Minted Christmas cards + a giveaway!

14 November 2017

Updated: Megan S. is our winner and has been emailed! Thank y’all so much for participating! :)

Having an almost-two-year-old this year is making me even MORE excited than usual for all things holiday! June is talking up a storm all of a sudden, and I just think she is going to be thrilled by a tree in our house (!), Thanksgiving dinner, matching jams with her cousins, decorating sugar cookies, and twinkly lights everywhere.

Of course, it will take her a few more years to appreciate some of the things I love most about the end of the year — sending and receiving Christmas cards being one! We’ll be mailing Minted cards again, and I’d love your help choosing a favorite!

Minted Christmas card options

1. Jingle | 2. Luke 2:14 | 3. Wonderful Love | 4. Berries of Fun | 5. Fun Botanical Frame

No fancy professional photo this year, but I have to say the iPhone portrait mode + the PicTapGo app does a pretty darn good job! Of course, everything looks good framed by a Minted design :)

This year I was drawn to some of the more lighthearted, colorful designs to match our bold outfit choices. And as always, I’m partial to the cards that include a nod to Christmas’s true meaning! (I love that you can easily filter by “religious Christmas” on their search page, if that’s your thing.) Since I knew which photo I was going to use from the get-go, their “show with my photo” tool helped me narrow down my favorites quickly.

No matter which design you choose, you can use their sophisticated design software to easily adjust your photo as well as the placement of text elements, fonts, colors, and sizing. Minted also offers the most darling envelopes, shiny foil designs, free addressing, and extra-thick stock, if you’d like.

Now for the extra-fun part: I have a $100 Minted gift certificate to give away!! To enter, just comment below with either your favorite option from our Christmas card finalists, or the Minted design you’d most like to order for your family! (Or both!) I’ll randomly choose a winner next Tuesday!

Now back to work on designing our accompanying newsletter! :)

Minted has graciously gifted us our Christmas cards, but I chose to write this post, and the opinions are my own! I have loved everything about Minted — especially their crowd-sourced designs — for many years, and it is my joy to share what they’re up to with y’all!

150 Responses to “Minted Christmas cards + a giveaway!”

  1. Lindy

    Really going back and forth between 2 and 4…. probably 4 by a smudge but I love them all!!!

  2. Sara

    Jingle is my favorite!

  3. Natalie Andrews

    I vote for #1! I’ve been working on my Minted options too!

  4. Katy Kuehl

    I vote for #4 or #5! Love Minted — I use them every year as well!

  5. Ali

    I love option 1! Beautiful family <3

    Mary Churchill

    I chose number 1. I think it goes well with your outfits. If I won the gift certificate I would chose number 1 also or 2. My daughter has stationary from minted I send out for thank you cards so, I might get another stack of those.

  6. Emily

    I vote Jingle because you look so joyful! But this is a tough choice – all lovely.


    And speaking of Christmas with toddlers ;) … how do you handle the Christmas tree? I’m just now realizing my 1.5-year-old would love to rip off all our ornaments. Maybe we get a smaller tree and keep it on a table? What’s your approach? Or is June a better listener ;)

  7. Tricia

    #4 is my favorite!! So cute! They all look great though!

  8. Kristina

    Love that you always put your Christmas card options up for a vote! I would go with #1 Jingle.

  9. Cassie

    I vote for #1!

  10. Eek! This is always hard because I always like all of the ones you’ve chosen.. I will say though that I would have thought the photo was at least taken on a “big” camera…. such a sweet one of y’all!

  11. Kelly

    Really loving option 1 and 4!

  12. June is precious in this photo! 1 and 5 are my favorites :) I love that you can sort by religious Christmas cards on Minted! There are so many great options.

  13. I love #1! I also LOVE Minted cards — we’ve used them for our wedding invitations, save the dates, and holiday cards for 3 years!

  14. Megan

    I love all of them, but I think #1 is my favorite because of the JOY on your faces!

  15. Adorable photo of you three!! I’m loving numbers 1 and 3 the most, but you know you can’t go wrong with any of these! (And how am I ever going to narrow down our choices for our first married Christmas?!)

  16. Laura

    All the options are great! I think number 4 gets my vote but you really can’t go wrong. What an adorable picture too! We are loyal to minted for holiday cards and would love to win.

  17. Susanna

    I vote for #4!

  18. Ann Duncan

    I love #4 because it highlights the pink so beautifully!

  19. Kelly

    I like them all, but #1 is my fave!

  20. Meghan

    I love #2 the most, but #5 is a close second! This is a great reminder I need to get started on my own Minted cards!

  21. Rachel Monroe

    Love #2! I’ve got my eye on a similar design at Minted for our family.

  22. Kelly E.

    I love No. 4! It ties in wonderfully with the color of your clothes, and is bright, lighthearted, and cheer-filled. Thank you for the opportunity to win! :)

  23. Kasia Penna

    I love number two, but they are all so cute!

