Holiday Card Roundup {$100 Minted Credit Giveaway}

We are officially one month away from Christmas! We haven’t yet replaced our pumpkins and turkeys for pine cones and garland but we have picked out our holiday card! One of my favorite holiday traditions is sending out {and receiving} Christmas cards in the mail. Each year I get more and more excited as the cards pour into our mailbox. I absolutely love watching all of the exciting changes in my friends and family’s lives each year – from engagement pictures to babies, nothing makes me happier than receiving a happy moment captured in the lives of those closest to us! 

This year we decided to go with Minted for our holiday card. We’ve used Minted many times for all sorts of paper needs and have always been impressed. In my opinion, Minted truly offers the best designs, lots of customizable options, high quality paper, recipient addressing options {usually free during promotions}, awesome customer service and the super convenient “find it fast” feature which allows you to insert your photo into all of the cards at once for easy shopping.

Here are some of my favorite designs this year, one of which I already have chosen for our Christmas card…


 A Wonderful Life

All Together Now

Be Merry Script

Best Year Ever


Wishing You Joy

Watercolor Merry and Bright

Christmas Love

A Merry Little Christmas

But the best news? Minted has graciously offered to give one lucky reader a $100 credit! To enter, use the rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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  1. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    November 25, 2014 / 12:59 pm

    Such beautiful card options – the "be merry" one is my favourite x

  2. Sara Elizabeth
    November 25, 2014 / 1:17 pm

    I feel like everytime I see a minted post, there are more amazing options!! Alas, ours are ordered, addressed and ready to go!!

  3. Jess
    November 25, 2014 / 1:20 pm

    My fav. is our xmas eve party. The one day a year everyone gets together.

  4. Robin
    November 25, 2014 / 1:22 pm

    We will be starting new Christmas traditions with our 9 month old! πŸ™‚

  5. Amanda
    November 25, 2014 / 1:22 pm

    We are starting our own traditions this year with our daughter's first Christmas! But, a favorite tradition every year is definitely the holiday card!!!

  6. Jessica
    November 25, 2014 / 1:23 pm

    I've never used Minted before, but am definitely considering them this year! We've used Shutterfly in the past, but all of the adorable options Minted is offering this year is definitely making me think a switch might be necessary:) Can't wait to see which one you guys picked!

  7. Well Hello!
    November 25, 2014 / 1:35 pm

    I'm definitely going to check out minted now. This is the first year we'll be sending cards, and I'm so excited.

  8. Kristina @ Medicine and Manicures
    November 25, 2014 / 1:36 pm

    I'm making my very first Christmas card this year and can't wait til they come in! Can't wait to see your card!

  9. Jillian
    November 25, 2014 / 1:41 pm

    great giveaway! i always watch how the grinch stole christmas while i decorate our tree. i also like to make sugar cookies with my mom πŸ™‚ thankfully she is visiting this year so we'll get to continue that tradition. xo jillian

  10. Allison Mica
    November 25, 2014 / 1:46 pm

    Not only do I love your Blog, but I love Minted! I sure hope I win this rafflecopter. Merry merry!

  11. KelseyBrooke
    November 25, 2014 / 1:53 pm

    love these cards!

  12. PolkaDottyPlace
    November 25, 2014 / 1:58 pm

    Christmas cards, Christmas treats and being with family are my favorite traditions.

  13. Caitlin
    November 25, 2014 / 2:02 pm

    I love them all! Christmas cards always make the holidays extra sweet!

  14. BLovedBoston
    November 25, 2014 / 2:03 pm

    These are so cute!! I can't wait to see which one you guys choose!

  15. TCGYK
    November 25, 2014 / 2:13 pm

    Love the Be Merry card! But all are great!

  16. LAG
    November 25, 2014 / 2:14 pm

    It's so hard to decide, they are all so cute!

  17. Martha Kate Stratton
    November 25, 2014 / 2:21 pm

    One of my favorite Christmas traditions is decorating our tree! So excited about this giveaway! It is crazy timing because my post today was my list of favorite Christmas cards from Minted that I'm trying to chose between!

  18. shauni Robinson
    November 25, 2014 / 2:22 pm

    Nice job!

  19. Cayte Brown
    November 25, 2014 / 2:26 pm

    Got some great ideas from these card options! So many great choices!

