7 Heartwarming Ways MINTED Elevates the Everyday Now

Many of us turn to Minted for our Christmas cards, but if you only shop them during the holidays, you may not know they create much more than stationery. So many uncommon options for art, gifts, home decor, and more. For many years I have turned to the beautiful quality of Minted for charming Christmas cards, art, invitations, and photo gifts. Today’s 7 Ways Minted Elevates the Everyday shares how Minted somehow consistently manages to exceed my expectations and bring joy.

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Days in Paris Art Print, Minted – photo: Hello Lovely Studio

7 Ways MINTED Elevates the Everyday

This post isn’t just one more post promoting a brand I favor. I feel passionate about Minted because I rely on them for family celebrations, special occasions like graduation, and the best custom gifts. I highly recommend them for all of your stationery, invitation, or photo gifting needs.

It feels slightly vulnerable, but today, I’ll share personal photos below which hint at family life behind the blog.

Oh, and Minted’s wrapping paper! It’s the best! Look at these sheep, and that color!

You may be aware of the vast collection of holiday cards from Minted, but what about the everyday occasions?

Photo calendars, journals, and graduation announcements from Minted on high quality paper! Hello Lovely Studio.
A personalized notebook I designed with Minted – Hello Lovely Studio

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No. 1: Photo Calendars from Minted

Oh, guys. This is THE BEST photo gift idea even if it’s a gift for yourself. You probably don’t want to wait until 2023 for this one! It just may be my number one pick.

Why?

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Customizable Photo Calendar, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

Because for $31, you can actually score TWO of these gorgeous, high quality, and completely customizable photo calendars! While they are $31 each, if you simply add 10 calendar dates (like family member’s birthdays and anniversaries) to be printed on the calendars, you can score a second calendar for FREE!

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Large Customizable Photo Calendar, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

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

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Reminisce Grand Customizable Photo Calendar, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

Minted Calendars Are a Great Keepsake!

It was so fun traveling down memory lane to choose photos for this calendar! The photo below 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!

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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.

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Reminisce Grand Customizable Photo Calendar, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

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

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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!

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Photo Calendar, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

No. 2: Graduation Cards from Minted

When our eldest son graduated from law school, it was a snap to customize this wonderful card (in a petite size – which makes it more unique and oh so cute!) with a recent photo of him as well as a shot of his school’s law library.

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

I can’t say enough about the thick, luxe paper for Minted products…you’ll be awed.

No. 3: Minted Business Cards

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. (A 6′ tall runway model is a breeze to shoot, kittens.)

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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 the potential for an unforgettable a wedding ceremony…

No. 5: Personalized Gifts

There are always people on the gift list to buy for who seem to have everything, and here is a sweet little personalized notebook gift sure to please.

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Editorial Notebook, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

In this design by Jennifer Wick, I chose 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.

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Editorial Notebook, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

For 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 penned.

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Editorial Notebook, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio.

My sweet boys!

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Editorial Notebook, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio shares how Minted elevates the everyday!

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

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Editorial Notebook, Minted. Hello Lovely Studio loves how Minted elevates the everyday!

So special.

Photo calendars, journals, and graduation announcements from Minted on high quality paper! Hello Lovely Studio.
Heartwarming notebooks are one way Minted elevates the everyday.

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 elevates the everyday!

Pet Portraits

Last Christmas, it was all about the pet portrait gifts! Read about it HERE. These were loved as gifts! And ordering was super easy. Artists at Minted take your photo and transform it into a watercolor print. The paper is luxe and lovely.

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The beautiful portrait of Snoop (above) started out as a simple iPhone photo our son texted me. I actually snapped the photo of Eve for this one, and I love how I was able to communicate back and forth with Minted about the colors I wanted:

Pit bull watercolor custom pet portrait from minted - Hello Lovely Studio. #pitbullpainting #petpaintings #petwatercolors
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No. 6: Beautiful Fine Art Prints

I have been living with my gorgeous framed fine art prints from Minted for years, and although they have lived in three different homes now, they still bring me joy. My Days in Paris art print started out in our Arizona home and then moved to a bedroom in our former home:

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No. 7: Encouragement Cards

We’re living through extraordinarily challenging times. Who couldn’t use a word of hope, of encouragement, of love?

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

Thanks for visiting today!

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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4 Comments

  1. Carole
    September 16, 2022 / 2:27 pm

    CREATIVE is the word for the day, including the crazy wedding! LOL

    • Michele
      Author
      September 16, 2022 / 9:14 pm

      Thanks so much for giving this a whirl, Carole. If I could get married again, that would be my processional for sure! Forget the pomp and circumstance – start the whole shebang with shenanigans and joy! 🙂

  2. Carole
    September 17, 2022 / 4:26 pm

    There’s always the possibility of a recommitment ceremony. Hummmm…

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