  24. Katy

    I love the phrase on #3!! For your picture, I could see doing 1,2, or 4 since they’re easier to read. All good choices!

  25. Courtney

    June’s little grin is heart melting. Love choice #4!

  26. Bonnita Chazen

    I love number 1 and number 3!!
    What a gorgeous family :-)

  27. Amanda

    Ohhh I love number 5 for some reason. Then number 1! But always love Minted!!

  28. Sarah

    I love number 1 and number 4! Such a cute pic!

  29. Audrey E

    I love number 2! (Also your color coordination looks great! June’s bow matches perfectly with your shirt without being too matchy matchy.)

  30. Peggy

    Can’t go wrong with any of them — and what a wonderful backdrop :-)

  31. Allie

    These are all pretty options! I vote for number 4! I have designed our Christmas cards through Minted as well (I love them!) and we are using one to showcase a wedding photo! This is the one we chose: :)

  32. Sierra

    Option 3, Wonderful Love is my favorite!! ❄️

  33. Ana Rocha

    I love 1 and 4!

  34. Daisy

    Leaning towards 4 but they’re all so pretty!

  35. Monica

    Four! I love that the Merry Christmas matches your shirt!

  36. Elizabeth

    #3 is my favorite!

  37. emma

    Just started designing our cards this past week after getting back our family photos. I immediately loved #1 that you have as well (although opted for “jingle all the way” copy). Now I’m wondering do I just pick the first one I loved?

    Also, any thoughts on if the Minted versions are worth the cost? I have a design background so I could easily design them and have them printed but wonder if Minted is worth the quality and printing addresses!!

  38. Andrea

    Number 4 for both your card and myself!!

  39. Kelly Strawberry

    #3 is my favorite

  40. Sheryl

    Minted is great, I always enjoy taking my time with finding the perfect holiday cards. There is something so nice about having a physical item to send out and display in your home. Plus, since we send cards out so early I know we get more back in return!

    I’d vote for Joy to the World, the font matches the summery vibe of your outfits. :)

  41. Victoria

    Oh man! I think 2 and 4 are my favorites! Minted is my go to place for cards too 😍

  42. Anna

    I love #1!! Joy to the World! :)

  43. Katelin

    Number two is my favourite!

  44. Erin K

    I love #3! I like the letters in white!

  45. Ashley P.

    I love option #3!

  46. Kayla

    Number 4! ❤️

  47. Anna

    I love 1 and 4 the best! If I had to pick one, I think 4 would win by just a tad!

  48. Jennifer

    #4 is my favorite!

  49. Erin

    I love #4 – the pink complements the brightness of your outfits so perfectly!

  50. Emily

    I LOVE #5! It’s so different!

  51. Michelle A

    I don’t think you can go wrong with any, but I really like number 3 best! :)

  52. tiffany

    I love option #4!

  53. Kelsie

    #2 is my favorite, with #5 as a close second – but of course, they all look amazing!

  54. Morgan

    I love option #2!! One of my favorite versus about the season :)

  55. Hannah

    Number one gets my vote! You really can’t go wrong, though!

  56. Julie

    Love these, Emily! I’m partial to #3 :)

  57. Katrina

    2&5 are my favs because you get to see sweet june’s too cute sandals :)

  58. Kelly

    Number One!!

  59. Donba

    I am torn between #3 and #4, although all 5 are perfect for your sweet, beautiful family. The reason forcchoosing #3 is your caption, which is not seen as often, but captures the true essence of the season. The font and the color of #4 highlight your names. Have you considered the possibility of buying a variety; some religious and some secular?

  60. Hattie Mae

    I like #4! I just began designing mine and i like Merry Heart Christmas! We shall see where we end up!!

  61. Laura A

    I love #4!

  62. Brittany

    #4-Love the color coordination:-). Otherwise #1

  63. Mary Kate

    I love #4! The colors match beautifully.

  64. So many cute options but I like #2 & #5 the best!

  65. Carrie

    Love minted! I pick #4!!

  66. Alexandra

    Cute family! Love #1!

  67. Mel

    Number FOUR!!! I also love number one, but four is my favorite. Beautiful photo and family!

  68. Emily Branch

    I love number four!!! We are torn between two minted designs this year since we have a number of professional photo options to choose from!

  69. LOVE #4!! I always love seeing your different card design options each year!

  70. Hales

    I look forward to your Christmas card post every year! I think card #5 is lovely .

  71. 2 and 5 are my faves. It’s so hard to decide though — they’re all so cute!

  72. Kelly D

    I like option #5 the most.

  73. Kaitlin

    It’s a tie between #1 or #2!

  74. Jess

    I can’t decide between 1 and 2! Love minted!

  75. Mary Katherine

    Love #1 and #4!!

  76. Megan Ayers

    I have voted for the past few years, and this year was tough! I think #1 is my favorite!

