We wanted to make sure you know that these are the last days of Zazzle‘s Send Holiday Cheer Sale with up to 50% OFF cards, labels and more. As you probably know by now, over the years, we have become loyal Zazzle devotees. And as much as we enjoy the journey of constantly discovering their latest and greatest products, their huge variety of custom designed cards and paper products remain their main draw for us! Continue Reading →
Our friends over at GreatGets have put together a wonderful selection of the best Feliz Navidad Christmas cards for those wanting to add a bit of authentic Latina spice to their holiday greetings. They did the legwork for all of us and not surprisingly found a great collection of multi-cultural greeting cards on Tiny Prints. Like us, GreatGets loves Shutterfly quality paper choices, trim choices, and most of all their unparalleled value.
So whether you’re sending holiday cards to your Spanish speaking relatives or you’re simply looking to add a little multi-culturalism to your Christmas greetings, Feliz Navidad cards are a great way to communicate your warm winter wishes this season. Continue Reading →
2019 Holiday Card Trends
It is not too early to order your 2018 Holiday Cards! There are so many holiday cards from which to choose, so where to begin? Well this year, PartyIdeaPros finally got our act together enough to plan in advance for the holiday card season. We contacted some of our favorite merchants so we could actually touch and feel the cards ourselves. Yes, we admit it — we are ridiculously touchy feely types. Our trash cans are filled with not so cheap cards printed on flimsy paper with fuzzy photos and illegible print. On the other hand, our sample books are chock full of Minted cards and invitations. We love their clear graphics and beautiful eco-friendly papers. This year's Christmas and Hanukkah card trends include rounded corners, back designs, ornament cards, lots and lots of foil an glitter, and are chock full of images of winter greenery. And of course, classic design and colors never go out of style.
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It is no secret, everyone loves holiday photo cards. We even keep every holiday card sent to us and file them by year. And every so often go back to see how the kids have all grown. But there are times when a photo card does not seem appropriate or we are simply do not have the time or are not in the mood to make the necessary family photo happen. This is when we go in search of an adorable no photo Christmas card!
Our challenge to your >> email us your favorite no photo Christmas card and if we choose to feature it, we will treat you to a cup of hot chocolate!
For the last eight years we have been promoting both Tiny Prints and Minted and a handful of other holiday card merchants. Although we were amongst Tiny Prints early advocates, truthfully, we are a bit over them. This week, as we went back through our files reviewing all the holiday cards we received last year, we realized the cards that stood out were the ones from Minted! The paper was better, the printing was better, and the designs were way more interesting. So this year before you place your usual order, we highly recommend you take a second look at Minted.
Minted has a well curated selection of holiday cards to meet any style. They of course offer their highly acclaimed original holiday cards, but also offer Foil-Pressed Holiday Cards, Letterpress Holiday Cards and more. They also make it very quick and easy to find the perfect card. You can upload your photo, and they will show you what it will look like on each card. You can also mark your favorites as you go so you remember which ones you liked best. Continue Reading →
This post is mostly so you can access Minted's Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Sales quickly and easily. If you follow us at all, you probably know by now that this year we are all in on Minted. For a few years now we have been noticing that our favorite holiday cards of the season have pretty much all come from Minted so this year we are seriously encouraging everyone to give them a try. As we explained to Cousin Kate at Thanksgiving, she need not worry about actually being ready to personalize her Minted holiday cards and her photos this weekend because this year, Minted is offering a Buy Now Personalize Later option. WE LOVE IT! So take advantage of Minted's Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Sales to order your Minted holiday cards, wedding essentials, and holiday gifts! Continue Reading →
Be sure to take advantage of Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Sales!
Finally, holiday season is in full swing and holiday pajamas are flying off the shelves. Organized moms across the country have been thinking about and planning this year's holiday photo cards for months. And yes, many are buying matching family pajamas to wear in their Christmas card photos! How cute is that! And for the rest us unorganized moms, it is not too late to order both pajamas and holiday cards and get them mailed by Christmas!
We recently discovered Minted has created easy holiday photo card features that make creating and ordering your holiday cards as efficient as possible! You can upload the photo(s) you are planning to use and preview all of the card designs with your photo on them to make sure they look right. You can also mark the ones you like best as a Favorite while you shop. Once you've selected your Favorites, you can view just those favorites and narrow it down from there. Choose from thousands of professionally designed holiday photo cards then personalize it to your heart's content. Alternatively, start from scratch and choose from beautifully rounded trim edges, countless background designs, and matching address labels for the DIY custom holiday photo cards you have been imagining. Continue Reading →
It never fails, every year we forget to buy a gift for someone! Usually, we forget Alan — not his holiday gift, his birthday present! And then it is pretty much too late to run out and buy him something. So we were thrilled to discover Hallmark's “Send a Gift Wish with any eCard!” This service is absolutely perfect for us last minute gifters since it allows your recipient to choose their own gift card in an amount you select!
Best yet, we just got word that Hallmark is offering 25% Off Annual Subscription to Hallmark eCards with code ECARDS25!
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Holiday Card Envelopes
With the falling temperatures and changing of the leaves, it is time to get ready for the upcoming holiday frenzy! We know most of you do not start ordering your holiday cards until after Halloween, but you are beginning to explore your options. These days there are so many great holiday cards available, the question is where to begin, including what to do about your holiday card envelopes.
Here is our best advice.
- First choose which pictures you would like to include in your holiday card design.
- Next go to Minted and use their insert photo(s) option. This option is the best innovation in the world of holiday cards since the whole photo holiday card craze began because you will be able to tell immediately which cards work and which ones do not. This limits your options and makes choosing a design so much easier.
- Next you will need to decide whether you want to spend the extra for custom shapes and upgraded paper. We say, go for it but then again we save all of your cards, year in and year out, so we place value on all the little details.
- And finally, you will need to decide how you want your envelope to work. Yes, this is a fairly new twist to invitations and stationery and it is one we are obsessed with. As you know, we are all about first impressions. Invitations have always set the tone of a party and now even before your guest open your invitations, or in this case, holiday cards, you are using formerly unused space to send your messages of joy and peace and laughter, visually.
It's that time of year. All of our favorite holiday card merchants are starting to announce the winners of this year's holiday card design contests. We already featured Minted's holiday card design winners and today Zazzle came out with their list of holiday card winning designs. In celebration, they are offering a whopping 60% Off holiday cards and everything you need for holiday greetings, pretty packages, and a great year ahead, including wrapping paper, invitations, labels, and calendars. Use Code: PREP4HOLIDAY at checkout (thru 10.18.15) Continue Reading →