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This post contains a sponsored giveaway and affiliate links. All opinions are mine.

We interrupt our Thanksgiving tour to bring you something wonderful to check off on your Christmas list.  I know.  I’ve repeatedly said No Christmas before Thanksgiving.  (I even fussed at our daughter yesterday when she said she was putting up her Christmas tree this week. 🙁 )  And I have been a little stressed out seeing all these lists of things to do NOW for Christmas out in blogland. (I don’t even have my shopping list for Thanksgiving made yet!) Well I am eating my words today.  This is something you really need to do before Thanksgiving.

You need to….

Choose your Christmas cards.

Minted a very merry Christmas holiday photo cardsource

It makes sense.  You’ll have them in time to get them addressed and mailed before Christmas.  But I have an even better reason that I want to share with you today.

Do you know Minted?  It is a group of individual artists and designers from around the world.  The company was founded in 2007.  They began with stationery but have expanded to include home goods, art, and gift ware.  If you are a lover of pretty paper like I am, you will love Minted.

Minted Spirit of Chrismtas cardsource

Now if you have been around here for any length of time you know I don’t usually do sponsored posts.  I have done numerous giveaways with my own money, but there have only been 2 sponsored posts in the 3 1/2 years I have been blogging.  I’m very picky, and even though I am bombarded with every kind of company wanting me to promote their product, I usually say no thank you.  You deserve more than posts that are merely advertising.

Minted Book of Isaiah Christmas cardsource

A few weeks ago, I received an email from Minted. I was sooo excited they were contacting me because I feel they are a reputable company with products that I really like.  Well…this division of Minted was their art line.  They were offering me art and a giveaway for you. I really wanted to do it, but you know…. there is not one piece of purchased art on any wall in this house.  All of our art is black and white photography…photographs we have taken. So…

I turned them down.

Not only am I picky, I also want to be true to me…and true to you.  As beautiful as their artwork was, I didn’t want to do that giveaway and the sponsored post just to get free art (that I had no place for in our home.)  Sorry if you are needing artwork…I’ve seen the giveaway on several other blogs out there.

Minted Luke 2 Christmas photo cardssource

Because I really wanted to work with Minted, I asked if they would instead consider sponsoring our Christmas cards and doing a giveaway for you.  (I have always adored their stationery!) And lo and behold they said they would love to! 🙂  So I began looking on their site at all the many many choices of cards.  You can do cards with or without photos.  You can choose your paper. You can choose how you want them printed – even adding foil to many of them. You can change the messages on most of the cards, and you can choose what you want on the back.  They will even address them for you!

You know I am a lover of lettering, so I fell in love with this one because it looks hand-lettered.  Isn’t it pretty?!

Minted a beautiful and wonderful life holiday cardsource

I also liked the ones that have the look of a chalkboard.

Minted wonder and delight Christmas card


You can pick from a variety of shapes for your cards.
How about sending an ornament shaped card (complete with ribbon for hanging!)

Minted sparkling cheer holiday ornament cardsource

You can choose whether you want a flat card, a folded card, a booklet…

Minted holiday bookletsource

or a minibook!

Minted Yuletide carving holiday minibooksource

Even their simple ones are gorgeous to me.

MInted Gilded Frame Christmas cardsource

I wanted to do a photo card but knew I could not use the photograph of our children at the top of this post because it is 3 years old, and they do not look the same.  And because they are spread across the country from Washington state to Connecticut to Georgia, a group photo is not feasible right now.  So…I found this beautiful card and thought it would work with individual photos, and I could have all our big events from the year printed right on the front of it.  It was perfect (and red! 🙂 )

Minted Holiday Happenings photo cardsource

But do you know how hard it is to get our children to send us current photographs???  It is no problem with our daughter, but it is like torture for our sons.  So…I wrote back to Minted, explaining it all to them and said, Let’s not worry about my cards. Let’s just do the giveaway. 

And here we are with a fabulous giveaway for you….and not just for one of you but rather for THREE of you!  They generously want to give three of you wonderful readers $100 towards your order for this year’s Christmas cards.  Now do you see why you need to be choosing your cards before Thanksgiving? 🙂

Minted Mrs Lucas cardsource

So how do you enter for your chance to win this giveaway?  Because this one is sponsored, it is going to require one more step than we usually do.