  77. Victoria Bouchard

    I love option 2 for you! That Blue really complements the beautiful photo. I just love your newsletters! I don’t think I am crafty enough to design my own but I would love to now that I have a kiddo!

  78. Dana

    #2 is my favorite!

  79. Laura M.

    Number 1 is my favorite! Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!

  80. Kate R.

    Love #1 & #5! So sweet!

  81. I love number 2. Very cute photo, too!

  82. Frances

    Love #1!!!! Such a happy photo that clearly is full of JOY!!

  83. Laura Bitler

    Really hard decision, but I vote #3! It feels like most unique and authentic for your family. I love #4 but that seems a little too generic for you. Also, this is one of my favorite posts of the year from you! As I’m choosing our family card I have been wondering what you would choose!

  84. Katie

    Such a cute family! I love Option #1!

  85. dianne hall

    #4 for sure!

  86. kenny h.

    I like them all, especially 2.

  87. Elizabeth nichols

    #3 or #4

  88. Is it weird that I look forward to this post every year?! I adore your photo choice and think #4 perfectly reflects the cheeriness of it!

  89. nicki joseph

    number 4

  90. Susan

    I’d go with #5

  91. I love options 1 & 4! So cute.

  92. Kathryn

    Another vote for #1! I love Minted’s sorting functions, too. I think we’re going to go with one of the “Christmas Blessings” designs since we added another baby (blessing!) to our family this year. :)

  93. Raven

    I love Options 2 and 3! :)

  94. India H.

    It took me way too long to decide, but for your picture, I think I’m going with 1 or 4! I think 1 is the winner for me, but I honestly cannot choose!

  95. Carly Williams

    My favorite is #4!

  96. Casey H

    Really like 2 and 4, but can’t decide. We may even use a photo card for the first time this year as we have an announcement to make🤗

  97. Love them all – can’t wait to see which one you choose, Em!

  98. Abbie

    I think #1 works best with your photo.

  99. Katie B

    I love number 1! I love it so much I might chose the same for my card too!

  100. Sarah

    My favorites are 3 and 5! Most favorite is three though :) Can’t wait to see your newsletter!

  101. Susan Christy

    #3 is my favorite.

  102. valerie sobus

    my vote is #4! i know if i venture to minted’s website and try to pick a favorite now i will be on there for HOURS. hahaha. we did holiday cards with them last year and i loved how they turned out…just took me for-ev-er to pick because there were so many cute options :). and i know what you mean about holidays being more fun when our kids get older! my son jude is turning 3 in january and i’m so excited to start some traditions and our house is already decorated :x…minus the tree. i can wait till after thanksgiving for at least that :p

  103. mami2jcn

    I love #4!

  104. Cassidy

    #2! The blue and verse are lovely.

  105. Elizabeth W

    I really like #1!

  106. Katie Boulware

    Option 2 is my favorite! But all are so precious!

  107. Emma

    I love number 1 and 5! I also appreciate the photo, so cute!

  108. Rob

    Number 3! After all, you have that wonderful love right in your arms!

  109. Kate

    I love #5! The blue design matches your shorts and John’s shirt, and I like the clean look of not having words obscuring the photo.

  110. Erin B.

    I love the message of #3, but, with your photo and outfit colors, #4 is my clear favorite! So cute! Thanks for a fun giveaway.

    Happy thanksgiving to you & yours!

  111. Ericka

    I really like the Luke 2:14 one! Happy Thanksgiving! And thanks for the giveaway!

  112. Mattye Woodcock

    I kind of LOVE #5! The blue just works. It feels festive and friendly. It compliments your bright outfits while still feeling perfect for the season! xo!

  113. Rachel Geeser

    Love #4! Such a cute family!

  114. Allison

    I vote for #4!

  115. Kim Pincombe-Cole

    I love #3! It caught my attention first & the font style is so happy!

  116. Devin

    I vote for number 2 with the wonderful script font!

  117. Abigail

    I like option #4! Great picture!!!

  118. Rachel M

    I like #1. The photo really stands out. Minted makes the best cards.

  119. Kelly m

    I love the 3rd option!

  120. Stacey Roberson

    Great family photo! I like option #2 the best.

  121. D Schmidt

    I really like picture one the most but they are all great! From their site, I like the Antique Joy design

  122. Elise

    These are all gorgeous! Such a tough choice, but I like option 1 because of the message and because I think it ties well with your photo – you showing June the world! Have wanted Minted cards for years, so this would be such a special treat and we have a gorgeous photo I have in mind :)

  123. Alyssa S

    #4! So hard to pick though – love them all!

  124. Elizabeth

    I like the “Merry Christmas” option!

  125. Katelyn Y

    I love #1 and #5! Such fun colors in your picture! I always look forward to your newsletter as well. We have adopted a similar “year in review” to send with our cards and it is always a hit!

  126. Julie M

    Love #5! But they are all SO cute! Love minted!

  127. Laura

    #4 is my fave!

  128. Ashley Smith

    My favorite hands down is #4