Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Holiday Cards From Minted: Review

If you are still in need of getting your holiday cards printed, you should definitely check out Minted. I had the opportunity to try out their site this year and I have to say, I am very impressed not only with the quality of the cards but the ordering process.

As you all know deciding on the photos you want to use for your holiday card can be a challenge.  And once you've made that decision, the next hurdle is finding a card design that "fits" your photo.   What I love about Minted is they have a "find it fast" feature which allows you to see your photos in many cards.  It really helps give you an idea of how your card will look in a variety of designs without having to go through them one by one.

Here is a quick example of some designs I tried out with my photo.  I loved getting this quick snap shot which allowed me to quickly eliminate designs.


After finding my perfect card, I submitted my order and received a proof from a designer within 24 hours.  Getting a proof was helpful because it made me realize that the photo I had chosen for the back of my card was not going to print as I expected, so I was able to swap it out.

Feeling confident about my selection, I ordered my cards and received them within 3 days (I was provided with express shipping as part of this review, so you will want to check the turnaround times based on your needs).

When I found my package waiting on my steps I was so excited to open it up and check out my cards.  I loved how they were packed with a little ribbon and note...nice extra touch.  And the cards looked fantastic!

The card stock is very thick (you can see the thickness below) and they feel so great in your hands.  The colors were true to the image and I could not be more pleased (although I did go back and forth with my designer on the blue color in my son's shirt to get it just right).


Spoiler Alert:  If you are on my holiday card list, here is the front of my card (I'll leave the back as a surprise).  I just love it!  Now I need to get busy and start addressing my cards (I still handwrite mine).


So if you still need to get those cards ordered, definitely check out Minted.  You can get 15% off of orders of $150 or more and 10% off orders $100+ by using the code Holly.  And if you have not picked out a photo yet, you can take advantage of this deal now and upload your photo later (offer ends Thursday, Dec. 5).


Note:  I was provided with 75 holiday cards in exchange for this review, however the opinions are entirely my own and I am truly THRILLED with my cards.  

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  2. Mine came from Minted this year too and I love them. :)

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