  20. Jessica Koellhoffer
    November 25, 2014 / 2:40 pm

    My favorite tradition is our Christmas Eve party that we've shared with the same family friends for over 30 years and this year we will be including the very first grandchild (due any day now)!

  21. Ashleigh Schofield
    November 25, 2014 / 2:42 pm

    I usually get cards from Shutterfly but would love to try Minted this year!

  22. Jessi @ Jessi's Design
    November 25, 2014 / 2:46 pm

    I am so obsessed with all things stationary and holiday cards so this is perfection! xoxo

  23. Life as a Mrs.
    November 25, 2014 / 2:46 pm

    My favorite Christmas tradition is putting up our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving; no earlier, no later. My husband and I listen to Christmas music and decorate the house for Christmas. Incredibly magical!!

  24. Katie Rodela
    November 25, 2014 / 2:50 pm

    Every year I give my husband a new Christmas ornament that commemorates something that happened that year (first year – engaged, second year – married, third year – puppy). I also always make him a photo desk calendar for work.

  25. Urban Wife
    November 25, 2014 / 3:11 pm

    Our favorite Christmas tradition is getting a real tree and putting it up/decorating it, the day right after Thanksgiving. We pop in 'Elf' and sip on hot cocoa as we decorate. It's pretty magical.

  26. rachel
    November 25, 2014 / 3:14 pm

    Church on Christmas Eve and then back home for a feast!

  27. ginnbelle
    November 25, 2014 / 3:27 pm

    Christmas Eve church service.

  28. According to Jax
    November 25, 2014 / 3:30 pm

    My favorite tradition is buying a new Nutcracker every year! We have a whole line of nutcrackers and on the bottom of each one it says the year we bought it! It will be adorable in 25 years, right???! πŸ™‚

  29. Emily Curfew
    November 25, 2014 / 3:49 pm

    i love your holiday card picks! My fave tradition is picking out tree and decorating!!!

    November 25, 2014 / 3:52 pm

    I just ordered the Be Merry script card and they are so beautiful! Such a sweet offer, can't wait to see your cards πŸ™‚ xDabay

  31. Ashley Rycahk
    November 25, 2014 / 4:01 pm

    Love love love minted and I haven't yet picked out my Christmas Cards! My favorite Christmas tradition is putting up the Christmas tree!

  32. scarlett rigby
    November 25, 2014 / 4:04 pm

    Every Christmas we go to the beach with our dogs for a stroll along the beach. I absolutely love it and look forward to it every year.

  33. Evelina Fortuna
    November 25, 2014 / 4:08 pm

    I love the Minted cards – especially the foil pressed ones! One of my favorite traditions is also sending out Christmas cards. And I love addressing the envelopes myself with fun fonts. So glad it's becoming popular again!

  34. Paige @ Reasons to Come Home
    November 25, 2014 / 4:09 pm

    We have so many traditions that I love but I think my favorite is still spending the night at my parents and waking up with my family on Christmas morning!

  35. Kristy
    November 25, 2014 / 4:09 pm

    I love Minted!!

  36. Killian
    November 25, 2014 / 4:13 pm

    I love receiving Christmas cards and hanging them up on our fridge! It is great to see families grow throughout the years.

  37. Heidi Robbins
    November 25, 2014 / 4:13 pm

    I love reading the Nativity story with my daughters!

  38. Kelsey | Southern in Love
    November 25, 2014 / 4:15 pm

    Minted Christmas cards are my favorite! Every year the just keep getting better and better. I love how most of their cards really showcase your photo and then have beautiful verbiage to go along with it.

  39. Emily T
    November 25, 2014 / 4:50 pm

    Love the "It's a Wonderful Life" card. I've used Minted for the past two years, and I'm always super happy with their product!

    • Emily T
      November 25, 2014 / 4:52 pm

      Forgot to put my favorite traditions: matching Christmas PJs, watching Christmas Vacation, and of course, decorating πŸ™‚

  40. Rae
    November 25, 2014 / 5:00 pm

    Will check Minted out!

  41. Nina @ Flowers in my Hair
    November 25, 2014 / 5:05 pm

    I helped my girlfriend pick out her cards over wine. It was necessary. lol

  42. Brianne Bracco
    November 25, 2014 / 5:05 pm

    I would say my favorite Christmas traditions would definitely sending and receiving holiday cards and also the tradition of new Christmas pjs being opened every Christmas Eve!