To enter:

Step 1 – Click on this link to go to Minted’s giveaway site. It is only for readers of Talk of the House.  Fill in your name and email address.  They need that for the random drawing, to notify the winners, and to email the winning $100 credits to. (Only 1 entry per individual and email address please.)

Step 2- Look around at their holiday cards.  Find one that you love….perhaps even your favorite.  🙂  Then come back to the blog here and leave a comment telling which card you like.  That’s it, and you’re entered.

The giveaway runs from 11/16/15 to midnight 11/22/15 Eastern time.  Minted will do the random drawing after that and notify the winners.

So while you are looking around Minted’s site, I am going to as well.
I will be looking at their non-photo ones like these to purchase…

Minted Glad Tidings Christmas card


Minted Ring in the Holidays Christmas cardsource

Perhaps this one will work for us this year…

Minted Recipe box Christmas card


if we personalize it with our gingerbread recipe. 🙂

Swedish Gingerbread recipe on Minted Christmas card

(The post about making this gingerbread is here.)

Have fun shopping, and good luck in the drawing!

Until next time…
(when we will continue the Thanksgiving tour 🙂 )


p.s.  My phone is still in the Dark Ages, but Minted would love it if you could follow them on Instagram.

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Liz - November 25, 2015 - 9:17 pm

I love the it’s a wonderful life card

Sue Roberts - November 22, 2015 - 8:23 pm

I agree, the cards are absolutely gorgeous Kelly … I’ve never heard of this company “Mint” before, one of the many reasons I am thankful for you!! I love the “sparkling peace” with no photo … for all of the obvious reasons this year.

Julie Wickham - November 21, 2015 - 8:29 pm

I like all of their cards. Merry Holiday is the style I will use this year.

Judy newton - November 21, 2015 - 8:24 pm

I loved them all – so festive. The one that would look the best with my picture of
My cabin would be : ” In the Frosty Air…”. It would be perfect!

Laura - November 20, 2015 - 11:10 pm

I prefer cards that have scripture on them. It helps remind me of the real reason of Christmas. I love the one you posted above that has the Isaiah verse.

Barbara P from Ma - November 20, 2015 - 9:55 pm

So many fabulous choices! Think my favorite is the Christmas photo card which says WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS in the shape of a Christmas tree! Loved your Thanksgiving decorating tour and so looking forward to seeing your beautiful home all decked out for Christmas!

Mary Beth Spencer - November 20, 2015 - 11:51 am

In the midst of the current events of the world, I like the
Peaceful Tree. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!

Linda - November 20, 2015 - 11:17 am

I like the Wonders of His Love. It was hard to pick because their selection is so good! Happy Thanksgiving, Linda

Donnie - November 20, 2015 - 7:47 am

What a selection! I think Elegant Ornament, really liked the Simplicity. For my wilder side, I thought the Botanical was awesome!

vickie white - November 20, 2015 - 12:51 am

I would choose the card titled “A year in my life”. I also have children spread out all over the country and this card has multiple small photos instead of just one larger one. Great idea! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!!

Dana - November 19, 2015 - 10:58 pm

If I won the Minted contest, I think I would pick the Holiday Flowers postcard. Thank you for the chance to win!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs - November 19, 2015 - 10:31 pm

Minted is a great company….I have some of their fabric…..I love the Christmas Blessings Chalkboard card…and the Chalkboard botanicals area pretty wonderful too..Great giveaway!

Tina - November 19, 2015 - 9:15 pm

I would choose the Elated for a New Years card…..they are so pretty!

Susan - November 19, 2015 - 8:50 pm

I love the round ornament cards that come with a ribbon. So cute and different from what I have sent in the past. Thank you for the chance at the give away and the Thanksgiving inspiration.

Vicky Hunt - November 19, 2015 - 8:19 pm

Well….how lovely! Like you, I would probably opt for a regular card with no photo since my daughter is in Europe! I really like the Reindeer Love card and the Elegant Ornament. They are both nice. I’m off to llok at more though. Their cards area all so lovely.

Blessings, Vicky

Carol - November 19, 2015 - 4:11 pm

Scripted Blessings speaks to me because this holiday season it is a miracle and a blessing to have my husband with us. He barely survived a serious illness this summer and seems to have escaped any complications as well. I truly believe our family has been blessed many times over throughout this experience.

Ann - November 19, 2015 - 1:48 pm

I like “Pine Circle” and “Reindeer Love”…. and all the others! Thanks, Kelly, for this great giveaway.

