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.
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!
This year, I chose the gorgeous “Wonders of His Love” design that has a gorgeous, shiny gold foil on the front. The design was pretty online, but the foil is just so stunning in person! I love it!
I also added a mini “Christmas letter” to the back of the card to update friends and family on the highlights of our year!
But honestly, for someone like me who is notoriously behind on stuff like this, the game changing part of all of it (apart from the stunning design and fast shipping) is the pre-printed envelopes. I have our recipients addressed already AND our return address on the back flap of the envelope.
So ALL I have to do is stuff and stamp. That’s it. And that can be done mindlessly while watching Netflix. Who’s with me? 🙂
Needless to say, I’m pumped. I realize it seems silly to be pumped about something like Christmas cards… but alas… it’s the small things in life. Right? Right.
Have you used Minted before? Are you typically early, on-time, or late with cards??
Now, the FABULOUS people at Minted.com have been SO kind and generous and are giving away a $250 gift card to Minted to one of my readers! I hope you enter!
Good luck. 🙂
*Thank you to Minted.com for partnering with me on this post! I am a HUGE fan of the brand and have been using Minted for YEARS. I’m honored to work with them! 🙂