  43. Ms. Brittany
    November 25, 2014 / 5:06 pm

    we go to the same christmas tree farm, ride a tractor and cut down our christmas tree. picking out a christmas tree as a family is my favorite tradition!

  44. Kristyn @ Carolina Fireflies
    November 25, 2014 / 5:06 pm

    I love holiday cards too! I put them on a ring each year and have them in a little photo box. I love being able to see the changes year after year!

  45. Mrs. D
    November 25, 2014 / 5:23 pm

    I love sending and receiving Christmas cards! The Minted cards are always gorgeous!

  46. Susieutk84
    November 25, 2014 / 5:24 pm

    I've always used Shutterfly, but I'd love to try Minted this year!

  47. Heather
    November 25, 2014 / 5:33 pm

    My favorite Christmas tradition is making breakfast after opening presents. And mimosa floats – YUM!

  48. Sarah Hayes
    November 25, 2014 / 5:35 pm

    My favorite Christmas tradition is finding a homemade ornament to craft and including it with my gift to my nearest and dearest.

  49. Brittany Nolan
    November 25, 2014 / 5:36 pm

    My favorite Christmas tradition is watching Elf while decorating our tree

  50. Jessica Bradford
    November 25, 2014 / 5:49 pm

    Love this ideas! My favorite Christmas tradition is opening up pajamas on Christmas Eve and watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation πŸ™‚

  51. Alyssa Stiglets
    November 25, 2014 / 5:50 pm

    Every year we go to my grandparents church for a Christmas eve service. I love the simplicity and beauty of that night!

  52. Mrs. Gruss
    November 25, 2014 / 6:30 pm

    Christmas brunch with family. Thanks!

  53. Jen
    November 25, 2014 / 6:37 pm

    Decorating is my favorite, but I also love baking Christmas cookies and sharing with my friends and family.

  54. Becca
    November 25, 2014 / 6:45 pm

    I love decking the house out for Christmas, and watching Christmas movies by the light of the tree with a cup of hot chocolate (whipped cream and marshmallows, please!).

  55. Renee Johnson
    November 25, 2014 / 6:48 pm

    I love going to Alabama and staying at my Parents in law's cabin for Christmas!! i love minted! I'm so happy they added gold foil to their holiday cards!

  56. Rachel from Rose Tinted Home
    November 25, 2014 / 7:03 pm

    I have a few I'll admit – but there is something about sending out Christmas cards that I love. Writing each one to the families you love and miss. I usually write my cards with a mug of hot chocolate, curled up in front of the TV watching a Christmas special. Elf is one of my favorites but hands down our family Christmas movie is White Christmas. Happy holidays!xo Rachel

  57. Kristen [Playground Prepster]
    November 25, 2014 / 7:10 pm

    I love our Christmas Eve pancake breakfast (complete with hot cocoa).

  58. Trish
    November 25, 2014 / 7:13 pm

    My favorite tradition is decorating the tree

  59. Owen Ross Davis
    November 25, 2014 / 7:40 pm

    I love opening a few presents then having a HUGE, delicious breakfast before opening the rest! I always look forward to Christmas morning breakfast with my whole family πŸ™‚

  60. Crystal
    November 25, 2014 / 7:41 pm

    Our girls Seeing santas gidts!

  61. Heather Sebastian
    November 25, 2014 / 7:44 pm

    Cutting down our own tree πŸ™‚

  62. Cameron
    November 25, 2014 / 7:52 pm

    I love our Christmas Eve dinner with family friends. It's so neat to think our parents started this tradition when we were in elementary school and now all of the 'kids' are grown and married with children of our own, but we all make it back for the Christmas Eve dinner.

  63. Sarah O
    November 25, 2014 / 7:55 pm

    I love sending and receiving cards too! Minted is so fun and I love their designs.

  64. Jessica
    November 25, 2014 / 7:59 pm

    My favorite tradition is our Christmas Eve pajama exchange, followed by spiked hot cocoa and a movie.

  65. DetroitDuchess
    November 25, 2014 / 8:11 pm

    This is perfect! We are closing on our new house on December 15th so I am going to have to do a quick turnaround with our cards because I want to get the new house and address on there!

  66. Soulshine123
    November 25, 2014 / 8:26 pm

    My favorite Christmas tradition is driving around looking at lights on Christmas eve and the candlelight service at church.

