Sending out holiday cards via snail mail is one of my favorite traditions of the season. I hold fond memories of helping my mom make 100+ cards to send out to friends and family near and far. Our dining room table was a Christmas card assembly line for a solid month: covered in colorful card stock, ink, stamps, ribbon, fancy scissors, envelopes, postage stamps, etc.
Now my mom and I no longer make our cards together, but I still enjoy sending warm wishes to loved ones during this cheerful season (just as much as I love receiving them, too — hint hint).
While Target has some seriously cute cards, last year I took mine to the next level by using Minted to create personalized photo cards. I was extremely pleased with how they turned out, so I am using their service again this year. Minted offered me a credit this season, so I would love your help deciding what design to choose…
Ornament Card 1
Ornament Card 2
I love the new post card styles they are offering this year, and have always loved the dual purpose of the ornament cards. I like the simplicity of the single-photo cards, yet I am leaning towards something where I can share a few pictures (yes, Europe pics!).
Plus, if you use envelopes, you can get free recipient addressing which makes your cards all the more polished. Minted almost always has a good discount running (especially during the holiday season), and they have also offered to give one reader a $50 credit to create their own cards — see giveaway below.