush pink!

Photo calendars, journals, and graduation announcements from Minted on high quality paper! Hello Lovely Studio.
Pink Wash Business Cards, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

Not only are they printed on lusciously lovely paper, you can get creative and include a photo, design, or information about your business on the back of the cards.

Photo calendars, journals, and graduation announcements from Minted on high quality paper! Hello Lovely Studio.
Pink Wash Business Cards, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

Here’s a great tip to consider from Ms. Frugal here: The price difference between 25 business cards or 50 is only $5…so definitely spring for at least 50 of these babies!

Photo calendars, journals, and graduation announcements from Minted on high quality paper! Hello Lovely Studio.
Pink Wash Business Cards, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

I think you’ll love the rest of the options for business cards at Minted RIGHT HERE as well.

Photo calendars, journals, and graduation announcements from Minted on high quality paper! Hello Lovely Studio.
Pink Wash Business Cards, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

The packaging for everything received from Minted always gives me pause. This is a company that cares about creativity, design, and those little details that make a big splash with discerning, design savvy folks like us.

Photo calendars, journals, and graduation announcements from Minted on high quality paper! Hello Lovely Studio.
Pink Wash Business Cards, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

No. 4: Bridal Shower Invitations

My sister hosted a bridal shower recently and ordered these gorgeous invitations for the beautiful occasion. Bonus? Minted will address all of the envelopes for everyone on the guest list for FREE!

You can see my name on the envelope on the right, below.

Bridal shower announcement from Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.
Bridal Shower Invitations, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

I had fun snapping photos of the bride to be and my nephew before the shower. (And a 6′ tall runway model is sort of the easiest subject to shoot, kids.)

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So many gorgeous designs at Minted to choose from!

"Pink Blossoms" - Bridal Shower Invitations in Dusty Rose by Four Wet Feet Studio.
Pink Blossoms Bridal Invitations, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

Just in case you have forgotten how unforgettable a wedding ceremony has the potential to be…

No. 5: Personalized Notebooks

This is the first day planner/notebook/editorial notebook I have ever created with Minted, and oh my! I love it. There are always people to buy for who seem to have everything, and here is a sweet little personalized gift sure to please.

Photo calendars, journals, and graduation announcements from Minted on high quality paper! Hello Lovely Studio.
Editorial Notebook, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

In this design I chose (by Jennifer Wick), I chose some treasured family photos for the cover and decided on ‘love bears all things’ for the center. In the photo below, I’m showing you the clear cover made of a high quality material that protects the lined notebook.

Photo calendars, journals, and graduation announcements from Minted on high quality paper! Hello Lovely Studio.
Editorial Notebook, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

On the inside of the cover, there are various options for customization! I chose a photo of the boys which I captioned with “Life is a gift. Love is the point, Mama loves you” since I designed the notebooks for them. Under the photo, I included a list of 10 zen things I came up with.

Photo calendars, journals, and graduation announcements from Minted on high quality paper! Hello Lovely Studio.
Editorial Notebook, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

My sweet boys!

Photo calendars, journals, and graduation announcements from Minted on high quality paper! Hello Lovely Studio.
Editorial Notebook, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

Here’s the design on the back of the notebook:

Photo calendars, journals, and graduation announcements from Minted on high quality paper! Hello Lovely Studio.
Editorial Notebook, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

So special.

Photo calendars, journals, and graduation announcements from Minted on high quality paper! Hello Lovely Studio.
Editorial Notebook, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

You could easily design the cover with the recipient’s name, a favorite quote, or just ‘notes.’

Photo calendars, journals, and graduation announcements from Minted on high quality paper! Hello Lovely Studio.
Editorial Notebook, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

This week we have been touring an amazing coastal cottage I would not want you to miss! See it HERE.

Wishing you sacredness in your everyday and…

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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