Karen - November 19, 2015 - 11:09 am

There are so many pretty ones! I really like the Joy one and “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Thanks for entering me in the drawing!

Cathy - November 19, 2015 - 10:05 am

I really like “Hoping Your Holidays are Joyful”!

Kristi - November 19, 2015 - 5:34 am

I love Minted and I love the Retro Worded Tree cards!

Mae Lindloff - November 19, 2015 - 5:33 am

Loving “so delightful!”

Ildi - November 18, 2015 - 1:43 pm

I agree too many great cards to pick from. My favorites are Complete tree and College shimmer script.

Jane - November 18, 2015 - 1:33 pm

Beautiful selections! It’s a Wonderful Life and Botanicals were two I really liked.

Sarah Rezutko - November 18, 2015 - 1:30 pm

I love Minted! The “Its a wonderful life” card is my favorite. I have the perfect picture of my two little boys to use with that design : )

Cyndi - November 18, 2015 - 10:50 am

Much Joy was my favorite because I see joy everyday.

Annie - November 18, 2015 - 10:34 am

Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway. I love one the simple elegance card and the wonders of his love card. Minted has beautiful cards, would love to win!

Love your blog too! 🙂


sherri rubertus - November 18, 2015 - 9:23 am

Love the Retro Worded Tree-Foiled in gold

sherri rubertus - November 18, 2015 - 9:19 am

Love the Retro Worded Tree-Foiled

Olivia - November 18, 2015 - 9:13 am

Great find, thanks!

Christine MacLeod - November 18, 2015 - 8:39 am

Thank you!!! Love the “Wishing you a Season of Peace”. So appropriate at this time in our world!!!

Christine MacLeod

Mary Ellen Doris - November 18, 2015 - 7:02 am

I absolutely love these cards and thank you for bringing the site to us. I really love the one shown here (picking it even before I saw the end of your posting-ha) – “Ring in the holidays…..” but the “…renew your faith in God and mankind…”sealed the deal…Hope I win!!!!

Merri Jo - November 18, 2015 - 12:12 am

I think the Nativity card is truly lovely. There are so many that are each little works of art!

Rebecca Sweeney - November 17, 2015 - 7:54 pm

I love their gold foil card that says Joy! 🙂

Emily - November 17, 2015 - 7:48 pm

I loved the card titled Christmas.

Amanda Fricks - November 17, 2015 - 7:26 pm

Counting Our Blessings is my favorite. I’m sitting here this evening watching all the world news and counting my own blessings!

Lisa - November 17, 2015 - 7:02 pm

So excited! I LOVE Minted! My favorite is the Holiday Happenings!

Mary - November 17, 2015 - 6:50 pm

Well, I’m hard pressed to pick a favorite…there are so many gorgeous cards on the Minted website. But, I do love “A Beautiful and Wonderful Life.”

Thanks for sharing the site with us!


Carrie - November 17, 2015 - 6:50 pm

I love “Stylish and Merry”!

Deb - November 17, 2015 - 5:56 pm

I have to new grandsons and the aglow card with the babies would be precious!!

DiAnne - November 17, 2015 - 5:51 pm

Kelly, I love the “be merry”card. Thank you for a chance to win. I actually like it when you share the businesses you like. I look @ blogs like magazines written by people I know. Magazines are full of advertisements. I think you need to do some of this to make your blog a business. However, I do appreciate not seeing pop up ads in your text. Some of those pop up ads on some blogs are so distracting. You have a great blog and I so enjoyed. Your Thanksgiving tour.

Pam Jenkins - November 17, 2015 - 4:57 pm

So many beautiful cards! I really like Grateful, and Matthew 2:10.

Shannon - November 17, 2015 - 4:42 pm

Joyful Wreath is my fav!

Sallie - November 17, 2015 - 4:36 pm

So hard to choose but I love ” Jumping Reindeer” and “Woodstock”. Such a great company!

Shar - November 17, 2015 - 4:21 pm

I love the chalkboard card look. SOOO many great ones to choose from though!

Karri P. - November 17, 2015 - 3:54 pm

I couldn’t choose just one…I love heritage “be merry” and “it’s a wonderful life”… Thank you for putting this fun giveaway together!

Shannon - November 17, 2015 - 2:54 pm

This is awesome! I LOVED RUNNING INTO YOU TODAY 😊 I hope y’all have a fabulous Thanksgiving and all will be well with your parents.