  67. Emily Clark
    November 25, 2014 / 11:18 pm

    Chinese food and church on Christmas Eve is my favorite! I'm glad my husband as willfully adopted it πŸ™‚

  68. Brooke
    November 26, 2014 / 12:13 am

    Watching all of my favorite Christmas movies while addressing our Christmas cards and wrapping presents.

  69. Sundays with Sophie
    November 26, 2014 / 12:27 am

    I love the nonchalant and the all together designs! I'm still deciding what picture to use for our Christmas card. I think my favorite tradition, is just spending time with family, in our pajamas drinking hot chocolate without having to worry about going to work or any thing else besides the people that I'm spending that time with.

  70. Kimberly
    November 26, 2014 / 12:44 am

    family time is my favorite πŸ™‚

  71. John Fanning
    November 26, 2014 / 12:56 am

    I love picking out our christmas card each year!

  72. Laura Wyatt
    November 26, 2014 / 2:03 am

    Can't wait to get that card in the mail this year πŸ˜‰ ok ok – I'll play along… my faaaavorite tradition is wrapping presents (with huge bows, duh!) and listening to Christmas music! xoxo

  73. Laura
    November 26, 2014 / 2:04 am

    Making cuccidati (Christmas fig cookies) with my in-laws! (Sorry if this posts multiple times…)

  74. Katie Wiley
    November 26, 2014 / 2:17 am

    LOVE all of the Minted cards! Opening up the mailbox and seeing all if the festive envelopes with Christmas cards has quickly become one of my favorite Christmas traditions, as well as, opening up new Christmas pj's on Christmas Eve!

  75. stephschneider
    November 26, 2014 / 2:26 am

    My favorite tradition is opening up stockings together on Christmas morning…so much anticipation and excitement, holiday music, fire going, and drinking coffee = perfection.

  76. Kristin T
    November 26, 2014 / 2:44 am

    I love decorating the tree and watching elf!

  77. Copilotwife
    November 26, 2014 / 4:04 am

    We always play the Nutcracker ballet symphony music as we decorate the tree. We dance, we decorate, it's fantastic.

  78. Hanging with the Hirsts
    November 26, 2014 / 4:19 am

    Love Minted's cards!

  79. The Smart Savvy Mama
    November 26, 2014 / 5:36 am

    My favorite Christmas tradition is decorating the tree while listening to Christmas songs and baking yummy pies! Julie

  80. melissa
    November 26, 2014 / 6:35 am

    My favorite Christmas tradition is opening stockings on Christmas morning. Our entire family still gets stockings from "Santa" and we open them first. And they always have a piece of fruit in them. I don't know how it started but it's tradition now

  81. Bailley
    November 26, 2014 / 7:08 am

    Making Christmas candy and Christmas movies:)

  82. Dorothy
    November 26, 2014 / 8:30 am

    I have always been impressed with Minted products. Need to start shopping for this year's Christmas card!

  83. Chelsea @ Southern Charm
    November 26, 2014 / 1:55 pm

    My favorite has to be the Christmas Tree on the Cozy Coupe!

  84. nicolegray
    November 26, 2014 / 1:59 pm

    I love so many of them. It would be great to win since we had a new addition to the family.

  85. Robbin @ Cardigan-Clad Culinary
    November 26, 2014 / 2:05 pm

    There are so many traditions that I love, but one that is less common among other people is that Santa always leaves us lottery tickets in the tree!

  86. Jessica White
    November 26, 2014 / 3:09 pm

    My favorite tradition is taking the week after thanksgiving off from work with my mom, and we decorate both of our houses, drink wine, and just enjoy spending time together!

  87. Lisa Loves John
    November 26, 2014 / 7:57 pm

    We open gifts on Christmas Eve and stockings on Christmas morning!

  88. megan
    November 26, 2014 / 8:28 pm

    My favorite tradition is just spending all day with my family!

  89. Lea Anna
    November 26, 2014 / 11:42 pm

    Christmas morning breakfast!

  90. Melissa Ann
    November 27, 2014 / 3:22 pm

    My favorite Christmas tradition is singing Happy Birthday to my younger brother and of course, spending time with my family!

  91. jessicaisbaking
    November 28, 2014 / 4:33 am

    I love spending time with family!

  92. MB Isaac
    November 28, 2014 / 5:59 pm

    Celebrating my DD's birthday – she is an xmas baby!

  93. Lyka Walton
    November 29, 2014 / 3:01 am

    Being around my family more than usual andddd Christmas shopping for my loved ones!

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