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I Need your Opinions Again! Holiday Card Shopping with Minted

You know those times when it feels like someone is reading your mind? I experienced one on Friday.

Friday morning I was having thoughts like “How is it past Thanksgiving already?!” and “Can we maybe just have a tabletop tree?” when I remembered my collaboration with Minted.com last year and the beautiful Christmas cards my wonderful blog readers helped us choose. I realized that (yikes!) it’s almost December and we’d better get busy if we want to send holiday cards out this year! I mean, we can hardly send out leftover cards with a wedding photo for our second Christmas together. Then, amazingly, just a few hours later I received an email inviting me to collaborate with Minted.com again! See? Definitely an awesome mind reading experience. I loved partnering with Minted last year and am happy to do it again. The site features curated work from independent designers and the products are high quality, so they’re holiday cards you can feel good about!

Mele Kalikimaka card from Minted

I need you help again this year! As y’all know, I’m pretty indecisive and I need your assistance collaborating with Minted again. Minted.com has great deals going from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, and they have a really cool buy now, personalize later feature that lets you lock in the sales prices for the cards you want and then return another day to personalize when you have more time, which is why I’m posting today. I don’t usually post on Saturdays, but I’d like to figure out which cards to order as quickly as possible and want to let y’all know about the promotions going on. At the moment, you can get up to 20% off! I don’t know how long that will last and what will be different by Cyber Monday, but there’s a page for Minted promotions where you can find the latest discount codes.

Okay – let’s get to the card choices and my dilemma! Organized people take family portraits in October or November, but our favorite photographer is traveling the world this fall so we’re planning to take photos in early 2016. That’s nice, but it doesn’t do us much good for this holiday season! My husband and I both own a DSLR camera, so there are reasonable photos of us individually, but the only new pictures of us together are cell phone selfies! We’re kind of goofy people and we live in Hawaii, which is a pretty casual place, so this might work. But it might not. This is why I need your help – is our selfie just too goofy for a photo card? Should we go with a photo card during the post-Thanksgiving sales weekend and then try to get a better photo of us to “personalize later?” Or maybe we should just go with something else, entirely? This is why I need your help!

Realistically, this is our best selfie. Amusingly, Minted has a “selfie” Christmas card. What do y’all think?

selfie christmas card from Minted

If we went with the “buy now, personalize later” option and tried to get a better photo of us, I’d think I’d like this foil “Joy” card. Even though it’s been a tough year in many ways, I am feeling joyful and thankful right now because my husband is finally home from a lot of time at sea (more that 8 months of this year) and he’s going to shore duty on Monday. Basically, that means no more going to sea! And that’s something to be joyful about.

joy foil card from Minted

Minted.com has lots of non-photo card choices, too. So many that it was very difficult to narrow it down to two favorites!

As I mentioned, we are sort of silly people. We enjoy puns, and Spanish is my husband’s first language, so this “Fleece Navidad” card is a popular choice at our house. He said “So awesome!” when I showed him the design.

fleece navidad card

Another one we like, especially in light of current events, is this Peace on Earth design. It has several pretty edging options, too.

peace no earth card from Minted

Paring it down to just four options to ask y’all about was really difficult. There are at least three more I’d love to include, but this post was getting a bit long! So what do you think:

  • Selfie card?
  • Photo card and try to get a better picture of us ASAP?
  • Fleece Navidad?
  • Or the Peace card?

Minted has an incredible variety of holiday cards, as you can see in their holiday card section, which is why I’m having so much trouble choosing! Thanks so much for your help in picking out our cards. Last year y’all made a great choice with the Mele Kalikimaka card, so I look forward to seeing which you prefer this year. =)




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  • LeAnn Frobom November 28, 2015, 10:06

    All good options — but I really like the selfie one.

    • Natashalh November 28, 2015, 10:09

      One vote for selfie! It is pretty funny. Thank you!

  • Jules November 28, 2015, 14:36

    I agree, I like them all but I think the selfie one is really cute. 🙂

    • Natashalh November 28, 2015, 14:54

      So that’s a second vote for selfie! It’s looking like a favorite. =) Thanks for the input!

  • Julie November 29, 2015, 22:04

    It’s a toughie for sure! But agreed with the others… The “selfie” one is different and fun, my second choice would have been the Fleece Navidad… 😉

    • Natashalh November 30, 2015, 06:08

      Wow – a third vote for selfie! I thought I was the only one goofy enough to find that amusing. We may have to go with it!

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