Colleen m - November 17, 2015 - 1:44 pm

I chose “peaceful tree.” I treasure Christmas cards. I always try to pick just the right one. When my children were small I would pick cards based on fun and merry themes. As they grew I was drawn to blessings and joy because of my pride and love for them. Three years ago my I lost my brother to suicide in December. Shortly after my mother passed away (from a broken heart.). Today the holidays are very different. I am now drawn to wishes of “peace”. It is a universally heartfelt wish that seems perfect in its simplicity.

Janis Stufflebean - November 17, 2015 - 1:43 pm

A Little Christmas Whimsey is my choice!

Lauren S. - November 17, 2015 - 1:42 pm

Love the all in the Foil Pressed collections! “Heart Be Light” is my favorite though, thanks!

Katie Purnell - November 17, 2015 - 1:05 pm
Linda - November 17, 2015 - 1:01 pm

Thank you for sharing Minted with us! I will sure use them for my holiday cards this year. I love so many but “Rich with Joy” is a favorite! 🙂

D Schmidt - November 17, 2015 - 12:39 pm

Visited and my favorite design is Merry Holiday by Erin Deegan

Abigail - November 17, 2015 - 10:46 am

I like the Merry Holiday design!

AshleyB - November 17, 2015 - 10:42 am

We’re still trying to decide what to do with Christmas cards this year, but I love this one!

Julia - November 17, 2015 - 10:41 am

I loved the ornament cards, especially the Christmas Morning, in red!

Rosemary - November 17, 2015 - 9:49 am

Such a great choice …. Beautiful cards! I d chose Sure is Bright or Complete Tree.
If photos are hard to find!! …. Elegant Ornament is simple and classy!
Thank you for doing this Kelly and introducing Minted to those of us who haven’t heard of them.

Stephanie - November 17, 2015 - 9:14 am

Merry Little Lines , perfect for us! Thank you for this post.I love Minted !

Susan W - November 17, 2015 - 8:43 am

Lovely cards. My favorite is the Rejoice & Give Thanks Christmas Card.

Karen - November 17, 2015 - 7:22 am

So many choices, Merry Scriptmas is beautiful!

Jane - November 17, 2015 - 7:16 am

Thank you for this give away!! All of the cards are so unique and beautiful, but I especially love the cards “For unto us a child is born” and “It’s a Wonderful Life. Minted is amazing!

Cheryl - November 17, 2015 - 7:11 am

My favorite card design is Merriest Greetings Holiday Photo Cards.

Hanna - November 17, 2015 - 6:39 am

Minted has beautiful cards! This year I really like the cheer triangle design.

Kate - November 17, 2015 - 2:09 am

I love all their cards, they are so unique. I love the foil and the multi-photos since it is difficult for us to choose just one. I would say Joie Grid. Many thanks for the giveaway and for your great blog!

Courtney K. - November 17, 2015 - 1:18 am

Stylish and Merry is a classic card that looks like it would work with a lot of pictures! Love Minted!

Ren Jetton - November 17, 2015 - 12:35 am

Dotted frame with foil dots in the color scheme shown . In fact I ordered these cards two weeks ago. This card was perfect for showcasing the family photo we managed to get in late September. The cards arrived in just a few days with the envelopes addressed . The same dots that are on the card are scattered across the envelope. Beautiful and a quality product. I could actually use some more cards so winning the giveaway would be great! Thank you for sponsoring this product giveaway!

Ren Jetton - November 17, 2015 - 12:32 am

Dotted frame with foil dots in the color scheme shown . In fact I ordered these cards two weeks ago. This card was perfect for showcasing the family photo we managed to get in late September. The cards arrived in just a few days with the envelopes addressed . The same dots that are on the card are scattered across the envelope. Beautiful and a quality product. I could actually use some more cards so winning the giveaway would be great!

Ronda Watts - November 16, 2015 - 10:57 pm

Love all of them– such wonderful quality I can tell!! What beautiful designs. I really like the colors on the Snow Fancy Holiday Petite Card! What a cute idea too for a unique size!!!

Linda - November 16, 2015 - 10:37 pm

I like pine circle or sophisticated snow, my husband would probably like one with pictures! Like you, our children are scattered, so the choice is open to debate…

Sharon - November 16, 2015 - 10:31 pm

I like the Complete Tree Foil-Pressed Holiday Cards with family pictures.

