Holiday Card Favorites + A HUGE Minted Giveaway!

I know it’s only October and it may seem a little early for this post, but hear me out! I love the holiday season, yet it always seems to fly by way too quickly. Sending out Christmas cards in the mail is one of my absolute favorite traditions because I think it’s just such a fun thing to do in this age of social media. And while I’m a huge procrastinator when it comes to most things in life, I’ve learned that it’s so much easier to send out cards if you don’t wait until the last minute to start thinking about it. And especially this year with an October baby due, I know there’s no way I’m going to be able to send out cards unless I get going on it early! (And yes, we’re still on baby watch over here!)
So that’s why I wanted to go ahead and share some of my favorite cards from Minted’s holiday collection this year! I’ve used Minted for our Christmas cards the past few years and have been super happy with the results. Their quality and customer service are amazing, and they have so many gorgeous options to choose from! They’ve released their beautiful new holiday designs for this year and although I had a (very) hard time narrowing it down, here a few cards that really stood out to me:
Watercolor Spray
Be Merry Paint Splash
Merry Christmas Sparkle Snow
Bold Botanical
Be Light Hearted
 They also have tons of foil pressed designs that I think are especially pretty, I love how they shine!
Tidings of Great Joy Script
Illuminated Rings
Oh! What Fun
Golden Boughs
 Another thing I noticed about their card selection this year is that they seem to even more unique options for major life events like a new home, a first married Christmas, and state specific designs, which I think is such a fun idea! I especially love all first married Christmas designs because sending out holiday cards is a such a lovely way to showcase your wedding photos!
Married and Bright
Michigan Love
Merry and Married
West Coast Wishes
Married Christmas Sprig
 Last year, we actually went with one of their letterpress designs and I was super impressed with the quality. I just think letterpress looks so classic and they have tons of great options!
Pressed Pine
A Christmas of Love & Laughter
Height of Happiness
 And finally, there are so many cute cards that can also serve as birth announcements, which is what we’re planning on sending this year! I didn’t want to show off too many of these designs because I’m not sure which one we’ll go with yet, but I’ll definitely be sharing our finished card later this year 🙂
New Name on the List
Merry Little Addition
If you’re ready to get your cards ordered ASAP, Minted is actually running a great promotion that ends today where you can take 15% off holiday card orders of $150 and 10% off orders with no mininum – just use the code ‘AUTUMN16‘ 🙂
Now for the part of this post that I’m most excited about! I’ve teamed up with Minted for a giveaway where they’ve offered to give a $100 credit to not one, not two, but THREE different people this holiday season! And the best part is that it’s super easy to enter! All you have to do is click HERE and you’ll simply be asked to enter in your name and email address and then you’re entered to win! (This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents, just FYI) The giveaway starts today and runs until 11:59pm PDT on 10/24, and once it ends, Minted will randomly select and notify three winners. 
I’m thrilled for three people to win those $100 credits and I can’t wait to get my own cards ordered, especially since it will be our first one as a family of four! I’m sure the holiday season is going to be somewhat chaotic this year adjusting to life with an infant and a toddler, but I know it’s going to be even more special. Now we just need baby boy to hurry up and get here already!

Disclosure: This post does contain affiliate links and I am receiving a credit from Minted in exchange posting, however, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. I am a huge fan of Minted and have purchased their products (with my own money) for years, as I will only promote brands/things that I truly love.