This year we are breaking tradition and spreading a little holiday cheer with Minted.com who thanks to Savvysassymoms helped us create our beautiful holiday cards. Unlike previous years our cards will actually arrive at the homes of our loved ones well before Christmas, instead of to ring in the New Year. I swear during this time of year, typically time seems to escape me and I end up ordering flat photo-cards and picking them up at our local Walgreens, so I'm beyond thrilled that everyone will get them way earlier.
With such a vast selection to choose from, I must admit I was totally overwhelmed by Minted's selection of cards that are freshly sourced from their community of independent artists and curated through competitions.
What I love about the site is that there are so many unique ways to customize your card: from the thickness of the paper to changing the color & text, or choosing 1 of 9 borders & adding additional photos - the choices are endless! You can even take your child's drawing and create a foiled version of it for your card, which is a really special touch.
Luckily the hubby and I are were on the same page for the type of card we wanted this year. Not that anything's wrong with it but after playing around with layouts we were both kind of opposed to the family pics with Santa and the matchy- matchy dressed up outfits because that's usually what we do year after year.
This time we wanted something that was bit more casual & cheerful. Ultimately the design had to convey how much we enjoyed living in the moments of 2015 as a family, especially since both the hubby and I work such crazy hours and the boys and I only have two nights with him a week. There must be thousand of photos on all of our cellphones so it was nice to scroll through them to find pics to use for our card to share opposed to letting them live only on our phones until it was time to upgrade to a new one. We played around with a few designs and make sure you stop by Christmas Eve to see which design we chose.
Have you started sending out your holiday cards yet? If you haven't no need to worry there's still time but jump on it asap!