Mary - November 16, 2015 - 10:09 pm

It’s a wonderful life!

Holly - November 16, 2015 - 9:50 pm

Thanks for the giveaway! So many to love but I am drawn to the simple designs like “Stylish and Merry.”

Carrie - November 16, 2015 - 9:31 pm

I love Christmas Glow

Elisa Gruss - November 16, 2015 - 9:09 pm

I love the textured pine postcards. Thanks!

Bonnie Swanson - November 16, 2015 - 8:49 pm

All the cards are so amazing…. it’s hard to choose. “Grateful” was my final choice. I loved the script “Counting Our Blessings” because despite a year with struggles we have soooo much to be thankful for!

Ann - November 16, 2015 - 8:48 pm

I like Smart Joy

Jane - November 16, 2015 - 8:18 pm

Thanks for such a great giveaway, Kelly…I never knew much about Minted and I’m glad you gave us a little history to set it apart from other online sources for cards and stationery. I hesitate to do sponsored giveaways as well, so I know this must be a ‘close to your heart’ sort of event for you.

Love the website, I especially love Leah’s card, the black and white photo of the couple on the little boat—I’m a big nature lover. I want to do a holiday card with my two precious dogs (the kids are a little bit grown and unwilling candidates!) and I want it to be natural and sweet!

Thanks again!

Jane x

Julia Walker - November 16, 2015 - 8:17 pm

SO many wonderful ones! I really like the photo ornaments and the Christmas Ribbon one with scalloped edges. Even if I don’t win, I’ll use this site for my cards!

Linda - November 16, 2015 - 7:44 pm

Book of Isaiah is my favorite!

Mary Hanson - November 16, 2015 - 7:15 pm

So hard to choose as they are all so beautiful. Scripted Blessing would be my choice. We just had a new granddaughter last week and yesterday our oldest so got engaged. So many blessing have been given to us.
Thanks for the give away. So much fun!

amy jupin - November 16, 2015 - 7:09 pm

my faves are Luke 2 and season’s favorites! minted has the prettiest cards!!

Ellen - November 16, 2015 - 6:39 pm

I really like the retro worded tree. That’s for the post.

Elizabeth Eagle - November 16, 2015 - 6:24 pm

I like Pine Circle Holiday card.

Mary - November 16, 2015 - 6:23 pm

Alas, we don’t have a family photo suitable to make a card, so one of the many non-photo cards is what I need. There are too many to narrow it down, but in light of the current news, I would choose one that contained a prayer for peace.

Veronica Maliden - November 16, 2015 - 6:07 pm

I love the Sparkling Be Merry! It’s a card and an ornament so cute!

Lea Anna - November 16, 2015 - 4:27 pm
Jessica Ross - November 16, 2015 - 4:20 pm

I absolutely love the Golden Love & Joy Holiday Photo Cards! Minted has the most unique, one of a kind designs, it’s so hard to choose just one!

Sherry Myers - November 16, 2015 - 4:17 pm

I love so many! But I guess I would choose Frame of Joy for the photo I have in mind. Thank you for this opportunity. Minted cards are beautiful!

Vicki - November 16, 2015 - 3:36 pm

Such great choices! I pick “A Beautiful & Wonderful Life”. Thank you for sponsoring such a fun contest!

Mary - November 16, 2015 - 3:16 pm

The “merry and bright” card is my favorite!!

Jill - November 16, 2015 - 3:12 pm

Wow,so many beautiful choices! Sadly, my family rarely wants to cooperate for a nice family photo. So I would probably have to choose a non-photo design. I really like Botanical in black….very traditional looking. There are so many with beautiful script designs.
Thanks Kelly!

Lisa Roesler - November 16, 2015 - 3:10 pm

I like the simple Merry Christmas cards, “Classically Scripted Christmas” or “Simple Elegance”

Jamie - November 16, 2015 - 2:58 pm

The ornament cards are fantastic!

Anna Chan - November 16, 2015 - 2:42 pm

I love the ornament card. I do that with all the Christmas cards we get every year anyway. Punch a hole in the top and hang it on the tree.

Laura Crowther - November 16, 2015 - 2:20 pm

I love the embellished card, thanks for the opportunity!

Vickie - November 16, 2015 - 2:17 pm

I love the O Holy Night card, it is beautiful!

