For all of you who love your four-legged friends, our friends over at GreatGets.com have put together 7 of their favorite pet lover holiday photo cards ! Not surprisingly, they too turned to Minted and Zazzle two of our very favorite stationery merchants. Personally, we think these puppy pictures are a great alternative to family photos , especially as your kids grow up and are no longer interested in posing for the family photo. Continue Reading →
Yes, it is that time of year. Holiday Card Time! And although there are lots of new holiday card designs available, we think, this is the year of the envelope. Yep. Christmas cards all start to look alike but you can set yours apart by 1. Choosing one or two fun photos (we prefer one great pic to lots of ok ones) 2. Choose a foil, glitter, or laser-cut design 3. Take advantage of free address printing on custom envelopes!
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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 →
Attention all Moms, Dads, Grandmas & Grandpas! Today (November 10, 2015) is the last day to enter to win a set of 4 pajamas in the matching family holiday pajama giveaway from our friends over at MomMeMatch.com! The prize is four pairs of these darling SleepytimePjs Nordic Family Matching Christmas Pajamas available on Sleepyheads.
Even if you missed this giveaway, keep checking MomMeMatch.com . They have already hinted that this year they are working with all the major pajama merchants to offer their visitors some exclusive promo codes and even let them giveaway a set of family pajamas every month until the middle of December!
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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 →
How 2 Create Holiday Photo Card Messages of Love
We once again tip our hat to our friends over at MomMeMatch.com. Not only did they find darling big sister baby sister matching sleepwear, they then took it one step further and matched the outfits to their holiday card counterparts. As astounded as we are by the perfect matches, we are way more impressed with how the folks over at MomMeMatch clearly put a lot of thought into the entire process. All the elements in their suggested holiday photo cards reinforce the message of holiday love. What a lovely holiday theme! Continue Reading →
We are excited to announce this year's winners of Minted's annual holiday card design contest. For the 2015 design challenge more than 4,661 independent artists submitted entries and a record 2.4 million votes were cast. We are loving Oscar & Emma's 1st place design. From the list of winners, it was our hands down favorite. Truthfully, the 2nd and 3rd place designs seem a bit busy for our taste (although we do like the use of real foil), but we definitely agree that the rest of the cards deserve their place in the top ten. If you are not yet familiar with Minted, you should definitely check them out. They create some of the best quality stationery available and their 2015 holiday card winners are a step above the rest.
In celebration of all independent artists everywhere and their loyal & devoted customers, Minted is offering 20% OFF all Holiday Cards when you use promo code PREVIEW2015 now through September 28, 2015. Continue Reading →
It is time to start thinking about ordering your 2014 Holiday Cards! There are so many holiday cards from which to choose,it is difficult to know where to begin. If you want your card to stand out from the rest, choose a company that uses high quality paper and unique designs. Even budget cards can look fabulous. Here are the best of the best holiday cards. Continue Reading →