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Our 2015 Christmas Cards & a $250 Minted.com Giveaway! (7)

You guys, our 2015 family Christmas cards are done. Designed. Printed. Stuffed. Stamped. WHAT?! This is unreal. And, to be totally honest, there is really only one reason that this major task being done so early was made possible – because the awesomeness that is Minted.com. Let me tell you why…

TRUE CONFESSION: I am NOTORIOUS for being behind on things like thank you notes, Christmas Cards, birthday cards, and pretty much all those things. Notorious. For example, I JUST sent out thank you notes to people for the gifts that Lilly got for her birthday… OVER TWO MONTHS AGO. I know, I’m not proud of it. But hey, I got it done! As bad as I usually am about it, I really am a traditional girl and love, love, love sending and receiving holiday cards.

I was determined to not be behind on holiday cards this year because I know that the holidays are going to come and go and then BAM… I’m going to have a baby. So, getting the cards done BEFORE the holidays (Thanksgiving included) was at the top of my personal “to-do” list. Our 2015 Christmas Cards & a $250 Minted.com Giveaway! (2)

I have used Minted in the past for our cards and have always loved them. The quality is unmatched. For real. The paper they use? Gorgeous. The design options? A plenty. The option to have your addresses PRE-PRINTED ON YOUR ENVELOPES? Life-changing. Oh, and the insanely fast printing and shipping turn around time? Yes, please.

I ordered our Christmas cards on the 10th of November and they were printed and on my doorstep on the 17th. WOOP WOOP!

Honestly, the hardest part of this process was 1) getting a family picture taken and 2) choosing a design (allllll of the designs that Minted.com has are stunning!).

Even the gathering of the addresses for the envelopes was easy because they have a super simple feature where you can send a link to people and they can fill it out and their information is added to your Minted address book. You can also upload an address list of your own and Minted will import all the addresses for you!

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I was at the Wootini Gallery Holiday Show opening on Friday night and was doing a healthy combination of working and schmoozing. I was talking with one of the artists, David Lanham (@dlanham), an artist I had actually interviewed a couple weeks ago. As we got to talking he showed me his newest work… and I geeked out.

David is the designer and mastermind behind OLLIE the Twitterrific bird/mascot. He works for Iconfactory in Greensboro, NC and they have developed a vinyl figure of Ollie. Ollie hasn’t been released yet, but he will be soon. I’m going to try and get some and hook you guys up. Because Ollie is SAWEEET. He was even featured as a great holiday gift for techies on @Mashable!

Admittedly, getting so excited about meeting David and seeing Ollie in person was TOTALLY my geek moment of the week… and maybe the year. But I’m not ashamed. It is totally fine to have those little things you geek out over. Right?! Right.

I want to know: What do YOU geek out over? It can be totally silly or totally serious. I don’t judge.

Word.

Me with Ollie the bird.

Me with Ollie the bird.

David Lanham with both versions of Ollie!

David Lanham with both versions of Ollie!


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