Susie H - November 16, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Thank you for this awesome opportunity. It’says incredibly hard to choose from such beautiful cards, but I think Christmas Ribbons would work well for me.

Kellie Zollars - November 16, 2015 - 1:12 pm

What beautiful cards. After looking a while on the site, I really like the Garden Song card. I love the sentiment of peace on earth for this holiday season.

Eloise Fitzsimmons - November 16, 2015 - 1:08 pm

LOVE your blog! Also love the ornament card Holiday Cheer. Thanks to you and Minted for sponsoring this contest.

Laurel - November 16, 2015 - 1:01 pm

Wonders is a great sentiment and card.

Marken - November 16, 2015 - 12:40 pm

So hard to choose, but the heart shaped one filled with photos is unique.

Andrea Petras - November 16, 2015 - 12:38 pm

Merry Snowflakes is my favorite one. Thanks for this opportunity!

Tracey - November 16, 2015 - 12:18 pm

In the Pines and/or Pine Circle.
Lovely blog!

Ruth - November 16, 2015 - 12:09 pm

We are a “blended” family, religiously speaking, and we have numerous non-Christian friends to whom we want to send holiday greetings, so when I’ve sent holiday cards — and it has been a while — I’ve usually sent New Year’s cards. The added benefit of doing so was that it gave me an extra week or two to get the cards out! Not having chosen (or taken!) a card-worthy photo yet, I couldn’t settle on one card today; however, I do know that I’d want to go with a “Peace” theme this year. Recent events in the world just seem to call for a more subdued, less celebratory message. Consequently, I’m leaning toward the “Shine On Noel” if I can find an accommodating photo, or “Winter Birds” (with the wavy edges and the interior photo) if I can’t. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity and for the introduction to Minted! I hadn’t known about the company, and I do love their graphics and the options for card shapes.

Laurie Cordeniz - November 16, 2015 - 11:56 am

Sooooo hard to choose but love the Holiday Happenings card. Thanks for the chance!

Mel - November 16, 2015 - 11:56 am

The ornament card is so cute!

Lori L - November 16, 2015 - 11:49 am

”Twas the night before Christmas, and all were asleep except these two…..
Chalkboard photo card. So cute!

theresa ferzola - November 16, 2015 - 11:48 am

Hard to choose But I think More the Merrier is very nice.

Gwen - November 16, 2015 - 11:47 am

Thank you for this opportunity of the giveaway. And thank you just as much for not filling your space with ads. So appreciate your integrity. I had two favorites, pine circle and elegant ornament. Their work looks stunning! Thank you again.

Bev - November 16, 2015 - 11:43 am

Love the postage stamp one….lots of really cute ideas!! It was hard to chose just one.

Gina - November 16, 2015 - 11:40 am

It’s hard to choose a favorite. I kept looking at all the cute photos! I really like Christmas Blessings though. 🙂 Had to laugh at your “dark ages” comment because mine is too!! That is just the way I like it too!

Donna Sanders - November 16, 2015 - 11:39 am

I really like “Merriest Wishes” but there are so many great choices! Crossing my fingers that I win!

Dana - November 16, 2015 - 11:31 am

Thank you for a great giveaway! It’s so hard to choose one favorite, but my first reaction was I loved the Merry & Bright and the What a Year.

Clara - November 16, 2015 - 11:17 am

Thank you for the giveaway! I have use Minted for the last several years. I would love to have a $100 credit to go toward cards!! My favorite is one that has multiple photos.

Amy Mac - November 16, 2015 - 11:09 am

Love the retro worded tree!

Jamie Harris - November 16, 2015 - 11:09 am

Thank you for this opportunity! It would be difficult to choose, but the one that really looks perfect for us this year is “splash” foil-pressed. Thanks again!

Jo Anne Hayon - November 16, 2015 - 11:04 am

I really like Botanicals and Pine Circle-gorgeous cards!

CAROLA - November 16, 2015 - 10:51 am

I love the pine circle card with the greeting in “Merry Christmas”…thanks for sharing the site and chance to win!

Rhonda - November 16, 2015 - 10:46 am

Oh What Fun, would be great so I can include my grandchildren.

Natalie - November 16, 2015 - 10:42 am

I LOVE the “Believe” postcard! I have the sweetest picture of my 5 year old and 1 year old sitting with Santa and Ms. Claus at the Biltmore House that I would use!

Dawn - November 16, 2015 - 10:36 am


I think I like the Retro Worded Tree but I might even design my own with all of the options to choose from. I usually have our pictures taken and then design my own photo cards. Then I sign them, hand address them and stamp the envelopes. Using Minted would definitely speed the process up and reduce my work load though. They have many neat designs to choose from. Thanks for sharing.


Anita - November 16, 2015 - 10:36 am

I like the Recipe Holiday Recipe cards. It was a tough decision. Thank you for the contest!

Nan, Odessa, DE - November 16, 2015 - 10:31 am

Bright and Free

Doesn’t that say it all?
What is most important – FREE
and Bright (bling of Christmas).
Beach and the family!

Kelly, Thanks for introducing us to a new, to me, company.
APPRECIATE that you are not “going shopping” with your blog.
Many blogs make me feel like a “marketer” is invading my personal space.

YOU are the best! Waiting for your next post.
Nan, Odessa, DE

Carrie - November 16, 2015 - 10:29 am

Love Minted and love “It’s a Wonderful Life”!

Heather - November 16, 2015 - 10:28 am

I chose christmas glow. The card needed to meet certain criteria: With our family of 6 it needed to be landscape, it is important to me that the card read “Merry Christmas” and I wanted the card to primarily be a photo of the family. It was disturbing though to see same sex couples represented in some of their samples:( Thank you!

valerie sobus - November 16, 2015 - 10:22 am

what the whaaaaaaat. ugh! i was wanting holiday photo cards this year…..but all the non photo holiday cards are SO COOL TOO AND I DIDNT EVEN KNOW MINTED MADE THEM. D: the recipe one is seriously beautiful and genius and right up my alley because i love to bake. but! i think ill stick to my original plan since we did end up taking some family portraits and just say the ‘winter botanicals’ holiday card is my favorite !

Angela Heath - November 16, 2015 - 10:17 am

I love the ornament card!

valerie - November 16, 2015 - 10:13 am

I like Complete Tree and use special photos from throughout the year. Hard to choose just one.

donna - November 16, 2015 - 10:00 am

Hi Kelly-Like you I would pick a card without the family photo. Two boys in college, one attending in Europe equals no current photo. I had a hard time picking just one card, there were so many that ‘spoke’ to me. I saw one called ‘International Joy’ that I thought would be good for these troubled times we are in. Thats my send good tidings to everyone,everywhere. The happiest of holidays to you and yours Kelly.

Donna in Savannah

Barbara Hamel - November 16, 2015 - 9:52 am

I liked Chistmas Blessing………………it says everything in one card. I love cards and I usually like blank cards because I like to write in them myself. But these are very special.

Sandra - November 16, 2015 - 9:45 am

My favorite card is the Stamp Collection Holiday card.

Danielle - November 16, 2015 - 9:40 am

i love the sophisticated snow card template!

Angela - November 16, 2015 - 9:38 am

Having just got married in October, I have to say I really like Merry and Married. It is super cute and perfect for us! Thanks Kelly, for accepting this offer.

Deborah - November 16, 2015 - 9:32 am

Maybe the simple snapshots card? I also love retro worded tree card. I like pretty words. I’m still waiting to get our family photo proofs back from the photographer, so it’s hard to pick out Christmas cards without knowing what kind of picture we’ll have.

Amy O'Quinn - November 16, 2015 - 9:27 am

Like yours, my children are spread out too. Although I still have my three youngest at home, my olders are in Statesboro, Wilmington, NC, and Germany. So, I think I like the Simple Snapshots card, as it is more of a collage of single pic options.

Great giveaway! I wasn’t familiar with Minted, so thanks for the post telling about this company!

Take care and have a lovely week!
Amy O’Quinn

Mary Ellen - November 16, 2015 - 9:20 am

I like “Christmas Blessings” and I would use a recent photo of my two grandchildren. Thanks so much!

Robin Nikkel - November 16, 2015 - 9:19 am

I like the ones you picked,especially the verses of our saviors birth, but i think I’d like the pine circle holiday card. I don’t know if I could get a great pic from everyone either and we even had a wedding this year! But i love the wreath on this card.

Lynda Lamon - November 16, 2015 - 9:11 am

It’s a wonderful life. Thanks for the chance to win!

Angela - November 16, 2015 - 9:10 am

Not So Calm – Mostly Bright – love that one!

mari1017 - November 16, 2015 - 9:10 am

How fun and what a wonderful, creative website! Thanks, Kelly ~ have a wonderful week!

Garden, Home and Party - November 16, 2015 - 9:09 am

I have used Minted cards for a few years now. Its great working with them and I love their selection. I really like the card “We wish you a Merry Christmas” and about 10 others are in the running for the card we’ll actually select this year.
Thank you for hosting this event. I needed to get going on this ‘to do’ item.

Mary Margaret - November 16, 2015 - 9:06 am

Lovely! Thanks for the give away!

Rachel - November 16, 2015 - 9:04 am

I love “Modern Rustic”! Thank you for your honesty. Such a fun giveaway!

Cheri - November 16, 2015 - 9:00 am

They have so many beautiful cards to choose from but I would probably pick the “Jumping Reindeer,” that one jumped (no pun intended) out at me.

Diana G - November 16, 2015 - 9:00 am

So much to choose from! I absolutely love the Spirit of Christmas card. The saying is perfect. I had picked that out months ago – now I just need a photo!!! Wonderful giveaway!

Jo Marie Gray - November 16, 2015 - 8:33 am

As much as i absolutely love all the kid pictures and happy family pics….I feel your pain…so very hard to get all my family in a picture in a timely fashion!!!
Therefore, the Santa face with the scalloped beard would be my favorite. My second choice would be Deck the Halls.

Julie - November 16, 2015 - 8:33 am

My favorite is SO MERRY. Our oldest son got married this year, so our card will be a celebration of the Savior’s birth and the blessing of a new daughter to our family! Thanks, Kelly, for ALWAYS bringing beauty to your blog! Grateful….

Kaye Ann - November 16, 2015 - 8:33 am

I liked the chalkboard Religious Card that said “Believe.” That’s my life quote!!!

Janet - November 16, 2015 - 8:02 am

It’s a wonderful life

Carol - November 16, 2015 - 7:53 am

Botanicals! But what a tough decision… Thanks Kelly.

Velia - November 16, 2015 - 7:52 am

Minted’s stationary is of the upmost quality and they are all beautiful. The Holiday Pep design has caught my eye. Thanks Kelly…

Jeanne Dowdle - November 16, 2015 - 7:46 am

So many beautiful cards and so many options! We do not have a family photo this I’d go with the non-photo cards. I’d love to do something with a monogram! Thank you1

Amy - November 16, 2015 - 7:32 am

I love the holiday map cards – they have one for the U.S. east coast, west coast, even eastern and western Europe. Very cute!

Jeri - November 16, 2015 - 7:22 am

Wow, 691 holiday cards on Minted! I like the vertical, folded cards, especially “Fir Frame” in red.

elizabeth - November 16, 2015 - 7:14 am

I love the Botanicals or Wonders of His Love ! I have never done these and would love to have the chance – Thank you!

Sherrie - November 16, 2015 - 7:07 am

I would choose “It’s a Wonderful Life!”

Pattie - November 16, 2015 - 6:55 am

Wow! Hard to choose just one! If I have to choose it would be the “Modern and Rustic”. Thanks for sharing their website.

Eve - November 16, 2015 - 6:51 am

I like iIt’s A Wonderful Life. Thanks!

Kay - November 16, 2015 - 6:44 am

I like ‘The Magic of Holiday’. Thanks so much!

Anne Boykin - November 16, 2015 - 6:34 am

Hi Kelly, Thanks for the giveaway! I love so many of the cards but I think I’d pick Botanicals. Hope I win!!

Karen - November 16, 2015 - 6:34 am

Pine Circle amd Reindeer Love both appeal to my love of nature. Thank you for sharing this giveaway.

Sherry Batterton - November 16, 2015 - 6:18 am

I love the non-photo collection. I would choose the pine circle style. Thank you and Minted for the chance to win.

Sandy - November 16, 2015 - 6:06 am

Santa’s Beard caught my eye. Thank you for this give away.

Melissa Souther - November 16, 2015 - 6:06 am

I like “Merry Christmas Happy Year.” There are several pretty ones on there!

Ellen - November 16, 2015 - 6:03 am

great tidings of joy…and …it’s a wonderful life!

D - November 16, 2015 - 4:52 am

So hard to choose just one…but I think that my favorite is the “love & laughter Christmas photo cards”, Thank you for offering this!

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